Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 05/02/2015

Photo taken on April 25, 2015

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SWEB Advertisement, June 1970

SWEB Advertisement, June 1970
SWEB - South Western Electricity Board, became SWEB Energy under the 1990 privatisation; after various take overs, it became Western Power Distribution in 2010.

A low end Hoover automatic would cost from about £250.00 now; we used a twin tub until the mid 1980s before being seduced by an automatic machine. Twin tubs are, I believe, quite difficult to obtain now.

Note the "Sit Vac" advert to the left, for a resident housemaid at a boarding school for £10/12s/6d per week, with £3/7s/4d deduction for board and lodging; percentage reductions in salary (and board?) if 16 or 17 years old.