"The moonlight touched a Woolworth ring"

Woolworths was a high street chain of retailers that developed a reputation for cheap products of reasonable quality - during the 1930s their motto was 'nothing over sixpence'. The company entered administration in 2008.

Woolworths began selling gold rings for sixpence during the 1920s, these proved an affordable option for both married couples and single women, who would wear them to ward off unwanted attention, or avoid rousing suspicion.