50 years today

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Tyres are measured with the diameter in inches and the rest in metric??

Motorcycle chains are still measured using fractions of inches although pins and rollers seem to be metric.
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coppinpr wrote:a guinea is £1-1 shilling (21 shillings) not £1.10 shillings (30 shillings
Typo Paul, out of practice writing £ s d after 50 years !!
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brigham wrote:I don't know how we survived as a nation
Because we are 'British' ........ I always refer to my-self as 'English'
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British by birth, English by the Grace of God...
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British by birth English because thats the same as God
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I do love this jingoism /\UK/\ I know its the union flag but could not find a St George emoji - any got one !!THUMBSX2!!
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Ok found one !!YIPPEE!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
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Going back to decimalisation, I had stopped playing the slots by that time (starting new job got in the way :( ) so was only used to the old penny machines. What happened with the changeover? Did the operators immediately convert their machines to take new pence in which case any punters putting the same number of new pennies in as they did old ones, (old habits die hard) would be automatically spending £2.40 for every £1 they spent before !PUZZLED! Great little earner for the operators :D
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That's what most of the ones I frequented did.
It was an obvious swizz. The grown-ups still only gave you a shilling, but overnight you only got five goes, instead of twelve.
It effectively devalued the pound by almost two-thirds.
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Not sure about the amusement industry Brian, but at the time I had a part-time job in a grocery shop (if you have seen Open All Hours then this corner shop could easily have been the basis for the programme!) and it was a nightmare converting/changing prices of products into decimal equivalent. I well remember giving change to an elderly lady who lived close by the shop, and when she received the new coinage she outright refused to accept it and demanded 'proper money' as she said !!

The old folk especially, must have been so confused by it all :burp:
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