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#983787 - 16th Sep 2015 3:05pm 1957 train fares
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How can I find out about train fares from Liverpool to London in 1957? Thank you for any help.

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#983797 - 16th Sep 2015 4:25pm Re: 1957 train fares [Re: Giggler]
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London to Warrington return...£2.88, so not too far away

http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?p=769830
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#983798 - 16th Sep 2015 4:33pm Re: 1957 train fares [Re: Giggler]
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Ah Granny you`re a star. Thank you. I did try but didn`t get anywhere. I`ll show my friend. She`ll be thrilled.


Edited by Giggler (16th Sep 2015 4:34pm)

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#983879 - 16th Sep 2015 9:20pm Re: 1957 train fares [Re: Giggler]
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£2.88 in 1957? Pre decimal?

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#983901 - 16th Sep 2015 10:40pm Re: 1957 train fares [Re: fish5133]
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£2/17/6p in pre-decimal (sterling).

Could be about half a weeks wages for some people at the time.

I was thinking of a factor of 100. So £2.88 would be £288 now.
Which still works out at about half a weeks wages for some people now.

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