close this book"I thought I'd learnt everything at 15 ; "a teenager during the 1940s
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Pocket Money

"I remember having a little notebook and writing down how many cows I'd milked and I'd get paid one ha'penny per cow"

"the ha'penny wouldn't buy much but a penny would buy you a big bag of boiled lollies, in those days it was quite something, because looking at the old pound, shillings and pence day the top manager or something in a shop would only be getting 4 pound 10 or 5 pound a week and I thought I was made with getting this little bit of pocket money, about thrupence or sixpence every ten days or something like that, which I spent on, I guess lollies mostly"