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Your first ever pay packet.

Male
A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London 8-Oct-2019 17:38 Message #4756893
What was the first thing you paid for with your own money?
Female
Cautious1954  Female  Berkshire 8-Oct-2019 18:17 Message #4756901
I can’t remember how much it was but I bought a pair of knee high boots.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 8-Oct-2019 18:39 Message #4756910
I really don't remember, so it obviously wasn't anything exciting.
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire 8-Oct-2019 19:53 Message #4756926
I don’t think we earned enough as a first wage to make it very memorable but the first thing I bought was a Beatles single. I think.
Female
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire 8-Oct-2019 19:57 Message #4756929
A pair of knee high boots (snap, cautious ;) ) from Dolcis, pocket money for my younger siblings, a present for my mum.
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire 8-Oct-2019 20:36 Message #4756935
Four pounds and six shillings, couldn't think of owt to spend it on....went downhill from there.
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire 8-Oct-2019 20:36 Message #4756936
Four pounds and six shillings, couldn't think of owt to spend it on....went downhill from there.
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire 8-Oct-2019 20:36 Message #4756937
Four pounds and six shillings, couldn't think of owt to spend it on....went downhill from there.
Female
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire 8-Oct-2019 20:57 Message #4756940
A trip to France to meet my pen-pal,
I had to earn my own money for the trip.
Female
NoSaint  Female  Devon 8-Oct-2019 21:10 Message #4756943
Makeup and trinkets.
Female
Aely  Female  Hampshire 8-Oct-2019 21:18 Message #4756948
A jumper and 2 mini skirts. Aldershot market October 1966. I still wear the jumper occasionally.
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire 8-Oct-2019 21:38 Message #4756966
Wow, one click of the button brings three posts - that's value for money.
What about the mini skirts Aely?
Female
leogirl  Female  Essex 8-Oct-2019 23:19 Message #4757006
I bought some presents for my parents and a book for my younger brother who was only 10 . I also had to pay for my 2 nursing uniforms and 3 aprons !
I had very little money left after that and I had to wait a whole month before I was paid again !
when I went back to work after the children were going to school I bought a top quality bone china ( Crown Pagoda) tea service . After all these years I still love it !

leogirl.
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 8-Oct-2019 23:34 Message #4757015
Beer.

Male
tumbleweed  Male  Gloucestershire 9-Oct-2019 11:15 Message #4757072
Not my first ever pay packet as such...as I'd had a few other things before....but my first Merchant Navy one was a bit memorable....well, I say memorable, I can only remember certain things about it...

It wasn't a physical pay packet...but an amount of £20 a month as a Cadet...which isn't as bad as it sounds, as meals and accommodation on the ship were 'free'...

The £20 wasn't paid up front....but on joining the ship the general thing was something along the lines of 'buying' a few bits and pieces from the ships 'store', and also getting a 'sub' ( some cash ) for use in the bar.....This continued through the trip, and also money for 'going ashore' etc....Hopefully had some left at the end of the trip....sometimes...

I remember joining the first ship and getting a pack of 200 fags for about 40p, a tin of nuts, some vosene shampoo ( because that's all they had ), a little tin of swarfega ( elsewhere on the ship there were big dispensers of 'free' swarfega, although it became like gold dust as the trips went on....even being rationed until it could be stocked up again ) and a bit of cash for the bar.....2p a pint in the bar...
Female
Blue-Poppy  Female  East Yorkshire 9-Oct-2019 11:37 Message #4757079
First thing was a lovely white dress from C & A for going dancing - called it my 'pulling' dress. Then I saved for several weeks to get a lovely heart shaped silver watch on a bracelet. I used to walk past the jewellers every day and look at it.
Male
The_Snow_Covered_Fool  Male  Cheshire 9-Oct-2019 14:44 Message #4757096
Comics from my paper round money.



Chris.
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire 9-Oct-2019 15:28 Message #4757101
I'd forgotten about that Chris....darn I'm getting old.
Female
Aely  Female  Hampshire 12-Oct-2019 21:39 Message #4757762
I passed them on to my daughter 30 years later, Terry.


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