Freak scene

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Research for these comics involved digging through the original Bobbins strips and trying to work out where the characters actually lived from backgrounds that comprised a few scant, wobbly lines. In 1998, a person in their mid-twenties could afford not only to rent a house on their own, but probably buy one. You could buy a terrace in the north of England for £25,000. You can't even buy a pair of trousers for that now.

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