Hands up the boy (or girl - we are into equal opportunities on The Journal) who can decimalise
The EU did not impose metrication on us: the UK itself chose to move to metrication back in 1994, just as we had earlier freely chosen to decimalise
our currency and later chose to measure temperature in degrees Celsius (Centigrade) instead of Fahrenheit.
Decimal currency was first considered in 1933 when a committee of government officials was appointed to investigate whether, in view of the creation of a distinctive New Zealand currency at the time, it was opportune to decimalise
the new currency.
IT WAS interesting to read about the memories of 1969 (The Mirror's M supplement, June 19), but there was an error regarding the 50 pence piece, as we didn't decimalise
until February 1971.
Britain was one of the last countries to decimalise
, but certainly did it thoroughly.