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some one has told me their first wage package. £1.000. and when I told them what mine was. all of £2.6 shillings and 6p. for a 45 hour week. they laughed. I did try to explain that you could take a girl out with 2 shillings and 6p.
 
Nov 18, 2011
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£16.52p that was for 40 hrs down the pit on pit bottom haulage
lasted abut six months the joined up as a junior solder
bill
 
Nov 18, 2011
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In those days you could get six pints for £1 a packet of 20 fags was 90p a packet of jonnies x3 60p
for abut a fiver you could have a grate night out get pissed layed and fish and chips taxi home
and still have some scrap in your pocket
BILL

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Nov 6, 2013
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£14/1s in 1969
I was an apprentice Electrician with a good crew that booked loads of "overtime" ;)
 

jollyrodger

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Al-Di

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£3,10s apprentice electrician(armature winder) for Kellogg when the did in house maintenance but stopped in 1971 so went in army,
 
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£50 a month as a "trainee manager" at Zurich Insurance. I got a 50p a week increase soon after when I got my A level results, and another £200 a year when I was 21 and qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. I would like to think that was ok for those days, but it was crap even then.

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My first job was as a butchers boy delivering meat on a bike with a large wicker basket on the front for which I got £1/10s. If I remember correctly my first full time wage was £3-1s-9d. This was as an apprentice draughtsman at Hadfields in Sheffield which used to be on the site where the Meadowhell shopping centre is now. I was told that myself and another lad who started on the same day were the first two lads in Sheffield to be trained as draughtsmen from leaving school as before that you had to be a time served fitter before you could be transferred to a drawing office to be trained. At lunch time we used to go out and watch them building the M1's Tinsley viaduct which most of you will have driven over.
 

WAG2CRU

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£4 per week as a trainee butcher then £9 per week less Accommodation costs in the RAF!
 

pops

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£2/3/6p apprentice hgv fitter for a Rootes dealer Bristol in 1963. The good times.
 
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On our 2nd MH now a AutoTrail Savannah which we're absolutely delighted with
£2 12 3d per week as a trainee civil engineer in 1963

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Sep 16, 2010
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21 Bob as an Army apprentice in the REME 1962 at Hadrians Camp in Carlisle. I was 15 and had a lot more money in my pocket than any of my mates, when they did finally let us go home on leave (minus hair) after the first 10 weeks of brutality and fun.
It gave me a very good grounding in "thrift".... A seldom used word nowadays !!!
(But still used by me) :LOL:
 
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£2/3/6p apprentice hgv fitter for a Rootes dealer Bristol in 1963. The good times.

SAME £2 /3s / 6p Junior storeman for main Ford dealer . 1962
5 & half days a week 45 hr week , every other week 6 days 50 hrs
 
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Jun 16, 2014
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As far as I recall it was 15 shillings every 2 weeks in hand,, rest about £2.00 per fortnight went into POSB
(Post office savings book). That was 1965 and I am a Ganges Boy.
 

magicsurfbus

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About £30 a week in 1977 - 40 hour shift as an unqualified lifeguard at a council swimming pool.

Of course is those days you could buy a tailor-made suit from Montague Burton's in the High Street, have a few pints in the old Cock and Bull Tavern, go and sing along to Marie Lloyd at the Music Hall then get a hansom cab home and still have the change from a florin.

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I got paid about £2.50 a week delivering evening press and £6.00 ish a week for the morning round in the mid 80's at age 13, did this until I was 16, when I took an evening shift at the local chocolate factory whilst attending 6th form, got paid about £75 a week couldn't believe it, I was rich, :) it certainly gave me good work ethics but unfortunately was to blame for me ending my further education. Something I regretted a few years down the line, so back to college full time I went and supported myself again by working the evening shift at the same chocolate factory. Worked out in the end, I retired at 39, well Nige calls it a career break, Nige retired at 41, though we now live on the lowest income we have ever had, it's all hunky as we can travel I do wonder if the lure of a fat salary will temp us back into the grindstone though :(

Lin
 
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Worked as a hotel porter/odd jobs boy at a hotel in Gretna Green for £7 a week plus tips before I started my apprenticeship during the long hot summer of '76.
@jenny and mitch they've just got planning permission to build a stack of houses on the old Hadrians Camp site and one of the guys I play snooker with on a Saturday night was an apprentice there, think he's 71 now and from Huddersfield, met a girl up here at a dance in the King's Hall.
 
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Tootles

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Was a newbie, now a Middie.
£5.16s a week as.........Your going to love this........Apprentice gravedigger. :) If I worked on Saturday, I got an extra £7.00! So I asked if I could just 'do' Saturdays..........No chance. :(

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