A very small family history find today; a tiny time capsule from fifty years ago.
Sue is using some of my Aunt Joyce’s embroidery cotton, from a couple of tins of reels and skeins we inherited after Joyce died in February 2000. We found a receipt dated 27 November 1971, with a note of the skein colour in Joyce’s handwriting and, to also place it fifty years ago, a mere five digit phone number for the store in Hove.
The receipt is in decimal currency as the old imperial £sd was taken out of circulation in the February of that year. We don’t know what Joyce bought the skeins for, but they don’t seem to have been used, well, not until now anyway.