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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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bumpkin

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Luxury John luxury or are we doing a remake of the famous Monty Python sketch if anyone remembers it

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Quickbeam

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This one bumpkin?

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Quickbeam

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My first pint of beer was 18p going up 1/2p at a time to 20p, then it rocketed up to 21p.

The biggest shock in that was not getting any change from a quid after a decent night out when I returned home to my shoebox!

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Quickbeam

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...and my first gallon of petrol was 54p (that's a whole lot of 4.5 litres now), the same as a BSM driving lesson in '74.

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bumpkin

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Brilliant Quickbeam, that was it exactly just hope some of the others watch it.

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john bunyan

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Yes, to some extent I was being ironic and had that sketch in mind!!! I bore grandchildren with hardship stories of a child in wartime London, as well! I suppose we should measure prices as a % of the average wage of the period, so some things are dearer and others cheaper. Your thread title is, I believe, true in the main.

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bumpkin

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Quickbeam, you were ripped off at over 10 bob a gallon, should have gone to Tescos If you spend a million pounds on groceries you get tuppence off the fuel.

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Quickbeam

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I'll say I was ripped off, the price of fuel had nearly just doubled in the early '70s fuel crisis.

As a new driver at 17, I was disappointed at being too late to be issued with the fuel rationing coupons of the previous year!

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bumpkin

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I remember the ration coupons, we did not need them in the end fortunately.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Gave my 1970's petrol ration booklet to the local history society only a few weeks ago' I really must learn to throw stuff away :0)

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