When twopence was worth more than tuppence

My friend Eric was a big lad. Played prop forward. When they designed the Ark Royal, they used his old school photo as a preliminary blueprint.

He looked after the neighbouring agency to mine for the Prudential back in the early 1960s.

In those days there were many old penny or twopence-a-week policies still in force, and in a few houses they were the only ones we had to collect.

Most of these people were very helpful and would pay, for example, five or ten bob in advance so it meant only a six

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