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Its £23 quid now apparently




£10 10yrs ago is same as £13 now 😕 so need a 25% increase in £££££ to stay still 😑



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21 hours ago, David Lawrence 88 said:

Just started reading

Thomas hardy. The woodlanders


18 pence for 1,000 spars

In the old days


Marty South was making them part time in the evenings after a full day working in the woods, just to make ends meet. Not much change there. She probably wouldn't have had to pay for her gads either.


The way I see spar making, there's no living in it, but if you've got a supply of gads, maybe as a by-product from other work, it's something you can do as a fall back as and when, indoors in the dry. If you know how to make a good spar you need never be rained off again. 

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