James "Dick" Lucas was the junior salesman in the menswear department of the Grace Brothers department store in London in the mid-1970's. (By "junior", it must refer to him being the last one hired, as he was only a couple of years younger than Mr. Rumbold [the manager] and a year younger than his co-worker, Wilberforce Humphries.)
He was let go from the sales force during a particularly slow period in the store's business, according to the floor-walker, Captain Stephen Peacock. (What happened to Mr. Lucas after he left employ at Grace Brothers will be the subject of a future blog post by guest contributor Michael Cleary.)
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