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From: Steve Hayes <>
Subject: Re: Then and Now: Value of British Pound Stirling in 1950
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 07:26:42 +0200
On 24 Aug 2009 19:11:51 GMT, (John P. Bromley)
>Well Fred. For what it is worth (no pun intended), when I first
>started work as an apprentice in 1946, my pay was 29/- per week,
>less 1/11d. National Insurance. That was a 48 hour week too!!
And when I was a bus drive in London 20 years later, my pay was £29 a week,
admittedly with a bit of overtime. But 20 times as much in 20 years is quite a
rapid drop in the value of money.
Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk
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