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Conversion rates from pounds, shillings and pence to decimal currency

Decimalisation 15 Feb 1971 at FWW

The story of how Woolworth's handled British currency decimalisation on 15 February 1971. It was the retailer's most expensive undertaking ever.

Roller blackboards, chalk and board dusters, on a raised platform, so the teacher could look down on you.

Roller blackboards, chalk and board dusters, on a raised platform, so the teacher could look down on you.

Twinkle Comic 410 (29 November 1975)

Twinkle was a popular British girl's comic of the 1970s and 1980s. From about 1974 to 1976 I read it avidly, and these comics are from my own collection!

Radio Times Dec 1975. It would arrive on a Thursday morning & Mum would mark with a red pen the programmes we could watch!

Radio Times Dec 1975. It would arrive on a Thursday morning & Mum would mark with a red pen the programmes we could watch!

Rag, Tag, and Bobtail. Watched this at Uncle Bert's house every week

Watch with Mother

‘Once upon a time there was a little chicken called Chicken Licken… One day an acorn fell from a tree and hit Chicken Licken on the head.’ Do you remember reading this classic Ladybird tale? Chicken Licken - A Ladybird Easy Reading Book, 1969

Ladybird Books | Books for Toddlers & Young Children

‘Once upon a time there was a little chicken called Chicken Licken… One day an acorn fell from a tree and hit Chicken Licken on the head.’ Do you remember reading this classic Ladybird tale? Chicken Licken - A Ladybird Easy Reading Book, 1969

Mandy (Comic)

Mandy was a weekly girls comic published by D.C. Thomson 21st January 1967 to 11th May 1991 (1, 269 issues in total) with annuals appearing from 1972 to 2007. From 1991 until 30th December 1995 Mandy combined with sister title Judy to form Mandy and Judy (renumbered from #1), and the new merged title was then merged again, this time with Bunty, until that finally ceased publication in 2001. Mandy contained the usual mix of serialised stories, mostly either comedic or about tragic heroines…

Corner shop - loved going into these shops - so much to look at, full of…

Cash, plastic, your mobile phone, your face, your 'bits', or something even newer: what will money look like in future and will Wonga still be here?

Richard Browning went on the trail of the self-styled financial disruptors to see if the array of modern alternatives to money will win the public trust that the banks have lost

Mandy 75

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