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My 80th birthday present from Boris.

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Former Member04/02/2022 13:53:29
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Mike Poole04/02/2022 14:20:38
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I think it was an 80th present from Edward Heath in 1971, it hasn’t changed since. It would have bought a pint and a bag of crisps then.


SillyOldDuffer04/02/2022 14:37:27
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If 25p were still Five Bob and tied to the price of Silver, it would be worth about £66 today. Alas, inflation.

Happy Birthday anyway!


Chris Gunn04/02/2022 15:05:21
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Bill what do you usually drink?

Former Member04/02/2022 15:14:22
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Samsaranda04/02/2022 15:54:36
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Had my first taste of scrumpy when living on a farm in Devon, I was thirteen years old subsequently fell of a hay Rick in the Dutch barn, didn’t feel a thing, the power of scrumpy, anyway Happy Birthday Bill. Dave W

V8Eng04/02/2022 15:57:31
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Four weeks savings to get a bag of wine gums now.

Happy Birthday anyway enjoy!

Former Member05/02/2022 08:56:35
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Mike Poole05/02/2022 09:14:55
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The increase of 25p was 1/24th of the basic state pension so today would be £5.70 so it would still buy a pint and a bag of crisps if it had kept pace.


Nigel McBurney 105/02/2022 09:20:30
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when I got my 25p last year,my thought it must have cost a lot more to notify me of the increase!

Bazyle05/02/2022 09:46:27
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Please note that this money comes from us TAXPAYERS. I detect an inappropriate political jibe in the title.

Former Member05/02/2022 09:55:36
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roy entwistle05/02/2022 09:58:23
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Wherever it comes from, Thank you very much. All is appreciated.


Baz05/02/2022 10:13:09
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I will just be grateful to get to 80 regardless of the 25p a week.

Bazyle05/02/2022 10:13:16
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Sorry to cause offence br, I'm an engineer of course.

Former Member05/02/2022 10:21:32
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Howard Lewis05/02/2022 15:08:38
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The bad news is that you don't get all the 25p, because of the Income Tax, so only 20 p per week.

After almost 3.5 years, I should be able to afford a few End Mills?

No; now have to save it against higher energy bills!



Hollowpoint05/02/2022 17:09:36
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Don't spend it all at once!

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