I wanted to be ruthless and found an old rucksack, full of bits'n'bobs, which had obviously been rammed full of crap and put into the loft a long time ago. I got it down and thought I'd have a rummage through it before throwing it away. Of course a lot of it was rubbish but I did also find a few mementos which brought back some memories, and I thought I'd share them with you.
I started going out and drinking when I had just turned 16 [I think!], and there were several favourite haunts that we used to go to. First of all it was the Railway Tavern in Broadstairs [now called Cramptons] where they used to serve Toby Bitter for £1 a pint, and then over the next year I started going to the Louisa Bay ["Don't look for it, it's not there anymore"], where my maintippless used to be Stella and Southern Comfort [slightly richer tastes at that time]. These were of course just pubs and being young and full of life I wanted to go out for longer and this is where the next image comes in, scanned from the contents in my rucksack.
But how did I afford all of these shenanigans whilst I was still in full-time education?? Well that's where mySaturdayy job came in handy working for JC Rook & Sons, a butchers [also with a delicatessen and hot food counter]. I would workSaturdayss from 9am till 5pm, and for 8 hours of my life I would get......£20...which works out at £2.50 an hour!!! Don't believe me?? See the other scan below [this one is from when I was 18].
I don't quite know how I made £20 stretch for a whole evening, but I guess I usually managed to by skipping fares on trains, using vouchers to get into places for free, and drinking pints of bitter for £1....ah those were the days..... *starts babbling about kids nowadays*
Well, that's all from my archives for the moment, but if anything else of interest pops up then I'll be sure to share it.