I’ve just been working my way through the National Probate Index for the name Diddams for a client and began to wonder how much these estates would be worth today. A soldier who died in 1916 left £150 and I wondered if that was a large amount in 1916 or not. As it happens it was about 400 days wages for a craftsman.
To find this out I used the useful Currency Converter at the National Archives website. This is a page that you may want to tag as a favourite if you are curious about how much your ancestors were worth.