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#278601 - 29th Dec 2008 5:08pm Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961
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#278602 - 29th Dec 2008 5:20pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: Mark]
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Great find,Thanks for sharing Derek/Mark.

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#278608 - 29th Dec 2008 5:58pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: Dava2479]
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We should petition to bring prices back down to those smile
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#278633 - 29th Dec 2008 7:03pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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I got a "BEER MACHINE" for Chrimbo off my beloved!!!
Its an all in one home brew kit, just add water, makes 28 pints per keg and you get 3 lots of lager!!!!!
Soooooo, my beer will be even cheaper than that!!! thumbsup
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#278643 - 29th Dec 2008 7:31pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: hoseman]
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Wow, 1961; just out of the RAF & living in that London (at the poor end of the King's Road, Chelsea).
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#278671 - 29th Dec 2008 8:42pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: chriskay]
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I couldn't see that date for looking chris smile (1961)
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#278692 - 29th Dec 2008 9:21pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: Mark]
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LOL, take the dark glasses off Mark. raftl
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#278702 - 29th Dec 2008 10:00pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: chriskay]
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The prices may look good but in 1961 I had finished my apprentaship in Lairds and was then on £11 a week as a tradesman. The Liverpool Echo was 2d or 2 and a half d. Thats old money not this new funny mnoney we have now.
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#278703 - 29th Dec 2008 10:01pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: jimbob]
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#278714 - 29th Dec 2008 10:22pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: jimbob]
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Great find,Thanks for sharing thumbsup

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#278719 - 29th Dec 2008 10:31pm Re: Birkenhead Brewery Price List 1961 [Re: jimbob]
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Yes, using the average earnings comparison, a pint of bitter costing 1s.5d would cost £2.56 now, so reasonably comparable.
What was your trade at Laird's; my dad worked there all his life, did a 5 year apprenticeship.
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#281552 - 8th Jan 2009 5:11pm Pub Price List 1960
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For those too young to know about money before Decimalisation

d stands for penny or pence

1 farthing
1 halfpenny = 2 farthings
1d penny = 2 halfpenny
3d pennies (known as thripny bit or thripny joey) = 3pennies
6d pennies (known as a tanner) = 6 pennies
12d pennies ( known as a shilling or a bob) = 12 pennies
24d pennies (known as 2 bob or a florin) = 24 pennies
30d pennies (known as half a crown or a half dollar) = 30 pennies
120d pennies (known as 10 bob note) = 120 pennies
240d pennies (known as a pound note} = 240 pennies


other notes same as today

Anyone interested and I'll try to send photos of the coins and noes measured against a ruler

Going by the size of 1d ( one penny) which was about 2 inches in diameter and half crown slightly larger it is no wonder trousers and jackets always got holes in the pockets


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#281565 - 8th Jan 2009 5:29pm Re: Pub Price List 1960 [Re: derekdwc]
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so how much was a pint of Carlsberg? 19p?
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#281878 - 9th Jan 2009 5:02pm Re: Pub Price List 1960 [Re: _Ste_]
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19d
I think it works out as roughly 2.4d to 1p
so in todays money 8p

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#281886 - 9th Jan 2009 5:18pm Re: Pub Price List 1960 [Re: derekdwc]
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That's 8p for a "Small Bottle" of Carlsberg

The only draught beers are bitter at about 4p and Mild at about 3p a Half Pint.

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