Left school whilst still (officially) 14 cos my birthday was in July (fair fortnight).
Had a milk boy round for a while and got about 4 - 5 quid a week from the milkman depending on the weather! The worse it was, the more I got paid - up at 5 o/clock though.
Then joined the Army at 15 and had 10/- one week £1 the next and the rest (compulsory) saved for me until holiday (leave) breaks, when we got a lump sum ... was helluva rich with loadsa dosh to take home and treated my folks & mates big time (in my then opinion) ... (wish I'd bought a hoose though).
The first (ish) wage slip, I have still, shows £78 per month
(after all stoppages) ...
Probably what the milk boy gets (weekly) now I guess?