How old are CTC Forum people?

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How old are you?

0-19
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20-29
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6%
30-39
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13%
40-49
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32%
50-59
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25%
60-69
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70-79
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80-89
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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby blackbike » 17 Sep 2014, 11:58pm

I can remember steam trains, trolley buses, England winning the World Cup and the first moon landing.

I'm not young, but I'm not old.

My dad's not old either. He still cycles around town most days.

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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby 661-Pete » 18 Sep 2014, 9:13am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Real sweet shops not imatation big sweet jars and sweets by the 1/4 one shilling and sixpence........... that might opf been my pocket money so sweets once a week.........
I used to stop at a corner sweet shop on the way home from school, and buy a big gob stopper for 1d. Of course, I and my friends used to walk home from primary school - all the way - unaccompanied by any adults...
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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby Vantage » 18 Sep 2014, 9:20am

Recently hit 38 and the girlfriend bought me an "I'm a Grumpy Old Fa*t" keyring. Sounds about right.
I remember being able to buy a bag of sweets for 10p whilst walking (not driven in a huge SUV) home from school and doing something unheard of nowadays.....playing outside with my mates!
Back then a tablet was a mix of chemicals that looked like a sweet. Even Captain Kirk didn't have touchscreen technology.
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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 18 Sep 2014, 10:08am

Hi,
661-Pete wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Real sweet shops not imatation big sweet jars and sweets by the 1/4 one shilling and sixpence........... that might opf been my pocket money so sweets once a week.........
I used to stop at a corner sweet shop on the way home from school, and buy a big gob stopper for 1d. Of course, I and my friends used to walk home from primary school - all the way - unaccompanied by any adults...

Yeh I was going to mention Gob Stopper :)
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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby thirdcrank » 18 Sep 2014, 10:22am

Vantage wrote: ... I remember being able to buy a bag of sweets for 10p ....


I can't be alone in remembering when 10p was two shillings - and a florin bought a lot more than a bag of sweets.

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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby Mick F » 18 Sep 2014, 3:06pm

Two bob for a bag of sweets! :shock:
3d a quarter when I had pocket money.

Mars Bars were a tanner, you could have bought four for two bob, and they were bigger than you can buy nowadays.
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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 18 Sep 2014, 4:22pm

45 in reality, 21 in my head, 70 in the knees!
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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby al_yrpal » 18 Sep 2014, 4:55pm

Went to the Goodwood Revival saturday. I love it, so many memories of my childhood and teens. The classic cars, motorbikes, scooters, not to mention the clothing. They had a Dads Army lookalike troupe, St Trinians, Druids, George Formby lookalike, a recreation of a 60s Tesco supermarket. And, the racing, Austin A40s and a Standard Pennant racing 3.8 Jags! The racing was really exciting. Plus air displays, and a huge village selling vintage stuff.
http://youtu.be/E6wUcgxBdUw

A day of fun.....and many old memories

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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby 661-Pete » 18 Sep 2014, 5:11pm

Mick F wrote:Two bob for a bag of sweets! :shock:
3d a quarter when I had pocket money.

Mars Bars were a tanner, you could have bought four for two bob, and they were bigger than you can buy nowadays.

Penguins (couldn't afford Mars bars) 3d each in the school tuck shop - but 4d in the buffet car on the train* home. However it was worth it maybe, to have the buffet car attendant call me 'Sir'. 8)

*In those days even Southern Region trains had buffet cars - also Pullmans. Could never afford to ride Pullman though...
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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby Mick F » 18 Sep 2014, 5:31pm

When I started drinking at the local pub, beer was two bob a pint.
By the time decimalisation came along in Feb '71, beer had gone up, so it wasn't long before it was 12p a pint. When we first moved to Cornwall in 1985, beer at the local was 80p a pint.

Someone once told me that beer was always cheaper than bread. These days of high indirect taxation, beer has overtaken bread by a large margin.

How many loaves of bread - or even Mars Bars! - can you buy for the cost of a pint of beer?
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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby tatanab » 18 Sep 2014, 6:07pm

Mick F wrote:How many loaves of bread - or even Mars Bars! - can you buy for the cost of a pint of beer?
There's bread and then there's bread. I buy bread from my local bakers at £1.50 a loaf. Real beer in real country pubs around here is £2.70 (£3.30 in town). So that's 2 loaves to the pint.

I do not remember prices in my early drinking career, but I remember the landmark of Guinness being £1 a pint - the same time supermarket cheese came to £1 per lb.

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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby forestboy60 » 18 Sep 2014, 6:28pm

Remember working as a delivery boy at the C0-OP in the early 1960's and being given a half crown coin for my wages.
2 years ago aged 59 I rode my first 100 mile day, and went and did another 5 days later, previous best 70 miles aged 30.

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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby Mick F » 18 Sep 2014, 6:51pm

Is supermarket cheese about a £3 a pound now?
Difficult to say. :oops:
If so, a pound of cheese is the same price as a pint of beer?

Decent shoes?
£50 a pair?
Sounds like half a day's wages these days.

When I was a kid, it was a week's wages for a pair of decent shoes.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby Bonefishblues » 18 Sep 2014, 7:16pm

Mick F wrote:
When I was a kid, it was a week's wages for a pair of decent shoes.

To be fair, for a pair of decent shoes constructed on the same lines as the decent shoes of your boyhood (not mine obviously :wink: ) that may still hold true.

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Re: How old are CTC Forum people?

Postby Mick F » 18 Sep 2014, 8:07pm

Yep, you could be right! :lol:
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