Devizes and Wiltshire Advertiser – September 18th 1924
The front page of this paper certainly lives up to its name. It advertises all sorts. But the big advert is for the Lavington and Devizes Motor Services Ltd.
The trips out for the coming week are listed. There are three trips to Bournemouth at nine shillings (45p) return. It sounds laughably cheap but that nine shillings represents just about a day’s pay for a labouring man. If he had a wife and children we could be approaching close on a week’s wages for the transport to Bournemouth. You got a long day out for your money.
The trip to Wembley was more expensive – but then it is a longer journey and that had a very early start from Lavington.
The special for that week was Frome cheese show – then as now this was a popular event.
What a lovely advert.