1st January 2019

Tailors’ buttons:

H. J. L. Worthley, Hindmarsh:

Mr H.J.L. Worthley, 1937.

Hercules John Lyall Worthley (1885-1954) worked as a tailor from around 1908. He advertised a ‘tailoring club’ that you could join for 2/6 per week to get “at least one Worthley’s suit a year”. He moved to Hindmarsh in 1909. Around 1928 the business became known as ‘Worthley’s’. it wasn’t until 1984 that ‘Worthleys Tailors Pty Ltd’ went into liquidation.

State Library of SA. Photo from 1956 of the corner of Pirie Street and Gawler Place.

News, 16th September 1936.