Former Pretty Polly workers in line for windfall

Simon Brouder

FORMER workers at Killarney's Pretty Polly factory may be entitled to share in windfall from a previously unclaimed Prize Bond.


In the mid 1970s, 14 workers from across Kerry who were part of Shift W at the Park Road, Killarney plant formed a syndicate and bought multiple prize bonds in the hope of enjoying a big bonds win.

The syndicate disbanded in the late seventies and by the time the Pretty Polly plant closed in 1995 the prize bonds the group had bought were largely forgotten and were gathering dust.

That all changed two months ago when a member of the old syndicate was contacted and learned that one of the syndicate's 1970's bonds had won a prize which has gone unclaimed to this day.

The exact amount of the prize has not been revealed but it's understood to be a relatively significant sum and now two of the syndicate's members are seeking out the other members of the syndicate of their next of kin in order to collect and share out the winnings.

One of the syndicate's members Tom, who asked that his surname be withheld, said he had only recently learned of the syndicate's good fortune.

"Multiple prize bond numbers were purchased by us in the mid 1970s and it has only recently come to our attention that one of these prize bond numbers has won a particular prize and has gone unclaimed to this day," he said.

Anyone who believes they or their next of kin may have been part of the syndicate can contact Neilie at 087 1367801 or Tom at 087 7951894 for further details.


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