From Sunday Press, December, 1978 1978 / 70s / Adverts / Fashion / Happy Christmas share You Might Also Like Fashion on Grafton St, Dublin – January, 1970 August 12, 2012 Old Adverts #78 – Ulster Bank 1966 June 23, 2012 Man Alive – Ireland’s first magazine for men – 1974 November 16, 2011 This Post Has 4 Comments jaykay 20 Dec 2012 Yeah, I remember those electronic chess boards – except from a little while later (early 80s) when one of the lads in the house got one, second hand. The price quoted in ’78 is outrageous – about 3 times the average wage! I think I was on less than £50 p.w. then, albeit I was 18. dubdoug 20 Dec 2012 3 times the average wage! Have an outrageous Christmas jaykay! jaykay 21 Dec 2012 Just taken a look at a payslip from 1978 (and you thought you were good at keeping things, eh?) £41.40!! Out of which I had to pay about £10 or so for my share of the rent in the kip we lived in in Rathmines. Mind you, pints were still south of 50p then, so the important things in life were catered for i.e. enough to get skulled and to get into the Cellars and Bananas when I (invariably) hit Dundalk at the weekend. Have a cool yule yerself, and looking forward to dipping in more frequently in 2013 (been travelling away a lot this year) dubdoug 22 Dec 2012 Mad (but good) that you still have that payslip! So, six weeks of wages – or 500 pints – for the chess set! Comments are closed.