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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:44 pm 
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Unbelievable - that the likes of sattchi & Sattchi (spelling)? et al today make millions from advertising when nothing could fill you with more confidence than these simple ads from back then - Sure you couldnt go wrong dealing with these 'point people!!


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I think they`re great, simple and straight to the "point", advertising at it`s very best............................
and what a record of our shops and business's


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:57 pm 
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not much makes me giggle but those were absolutely top notch in terms of selling what you had !!

Mitchell Mcclory tell us a story ha ha....!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:03 pm 
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Brings a smile to your face, doesn`t it , but none the less very effective...................and what an historical record.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:08 pm 
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Absoloutely! Lovely nostalgia.


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Absolutely indeed ! All agreed for a change. :-):-)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:28 pm 
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Is the L Rodgers advert Louis Rodgers?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:32 pm 
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Yes,I think he has two in there...............


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[quote="northbrook"]Yes,I think he has two in there...............[/quote]

Louis was always bigger than anybody else!


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Northbrook, thanks for posting that. Just the way I remember the Point. I have to say that my favourite was the one for Joe Duffy! Makes me hungry though.


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I had to read these again this morning...Absolutely brilliant ! Everybody trying to outdo each other with hyperbole !! World class advertising.... I wouldn't mind some of that being resurrected but maybe it belongs of its era.


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paddy the next best thing was written about the life of the Glenny family. has anyone got a copy of the book?


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Do you mean the "local" Glenny family..........................................


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Wow !! How wonderful to see the adds for our father's shop L.Rodgers.. I remember the sales and all the price tickets in the window.

We can't believe the these have survived after such a long time, thanks so much to the person that posted them.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:42 am 
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What fun it was five years later to revisit this posting. Thanks again for it, Andy.


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Cheers Pat. :--)


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old duke street wrote:
paddy the next best thing was written about the life of the Glenny family. has anyone got a copy of the book?


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The Kindle version is available for free download via the amazon.co.uk website if that's any help. Update The Kindle version doesn't have any adverts though. If the adverts are what you want then if the publisher and publication date of the hard copy could be confirmed there are some copies available via http://www.abebooks.co.uk which start at £0.90 plus £3.75 shipping in the UK. Were the adverts in the hard copy book? - or have I got the wrong end of the stick? ;--)

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This is what I like about the forum, even though this post is 5 years old it can still bring memories and information back :D

the kindle link is here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paddy-The-Next-Best-Thing-ebook/dp/B006LS53TS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380279588&sr=8-2

I've it downloaded and a quick scan does indeed have many local place names and references, and even though it's probably not my cup of tea (literally speaking) I think it's worth a read. Especially as its free :D


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I didn't realise that the author of Paddy-the-next-Best-Thing, Gertrude Page, lived in a house in Omeath for a time. She died in 1922 in Rhodesia, and the novel was turned into a film the following year, while a decade later it was used as the basis for a Hollywood musical, Tess of the Storm Country, starring Janet Gaynor. (Information gleaned from the book Old Omeath, Carlingford and Greenore by Hugh Oram, Stenlake Publishing, 2008, which also contains a photograph of Gertrude's house.

Jim

Edit Now not sure if the Hollywood musical reference is correct - Janet Gaynor (who was only 5' 0" tall in old money and also the very first winner of the Best Actress Academy Award) starred in a movie called Paddy the Next Best Thing in 1933, directed by Harry Lachman

Gertrude Page was born in 1872 in Erdington, Warwickshire, the daughter of a local JP. She married George Alexander "Alec" Dobbin in 1902 in London. The couple emigrated to Rhodesia and took on a 21,000 Acre farm in the wilderness which they called "O'Meath" in remembrance of the time they had spent at the family's house in the village. Dobbin Street, Armagh was built by and is named after Leonard Dobbin, an ancestor of this family.

Please see http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/wsc/docs/gertpage.html for a biography of Gertrude, apparently known as "The Kipling of Rhodesia".


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