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Discussion Forum - Website Development - Early History Of The LDWA

Author: Tony Willey
Posted: Mon 8th Dec 2008, 9:12
Joined: 1989
Local Group: Lakeland
Current prices are around 10 times those in 1972, so that 35p would be around £3.50 now. The very first event in the newsletter was the Reservoir roundabout with an entry fee of 30p, or £3 in today's money. The revived Roundabout in 2009 has an entry fee of £8, but is no doubt a very different animal to the 1972 version, and few would say that it was not value for money. In any case average earnings have increased by 16 times in the period so we have much more disposable income to spend!
Author: Madeleine Watson
Posted: Sun 7th Dec 2008, 23:00
Joined: 2002
Local Group: West Yorkshire
David - Thanks. I've just had a quick but fascinating read of the first newsletter. An interesting comment about runners (welcome because it can't be policed! And hard not to run downhill! But also related to checkpoint opening times.)
Also interesting the price of events. Several 35p. One - as much as 80p! Haven't worked out what that would be these days. I look forward to reading the others.
Author: David Williams
Posted: Fri 19th Sep 2008, 20:09
Joined: 1995
Local Group: South Wales
The LDWA`s early Newsletters (renamed Strider from issue 19) are being put onto the South Wales Group web site at Newsletters 1,2,3 & 8 are available at present and it is intended to add further issues as and when we scan and process them. Use the above link to get to our Home page, click on Early Days then on Early Newsletters (don't use any bookmarks or favourites you may have saved to get there as the site has moved and the newletters are not available on the old server). If you have any difficulty in accessing the Newsletters, get to our web site via the LDWA`s Local Groups page.

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