Just one day before "D-Day", and if the British public have not yet learned the workings of the decimal system, they soon will.
CU Sign "BR goes decimal"
CU Sign showing fares in decimal
CU British Rail fares conversion chart
SV Commuters buying tickets
SV Ticket clerk giving change (2 shots)
CU Tickets showing decimal currency
SCU Decimal currency (2 shots)
GV & SV Bromyard Post Office
CU Notices in window
SV Woman and child posting letters, ZOOM IN TO postbox
SV Clerk stamping letters (2 shots)
SV & CU showing stamps in old currency (Last day of their use) (2 shots)
SIGNS ANNOUNCING DECIMALISATION: FARES CONVERSION CHART: COMMUTERS BUYING TICKETS: DECIMAL CURRENCY: POST OFFICE: STAMPS.
Initials BB/0230 BB/0235
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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.