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From: Ron Lankshear in Sydney NSW <>
Subject: Re: Then and Now: Value of British Pound Stirling in 1950
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:34:38 +1000
> I have just found my mother's first British passport; this was issued
> in 1950.
> That same year, she left England, and traveled by ship to New York, to
> marry my dad, who had been living there for a couple of years already.
> In the back of her passport, there is a statement of GBP 4.00 value
> for "Foreign Exchange for Traveling Purposes".
> Presume that this amount was just to cover her trip.
> But the question is . . .
> What would that GBP 4.00 (4 pounds) be able to buy in 1950, and what
> would it be it's equivalent value today?
> Any one know?
> Many thanks in advance.
Britain devalued the pound in 1949 and new rate
was 2.80 so $11.20
A weeks pay for an Ag Lab in 1950
Ron Lankshear -Sydney NSW (from London-Shepherds
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