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Falkirk, Short Movie, 1938

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dsl SX

2016-07-02 01:50

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23 minute promotional film made by Falkirk Town Council for the 1938 Empire Exhibition in Glasgow describing the history and industry of the burgh of Falkirk. (Seven other films were produced by the Films of Scotland Committee to showcase Scotland to the world at this exhibition - see main page list at /movie.php?id=2361628 )
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Nothing in imdb but Link to "www.falkirkherald.co.uk" and Link to "movingimage.nls.uk"

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Sandie wrote The soft drink of kings.

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Prices for this new-fangled electricity stuff
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ingo DE

2016-07-02 16:38

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@rjluna2: :D

dsl wrote Prices for this new-fangled electricity stuff
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tore-40 NO

2016-07-02 20:14

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And compared to current :p prices?

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ingo DE

2016-07-02 20:19

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tore-40 wrote And compared to current :p prices?

No change to find it out.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_sterling#History
How should that be possible?

tore-40 NO

2016-07-02 20:43

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12 pence to the shilling, 12 shillings to the pound: 1/288 £ to 10/576 £ pr unit (unit=kWh?)

What would that be in todays values?

rjluna2 US

2016-07-02 20:49

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ingo wrote @rjluna2: :D

The electricity distribution has been going on since the invention of the light bulb, but lot longer for the carbon arc street lights since the early of the 19th century :D

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-07-02 22:00

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tore-40 wrote 12 pence to the shilling, 12 shillings to the pound: 1/288 £ to 10/576 £ pr unit (unit=kWh?)

What would that be in todays values?



20 shillings to the £, therefore 240 pennies to the £. Decimalisation occurred in 1971, when I was 23 so I had reasonable experience of £ shillings and pence.
1 decimal penny is equal to 2.4 old pennies.

Tuppence halfpenny per unit, or KW/h is therefore almost the same as 1 new penny per unit, but this does not allow for the change in the value of money since 1938.

£1 in 1938 equals £61.60 in 2016.
1 decimal penny, that is tuppence halfpenny at the time, is equivalent to about one hundredth of £61.60, so £0.616, or 62 new pence.

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dsl SX

2016-07-02 22:02

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Today, one unit of electricity is 1000 Watts of power used for 1 hour (1kWh), and seems kWh was also used in 1930s meters.

There were 20 shillings to the pound, so with 12d to the shilling, £1 = 240d. 1p (today's 1971+ decimal penny or £0.01) = 2.4d. So that 1938 pricing converts as 0.2p (½d) to 1p (2½d). Taking inflation £1 (1938) = £61.60 today, so a 1938 unit (1kWh) cost 12.3p to 61.6p in today's values. In comparison most UK suppliers today charge between 4p to 12p per unit for domestic consumption.

ingo DE

2016-07-02 22:36

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dsl wrote
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In comparison most UK suppliers today charge between 4p to 12p per unit for domestic consumption.

How cheap :wow: In Germany it's actually around 26 to 29 Cent per 1 Kw/h.
No, for these prices the EU ist not responsible. It's all German selfmade political bullshit.

rjluna2 US

2016-07-03 03:18

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Now that is the economic cost of running electricity. No wonder these energy/electric mogul gets rich :D

tore-40 NO

2016-07-03 12:09

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Thank you, @john/dsl for correct info. Then it seems while slightly more expensive than today, it was no more expensive than energy also differs today - from country to country. But, back then only a few lamps were running on power - usually DC :wow: Radios ran on batteries, no TVs or or computers, while heating and cooking was done (even today, right, @john/dsl?) by coal or gas.

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-07-03 16:55

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We are entirely electrically powered except for the central heating and hot water which uses a gas fired boiler. Our relatively modest three bed roomed house has a total energy bill of about £900 per year, but we are equipped with double glazed windows, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation that is about knee deep, and the biggest expanse of glass, the patio doors to the back yard, is further insulated by a conservatory which is also entirely double glazed, including the roof.

The most expensive heating here is probably oil fired boilers, my parents-in-law had such heating, and it burned paraffin like a jumbo jet.

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dsl SX

2016-07-06 13:45

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:hello: Anything further which can be done to nail down all the (Leyland) buses??

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-07-06 19:26

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dsl wrote :hello: Anything further which can be done to nail down all the (Leyland) buses??


Get Google to label its photos correctly.

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