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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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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 .
Does this bring back fundamentally fond memories?
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
...bloody posh folk, with toilet rolls....they didn't have squares of torn up newspaper....
Quote: A young person starting work and buying a decent bike today
I think there are a couple of inconsistencies in the above statement.
jeez I remember izal!! Rough as sandpaper!
...bloody posh folk, with toilet rolls.
Yes this was taken this month in Kingston Lacey a National Trust house!
Toilet rolls? We had to make do with The Times overseas edition. At least it was relatively soft
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....
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'...
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
No such thing as use by, or best by dates on food, if it looked and smelt ok it was good enough to eat.
We used to go into the chippy for free bags of batter bits & take them down to the swings for a picnic.
And it wasn't filled with chemicals.
And your chips where wrapped in newspaper
These days the food hygiene people will have a field day.
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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