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Brunas's ID Longshots...


Quickbeam

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You don't half seem to be in a bit of a race to reach No1000 of a late Brumbob, what with 8 longshot postings this week.

Or is it just that everyone (but not me) is so much better at solving them now?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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threepenny bits you have stashed under the bed!

the metal in them is worth more than threepence nowadays - time to cash in?

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Jock1e

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Brumas

Yes kept all the silver ones because I thought you got more from them than you did the brass ones.

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Jock1e

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I am afraid I don't have an easy way of doing it.I just use my pal Google.

I spent nearly 4 days on unidentified one and although I actually fou nd out what town it was in I could not find a photo to match.Took me 4 days but I got the photo or postcard.

Type the correct word into google and he will answer you.Type the wrong one and you are all over the place looking for the answer.

Like I said the curling one last night I thought would be hard and it was cracked straight away by typing the correct wording into google.Could have kicked myself not getting that one.

Anyone know an easier way just e-mail me.I could wait a while for an answer I suppose.

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john bunyan

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Maybe our Scots members could collect some of these for Brumas:

Bawbees

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Bing.alau

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I've still got a few of the old silver threepenny bits around the house. I may even have a few of the old twelve sided ones too.

I have also still got my original first day's pay from when I joined up in 1947 consisting of four one shilling pieces. (We were paid in the recruiting office after attesting that we would serve the king and all his successors etc.) The youngsters of today may be interested to know that for a week's pay we got 28 shillings which equates to less than £1.50 in today's money.

Brumas and Macscouse were paid in groats and may still not have parted with them. They are even tighter than me.

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SillBill

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Bing.alau

28 shillings! WOW! I got 10 shillings a week from the RAF as a conscript and that equates to exactly 50p.

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Aitchbee

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Brumas won't mind, have a listen:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOE4mMcyG68

thanks jb.

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Brumas

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Aitchbee I listened to that and really enjoyed it, thanks.

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Brumas

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Bing.alau that was 3 shillings and 11 pence too much! and what king was it, Harold? ;o}

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john bunyan

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The pay was the same at 4/- when I joined in 1955! It went up to 5/- a day when you became a first class marine in a few months, and I got to the dizzy heights of a 2/Lt and coined it in at 10/6 a day... Luxury!

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