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Flicking through the ads

Polski car ad ex Irish News

The Polski was being sold for 2,349. Made in Poland under licence from Fiat it was the cheapest new car.

Marina advert from Irish News

British Leyland was hitting back with strong advertising for the Morris Marina

Visionhire ad

In the 1970s and 1980s the television rental market remained strong

Prison officer ad ex Irish news

The Troubles saw an increase in recruitment for the security services

Shorts was recruiting

The aviation industry was on the up with Shorts recruiting staff

Dolomite Ad ex Irish News

Charles Hurst was selling the Triumph Dolomite in south Belfast

Co-op advert ex Sunday News

The Co-op Superstore on York Street was a major department store

Civil Service recruitment ad

The Civil Service was also recruiting in 1978

Primark ad from Sunday News

The Christmas jumper was not just a 1970s gift.

UTV Christmas Schedule ex News Letter

UTV took out a full page ad to promote its Christmas Day schedule

Tea urn

Eric and Ernie were lending their faces to a Tennents campaign

Northern Ireland Office ad ex Irish News

The Troubles were everywhere, even impacting on gift choices

Abbeycentre News Letter

The Abbeycentre opened its doors in Newtownabbey in 1978

Spot the ball

Spot the ball contests were a popular newspaper competition

UDR ad News Letter

Part time jobs with the UDR jostled for space with modelling schools in the back pages of papers

Leusureworld News letter

Leisureworld, now defunct, was an Alladin's cave for children brought through the search gates

Delorean ad ex Irish News

The Delorean dream car promised jobs, but was to fail

Anti Drink drive ad ex irish news

Christmas past and present sees campaigns to stop drink-driving

Road safety ad newlsetter

The cost of careless driving was never far from view



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