My Tin Money Box 1950's

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My Tin Money Box 1950's



I remember quite fondly my money box

Just starting my life out at school

Tin, no way in I could borrow

Thrift acquired young was the rule


My passbook (from bank) it recorded

The money I'd saved in my tin

Collected each week by the teller

Riding his bike all way in (Friday if I remember...)


There he would bring out his can opener

Pennies would all tumble out

Passbook would then be recorded and stamped

And that's what school banking was about (in the 1950's...)


And he'd give me a new one in the shape of the Savings Bank of South Australia headquarters King William St......



Don Matthews April 2020



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M.C. Newberry

Mon 4th May 2020 14:13

The matter of fact tones from another age are fondly remembered.I remember a money box once owned - in the style of a UK street
post box; red, of course, with the letter slot taking the coins.

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Mon 4th May 2020 09:49

How interesting how people make money thinking about ways how to store it. Great to hear the voice again from way back when. Enjoyed. P. 👍

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