ARGUS ARCHIVE: 50 years ago - Argus offers 2 weeks in US for £199

South Wales Argus: ARGUS ARCHIVE: 50 years ago - Argus offers 2 weeks in US for £199 ARGUS ARCHIVE: 50 years ago - Argus offers 2 weeks in US for £199

A HOLIDAY of a lifetime was launched by the South Wales Argus taking in a fortnight in North America visiting Boston, Newport Rhode Island, the New York World Fair, Richmond and Washington for £199.

Polling was taking place in eleven wards in Newport to decide which of 24 candidates would serve on the town council for the next three years. Results showed that Conservatives suffered a setback losing three seats. Labour now had nine aldermen and 22 councillors, Conservatives, one alderman and 10 councillors. Nationally, Labour gained control of eight borough councils.


An appeal was made to miners leaders for a statesman-like approach to help the coal industry’s current financial situation.

 

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2:37pm Tue 6 May 14

Cefn17 says...

Sad person that I am I put £199 in an inflation calculator and the result was £3500.
Sad person that I am I put £199 in an inflation calculator and the result was £3500. Cefn17
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