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« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2022, 09:42:43 pm »

... or beer at 25 pence a pint.

You must have been a southerner! I was pulling pints of bitter at that price in Leyland's Working Man's Club in 1978. 23p for mild and no ladies in the games room. Life on Mars.

You can guess the price of a pint of mixed - very popular there.
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« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2022, 09:57:38 pm »

Trophy bitter was 25 pence in the "Jolly Anglers" pub, Wood Green, 1978. Mild, rare in London, was cheaper.
About 20 pence a pint in student union bar.
Cigarettes were about 50 pence a pack, I have never smoked but recall the price. 

A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #47 on: April 02, 2022, 10:11:36 pm »

Portsmouth 1968 Brickwoods Best Bitter 1s 8d (8.3p) a pint
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« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2022, 10:42:54 pm »

I can still recall the price of a Toby Bitter in the Ferry Inn, Salcombe back in the summer of 1977..... 24p a pint, rising mid August to an unreasonable 25p.....outrageous!
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« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2022, 10:18:21 am »

I have not been believed by the youth of today when I told them that I remembered,

Houses without electricity.
Outside toilets.
Oil lamps as a daily form of illumination.

I didn't know you'd been inside my adoptive paternal grandfather's house!
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