Ulster circa 1961…


A real blast from the past in this piece about Northern Ireland from 1961 and aimed at the US investors. What’s most striking about it is the centrality of agriculture (though that appears to be the whole point of the pitch). That, and the apparent ubiquity of the Morris Minor. You can pick up part two here. Thanks for the heads up Steven!

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  • DC

    Wouldn’t reach the director’s desk today with all those blatant gender stereotypes.

  • those were (or, if you prefer, were not) the days

    Shurely shome mishtake!

    I saw a few Fords (a “District Nurse” Ford Pop, a Ford Prefect the same colour as the one my old man had at about the same time and a Ford Zephyr or Zodiac) but I think the only Moggy Thou in either part was the postie’s. Couldn’t tell the tractor brand but if it was a Ford too I’d be suspecting an early example of product placement!

    I’d have been in P1 in Glengormley PS in 1961, but seeing NI again now, as it was then, just makes it all seem so incredibly dated and distant, like another country dimly remembered from a holiday long, long ago. Good to see that the slogan, “Get Ahead, Get a Hat”, still carried force though.

  • Harry Flashman

    You’ve gotta love the old “Awlstah”, such a delightful place.

  • Harry Flashman

    You’ve gotta love old “Awlstah”, such a delightful place.

  • Harry Flashman

    Ok the double posting isn’t my fault, it kept showing an error when I tried it (yes I know the comment wasn’t that good that it needed being posted again an hour and a half later).