A quick blog this.
This afternoon I visited Bletchley Park – home of the legendary codebreakers – it was a Christmas Fair – mainly in aid of Milton Keynes College, and was quite a fun event.
While I was there we had a coffee in the Cafe in Hut 4 – one of the original buildings in which code breaking activity took place.
Displayed on the wall were several war time posters – which added lots of atmosphere : This was one of them :
So the message in the war was clear – Don’t pay more than the legal price for anything – and clearly no worries about how big the state is, or going against the free market ethos.
When I went to the counter, I thought about getting a cold drink instead.
I was deterred though by the fact that it cost £1.30 for a 330 ml can of Diet Pepsi.
Currently the cost of 8 cans of Diet Pepsi in nearby Asda (less than half a mile away) is £2.00
That’s 25p per can. It could be a loss leader – but I suspect it’s not – 2 litre bottles can be had for £1.00.
This makes the price at Bletchley Park a 700% mark up on local market prices.
It just struck me as ironic.