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  • If Hutch was paid 5 for his trouble, it would have been the equivalent, in real terms (purchasing power) to 2,512.11d.

    It's a pity a fiver doesn't go so far these days, hey?

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    • Crystal,

      but nowadays 2,512.11d won't even buy one a decent salmon.

      Mike
      huh?

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      • Hello Crystal,
        I must dispute your conversion .
        Are you suggesting that one pound in 1888 =five hundred pounds in todays currency?
        That would make a unskilled labourer earning a good wage even today.
        McCarthys rents [ marys room ] approx one hundred and thirteen pounds p/w
        Over four pounds for a 2d glass of gin.
        I am glad i did not live around then.
        Regards Richard.

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        • Richard -

          it depends on which index you use. RPI, the 5 in 1888 would have been worth 399.32 in 2007

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          • Hi Crystal,
            I agree with that figure, i originaly got the impression you were interpreting Hutchinsons Five pounds, as equivilent to Two thousand five hundred pounds, and four hundred pounds would obviously be the correct figure.
            Regards Richard.

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