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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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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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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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