The eleven plus exam! in SHEFFIELD HISTORY CHAT Posted Friday at 17:30 I remember that too - the very small Hovis loaves, silver threepenny bits and the choc bars. I had some money in the school bank but my mum said the book was lost - she must have drawn it out. The books (hardback classics) I bought from Andrews shop near the CGS cost 2s 6d (or 12 and half pence). We would go to the nearby sandwich shop and buy a buttered cob and next door for a tuppenny apple. Healthy or what! At least our brains were fed.