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Christmas Shopping

By JOL Admin | 20 December 2010

Are you are still trying to catch up on your last minute Christmas shopping?  Why not get some inspiration from our 1921 McWhirter’s Xmas Shopping Guide?  It’s been fully digitised and we’d love to share it with you.  Just click here:



Items to tempt you include table delicacies and delicious sweets – pure, wholesome and palatable.  There are plenty of books on offer and quite a range of children’s toys from nice dollies to splendid mechanical toys.  The ladies may be tempted by some jewellery, a handbag, a suede handkerchief case or perhaps a xylonite glove stretcher.  The men are not forgotten with a good choice of leather collar boxes, razors and shaving requisites.  Household items are on offer including fancy linens and we are assured that “a present of china or glassware, a metal vase, or a copper kettle, would please the recipient immensely.”

We wish you all the joy of the Christmas season.


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