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Topic Originator: ron
Post Date April 2, 2005 @ 7:48 AM
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April 2, 2005 @ 7:48 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

When I was 11 (in 1951)  I had a paper round.   It started in Bath Row and went into St Peter's Vale, then into Austin Street and through All Saints' Callis where I was usually offered a cup of tea by one of the elderly residents.  This was at 7.15 a.m.  The remainder of the round was along St Peter's Street.  I used to have a look at the cars in Sycamore's Garage and then get back on my bike.  I was paid 10 shillings a week for six days deliveries.  I often saw Grace Lee, an elderly resident of the street,  feeding her large  number of cats at the top of St. Peter's Street.
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March 24, 2006 @ 8:24 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Paper round? 1951? Ten bob a week? you were overpaid? or did I have the wrong round? I use to deliver Sunday papers in 1951 " 200" of them, my round included:-Conduit rd, Princes rd, Queens St, Victoria rd, & Kings Rd, I had four bags of sunday papers that I would collected on my bike at 7am every Sunday morning, I was paid 7 shillings & 6 pence. how unlucky was I, never mind I enjoyed doing it at the time.
Ed: Thanks Clem.  That was in the days of hard work and errand boys. Pocket money hadn't been invented then.

March 25, 2006 @ 11:41 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Ed: pocket money? correct but somehow things seemed better, perhaps it was the fact that most had very little after the war, and you appreciated the little you had.

Ray Tyers
July 2, 2011 @ 11:59 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

1972  - I remember lying about my age 14 when I was only 13 to get a paper round  at W H smith in the high street. Problem was it rained so hard one day I decided to save the papers and would have delivered them the next day had  the guy who was organising things for W H smtih not got so upset-- I think they still owe me a days wages.

July 18, 2011 @ 11:43 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I had three paper rounds over the three years before I left school, these included a morning round down Ryhall Road, Rutland Road and Lincoln Road an evening round up Casterton Road and a large Sunday Paper round with my brother.
On the Sunday round we actually collected the money and we were paid a penny for every paper we sold.  I often wonder if we were under paid sometimes.
I also worked in Woolworths on a Saturday when I was 15 until the High School put a stop to it, they did not like us girls working there.
The High School in those days was unbelieveable with a lot of snobby silly rules, they would not get away with them today.