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Post by Tydd St Giles » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:38 pm

Seeing Tony Blair at the Lord Mayor's banquet last night - on the News, I wasn't actually there - reminded me of sitting on the floor of the Egyptian Hall eating something called a packed lunch. So, does everybody still line so the Lord Mayor can present them with a 5p coin? In 1967 when I joined the school it was a shilling and actually worth something.
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:41 pm

When I was at the school it was a 20p coin and on my GE it went up to a 50 p coin - I still have them all somewhere...
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Post by Mrs C. » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:27 pm

If Tuck Shop`s open on pupils` return - guess where they head with their 50p pieces?!

My daughters have both kept all theirs , although being "presented" with them in House is probably not quite the same somehow!

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Post by Great Plum » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:28 pm

Mrs C. wrote:If Tuck Shop`s open on pupils` return - guess where they head with their 50p pieces?!

My daughters have both kept all theirs , although being "presented" with them in House is probably not quite the same somehow!
When I wasn't in the choir (my squits) we received them from the head in the theatre...
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Post by Vonny » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:14 pm

Great Plum wrote:I still have them all somewhere...
I've still got all mine somewhere in the plastic case thingies. Can't remember how much we got given then though.
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Post by Hobbit » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:51 am

i got all of mine somewhere at home, all but my first year we went to london and got it from the lord majors wife i think for awhile. it was 20p then went up to 50p and finally i think on my grecians is was £1. MIght see if i can dig tehm out at home.

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Post by sport! » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:56 am

Vonny wrote:
Great Plum wrote:I still have them all somewhere...
I've still got all mine somewhere in the plastic case thingies. Can't remember how much we got given then though.
still got mine too, a couple in plastic cases and one in an envelope.
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Post by englishangel » Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:55 am

I don't remember anything like this, I am sure I would have as money (or lack of it) was always important.

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Post by fivethreeone » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:08 pm

englishangel wrote:I don't remember anything like this, I am sure I would have as money (or lack of it) was always important.
We got a pound - the sixth form marched through London to the Mansion House to be presented with the money by the Lord Mayor. We were led by the band from Horsham and had many weeks of practicing march to a record of the band played over loud speakers...

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Post by darthmaul » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:08 pm

I got a special 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of a £2 coin...for being a Monitor...

But yes 50p is the current fad.
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Post by AKAP » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:47 pm

Mine was a shilling.

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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:48 pm

5p each time.

Went there, got them, spent them...
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Post by darthmaul » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:01 pm

AKAP wrote:Mine was a shilling.
Whooahhhh!

I've never seen one.

Isn't that sad?
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Post by englishangel » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:51 pm

darthmaul wrote:
AKAP wrote:Mine was a shilling.
Whooahhhh!

I've never seen one.

Isn't that sad?
You weren't even BORN, this was 35 years ago, THAT is sad.
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Post by darthmaul » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:54 pm

englishangel wrote:
darthmaul wrote:
AKAP wrote:Mine was a shilling.
Whooahhhh!

I've never seen one.

Isn't that sad?
You weren't even BORN, this was 35 years ago, THAT is sad.
It's a struggle now to imagine having lived a half-century...my hat goes off to you all.

Did anyone keep any old currency?
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