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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: diggingdeeper] #305897
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That's a queer one DD


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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: bert1] #305898
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Yep, very strange!


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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: diggingdeeper] #305900
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
Pre-decimal was made easy work for odds at the bookies because there were eight half-crowns to the pound, twelve shillings to the pound, two ten-shillings to the pound meant that any odds using 8, 12, 4 or 6 were instantaneous, you just thought of the relevant coin(s).


Then there's the nine bob note! (I'll let someone else explain that)


There you go DD, one from the bookies

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Originally Posted by Pinzgauer
The real problem is - people are too young these days !!


Nurse. NURSE !!!

It's a well known fact that youth is wasted on the young wink raftl raftl


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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: scoops] #305906
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... and age is the curse of the old!

ps ta bert!

Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: diggingdeeper] #305908
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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
Pre-decimal was made easy work for odds at the bookies because there were eight half-crowns to the pound, twelve shillings to the pound, two ten-shillings to the pound meant that any odds using 8, 12, 4 or 6 were instantaneous, you just thought of the relevant coin(s).


Then there's the nine bob note! (I'll let someone else explain that)


Sorry,DD; twenty shillings to the pound, twelve pence to the shilling.


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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: chriskay] #305909
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yep, sorry, thought it wasn't adding up, had 144 pence to the pound in my head instead of 240. What was relevant about 144, was it weights?

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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: diggingdeeper] #305911
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144=12 dozen.=1 gross

With regard to weights: everyone thinks that "text speak" such as 'cu' or '2L8' is a modern thing, but we've been using it for centuries.
112 pounds = 1 hundredweight. Hundredweight was always abbreviated to 'cwt', because 'c' is the Roman numeral for 100. So, a 'c weight'


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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: chriskay] #305918
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Lets confuse us all

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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: bert1] #305922
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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: kimpri] #305929
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A lot of bert's weights & measures were always printed on the back of school exercise books. Always remembered the rod, pole or perch was 5 1/2 yards.

That's been really useful. NOT !

Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: ] #305939
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the big difference betwee those of us that went to school in 1940s and 50s we had teachers and disapline, so we left school with the ability to read, write and add up without the help of mechanicle or electricle devises. not like the school children of later years and now who can quote there politicle correct rights and sweet fanny adams else


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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: jimbob] #305943
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never was top of the class with my spelling by the way.


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Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: diggingdeeper] #306009
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well im still feet and inches myself and yes jamie im one of the old ones but oscar wilde was right youth is wasted on youth but enjoy yours and then look forward to being a grumpy old man, i sure enjoy being a grumpy old woman one of ages perks lol

Re: Coinage in use before decimalisation in 1971 [Re: marilyn] #306015
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bloody hell one sight of an old sixpence and old three penny bit all us owlies wake up and post

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