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Fun Stuff / Stay away from Weymouth!
« Last post by Alsatian on July 17, 2019, 07:33:34 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: The new £50 "Mona Lisa"
« Last post by Fly on July 17, 2019, 12:22:14 AM »
I personally think the £50 note is a waste of time. As said before, most places just don't accept them.
I think in 20+ years of driving a taxi I've took 'ONE'. The only reason I took it is because the lady wanted another taxi half hour later and left the note with 'ME'  :o so I could change it into smaller notes somewhere.
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General Discussion / Re: The new £50 "Mona Lisa"
« Last post by kromercap on July 16, 2019, 11:02:37 PM »
The reason you never see £50 notes in general circulation is because most places won't accept them.

When banknotes were all printed on paper it was no more difficult to forge a fifty than a tenner, but if you got stiffed with one it was five times the loss. So shops simply put a sign up saying "No £50 notes" and left it at that.

Now that the new polymer notes are supposed to be so difficult to forge, we will probably see them making a comeback.

At least until the back-street mints figure out how to do a convincing copy.

 


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Fun Stuff / Funny sign
« Last post by Alsatian on July 16, 2019, 07:36:52 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: The new £50 "Mona Lisa"
« Last post by smithy266 on July 16, 2019, 02:41:56 PM »
I suppose we will start to use them as we devalue the value of currency...but it has been a long while since I have seen one...
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General Discussion / The new £50 "Mona Lisa"
« Last post by Sorastro on July 16, 2019, 11:45:34 AM »
So Alan Turing is the new £50 note pinup.

I think the only way I, and many others, will see this will be in the media. Over the past 25 years I have only ever seen two £50 notes. The last time I ever had one to spend was in the mid eighties, that was because my weekly wage then was £50 and change after tax so Securicor found it easier to just put one note in my wage packet {and change} than more notes that needed to be counted in, so I usually had to put it in my bank account then ask for money in smaller denominations. We did go out for a meal once, with me carrying a £50 note,and I ordered food and drinks for four of us, when told the cost I produced the £50 note and the look of horror on the waitresses face and she refused to take it. I asked for the manager and he said the same, till I pointed out that he either takes the note or we have meals and drinks free {as we had already ordered everything} followed by a letter to the D.T. stating how cr*ppy the service was there......he took the note.

Like the Mona Lisa, unless you visit the Louvre in Paris you will never get to see it, Alan Turing's the same 80% of the population will never see or use such a note so what was the point, you may as well have put a dog turd on the back.

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Politics / Re: Boris!!
« Last post by Sorastro on July 15, 2019, 12:14:17 PM »
About a fortnight to go.... I'm having half a crown on Jeremy Hunt {real name or cockney rhyming slang??}
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Fun Stuff / Later that day.........
« Last post by Alsatian on July 14, 2019, 11:04:20 AM »
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Fun Stuff / The seven dwarves in old age
« Last post by Alsatian on July 14, 2019, 07:57:55 AM »
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Chesterfield Discussion / VE Day 2020
« Last post by Old Cruser on July 10, 2019, 05:57:26 PM »
We are all systems go in our village with the intentions of having a full weekend may 8th - 10th of village activity to commemorate VE Day.

Our first meeting was last night and a good turn it was as well.
It is hoped all groups/businesses will join in in some way to remember that day so many years ago.

Tupton Local history Society have a speaker already booked to speak about VE Day back then and I believe a piper is booked by someone else -

Are any other villages or Chesterfield Town making plans???
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