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A bowler hat and a flat cap represented "diversity" in the 1950s but the two nearest cars being that posh is highly unlikely.
The internet suggests that 2.5p in 1906 would be equivalent to 312.5p today.What I meant is what would sixpence (2½ new pence) buy you then compared to what it would buy you now. I'm old enough to remember buying beer at 2 bob a pint. (One and six in the Labour Club.)
As Branch Treasurer at the time ( and until 2000 ) I remember it well, 1500 printed by George Street Press for £315 and a reprint of 500 for £87.
6d then is probably about £3 now.A very old handbook guide to Stafford my Dad gave me when I was a kid. Published in 1906 price sixpence (as you can see.) I've used a couple of pix on the Stafford Nostalgia thread. As a kid I defaced it a bit, I drew cannons on the battlements of Stafford Castle. There's quite a few pix in it, all more than 100 years in the past. Looking through it is like staring at an alien planet ....
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I'm not sure what sixpence represents in today's prices. I figure in 1906 it was 'real' money.
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