Filling up with a few gallons of 4-Star at Row shop rather than having to drive to Camelford or Bodmin.

Courtesy of Alison Masters, this photo dates from the mid to late 1960s.

In 1969 a gallon of fuel for the pictured Austin car was 35p (7p per litre), while a year’s road tax for the same vehicle was a whopping £17.

The average UK house price in that year was £4,312 which equates to just £47,500 at 2020 prices.

If you couldn’t afford a car or a house, you could have bought the Daily Express or a first-class stamp for 5d (2p).

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