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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 24-01-2016, 11:55
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Diesel in Telford (Morrisons) 97.7p / litre today. (Petrol 99.9p / litre)

Petrol at the Jet station near Sully, South Wales in summer 1968 was 4 gallons (18.18 litres) for £1.00! But there again my wage as an apprentice was about £15 per week!
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Diesel in Telford (Morrisons) 97.7p / litre today. (Petrol 99.9p / litre)

Petrol at the Jet station near Sully, South Wales in summer 1968 was 4 gallons (18.18 litres) for £1.00! But there again my wage as an apprentice was about £15 per week!
That 1968 price is still slightly cheaper than current prices. It works out at £16.24 in todays money using the historic inflation calculator here. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/b...nged-1900.html

So in 1968 a litre of petrol was about 90p in todays money

Your apprentice weekly wage was £243 in todays money which I guess is pretty good by modern standards for apprentices.


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Interesting calculations you have done there Barry, yes I guess I was a well paid apprentice but it was civil service pay as a GPO engineer. It actually works out a bit better that my 17 year old Grandson is earning as an engineering apprentice today. Just goes to show that although we moan about price rises etc. not a lot actually changes.
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Just filled up in Portugal at €0.88. Thats about £0.67.

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I remember the panic not so long ago when the media announced that petrol was to hit £2 a litre. Thousands of £'s were wiped of the value of 4x4s and so called gas guzzlers.

Maybe the calm before the storm?
Maybe that the impending super - future fuels will push prices even lower.......

But, in my old V8 5 Litre car we managed 24mpg at Autobahn speeds and petrol was costing around 85p a litre.

Much less expensive and greener than running a brand new Hybrid or even shelling out on a new Smart!
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Price range here in Cork is €0.997 to €1.049 for domestic and international brands like Esso & Topaz ,
though you can still find some charging €1.129

I can never understand why some people will pay 10 cents a litre over the odds for fuel and at the same time moan about the price of a loaf of bread, pint of beer or a carton of milk.
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