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Dock labourer: yearly budget, clothes & household sundries, 1914 & 1920

Outline of the yearly budget for clothes, crockery, bedding and other household items for the family of L. Brammall of Birkenhead, dock labourer. It compares prices in 1914 and 1920 (before and shortly after the First World War) and includes comments on recent price rises on other commodities.

This item is one of a series of documents on the contemporary cost of living collected by the Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers' Union of Great Britain and Ireland as part of their evidence for the 1920 Court of Inquiry into Wages, Rates and Conditions of Men Engaged in Dock and Waterside Labour (also known as the Shaw Inquiry).

Yearly budget for clothing and other household items in 1914 and 1920
Information about prices of commodities in Birkenhead