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To be honest, if Mr T had come to me (or perhaps anyone) and asked me about his revolutionary new shopping concept in the heart of Castletown I could have told him, in the time it takes to sink a pint in the Gluepot, it's a bit of a non starter .

 

You are John Harvey-Jones and I claim my £5.

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To be honest, if Mr T had come to me (or perhaps anyone) and asked me about his revolutionary new shopping concept in the heart of Castletown I could have told him, in the time it takes to sink a pint in the Gluepot, it's a bit of a non starter .

 

You are John Harvey-Jones and I claim my £5.

 

I remember John Harvey-Jones doing a programme about the IOM and saying something along the lines that it was a brilliant place and would be ruined if it didn't remain a well-kept secret. Does anyone know what year that was because I've been trying to find the newspaper report?

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Understand that the newsagent in Callow's Yard is closing and that Mr T is 'in negotiations' with the one in Arbory Street. 'Rumour' has it that they will only move if they can be an 'independent' shop not one of Mr T's profit centres.

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I remember John Harvey-Jones doing a programme about the IOM and saying something along the lines that it was a brilliant place and would be ruined if it didn't remain a well-kept secret. Does anyone know what year that was because I've been trying to find the newspaper report?

I don't remeber his series Troubleshooter covering the Isle of Man specifically - other than when he covered Norton I believe - I might be wrong on that. Troubleshooter was broadcast in the 1990s.

 

He did visit the Island in 2001 (I'm pretty sure of that) and gave a speech here I believe at a meeting/conference he was invited to, saying: 'I travel the world speaking at many conferences and meetings, but you have here the best-kept secret that I have found.'

 

He died in 2008 aged 83.

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I don't remeber his series Troubleshooter covering the Isle of Man specifically - other than when he covered Norton I believe - I might be wrong on that. Troubleshooter was broadcast in the 1990s.

John Harvey-Jones in the stores at the Morgan car factory:

 

J H-J "So, what stock control system do you use?"

 

Store-man "Well I look at the shelf, and if there's not many left, I order some more...."

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John Harvey-Jones in the stores at the Morgan car factory:

 

J H-J "So, what stock control system do you use?"

 

Store-man "Well I look at the shelf, and if there's not many left, I order some more...."

No doubt why they have just celebrated 100 years and are now the largest British owned car maker!

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I remember John Harvey-Jones doing a programme about the IOM and saying something along the lines that it was a brilliant place and would be ruined if it didn't remain a well-kept secret. Does anyone know what year that was because I've been trying to find the newspaper report?

I don't remeber his series Troubleshooter covering the Isle of Man specifically - other than when he covered Norton I believe - I might be wrong on that. Troubleshooter was broadcast in the 1990s.

 

He did visit the Island in 2001 (I'm pretty sure of that) and gave a speech here I believe at a meeting/conference he was invited to, saying: 'I travel the world speaking at many conferences and meetings, but you have here the best-kept secret that I have found.'

 

He died in 2008 aged 83.

 

Thanks Albert - that's a start (I did keep the the Examiner report on his speech but it's just stuffed in a very large box along with hundreds of other cuttings that I'll never get around to putting in some sort of order!)

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