We have been looking recently at some cartoons from Punch that suggest life in Britain has not – in every respect – changed a great deal since the 1930s.
But here’s one from 1977 that illustrates how some things have changed out of all recognition .
In the ’70s Punch ran a caption competition where they would reprint an old cartoon and invite readers to supply a contemporary caption. Thirty years on the older captions often seem funnier than the newer ones. I thought I’d have a go at reviving this feature.
2012 caption – “Our choice is simple – pay £9,000 in tuition fees or work in Poundland for nothing.”
(I was in the sixth form in 1977 – we didn’t know how lucky we were.)