Dec 17, 2020 -- 3:32PM, brigust1 wrote:
You are right Felt but we had no money, really. I started in stables on £1 6s 9d a week or £72 a year. With my percentage off BG over the 5 years the maximum I earned before tax was £11 a week. And that was a full week. A lad was on around £15 a week then. I still have my bank book from those days. Hern banned payments from owners to lads in those days. Lady Beaverbrook brought her horses in 1971 from Gordon Richards and she always gave the lad £10 a winner on the day. He even banned that.
I don't know what 6s or 9d means but £15 a week in 1971 for a manual worker is fairly comparable to todays minimum wages.