Guess The Year

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  1. lurcher

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    Just found a school report of mine and on the back of it is my mums housekeeping/budgeting details for the week as follows,


    Co-op £8.00
    Hair £1.00
    Bread £0.13.4
    Milk £0.16.6
    Papers £0.6.0
    Dinner Money £0.10.0
    Pocket Money £0.7.6

    Total £11.10s 4p.
    Wage £ 15.0.0
    Left over £ 3.9s.8p.



    That was for a familly of 4, 2 adults and me and my brother.

    Anyone guess the year and where we come from ? :)
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    I'll go for 1967.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     
  3. lurcher

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    Nice try Chris but wrong .
     
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    Nice to see your mum took pride in your school reports
     
  5. Miyazaki

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    I don't understand it.

    Bread £0.13.4 :confused:
     
  6. lurcher

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    Bread - Sort of basic food we eat up here in the north.
     
  7. Mep

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    you are too young, it's pre-decimal :)

    o pounds, 13 shillings, 4d
     
  8. Mep

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    1969
     
  9. lurcher

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    No , anyone else ?
     
  10. Mep

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    1960
     
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    1971
    ???

    Tiverton
    ???
     
  12. lurcher

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    mep,
    I think you are guessing now, maybe a little research on the price of bread/familly shop etc. That £8 at the Co-op or quawp as we pronounced it was the familly shopping for the week,
    I think the wage of £15 was quite good for the year for a manual worker , but I may be wrong there.
     
  13. Mep

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    well yes of course I am guessing but it's a weeks shopping so I don't know how many loaves, etc.........I was going on 10d for dinner money, which i guess was 2d a day
     
  14. lurcher

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    Well the dinner money of 10 bob (shillings) was for 2 children for a week , so 1shilling per day each child , which equates to 10p per day in todays currency.
    Dont know about how many loaves I just eat em .
     
  15. Mep

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    oh yes 10 bob not 10d.........well I still don't know......:)..how about a clue?
     
  16. lurcher

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    Lots of clues there mep , go on then I"ll give you one clue it was before Plasma Screens and I had just sat the 11+.
     
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  18. Mep

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    well not really, because you have no volumes so only clues are £15 salary and £8 weekly shop, which doesn't include bread, milk, etc. It could be anytime from early 60's upto decimilisation in '71.
     
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    1969
     
  20. M-C-P-M

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    Thats a bloody good wage for a manual worker in the 70's so in the 60's they must have been managment, I started on £16 p/w in 74.........uhhm 65?
     
  21. lurcher

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    Me dad would turn in the grave if he heard you say management.
    Clue we lived about 2 miles from Arthur Scargill.
     
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    1969/70?
     
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    Obviously pre-decimal, in 1973 a "dinner ticket" was 12p which is roughly a shilling.


    lynx is close so i'm gonna go for 1970.

    On a side note, when decimilisation kicked in, a sixpence became 5p.

    So ...... at the corner shop i used to buy 6 white chocolate mice for a tanner, the next day 5p would only buy me 5, who got the extra mice.........
     
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    Can't remember when they switched over to decimal but I know I was at primary school.

    Since this is predecimal I would guess 1963/4.
     
  25. Mep

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    feb 1971 was the switch over (I was 8)
     
  26. klr10

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    12p is (was) 2/6d or half a crown (actually it was 12 and a half 'p'). A shilling is (was) 5p and a sixpence is (was) 2 and a half 'p'..... I'll toddle of to the shops for some wincarnis now...:suicide:
     
  27. lurcher

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    31st July 1963 was the date of my school report so well done baxter.

    Oh and we lived in Barnsley , West Riding as it was then and dad worked at pit.
     
  28. John

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    Bugger , must learn to read all the posts in a thread
     
  29. bobsplace

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    Correct, it was a while ago :)

    So 6d got me 6 mice and 2.5p got me 5, where did the mice go :confused:
     

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