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Fuel Prices then and now
on: 10 June, 2022, 11:25:58 AM
Those of you old enough to have been riding or driving 43 years ago (like me) might remember the World coming to an end in June 1979 when Petrol passed £1:00 a gallon for the first time.

Now we have had litres on the pumps for long time, so itís had to think of things any other way but I thought I might point out Petrol has now gone past £8:00 a gallon for the first time.

Kind of makes you think on what the fuss was about doesnít it?

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Re: Fuel Prices then and now
Reply #1 on: 11 June, 2022, 08:53:59 PM
*Originally Posted by Brit182 [+]
Those of you old enough to have been riding or driving 43 years ago (like me) might remember the World coming to an end in June 1979 when Petrol passed £1:00 a gallon for the first time.

Now we have had litres on the pumps for long time, so itís had to think of things any other way but I thought I might point out Petrol has now gone past £8:00 a gallon for the first time.

Kind of makes you think on what the fuss was about doesnít it?
When I started riding in 1954 it cost 4 shillings and sixpence (22.5p) a gallon. I'm too tired to work out what that is per litre! (not a lot....)

But in to-day's equivalent money I think you would have to allow for inflation - Oh dear I'll have to look it up again and put it on another post.

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Reply #2 on: 11 June, 2022, 08:58:55 PM
*Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
When I started riding in 1954 it cost 4 shillings and sixpence (22.5p) a gallon. I'm too tired to work out what that is per litre! (not a lot....)

But in to-day's equivalent money I think you would have to allow for inflation - Oh dear I'll have to look it up again and put it on another post.
A £1 in 1954 is equivalent to £28 to-day. I'll be interested if that can be translated into how much the equivalent cost of a litre is!
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Re: Fuel Prices then and now
Reply #3 on: 12 June, 2022, 10:02:03 AM
Hi Ken, good to hear from you.

When started in 1967 it was 6 shillings and two pence. Which Google tells me is £4:10 in todays money, which seems a lot to me.

Donít know about you but I really canít remember if six shillings felt a lot but I do remember I started working for £610 per annum and that probably didnít.

Maybe ten years and decimal currency made the £1 gallon worse?

 


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