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12 January 2014

10th January 1943: time for a brake

10 Mon. Cold, very dull, cutting wind. To Smiths, Merton to buy brake cable as the front brake of cycle is frayed and ready to break. It cost 1/1.* In evening commenced work putting it in; it looks a difficult job. Also bought fish at Morden. Uncle Ben called to borrow the piano key.

*One shilling and one pence. (About five-and-a-half modern pence.) Compare the value of earnings, then and now. See comment with its website link.

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  1. I find the website below can be helpful when comparing prices then and now, as it gives both the retail price index and people's average earnings. It's astonishing to see how goods generally are much more affordable now, relative to earnings.
    http://measuringworth.com/calculators/ppoweruk/

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