tenpence


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A pounds 2 purchase of anything new, one could have bought for 1/10 - that is a shilling and tenpence - prior to February 15, 1971.
In one, covering a period from 1936 to 1939, he noted that a repair job on the Swiss Bridge meant employing two joiners for 54 hours at the princely sum of one shilling and tenpence an hour.
It was mere chance whether what was called a shilling was really a tenpence, sixpence, or a groat .
Treacy, however, was not to be moved and the price stayed at one shilling and fourpence although later it would be raised to one shilling and sixpence and finally to one shilling and tenpence due to increases in the cost of basic foodstuffs.
In their lodgings afterward, over drinks bought with the seven pounds and tenpence the surgeon had given them, Burke, Hare, and their respective mistresses considered the future.
Clement Danes accounts, where in 1557 "those clothes which seruyd on the churche wales on palme sonnday" were borrowed from the Earl of Arundel and his servants tipped tenpence for bringing them.
Tenpence the first, twenty pence the second, forty pence the third, and so on.
WHAT other shops allow people to just sit inside free of charge (there is never any pressure to have a bet - a tenpence piece can last several hours if needs be), enjoying shelter from the elements, banter and camaraderie?
In fact I actually spent two shillings and tenpence, a 17th part of my wage.
1 Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden married the Prime Minister's niece, Clarissa 2 The winter Olympics took place in Oslo 3 Oxford won the Boat Race in a blizzard 4 Israel's first President Chaim Weizmann died impossipuzzles 3 Linda looked at the tenpences in her brother's hand.