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THIS WAS LIFE IN 1973.

THE number of unemployment claimants on Merseyside is believed to be at its lowest since 1973 when: Ike and Tina Turner were at the top of the charts with Nutbush City Limits and you could see Leo Sayer at the Empire for the princely sum of 75p.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra could be seen for just 50p in the cheap seats with top price tickets coming in at a princely pounds 1.10.

But if that was too pricy, you could stay at home and watch Elsie Tanner,played by Pat Phoenix,leaving Coronation Street on the telly.

You could buy a a suit for less than pounds 20 at OwenOwen.

A primary school head teacher could expect to earn up to pounds 3,500 while sheet metal workers were being offered 81 pan hour.

Clerks were being paid pounds 20 a week (but only ladies over 35 need apply according to one advert).

A shorthand typist at the University of Liverpool was on pounds 1,128, whereas carpet fitters could demand pounds 2,000 and above.

To get into the rummage sale at Fairfield Church Hall,L7, cost 2pand a diamond eternity ring from Miltons pawn brokers cost around pounds 20.

Home decorators could follow up-to-the-minute fashion with shag pile carpet from Taffy's at 89 pa square metre.

And at the end of the day, a good night's sleep came at pounds 13.70 for a single bed with bunk beds from pounds 19.90 at Bensons bed centres.
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Date:Nov 13, 2003
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