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Looking for practical help on 1970s essential items for a time slip story
Hello, I don't know if anyone can help...this would be most beneficial for someone 60 + really to answer but anyone with more knowledge than me would be welcome!!!!
So my story is a woman finds a time slip purposely to the mid 1970s in order to stay there permanently. I I say any more I'll be giving the plot away. So basically its just practical things Id need to know like what she should take with her in order to convince everyone especially the authorities) that she is just a normal citizen of '74-75. This is set in the UK. I want her to get through this as easily and uncannilly as possible in order to slip under the radar completely and not have too many eyebrows raised. I thought first she should forge a birth certificate using her paternal grandparents names as her parents names as her biological father would be younger than her in this era...then of course I can see one or two problems there as well maybe like if anyone contact them they'll be like no....but making up parents would also not be good idea because then the authorities would just come back and say 'oh these people' are not on record as ever existing. I'd also need to know how she could get hold of 1970s currency of those years. I've asked around and apparently you can't by a large amount to live in only the odd £1 note lol. ASLO then maybe National Insurance cards? She wont be looking to get into anything that would immediately warrant them per se but they need to be there just in case. I know there are birth certificate forgers out there in real life but its he other suf I'm worried about/stuck on. Can anyone help at all? Ifs there anything else she'd need? I was born in 1976 s don't remember much of the 70s
I'm new btw, ex freelance journalist, dyslexic but determined to soldier on!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!