Petrol up 1d today
Highest price for 15 yrs
Quality to be maintained
Petrol will be three-halfpence dearer today at 1s-9d a gallon the highest price for 15yrs, the Petroleum Board announced last night
The increase has been agreed by the government. Existing differentials in price will be continued for the north and west of Scotland etc, and for deliveries in packages. It is pointed out that when the last increase - 2d per gallon was made on October 17th it was stated that thus only partly reflected the recent increase in costs. That advance in price was then regarded as the forerunner of future rises.
Once 4s-7d a gallon
The retail price of petrol was fixed at 1s-6d a gallon when rationing began on September 16th. Prices of petrol until rationing began had been 1s-5d and 1s-7d. The lowest figure since the last war was 1s-0d in 1928. In 1914 the price was 1s-7d and by 1919 it had reached 2s-10d. In August 1920 it rose to 4s-7d. Last week an increase of 1d per gallon in the price of pool fuel oil and pool diesel oil, except diesel oil for road vehicles was made.
Simultaneously with their announcement of the price increase the Petroleum Board issued a statement pointing out that pool products consist in the first place of blends of the various grades stocked prior to the war. The board comments, They are however blended to rigid specifications, and, although, appreciably better than the cheaper grades marketed before the war, are of course, not equal to the best grades previously available.
It is the intention of the Petroleum Board at all times to maintain the quality of its products at a high level as circumstances permit, but it may, of course, not always be practicable to reserve for civilian use grades of qualities of petroleum products which may be required for war purposes, while, on the other hand the possible bearing of the shipping and foreign exchange situations on the availability of different sources of supply cannot be overlooked.
Liverpool Daily Post
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Gloucestershire Echo Dec 23rd 1947
Workman in blitz cavity rescue
Thousands watched rescuers work to free OBRIEN, trapped in Liverpool blitz cavity. For over 4 hours firemen were engaged in half hour spells operating foot bellows to feed air to OBRIEN and N.F.S rescuer. A leg of OBRIEN was firmly embedded in castings of mortar soil and masonry, OBRIEN was brought to the surface at 3.10 pm.
The Post, 27 November 1949
The finest xmas of all
Miss Margaret Turner, Marmonde Road, Walton Road, Liverpool, has already had a wonderful Christmas present. She's found a brother and sister! She lost all trace of them, and after years of search has located the brother in New Brunswick and the sister in Miami, America. And so this year what presents are to flow across the ocean.
Aberdeen Journal, 9 August 1949
Blitz victim found alive in Hospital
Surprise for Sister at Birkenhead
A man who was believed to have perished in the Liverpool blitz five years ago has been found to be living but is seriously ill in a Birkenhead hospital. He is Mr Peter M'Court, formerly of Hartley St, Nelson Lancs, who is in his sixties. He left Nelson many years ago and was working in Liverpool. A report was received by his family that he had been a blitz victim.
Recently his sister Mrs M. Baker, Railway St, Nelson was asked if she had a relative named Peter, she mentioned her brother, adding that he had died five years ago. Then she made the journey to Merseyside to learn that for years her brother had been in the care of the sisters in charge of St Catherines Hospital, Birkenhead. Other relatives have been to see him recently. His condition is stated to be serious, although he rallied on meeting his family again.
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