Letter: A night out for a shilling

Sir: "Prices ain't wot they used to be," you report ("How the pound in your pocket took a pounding", 29 August).

This reader, unemployed in Watford circa 1937, enjoyed a night out on a shilling (5p), 2d for a packet of five Woodbines, 2d for a half-pint of beer, 6d for an evening's ballroom dancing with 2d left over. Cap that.

GIL TAYLOR

Leicester

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