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    Story about decimalisation - no sound - good shots of 1970s supermarket shopping.

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    CU Various people being interviewed in the street, interviewer is asking them when D-day will take place. D-day meaning decimalisation day. VS women being interviewed about the change to decimal and giving their opinions.

    There is a nice graphic saying: D Day - One Year from Now". Also shots of tills ringing, coins being made at the Royal Mint and being sent down conveyor belts. C/U of hand picking up a ten pence piece. Man speaks to camera - looks like Eammon Andrews.

    Another man speaks to camera. He is Lord Fiske the Chairman of the Decimal Currency Board.

    Some groovy 1970s graphics follow showing the new money to educate people in what it is going to look like. There is even a 1/2 pence piece - those were the days. Various shots of men in a shop setting trying to get to grips with decimal money. They don't look like real shopkeepers of men who usually do the shopping.

    Woman at a supermarket check out. The check out girl is getting used to new money. Various shots of people in a supermarket intercut with shots of Lord Fiske and shoppers talking to an interviewer. Check out girls using Sweda tills. C/U of women handling coins. Receipt shows that the shop is Sainsburys / Sainsbury's. Various shots of men in a factory taking the old money keys off cash tills and fitting new ones. Cash registers are tested. C/U of teacher in a miniskirt talking to a class of primary school children. She is teaching them about decimalisation. The children pretend to run a shop to learn about the new money. More shots of shoppers in a supermarket. Prices are in new money. Tins of lamb tongues are only 19 and a 1/2 pence! Film continues with more similar shots.

    Credits are given at end of film - check.

    16 mm EKTA. Some colour fading - pink cast.

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    Unidentified gazettes
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:55:00 / 01:28:02:00
    UN 4553 C

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