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Digindeep

Facts of 1948

The year I was born

Shopping list...

Petrol..............2s 1d gallon....10p today
Pint of Beer......1s 4d..............7p †"
Dozen eggs.......1s 9d..............9p "
Letter post.........2.5d................1p "
Bottle of Sherry..£1.....
Cinema ticket......1s 6d..............7.5p "
TV licience...........£2
9 inch TV.............£37 - £62
London to Paris flight......£8.........(.if you were wealthy enough.....)

Average weekly wage full time workers

Men......£6 14s 0d † † † †(£6.70)
Women....£3 13s 0p † †(£3.65)

I Spy books first printed
Aneurin Bevin introduced the National Health Service.
BBC paid 1000 guineas (£1050) for broadcasting rights of the Olympics.
Co-op opened first supermarket in London.
Joe Louis effectively retired after fighting 27 title bouts undefeated.
Electricity and British Railways nationalised.
Bread and Shoe rationing ended.


So many more....Mo's Grandad built a WC in 1948..job done Mo...............
   
Mo

Scary innit?  
Digindeep

  you mean 'Oh pooh!'.......Mo....
brummie nick

I started work in 1948 as an electricians mate, canít exactly remember what my wage was, but I donít think I would be able to buy half a pint of beer at todayís prices.
sod

I was born 9months after you Digindeep   Started work in 1967 wage was 630 pounds a YEAR then they bought in $$ so it went to $1260 but bought less as every thing went up  
Mo

Thanks  
12Bore

sod wrote:
I was born 9months after you Digindeep † Started work in 1967 wage was 630 pounds a YEAR then they bought in $$ so it went to $1260 but bought less as every thing went up †

Surprise! Sounds a bit like our decimalisation
brummie nick

There were quite a few famous people born that year, as well as Digindeep.

John Ritter September 17th
Johnny Ramone October 8th
Rick Parfitt October 12th
Chris de Burgh October 15th
Glenn Frey November 6th
Prince Charles November 14th
Alice Cooper February 4th -- Allen Park, Michigan, U.S.
Al Gore March 31st -- Washington, D.C., U.S.

Jean-Michel Jarre August 24th -- Lyon, France
Samuel L. Jackson December 21st -- Washington, D.C., U.S.
Andrew Lloyd Webber March 22nd -- Kensington, London, England
Olivia Newton-John September 26th -- Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Ozzy Osbourne December 3rd -- Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Terry Pratchett April 28th -- Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Donna Summer December 31st -- Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
James Taylor March 12th -- Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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