The meat price board that was displayed in a shop window and the two bills from A.G.Reeves and Young’s give a vivid reminder of how prices have risen. Wages have also gone up, so a true comparison is not easy.
Before the days of large pharmaceutical companies, local chemists made up their own concoctions for various ailments. This remedy for piles and the mosquito repellent are just two examples of their home made medicines.
Before the days of non-stop weather forecasts on the radio, television and smart phones, people relied on unsophisticated items such as this. The woman came out when it was fin and the man when it was wet!