It was a time when a copy of the Yorkshire Evening Post cost just four pence and a pint of John Smith’s would set you back 19p.
October 1972 also marked the beginning of one of the country’s best-loved soaps; Emmerdale.
The Leeds-based drama has been entertaining its loyal fanbase for 45 years now.
To toast the landmark, the soap’s popular studio tour experience has slashed the price of tickets for one day only.
Visitors can gain entry to the Emmerdale Studio Experience for just £1.62 - the equivalent of what you would have paid when the first episode aired back in October 1972.
The attraction, which is a guided tour of the former filming studios and replica sets on Burley Road, has slashed all ticket prices for Monday, October 16.
Nikki Jacobs, General Manager, said the announcement illustrates the bond and relationship that the attraction has with the programme.
She said: “Forty-five years of Emmerdale is a momentous milestone that would have been wrong for us to ignore.
“It’s brilliant to know we’re presenting guests and fans of the show alike with a spectacularly dramatic way of saying thank you for their loyalty to the programme over the last four-and-a-half decades.”
The reduced tickets for the Emmerdale Studio Experience are expected to sell fast.
To book, visit emmerdalestudioexperience.co.uk.
Here’s what other Yorkshire-themed items would have set you back in 1972:
* Wensleydale Cheese, 10p
* Frozen Yorkshire Puddings, 11p
* Pint of John Smiths, 19p
* 160 Yorkshire Teabags, 36p
* Return off-peak train fare from Leeds to London, £12.78.