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Always keep a ticket or two

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:53 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
Letss not give Bill ideas

Re: Always keep a ticket or two

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:56 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
One shilling was quite a lot back in 1955 not that Bill would know that being a youngster :lol: , us old guys remember shillings and they could buy a lot.

How many of those tickets survived I wonder anyone else got one.

Re: Always keep a ticket or two

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:25 pm
by Renegadenemo
We found five and thruppence in Donald's overalls pocket, I bet you can translate that into real money, Mr old-timer...

Re: Always keep a ticket or two

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:06 pm
by KW Mitchell
In '67, I was a student and had a Mini-Van. As I recall, that amount would have got me about a gall. and a half of petrol, or nearly 70 miles from the 850cc engine. I could fill the tank for a quid -------------. Oh those marvellous Sixties!!

Re: Always keep a ticket or two

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:11 pm
by Drewski
A shilling could buy you a Caramac bar....

p.s. not that i remember, i'm from the Milky Bar Kid era !

Re: Always keep a ticket or two

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:13 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
If folk were happy to pay a shilling in 1955 to see Bluebird how much would they be prepared to pay in 2011?

Re: Always keep a ticket or two

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:06 pm
by klingon
Ernie Lazenby wrote:If folk were happy to pay a shilling in 1955 to see Bluebird how much would they be prepared to pay in 2011?
Wouldn't go that way Ernie-5p in 1955 is now worth the princely sum of £2:49 according to my then and now programme!-probably around £7.50 to £10:00 would be nearer to the true price of a crawl about K7 and a seat in the cockpit I think. :lol:
Pity K7 isn't a two seater-I'd happily pay a couple of hundred quid for a quick 100mph dash down Coniston!

Re: Always keep a ticket or two

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:11 pm
by klingon
Mike Bull wrote:Actually, I think you'll find that it costs £1,652.93p to sit on K7's new seat; all monies payable to 'M R Bull', please.

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Cheap at twice the price!-cost me nearly that for a trip on the "Sally B" B17! :D