Saturday, 1 September 2007


I remember decimalization, vaguely. It was a time of excitement for young children who could just about understand what was going on. All those shiny new coins! It's amazing how quickly we forgot the old ones.The memories of the old coins and their values are a bit of a haze to me now. I can remember the threepenny bit, the sixpence, the tuppence, the shilling, the pound note and the half a crown. It seems a shame to have gotten rid of our old money, even some of their names sound rather endearing today. But I suppose sentimentality had to make way for progress.