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Pence per pound

Postby AdrianB38 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:31 am

P79 of the July 2016 edition - last column includes the statement "there were 144 pence to the pound" in relation to 1916.

Am I missing something? Is there some interpretation that makes that phrase work? Because if not.....

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Re: Pence per pound

Postby junkers » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:00 pm

I don't think that the Government changed the currency values in 1916, so like you I wonder what happened to 240 Pennies to the Pound we were all taught in school.
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Re: Pence per pound

Postby ksouthall » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:34 pm

Does it mean that £1 in 1916 would be worth £1.44 now? If so, that doesn't sound enough to me.
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Re: Pence per pound

Postby AdrianB38 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:26 pm

Nothing like enough. I think they messed up!
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Re: Pence per pound

Postby Jon Bauckham » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:53 pm

Hello all,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

This was a mistake that Jad made in his original draft submission, but unfortunately we failed to spot it before going to press – apologies for this. We'll consider this forum thread (together with the numerous emails we received) a firm slap on the wrist!

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