Suit for £2 2s in Newry

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Suit for £2 2s in Newry

#1 Post by Brian » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:16 am

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#2 Post by Donaghaguy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:05 pm

Brian you certainly shook up the old grey matter for me with this one, I worked in Wilson Radcliffe's from 1957 to 1960 just a few doors along Hill Street from this shop. The puzzle I have is that it was known as the Northern Clothing Company at that time and owned by a guy called Maurice Turner who hailed from Rostrevor. I believe he lived in a house near to the entrance of what is now known as the Renewal Centre and he had a brother who was well known as a painter[artist]. This advert obviously pre -dates my time. I knew this corner rather well as there was a very pretty young lady who worked in the office above the shop and was the love of my life [in my mind anyway] for a time. Her boss was a gentleman named Dacre Ball and he was the brother of Alan Ball the dentist in Warrenpoint. Small world . Donaghaguy[Wim]

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#3 Post by xpaddy » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:31 pm

Was 2 pounds 2 shillings also known
as 2 guineas?
When did we stop using that term!

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#4 Post by patMG07 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:33 pm

1971 ?

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#5 Post by Eugene » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:30 am

patMG07 wrote:1971 ?
Wow!..as late as that?!! Surely it was long long pre-decimilization? ~x(

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#6 Post by Brian » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:37 am

guineas are still used in horse racing and livestock sales :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_(British_coin)

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#7 Post by patMG07 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:18 pm

Brian wrote:guineas are still used in horse racing and livestock sales :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_(British_coin)
Don't know much about horse racing but I do recall some some important race or other which made
reference to guineas.

The reason I mentioned 1971 was that was around the time we changed to decimal currency and references to 21 / - (21 shillings or a guinea ) presumably became less common after that. I've never ever seen an original guinea coin which I see from Brian's link was phased out may years previous to 1971....as Eugene rightly points out.

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#8 Post by xpaddy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:23 pm

I don't think I remember the guinea
coin, although it would have been
around then.

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