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Receipts and delivery notes for coal from 1938 and 1939

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1938 London receipt / delivery note for coal, showing the favoured types as 'Brights� and coke nuts

1938 receipt / delivery note for coal, showing the favoured types as 'Brights' and coke nuts. 'Brights' was short for 'Derby Brights'.

The price of the coal was 54 shillings/ton (£2.70 in decimal currency) but I cannot make sense of the price of the coke, even though I grew up with the £-s-d system of money.

Note the reference to a servant as if one were commonplace.

Although the document is undated, the evidence for the 1938 date is that a similar document - see below - is dated 1939 and shows a later order number and a higher price/ton.

The Co-op, which issued the document to my parents, traded coal through its head office in London, although during the war my parents were registered with the local coal yard.

1939 receipt / delivery note from the London Co-op for �Derby Bights� coal at a cost of 55 shillings/ton (�2-75p in decimal currency).

1939 receipt / delivery note from the London Co-op for �Derby Brights� coal at a cost of 55 shillings/ton (�2-75p in decimal currency).

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