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!!!
IF IT HAS A HOSE THEN IM YOUR MAN
Registered: 26th Nov 2008
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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Registered: 25th Oct 2007
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.
Registered: 13th Oct 2008
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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