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THE NHS STORYDecade Quiz

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'1949'

  • The new unbreakable micro-groove seven-inch record becomes available in America

  • Clothes rationing ends after eight years

  • England and Wales are to get their first national parks - 77 years after Yellowstone became the world's first

  • Gas industry nationalised

  • Harrow is declared Britain's most expensive school, with annual fees of 315

  • The government admits the NHS costs 2s 6d (12.5p) a head per week - 1/4d more than originally thought

  • The pound is devalued by 30.5 per cent from $4.03 to $2.80, shaking the financial world

  • A gallon of petrol goes up tuppence halfpenny to 2s 3d (11p)



 
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