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Postby charlie » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:58 pm

Hi guys n' girls, Ahhhh,,,,the summer of '76 .Tropical Britain.The pain from the sunburn, the brown grass...yes i remember it well. what about The sweet,Mud.Suzi Q...? Now ya talking....
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Postby frenchy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:25 pm

What about party sevens, platform shoes, The sad demise of Morris Minors. Elvis's last breath, Oxford Bags,
Flouride introduced to toothpaste. My dog 'Jason' (bless him), Cork-a-matic, 340bhp to a road truck,

Steptoe and Son, Steptoe and Son Ride Again, A Black Micheal Jackson, Jaws, Exorcist,
I could go on all night. :roll:
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Postby rose » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:28 pm

Please do Frenchy! I'm intregued! I'm at the stage were I can watch almost any film at my grandparents and say, "I know him, know her, oh he's in...is now known as...." I like a bit of 20th century culture :D
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Postby frenchy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:04 pm

O.K. Rose.

You want more, grab a beer and settle down.

This will give you an understanding of what we found in our pockets before 1971. If I was lucky, course I was just a kid.

"Old money" or Pounds, Shillings and Pence or even more confusingly L.S.D. (that's Libra Solidus Denarius by the way) was what people spent before what is affectionately remembered as D-Day (no, not that one!) meaning Decimalisation Day.

Before the 15th February 1971, if you needed to understand money life wasn’t quite as simple as it is today. You’d need to have understood the old system of pounds, shllings and pence.

OK Rose, get yer calculator ready while I explain how it all worked:

Four farthings made a penny (1d)
Twelve pence made a shilling (1s or 1/-) or 'bob' (as in 'bob a job')
Five shillings made a crown (although there was no such thing except on special occasions, such as to mark the Queen's Coronation in 1953, the death of Sir Winston Churchill in 1965 and for no apparent reason in 1960)
You could have spent a half crown - that's 2/6 (two shillings and six pence)
20 shillings made a pound and there were notes for 10 shillings as well.

So there were 240d (that's pence) in £1. That's 12 (pence in a shilling) x 20 (shillings in a pound) - easy isn't it? I don't know why they ever changed it! If you needed to add up in pounds, shillings and pence you needed three columns.

Banknotes started at 10 shillings (50p in today's money). The ten shilling (or ten bob) note disappeared in 1971, being replaced by the fifty pence coin.

Oh, and what about guineas. One guinea was 21 shillings - that's one pound and one shilling. There were no guinea coins, but you might still find bills in guineas from solicitors, accountants and other professionals, and if you went on holiday you might have to settle your hotel bill in guineas. It was a way of sounding posh and also making a bill seem a little bit smaller than it actually was – similar to the modern trick of £9.99 instead of £10!

1967 appeared to be the last year in which the old coins were minted. However, the Royal Mint devised a method to stop people hoarding the last of the old money. All coins minted in old denominations from 1967 to 1970 were dated 1967.

Starting from 1968 they started to mint the 'new money'. In fact they started with coin denominated in 'New Pence' of values 5 and 10. These fitted in well with the old system, as they were direct replacements for the one and two shilling pieces. In those days today's pence were 'new pence' and that was what was on the coins.

See!!!!!!!!! Simple really.
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Postby rose » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:07 pm

I might have to look at that a few times lol, but none the less, so cool! thanks frenchy!
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Postby frenchy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:26 pm

Blimey Bob

See what happens when all you did was mention the 1970s

A few more items of the 70s

Rubiks Cube, Space Hoppers, Chopper Bikes, Quatz Watches, Teas-Made's, Smileys, Pong (guess that one!), Post-it Notes,

Saturday Night Fever, Walkmans, Goretex, Simon, Top Trumps, Wagon Wheels, Wispa's, Pac- man, Space invaders,

Steptoe and Son Ride Again posters wiv Diana Dors on them.

Christ Rose, Shouldn't you be in bed by now!!!!!!!!!!LOL......... Only Joking Mate.
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Postby rose » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:28 am

Very funny :lol: , I did actually go not long after I posted that. Luckily I have a half day today at college 8).
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Postby Archie » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:08 pm

You can't talk about the 70's without mentioning the Ford Capri :o

I had a few of em 8)

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Postby rose » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:49 pm

My stepdad has an obsession with that car. I think he wants one 8) Don't care what car he has as long as it works.
Nice salesman! :P
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Postby PhilGlass » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:22 pm

hey, some of us are still young wippersnappers who don't know we're born.... don't exclude use...
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Postby frenchy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:53 pm

Hey Archie, is that you posing beside that Capri?

You look like one of the Osmonds. Lol

Had a 2000s for four weeks in 1983 used it to re-arrange the back of our local 430 bus. It stopped to pick up passengers at a new stop........It didn't half hurt.

Paid £70 for it. Insurance paid me £110, bleeding skin-flints. Was worth all of £300.
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Postby rose » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:56 pm

Shocking! I can only imagine the pain! :o :shock:
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Postby bob » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:08 pm

Wow 70's Rule.

This was my era to. What about a website dedicated just to the 1970's ???

Archie in the pub quiz the other night one of the questions were were asked was "What car was marketed as the car you always promised yourself" what a coincidence.

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Postby steve sheffield » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:34 pm

frenchy wrote:What about party sevens, platform shoes, The sad demise of Morris Minors. Elvis's last breath, Oxford Bags,
Flouride introduced to toothpaste. My dog 'Jason' (bless him), Cork-a-matic, 340bhp to a road truck,

Steptoe and Son, Steptoe and Son Ride Again, A Black Micheal Jackson, Jaws, Exorcist,
I could go on all night. :roll:


Alright then , what about superman, flares, tanktops, star wars, summer of 76 was so hot the tarmac melted, olivia newton john, monkey boots, dr. martins, curly wurly's, spangles, ringo's, Dallas- who shot JR?, the cassette tape, only 3 channels on tv (bbc 1 and 2 and itv), half pence pieces still used, ford escort, wimpy and not Mcdonalds, staypress trousers, memories...ah
3 Handkerchiefs and a pair of Y fronts. Enoch's dreaming of a white christmas.
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Postby frenchy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:53 pm

Hi All,

All this talk about the 70s made me check the age of my toy I bought for my wedding last year. Hey!! guess what, it's nearly midnight and I didn't even buy 'Ada' a card. She is 70 years old TODAY. Now I feel really bad.

Shes a Morris 8 series e.

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