I is for Ironer

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3 thoughts on “I is for Ironer

  1. Iva P. says:

    >4s to 5s a day can be earned<
    I wish I knew today's value of the money to better appreciate their situation.

    • Hi, thanks so much for reading and for your comments. I’m going to be writing some blog posts on working class family budgets when I move my site in the next week or so, but generally speaking in 1900 5s was worth around £25 today, maybe a bit less. At this time rent for a couple of rooms was 7-10s a week, and it was felt you really needed in excess of 35s a week to survive as food was so much more expensive than it is now. I’ll be writing a lot more on this soon!

      • Iva P. says:

        Thank you for your answer and I’m looking forward to reading more about the matter.

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