Why pay rent, indeed?

An advert placed by Nicholls of Court Lane, Cosham in 1958.
An advert placed by Nicholls of Court Lane, Cosham in 1958.
HMS London back in Hong Kong for repairs. Here we see the hits on her port side.

NOSTALGIA WITH BOB HIND: HMS London under attack by Chinese forces

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This is an advert from 1958, not all that long ago, when you could buy a house like that shown here for £2.75 a week in modern money.

As long as you could be thrifty and save the £95 required for the deposit you were on your way.

Mind you, that is equivalent to just over £2,000 in today’s money. The average labourer earned £12 a week.