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Where it all started to go wrong

When I was a little boy I had a strong ambition to own a couple of things - a real penknife and a Ten Bob note - and then the Bastards took it away !
ON THIS DAY | 14 | 1969: New 50-pence coin sparks confusion
The seven-sided 50p coin has come into circulation to replace the 10-shilling note - but it has received a mixed reception. ...members of the public are complaining that in spite of its distinctive shape it is too easily confused with the 10-pence coin or half crown. ... many people were unhappy with the new addition to their purses and pockets.

It took me a long time but I eventually got one, and still have it along with a "proper" penknife.

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"then the Bastards took it away"

The ten bob note or the penknife ?!?

I remember getting a ten bob note as a birthday present once. I went into town on the bus, saw 'Zulu' at the pictures and still got change out of a Scotsman. Those were the daze....

'Where it all started to go wrong' is very true indeed.

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