Thank you Laura! My grandmother taught me about herbs and she always said plants and nature were better for us than the modern chemicals.
When we got married Ernie was bringing home about £1 17s 6d.
Now this was long before we went decimal so in todays money that would be about £1.25 a week, a couple of dollars to you Tess.
Now, although everyone thinks that we have always had free healthcare in the UK that’s not so. A visit to the doctor when we got married amounted to just over half a months pay so it was pretty much out of the question if we wanted to eat. The National Health Service got started in the late 1940′s, before then we had to pay.
Unless it was especially serious we relied on remedies passed down to us over the years, and most of the things we used involved plants, with the occasional bee added for good measure! Usually, someone local had what you needed if you didn’t grow…
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