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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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Don't know much about horse racing but I do recall some some important race or other which madeBrian wrote:guineas are still used in horse racing and livestock sales
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.