Snippets taken from the the first Courthouse Magazine 1954
and finally an interesting advert in the back of the magazine
3/- is three shillings (or three bob).
There were 12 pennies (12d) in a shilling, and 20 shillings in a pound (and so 240 pennies in a pound)
A pint of milk cost about 2d around this time.
To the left:
The money in those days.
The Coins are
one penny (1d) and one halfpenny 1/2d
half crown (2/6) florin (2/- ) one shilling (1/-) and
sixpence (6d) Threepenny bit (3d)
And while we are on the subject of the old money, here is an extract from the PTA book showing the Balance sheet from a PTA social in 1953.