The owners of the sex shop in St Albans Road, Watford, are offering a 50 per cent discount on any purchases made by old-age pensioners or unemployed people.

Miss Julia Cray, a public relations officer for Conegate Ltd, which owns the Private Shop in Watford, says quite a large proportion of the firm’s customers are pensioners.

She said: “They did not get a chance when they were young to see these things.”

She said she frequently received letters of appreciation from pensioners, and it was surprising how many widowed pensioners had said they preferred inflatable dolls to the company of another woman.

[From the Watford Observer of August 21, 1981]

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