Out of plain, unguided, vague interest, Dense Inchcock, our ancient, decrepit Spoof Gazette Columis... Clomuni... Colamist... Writer, has been out with his notebook, 1959 Menu from Fred's Cafe, of Grotty End Road Nottingham, pen, and 20p expenses - to check the difference in similar items on the menu, to todays prices.
For ease of comparing, the 1959 prices have been converted to the biggest con-job ever pulled on the British people, decimal currency.
Here are his comparisons:
Where in 2011: NHS Nations Healthcare Centre Cafe
Cup of Tea
Where in 2011: M & S - City Centre
Individual Custard Tart/Pie
Where in 2011: Starbucks - Friar Lane Nott'm
Cup of Cappuccino
Where in 2011: Cafe Pizza - West Bridgford
Jacket Potato with coleslaw
Where in 2011: Cafe Rouge - Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham
Omelette with mushrooms
Where in 2011: Big Wok - Parliament Street, Nott'm
Cod & Chips
Where in 2011: Atlas Deli - Nottingham
Where in 2011: M & S Nottingham
Glass of Apple Juice
If this makes you feel aghast,
Then your best years will be past,
If you feel not in the least harassed,
You're obviously from the upper caste,
Eat at home, and remain steadfast!