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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Dusty » Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:42 pm

My first pay packet was 7 pound 10 shillings. I managed to run the van and be on the *iss virtually every night. Was living at home then.........getting closer to being put in a fecker now.
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby TOPGUMM » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:33 pm

1971 , 15yr old apprentice Joinery machinist on £5 a week, £4.10s after deductions. The only fuel price I can remember was Brown and Mild at 11d a pint...
Stuck that job out for 5 ish years moving on to the bench then self employed on building sites.

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby barney » Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:08 pm

1975 , a gallon of petrol and shot of two stroke oil , 10 smokes and change from a pound
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby Nutah » Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:17 pm

Dusty wrote:My first pay packet was 7 pound 10 shillings. I managed to run the van and be on the *iss virtually every night. Was living at home then.........getting closer to being put in a fecker now.


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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby edd » Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:37 pm

I remember in the early 70s my Dad driving past garages with his old Ford Zodiac car running on fumes because they were charging 37p per gallon, but three garages further on it was only 36.5p! I remember the same thing happening a few years earlier for double or triple green shield stamps. lOl




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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby barney » Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:25 am

Interestingly, I normally use the v power or ultimate fuel , last week I filled the car up with supermarket fuel ordinary diesel, I had a bit of running around to do , couple of long journeys rather than the usual stop start, week later and just refuelled , I keep records on spread sheet to show if any problems fuelling wise developing . surprised to see best fuel figures for almost a year on the cheap stuff , returning 68mpg. I shall still put some of the more expensive fuel in from time to time as I believe the lubrication properties and cleaning properties are beneficial for the older vehicles . but nonetheless, interesting results with the cheap diesel
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby t965m » Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:41 pm

Interesting :yup:
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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby edd » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:59 pm

For the last three weeks petrol at my usual garage has jumped by 5p / litre each time I fill up! Now just about £9.50 / gal for V-Power. :?

Then on my gas bill I see that despite my only using about £8 inc VAT of the stuff, I still have to pay £47 in standing charges! :headbang:

I tried to read up on why energy/fuel companies can legally offload costs onto consumers and still rack up record profits when the raw materials are so expensive. A case of them being both poacher and gamekeeper it seems.
All I know is that there are a lot of people in suits getting filthy rich while we suffer. :?

A pretty short sighted way of doing business if vast swathes of the population cannot afford to buy the home factory items and recreational goods which sustain the rest of the economy. I.e. I now plan to cancel my landline contract to put towards gas charges! :roll: Tough cookies Branson! :coat:

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby TOPGUMM » Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:24 pm

Most people can`t afford to invest in companies while their mortgages and kids are costing them , although the pensions they have do. Your big out of town centre shopping places are pension pots, it`s wether it`s a french or german pension pot lOl

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Re: Petrol Prices

Postby gusm2 » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:04 pm

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