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Crowds of people have been trying to beat the budget with the proposed increase in

Crowds of people have been trying to beat the budget with the proposed increase in


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Crowds of people have been trying to beat the budget with the proposed increase in

Crowds of people have been trying to beat the budget with the proposed increase in alcohol prices. Our Picture Shows: One of the pre budget shoppers outside the Augustus Barnett wine shop in Holborn after buying his alcohol, he just has to figure out how to get it home.. April 1975

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Mirrorpix

Media ID 21355435

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Drink Off Licence Shop Shoppers Wine 1975


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Caught in the Battle of Booze: As the proposed increase in alcohol prices looms, throngs of determined individuals are flocking to beat the budget. In this snapshot from April 1975, we witness one such pre-budget shopper outside the renowned Augustus Barnett wine shop in Holborn. Laden with his precious alcoholic haul, this man now faces a new challenge – how to transport it all safely back home. The photograph encapsulates the essence of an era when alcohol aficionados were willing to go to great lengths to secure their favorite tipples at affordable prices. The bustling street behind him hints at the sheer magnitude of crowds that have descended upon liquor stores across town, united by a common goal: outsmarting impending price hikes. This image serves as a time capsule for 1970s Britain and its unique relationship with drink culture. It reflects not only people's determination but also their resourcefulness and ingenuity during challenging times. With every bottle clutched tightly under his arm, our protagonist becomes a symbol of resilience amidst economic uncertainty. As we gaze upon this vintage scene captured by Mirrorpix on Memory Lane Prints, let us ponder how history often repeats itself; today's shoppers battling rising costs may find solace knowing they are partaking in a timeless tradition passed down through generations.

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