Try contacting the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, which has an excellent
library/archive in Ashwell, Herts.
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From: "John Colby" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Historic petrol prices
> Only from memory here
> In 1959-61 ten shillings bought two gallons - and I, at age about 10, got
> the change - which was about 2 or 3 pennies.
> At 10:40 15/11/2003, you wrote:
> >Vince here:
> >A request for help.
> >Does anyone know of a source of information on historic petrol prices at
> >the pump from (say) 1950-2000? I am trying to date a number of old
> >negatives from the archives in our SMR/HER which have not been labelled
> >catalogued before, and as anumber of them feature garages with prices
> >boldly emblazoned (ah, happy day, when 1 gallon (about 5litres for our
> >younger readers) was 4 shillings and elevenpence (just under 25p)!).
> >I have tried googling the answer, but anything about fuel prices it can
> >stump up is either American or ghastly government propaganda about 'cost
> >real terms'.
> >I'd be grateful if anyone can help.