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Posted By: Les from Hull
28-Jun-01 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Arthur McBride - What's the background?
Subject: RE: Arthur McBride- What's the background?
The Harding broadside mentions 'fourpence a day'. Even during the Napoleonic Wars a private soldier got a shilling a day. Perhaps it was fourpence after deducions for 'necessaries'. Any ideas?

Also there's the phrase 'smell timmer'. I can't trace that in a slang dictionary. Someone?

Ta! Les