Saw this at a recent show, took me back a bit, when I used to listen to two old men sat on a bench
one said to the other, do you remember when we used to take our lass to the pictures, with half a crown
buy some ice cream & crisps, on the way home buy some fish & chip's, and still have 1 and six pence left, half a crown is 12.5 pence in today's money.
Less we forget
You have over valued it, Skipper. In today's money half a crown is 12.5 pence.
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Sorry not old enough. LoL
Someone should tell the DVLA. His disc is seriously out of date. LOL
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A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. (Chinese proverb)
240 pennies to the pound those days,12 pennies to the shilling. 20 shillings to the pound.
4 farthings to the penny,2 halfpennies to the penny, threepenny bits,sixpences or a tanner, shillings or a bob, a florin or 2 bob bit. half crowns wich were called half dollars cos thats what the value was, 10 shilling and pound notes.
you went Carol singing as a kid and came home loaded with pennies
went tatie picking for 10 shilling a day and it was donkey work,
pea pulling half a crown a sack I believe, but we ate quit a lot lol
a good laugh is better than a tonic
Milk , Coal , fruit and veg : all delivered by horse and cart when I was a lad.
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I never cease to be amazed at how much I didn't know I didn't know.
When did they change the money ?nobody told me,no wonder I get funny looks when I hand my money over in the local pub !!
I remember when the tax discs were the same colour as Guinness bottle labels and one or two folk used them in their windscreen.
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A tanner, a thruppenny bit, three ha'pence - those were the days. If someone gave you a shilling as treat, that was good, if they gave you half a crown, that was fantastic!
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
can also remember bob a job week for the scouts
we raised pounds this way and had to work for the bob
for those who don't know a bob was a shilling
Barnsley ladcan also remember bob a job week for the scouts
bob a job has been resurrected, Ray.
"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom" - Wlliam Blake
Watch it Ray she's after a new Mac
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doggieWatch it Ray she's after a new Mac
Blimey - when that disc ran out I was a very large bump! I progressed to full babyhood two and a half months later.
Accountants of the world unite!
It was the month I got married the first time
And I was a carefree student working in the Bookies during the summer holidays!