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Re: Value of 1 in 1955
« Reply #18 on: Monday 01 June 20 17:36 BST (UK) »
If you do the Mars bars test then I think 4d so 60 can be bought with 1.00

now average 60p x 60 = 36.00
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Re: Value of 1 in 1955
« Reply #19 on: Monday 01 June 20 18:09 BST (UK) »
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I'm sure petrol was 33p a gallon in 1972-3, just before the oil crisis.

I remember that too.

Historic UK petrol prices (expressed in new pence per litre) are listed on page 24 of this Commons briefing paper: http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN04712.pdf

Roughly 5p (one shilling) per litre is correct for 1954.

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Re: Value of 1 in 1955
« Reply #20 on: Monday 01 June 20 18:09 BST (UK) »
In the late 1950s I can remember being able to buy fish and chips and still get change from a shilling. They tasted fantastic and were served in a newspaper.


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« Reply #21 on: Monday 01 June 20 18:29 BST (UK) »
Yes Crumblie, 6d fish and three penarth  o chips

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Re: Value of 1 in 1955
« Reply #22 on: Monday 01 June 20 19:41 BST (UK) »
Louisa Maud - have you asked whether there is any money left?

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