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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_S-V6_2004 View Post
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    Ummmm... I got £158 9' and 8d.

    So I redid it another 3 times and got the same.

    Adding the £2 2' gives £160 11' and 8d.

    Am I wrong?

    Ah, yes, we used to get 1 sweet for a farthing, which had a wren on it, and 4 sweets for a penny, at the sweet shop on our street corner. Red and black liquorice too ("liquorish")

    And those sherbet "fountains", wonderful zingy sherbet in a tapered blue paper bag with a straw stuck in it. And sherbet love hearts.

    Pez sweet dispensers.

    What else do you remember?

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    Gold Star Award

    Yes, you are this year's recipient of the official mathmatical society's Gold Star for correctly adding a column of figures in pounds, shillings and pence (who said we shouldn't have gone decimal?).

    The previously announced winner who made an incorrect calculation has failed to claim the prize so the 1981 2p piece with the words "New Pence" can now be awarded to the correct winner. Please send me a stamp-addressed-envelope and the prize is yours!

    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/...worth-700.html

    2p! That'll teach you!
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    Decimal went bad when we joined the EU in 1975. 6 pence dropped to 2.5 pence in value almost over night.

    I look forward to March when we do a Brexit and get our money back.

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    The thing I remember the most that the price of my sweets doubled over night, my parents complained about he price of bread but that was unimportant to me it was the price my wine gums that worried me the most.
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    We could only afford 1 gobstopper after decimalization.

    We took it in turns sucking it, I hated following the kid with the snotty nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero123 View Post


    Gold Star Award

    Yes, you are this year's recipient of the official mathmatical society's Gold Star for correctly adding a column of figures in pounds, shillings and pence (who said we shouldn't have gone decimal?).

    The previously announced winner who made an incorrect calculation has failed to claim the prize so the 1981 2p piece with the words "New Pence" can now be awarded to the correct winner. Please send me a stamp-addressed-envelope and the prize is yours!

    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/...worth-700.html

    2p! That'll teach you!
    Because it's a spelling thread I called it 6p instead of 8d, well done Jim for picking it up. You deserve the Zero trophy, which I'm sure looks more like you than me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero123 View Post


    Gold Star Award

    Yes, you are this year's recipient of the official mathmatical society's Gold Star for correctly adding a column of figures in pounds, shillings and pence (who said we shouldn't have gone decimal?).

    The previously announced winner who made an incorrect calculation has failed to claim the prize so the 1981 2p piece with the words "New Pence" can now be awarded to the correct winner. Please send me a stamp-addressed-envelope and the prize is yours!

    https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/...worth-700.html

    2p! That'll teach you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poundy View Post
    Because it's a spelling thread I called it 6p instead of 8d, well done Jim for picking it up. You deserve the Zero trophy, which I'm sure looks more like you than me
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    Well it's kinda cute despite being a tiny step for mankind...

    Does it ship to Cyprus or should I wait until we come back to the UK again?

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    I remember before decimilisation day Feb 14th 1971 IIRC (Day I went into hospital for the first time) that everything changed.

    Before that I could get my 9d pocket money, go down the shop, get all my chocolate, a Lucky bag, some Wriggly's, go to the pictures, get some chips on the way home, no bother.

    Can't do that now, there's camera's everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost it View Post
    I remember before decimilisation day Feb 14th 1971 IIRC (Day I went into hospital for the first time) that everything changed.

    Before that I could get my 9d pocket money, go down the shop, get all my chocolate, a Lucky bag, some Wriggly's, go to the pictures, get some chips on the way home, no bother.

    Can't do that now, there's camera's everywhere.
    What????
    I can still remember the landlord of the local putting beer up to 1s 10d a pint. I thought this getting legless was going to cost a fortune. Though it must be said that beer was 3%, so you drink a 4 or 5 flagons and still remember what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost it View Post
    I remember before decimilisation day Feb 14th 1971 IIRC (Day I went into hospital for the first time) that everything changed.

    Before that I could get my 9d pocket money, go down the shop, get all my chocolate, a Lucky bag, some Wriggly's, go to the pictures, get some chips on the way home, no bother.

    Can't do that now, there's camera's everywhere.
    You had 9d wow you were lucky I only got sixpence from my parents but I still felt like Jake the lad as I went to the shop and bought my copy of Dandy and some sweets for the week.
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    My first pint of beer bought by my dad, Mild & Bitter, cost 11d

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