Paper bag for holding 6d worth of Percy Dalton’s “Monkey Nuts”. Percy Dalton was born in Whitechapel 1908/1909 and began work at 14 as a barrow boy in The Old Road street market near Ben Jonson Road, Stepney. He appears in Post Office directories as a fruiterer at 128 Whitehorse Street (1931 and 1932) and as a Fruit Salesman in Spitalfields Market in 1937. In 1940 he and other members of his family took premises at 50-52 Brushfield Street, also part of Spitalfields Market and traded as fruit merchants. They were there until 1977 but moved their warehouse to Dace Road, Old Ford (Fish Island) in the early 1970s. They are now at Haverhill, Suffolk and still specialise in the processing and packing of nuts. In the early 1950s Percy Dalton came up with the idea of roasting peanuts in their shells and selling small packets at football matches and other sporting events. Percy Dalton retired in 1975 and handed control over to his son Barry. He died on the 9th of August 1983, aged 75