Sterling plummeting

In order to win guineas?

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(He does get on one’s thruppenny bits)

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Mine was a smack around the head for daring to ask.

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I don’t remember what my pocket money was, but around the age of six, I remember very clearly going down to the local jewellery shop with mum & dad, spilling out pennies, thrupenny bits and sixpences, reaching up to the counter, until there was enough there to buy my first wristwatch. How long I saved up I don’t know, but that became my first experience of being a customer, and what money was all about.

You saved up! I blew mine on Mojo’s and Black Jacks , Four a penny or a farthing each