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St George's C. E. Junior School, Wigan   Views: 842
Decimalisation preparation!   Comments: 9
Photo: Graham Parkinson   Item #: 30208  
 
Decimalisation preparation!

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  Bill Spencer, headteacher at St George's School, teaching the new decimal money system to a group of ladies. My mum, Joan Parkinson is on the first row at the top.  

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Comments by Poet, 10th February 2018  
Teaching the new or delearning the old?

Comments by Graham P, 11th February 2018  
As they said at the time, 'decimal system, what's the point?'

Comments by Veronica, 11th February 2018  
What a 'to-do' at the time- every shop you went in you thought you were being 'diddled' very much like when on holiday abroad!

Comments by Albert., 11th February 2018  
Reminds me of the class room experience in the classroom many years ago at the Wigan Pier Museum. It was certainly a challenge then, going back to adding up, pounds, shillings, and pence.

Comments by john, 11th February 2018  
After we've left the EU, I think we should go back to pounds shillings and pence. I can just imagine all the kids in school trying to get their heads around it - like we had to.

Comments by A.W., 11th February 2018  
Decimalisation certainly did create a lot of problems, inflation for one. We used to have to translate all the prices into "proper" money for my Nan for years after. I remember her being scandalised finding a loaf had gone up in price to 2 shillings, (10p), lol.

Comments by DerekB, 11th February 2018  
Remember an elderly lady in Manchester being interviewed on a local TV programme and she was asked if she thought she might find it difficult adjusting to decimalisation. Her reply was "I'm not bothered, all my money is in the bank in old money"

Comments by Rev David Long, 11th February 2018  david@scars.org.uk 
I remember Bill Spencer with affection as a Lay Reader at St George's church. Always a friendly welcome and smile.

Comments by Albert., 17th February 2018  
Graham. Any relation to the Parkinson brothers, Bill, and Jack. Wigan Borough Police officers. Bill was a superintendent, Jack, I believe became a dog handler.

 
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