Stockport's 1st Joke Shop 1971
Little Underbank Stockport through out the ages, The original Joke shop first started trading here in 1971. The shop sold Laughing bags, stink bombs, whoopee cushions, space dust, and slime muck!
The first queen of Hearts costume was a size 8 made from Mrs Walsh's wedding dress, she was a machinist in her youth and so was able to transform the dress before hiring it out!
She once made a gorilla suit to order as there was not in stock, give me half and hour she told the customer and got to work on her sewing machine!
Mr Walsh (a former electrician) rigged up the brass edged counters so he could give the customers electric shocks, he also liked to squirt people with water as they left the shop. Another rigged up device above the door!