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  1. parknride

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    Can you remember the cost of things when you were young?
    I can remember fish and chips being 7d for a fish and 3d for chips wi' bits on. I think.

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    Portion of "Scrbbles" hapence
    Black jacks a farthing each
    Woodbines 5 for 1 shilling
    Dominos 3 for 6 d
     
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    Farthings ? shillings ?
     
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    'Ow much?!
     
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    I used to get three pints for a quid, 32 p a pint and that was only in 1977
     
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    Farthing ,silver sixpence, threepeny bit,got afew sets of old money :)
     

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    my first pint was 23p in the pub and 17p in the working mans club
    bill
     
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    1st pint Plymouth dark 2 shillings @ 20 shillings to the pound ,mind if you had a pound you were rich :)
     
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    domino,s ciggies?
    I remember buying 2 dominos for threepenny bit on way to school and bought the other two the next day. They also did tuppenny masters.
     
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    and you could get so much more for a chicken and a pig those wer the day's:Eeek:
     
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    What is a tuppenny master?
     
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    I remember saying that if petrol ever got to £1 a gallon I would give up driving........and it was not THAT long ago!!:crying1:
     
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    A pint of Red Barrel for 10p that is 24 pints to the pound but we never had many pounds in those days
     
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    can remember when you got four gallons of petrol for a quid..
    happy days.. :)
     
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    I use to help out on a Paraffin round on a Saturday. Think it was a shilling a gallon for Esso Blue....
     
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    How much was a Party 7, think that was Red Barrel?
     
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    No idea, did not buy them but back in the early 60s the average pint was about 10 or 11p
     
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    pint of bitter 1' 10d
    the 'black jacks' & ' fruit salads' were 4 for a 1d , so a farthing each but farthings didn't exist even when I was young.lol
    Yes I always laugh here that paraffin used to be as cheap as chips & here you buy it in the supermarkets for the heaters & it is about 8 x the price of petrol !! about 40€ for 5 litres.
     
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    Can't get that TV jingle out of my head now.....
     
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    It would be over 55 years ago that both a Mars bar and a Crunchie were 4 old pence. The Crunchie, I remember, if you were clever with your teeth you could easily chip off all the chocolate round the honeycomb bar. Nowadays, two licks and the chocolate would be gone.

    Can't remember when but I recall my late Dad saying "I wish he'd put cigarettes up in the budget to £1 a packet then I would give up." What are they now about £8 a pack of 20.
     
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