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A lovable couple .. while it lasted

gibbo

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5 March 1921

LIGHTNING MATRIMONY. A woman seeking a separation told the Dudley magistrate that last June she and her husband were married in the morning they quarreled immediately after the ceremony; parted in the afternoon, and had lived apart ever since.
The husband was ordered to pay his wife 5s a week :eek:


I would like to know what they argued about :2fun::2fun:
 

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Hellooooooooooooo Gibbooooooooooooooo

20 Shillings to the pound (£), so about 25 GB pence in today's money. A bob is/was colloquial for a shilling..
 

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Hellooooooooooooo Jethroooooooo :biggrin:

I changed your name just for this post cause Geoff didnt suit all the "O"s >:D

I would still like to know what they argued about, it must have been good to call the marriage quits the same day :2fun::2fun:
Tho i dont know why he had to pay her when they may not have even lived together :confused:
 

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Hellooooooooooooo Jethroooooooo :biggrin:

I would still like to know what they argued about, it must have been good to call the marriage quits the same day :2fun::2fun:
Tho i dont know why he had to pay her when they may not have even lived together :confused:
Exactly, I would agree.. I wonder if the marriage was consumated, maybe that was the difference.

I guess in the 1920's equality wasn't an issue, perhaps men had a responsibility to maintain the family in any circumstance. As far as I was aware maintenance payments were only paid if a child was involved :rolleyes:
 

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1920 they were married Re last June quoted in the article.

So why go to court in March 1921 seeking a separation :confused:

They could have had the marriage annulled couldnt they :confused: Maybe there was a child involved like you mentioned.

Can we dissect this article any further :2fun::2fun:
 

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http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/moneyold.htm

I just remember old currency Gibbo...looking at this it was a good thing they changed it to decimal.

I once remember a man telling me he had the threepenny bits....which is cockney rhyming slang for....well i will let you guess:eek:

And i bet you knew i would google it? :2fun::2fun:
I did alter the meaning a little >:D

threepenny bit
"Lee ate bad food and got a terrible case of the threepenny bits" :eek:
 

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:biggrin::biggrin:

As a kid i remember the threepenny bit,looked a bit like gold to me and i once found one on the way to school.

I spent it on broken biscuits from Dairyfresh the bakers.:cool:
 

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I would imagine 5 shillings would have been a fair amount back then, could we look up Dudley marriages for June 1920?? Might be a big ask though.

I'll get cracking on it :rolleyes:...see you in a month:biggrin::biggrin:

We had slang for all the pre decimal currency.

Ha'penny--halfpenny
penny--1 penny
tuppence-- 2 pennies
trey--three pence
Zack--five pence coin
bob--1 shilling coin
deener--2 shillings coin
ten bob--ten shilling note
quid-- one pound note
fiver or fiddy---five pound note
tenner--ten pound note
 

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