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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Joe Brown Jnr.

Joe Brown Jnr. is senior sales advisor in Shannon's the jewellers at Market Square in Lisburn. His wife and brother-in-law own the business, which has been owned by the Shannon family since 1925.

What do you like doing on your day off?

Reading. History or religion. I like the religious author, the late Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Anything on the menu at The Pheasant in Annahilt. The food is excellent and I like the surroundings.

What has been your proudest moment?

It has to be my wedding day.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?

Probably also my wedding day.

How would you describe your taste in clothes? What's the most you ever spent on a single item?

I dress very casual, jeans and a T-shirt. The most I spent was probably about �350 on a suit.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?

I would give a third to my mum, a third to my sister, keep the rest and build a nice library for all my books. Then my wife would probably make us go on a nice holiday.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
When I was dating my wife I took her and her friends out for an Indian and ordered a vindaloo. It was a desperate experience trying to finish it to impress her. I was laughed at.

What music do you like?

Any 80's music.

What sports person do you most admire?

Darren Gough the cricket player. He just plays because he loves it.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?

My last holiday was Mahon in Minorca. We had a gorgeous hotel with a balcony; the food was perfect and good shopping. Ideally I would love to drive around Italy or America.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?

I would like to get another academic qualification. I'm doing a bible course at the moment, which I hope to achieve good marks in.

If you were on a desert island what three things would you like to take with you?

My wife, my bible and a set of curling-tongs because my wife couldn't cope without them.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Probably Tom Cruise, just to see what he's really like in real life.


Car BMW X5
CD MSG the album


Shawshank Redemption
Book Michael Bunker 'Swarm Of Locusts'.
Actor Clint Eastwood

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