Adjustment to Stamps, Currency, Electricity
A platform ticket displays the name of a village on Anglesey about 15 miles from us in Beaumaris. Claiming to have the longest town name in the world, they made sure all of it got on the ticket, and it was printed across the top of the railway station there.
The name and its translation from Welsh:
Adjusting to the currency was a good bit more difficult. We had to adapt to shillings and pence, and crowns - this was before the decimal conversions. Shown in the background above are pound notes with threepenny pieces, or "thrupnys" as it sounded in speech.
Dealing with the electrical system in Wales made us very appreciative of our simple 120 volt standard U.S. plugs like that in center. With the 250 volt, 50 Hz British system you had large, unwieldy plugs and adapters and they were a continual pain.
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