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first week at sea


first week at sea

My mother's book-keeping effort.My first wage of 2-10/- or 2-50p Expenses include 1-10/- or 1-50p in feet and inches,for the hire of an old Coastal Radio,13/- (65p) for a bag of coal,and 1-4/- or 1-20p for the carriage from Dunbar to Eyemouth on 12 boxes of prawns.The two batteries at 5 each were ex army metal cased jobs that were bought from a scrappie in Bonninton Road Edinburgh.He went by the name of "Wingy" Robertson as he only had one arm,and was a great buyer of all things ex services.



    12 quid for a weeks fuel!  happy days