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Is London too expensive now


bumpkin

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I was born in London and remember my Dad not a wealthy man taking me to the museums, the parks the Tower of London and I could go on and on. I now live just outside of London in Bucks but if I want to take my family of five out for a day in London it will be hundreds of pounds.

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Bing.alau

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bumpkin. Come up to Liverpool it's nicer and may cost less.

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bumpkin

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I used to go up the Monument quite often as a teenager, is it still free. Could do with a lift from what I can recall of it :-)

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bumpkin

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We used to buy a ticket called Red Rover, it was half a crown and you could go anywhere you wanted in London and around, did it many times. Anyone remember them.

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bumpkin

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fourm member, I remember petrol at 5 bob a gallon (25p for the metric generation)and dad moaning about how dear it was. Everything is relative I suppose. For donkeys years it was a penny to get into Kew Gardens, how much now I wonder. bing.alau Liverpool is great and so are the people but it is 4hrs each way and a hundred quid for the petrol plus an overnight stay if you want time to do anything other than driving.

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onthelimit1

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'I remember petrol at 5 bob a gallon'

Yes, so do I, but my wages were 18 quid a week.

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bumpkin

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onthelimit, yeah that sounds about right for the time. So now it is fairly cheap by comparison at £6.50 a gallon.

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john bunyan

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You guys must be quite young! I Remember petrol per gallon and cigarettes per 20 both being 2/6d. I used to go to the Science , British, Geological, Natural History Museums very frequently in about 1946 - 49 - I think the Underground fare was about 6d (2.5p). First wage in 1955 was £10 per week. Kew Gardens had a sliding slot payment that took old pennies (I thought it was 2d). I well remember that in the early '50's £1000 per year was considered a "bank managers" salary! I used to walk to school aged 4 in wartime with a friend (no parents) and went to museums etc with a cousin on our own at age 9 or so....

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Woolwell

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john bunyan - you were well off on £10 per week. Naval ratings only got £10 per week in 1966.

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Quickbeam

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My first wage was £10.56 for 56 hours in 1972. After 50p a week pocket money I was a millionaire!

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john bunyan

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Woolwell In 1955 I got 28 shillings a week as a Marine, rising to the huge amount of £3.92 as a 2nd Lt in 1957. My £10 in 1959 did not of course include food and accommodation so in fact I saved enough for a motor bike on the £3.50 as we were on operations with no need or chance to spend money....

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