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Silver threepenny pieces
Posted by Mac Cummings on June 5, 2020, 10:41 am
Have you seen the ad for overpriced Gold Sovs on the TV and the worthless come-on? They are offering a free silver threepenny bit for everyone who just enquires. Where are they all coming from....they were last minted in 1944!! And in trying to find out more that well know peddler of incorrect info "wikipedia" told me that they were commonly called "joeys". I never heard that. Anyone else. Is wiki correct. Thanks to Jackie for jogging my memory of silver thruppence's in an earlier post.
I think silver 3D were often given as a gift to keep. Too many sweetie shops for temptation. I donít think I ever managed to save one. I can remember insisting it was a 6D in a shop opposite the Theatre and over the road from Winnie Gallagher. I must have been a feisty little thing. Canít remember what that shop was called Norman. We then had Firths up the street and Kitty Laydens.
It was Newlands Jackie. I remember a lady that worked there called Olive Jackson. Then when we moved upto Grasmere Rd about 1953, a shop round the corner on Coniston Ave opened and the shop was owned by Olive Jackson. It was the middle shop of three.
You've just jogged my memory Jackie . Kitty Layden her shop was round the corner from my grannies on Albert Street. Opposite the Gem was my grans and attached round the corner in William St. was her shop. I don't think they sold very much if my memory is correct.Often had to climb over the back yard wall in our grannies to get the ball back from their yard.