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monstersnowman
29 Jun 2011 - 3:35 PM


Quote: I started at the Co-oP grocery store in Watford (Herts) at 16shillings a week!!!! 60 years ago.

70 pence a week, That was 5 and a half days,early closing on Wednesdays......anyone beat that?

Yeah but you could buy a house for that back then ;o) And still have change leftover for a family holiday.

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Overread
Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 3:45 PM

Ahh I'm way too young for all this it seems

closest I get I think is remembering Ice cream Blocks - that is a rectangled shaped block of yellowy icecream wrapped in a cardboard container. You had to be really careful when opening it least the card stick to the icecream as you peeled it back to cut a lump out .

8Mfps
8Mfps  579 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 - 4:11 PM

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Does this bring back fundamentally fond memories?

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93488 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 - 4:14 PM


Quote: 70 pence a week

.....Jeez....at 25 shillings a week, I was well paid then.

...with my first weeks wage I started buying a new bike £20...at 25s a week it would take almost 20 weeks.

A young person starting work and buying a decent bike today, would buy it in less than 2 weeks....and they were the good old days Smile

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93488 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 - 4:17 PM

...bloody posh folk, with toilet rolls....they didn't have squares of torn up newspaper.... Smile

simont
simont  102248 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 4:18 PM


Quote: A young person starting work and buying a decent bike today

I think there are a couple of inconsistencies in the above statement. Wink

Last Modified By simont at 29 Jun 2011 - 4:19 PM
adrian_w
adrian_w e2 Member 63279 forum postsadrian_w vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 4:24 PM

jeez I remember izal!! Rough as sandpaper!

8Mfps
8Mfps  579 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 - 4:27 PM


Quote:

...bloody posh folk, with toilet rolls.
Yes this was taken this month in Kingston Lacey a National Trust house!

Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122198 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 5:12 PM

Toilet rolls? We had to make do with The Times overseas edition. At least it was relatively soft Wink

User_Removed
29 Jun 2011 - 6:33 PM


Quote: working in a local butchers...48 hours a week £1. 5 shillings a week....that's right £1.25p a week.

You were lucky...

Round our way it were....

Wink

And yes - I remember all of the above - and that doors were left unlocked and you just walked into yer mates house and that Keef is telling big fat 'porkies'...

Grin

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 6:48 PM

Hanging around shops waiting for closing time, then asking for there stale cheese and bread to use as fishing bait.

They would be quickly closed down if they did that now Smile

No such thing as use by, or best by dates on food, if it looked and smelt ok it was good enough to eat.

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 94039 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 6:52 PM

We used to go into the chippy for free bags of batter bits & take them down to the swings for a picnic.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014482 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 6:52 PM

And it wasn't filled with chemicals.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314927 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 6:54 PM

And your chips where wrapped in newspaper Smile

These days the food hygiene people will have a field day.

User_Removed
29 Jun 2011 - 7:06 PM

And a whole skate wing and MASSIVE chips was 1/6d - in 1969 at least. (8p today??)

And - as Paul says - wrapped in newspaper.

And they stayed warm 'forever'

And the smell of the vinegar and the salt and the chips in the paper was 'Heaven'

And everybody would be walking down the street eating theirs...

And everyone would shout and wave a chip at each other...

And people were happier...

** sigh **

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