Tuesday, 16 December 2008

D day = Decimal day

D Day = Decimal Day = 15th Feb 1971. Britain went decimal.
See the price of Petrol (Gas) Pre Decimal day.

4 comments:

Gail's Man said...

I bet you remember it well. No more big pennies and thrup'ney bits!

A pint, bag of chips and still have your fare for the bus ride home.

RuneE said...

Nostalgic view of those pumps!

Even the foreigners had some problems: My future wife and I visited London in 1970 with pounds, shilling and pence. When we had finally sorted all that out, we visited Edinburgh the year after - with only pounds and 100 new pence.

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! that's funny ! fortunately I never had to deal with that and when I visited my son in London, one year after my first visit pounds changed to kgs etc. So it became very easy for me, but unfortunately not for the locals !

fishing guy said...

Mac: Those are old gas pumps.