Many of us remember the good old days, when you could have a good night out for a tanner!
Well now you can again thanks to a Holmfirth man’s novel tribute to the World War I heroes.
Peter Carr, owner of The Picturedrome in the centre of the town, is hosting a night at his Box Office bar with drinks at wartime prices.
There’s just one catch: you have to pay in currency that was in use at the time.
So that means old pennies, halfpennies, tanners or florins, dated before 1918!
A point of beer will be threepence, or 3d.
“I’m in trouble if someone turns up with an old £10 note”, joked Peter, who is hoping the tribute idea on Monday evening will go down well.
He has previously hosted a photo display of old soldiers from the Holme Valley at The Picturedrome and hopes that wartime bar idea will be well received.
“I know of a group of local lads who plan to turn up with a bagful of old pennies to have a good night.
“I thought it was a novel way of marking the centenary of the start of the war and of remembering all those who gave their lives.
“Most of us have old coins in drawers or cupboards and I’m lucky that Carlsberg have agreed to sponsor the event”.
The event starts at 6.30pm.
Meanwhile, Bosuns Brewery will be selling their real ale at half price to servicemen and ex-servicemen during the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival (August 7-10).
The brewery is run by a Huddersfield father and son - both called Grahame Andrews - who themselves served in the forces.
Grahame Snr, who grew up in Bradley, was in the Royal Navy for years, and Grahame Jnr spent 15 years in the army, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
All their beers have a military or naval connotation and one on sale at the festival, Captain Darling, has been brewed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
“We thought Captain Darling was appropriate after the brilliant Blackadder series set in the trenches,” said Grahame Jnr. “It was full of humour but also showed the serious side of war.”
Ten pence from every pint sold will also be going to the brewery’s chosen charity Combat Stress, which helps soldiers suffering from post-war mental health issues.