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 FLASHBACK 1959

The cost of living in 1959

In 1959:

*A Hoover steam dry iron cost £4 12s 1d.

*Spring interior mattresses which were guaranteed for five years cost 50s.

*You could buy a cottage suite, said to be ideal for the smaller room, for £17 10s.

*Farley’s Rusks for babies cost 9d or 1s 5d a box at Boots the Chemist.

*Cleaner cooking was offered with a Belling cooker in which the oven lining came out in one piece. It cost £36 6s.

*A new Standard 10 car cost £624 9s 2d.

*A Portarack car roof rack cost from £2 17s 6d to £14 17s 6d.

Written by The Editor - 02/10/2004 19:37:03

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