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Six shillings a week in 1844 sounds like a large amount of money. I am unable to advise the current equivalent.
Fascinating indeed. I enjoy trying to discover the old among the new - sometimes it is only a ghostly trace, but once you know it's there it changes your whole perspective about a location.
Six shillings a week ensured Grove Hall undercut all its rivals. They raised prices to eleven shillings the following year.
The Bank of England's inflation calculator gives a rate of 124.81% from 1844 until 2018, so 6 shillings would be around £37.45.
You'd have to be a looney to quibble with 38 smackers a week for a roof over your head In Bow.
I hope this isn't going to be another unsustainable series like your Bow pubs feature from yesterday because I don't see how you can fit in two streets per day when there are only seven days left in the month of August.
According to one report I found online, it costs an average of £350 per day to keep a mental health patient in hospital. So on that basis the equivalent modern day cost of accommodation in Bow would be £2487.50 per week.
Very difficult to put a meaningful monetary equivalent on historic values, because prices of different things have changed by such different amounts. Even something like average wage is a difficult benchmark because the differences between rich and poor, and the numbers of each, were even more marked than they are today.
How about 'Bow Legs' in which dg walks the parts of the 320 runs in the knowledge's Blue Book that pass through Bow?

dg writes: *cough*
Bow Bus Stops was obviously a prequal.
Your answer's right, Man of Kent, bit the explanation isn't. The Bank's calculator shows one pound then equates to 124.81 now, an inflation rate of 12,381% over the period.
At one time, the Bow Curve was also used for passenger trains as an alternative way to get from Barking to Fenchurch St during engineering works. It was a roundabout way of doing so (via Forest Gate and Stratford) but I suppose it wasn't much longer than going from Barking to Liverpool ST as they do now on weekends.

They may still do this. I remember making many such trips both ways during electrification works in the 70's
Matchless reporting d.g.
Given the paucity of bears in Bow I wonder if Bearbinder (Lane) is a corruption of Bearbeiter - German for various sorts of overseers or workers.
If you want a giggle, check out the name of the road the "inaccessible row of modern apartments" are on.

I wonder how many other street names have a typo...
Hi there,

Do you know if Bryant & May also had a football pitch at their sports ground?
They certainly had a team - called Brymay Athletic. Many thanks. Peter

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