In order to win guineas?
(He does get on one’s thruppenny bits)
Mine was a smack around the head for daring to ask.
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