• Short Summary

    Just one day before "D-Day", and if the British public have not yet learned the workings of the decimal system, they soon will.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Sign "BR goes decimal"
    0.03

    2.
    CU Sign showing fares in decimal
    0.06

    3.
    CU British Rail fares conversion chart
    0.10

    4.
    SV Commuters buying tickets
    0.16

    5.
    SV Ticket clerk giving change (2 shots)
    0.26

    6.
    CU Tickets showing decimal currency
    0.27

    7.
    SCU Decimal currency (2 shots)
    0.34

    8.
    GV & SV Bromyard Post Office
    0.40

    9.
    CU Notices in window
    0.42

    10.
    SV Woman and child posting letters, ZOOM IN TO postbox
    0.46

    11.
    SV Clerk stamping letters (2 shots)
    0.51

    12.
    SV & CU showing stamps in old currency (Last day of their use) (2 shots)
    1.02


    SIGNS ANNOUNCING DECIMALISATION: FARES CONVERSION CHART: COMMUTERS BUYING TICKETS: DECIMAL CURRENCY: POST OFFICE: STAMPS.




    Initials BB/0230 BB/0235



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Just one day before "D-Day", and if the British public have not yet learned the workings of the decimal system, they soon will. Tomorrow (February 15) Britain goes over to decimalisation. The long process of indoctrination, which began in 1969 with the introduction of the first decimal coins, will soon be put to the test. British Rail couldn't wait, and went decimal one day early. And some small Post Offices were stamping letters, in spite of the Post Office workers strike, now in its fourth week.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA303U6EA2TDMW2AHQPGFLDG3J9
    Media URN:
    VLVA303U6EA2TDMW2AHQPGFLDG3J9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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