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Woolworths, pelmet source

After extensive investigation I believe I have found the source of Shearer's pelmets as featured in picture #1478 and picture #1481.
In this photo of Kirkwall's new chain store the pelmets can be clearly seen top left hand side.

Photo courtesy James W Sinclair ....I hope.
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Picture added on 05 October 2007
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The handsome fella on the left is the new Woolworths manager, showing customers and staff some of the latest products on offer.
Most excellent, Fraser Devine, take note! :-)
Added by Alan on 06 October 2007
If I remember correctly his name was Mr Webb and I think that is his wife - front second from right.
Added by Rob Thomson on 08 October 2007
Mr Walker was the manager's name
I think the couple on the right are Dorothy Scott and her father
Added by Barbara on 19 January 2008
At the top left of the ventilator cowl on the ceiling was one of a number of Emergency lights which I was told (as an inquisitive wee boy) were gas powered.
Added by W Mackay on 27 January 2008
Those traditional Gas-Operated Emergency Lights, along with the Pink and Grey Checked pattern flooring brings back memories of Woolies in bygone days - where everything was once 3d or 6d!
Added by Kai on 26 November 2011
Certainly were gas lights - I was there when they were installed.
Anonymous comment added on 28 November 2011
The Manager was the first one in Woolies and his
name was Mr Walker (no relation)he was single and
stayed in the Royal Hotel, DG spence was the owner all the time he was here.
Added by J.Walker on 29 November 2011
I think his name was Angus Walker, and he was quite an accomplished pianist.
Anonymous comment added on 01 December 2011
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