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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Memories

Today would have been my parents 63rd Wedding Anniversary......


I was with Dad this morning..... they spent their honeymoon at Clacton !! which was so far away they stopped en route for a cup of tea. It was so warm that dad that they were able to sit out at 9:30 and have plaice and chips which my father remembers was 2 & 9 each. About 14 1/2p in new money :D

This of course got my father in to reminiscing..... he mentioned that the oldest Pie & Mash shop in London was closing and how he remembered it as costing 2&1..... 2d for the pie and a 1d for the mash. He then went on about faggots and pease pudding and saveloy and peace pudding (not the Saveloys we get now you understand but from a German butcher.

He then went on about when he lived in London (we're talking pre sept 1940) the family next door consisted of 6 adults and they asked him every Friday to get them each fish & chips... it cost 1 & 9 each (9 1/2p) and he had to run back so it was still warm. He was paid a 1d.

Apparently he and his brother used to collect wood and then sell it and take the money for Fish & Chips on Pie and Mash!

He remembers a pack of cigarettes was 4d or a halfpenny for one cigarette.....

And don't get him on how much fish & chips, cinema tickets and a bus to Hoddesdon for an evening was....

Different times with simpler pleasures.

1 comment:

Tricia Ryder said...

What wonderful memories to have and to have your pictures as well.

A different lifestyle altogether, and seems they shared such a happy life together....