Six Shillings

Written by Nicky Barry   
Monday, 15 November 2010 09:32

I borrowed a book from the library if i remember correctly it was called "Urban Catholics in nineteenth century wales" there was a section on the construction of "newtown". during the 1850s the rent for the houses was increased from "five shillings and sixpence" to "six shillings" average wage in those days "twelve shillings" ( even scrooge was bunging! poor old "cratchit" "fifteen shillings a week" and that was in 1842.) the devasting consequences of this was the need for the "tenants to take in evermore lodgers (the numbers for each house being listed in the book)

I believe "forty families in one house in "Mary Anne st," without any undue arrogance i think we can be justly proud to be descended from people such as these for their ability to overcome almost insurmoutable odds is the reason we are here today. now I have finished that bit of "uriah heeping" I can come to the main reason for this letter, i noticed in the book there is no "Roland st," (it was there in 1904), however a "Thomas st," is listed also the site where the "Barri" ( I use the "Norman" spelling of my name as i find this device enables me to take pecuniary advantage of financial instituitions with a name like that they would never dream they are going to be "knocked!") "pile" was is listed as "William ( no north prefix) st," does anyone out there know the reason for the differences in the street