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Bank of England gets it right

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:04 pm
by Setters Forever
Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, announced today that Sir Winston Churchill next Bank of England banknote (portrait made in Ottawa by Yousuf Karsh on 30 December 1941) . The Governor made the announcement, and revealed the image of Churchill which will be used, to members of the Churchill family at Chartwell, Churchill’s former home.

Commenting on the choice, the Governor said: “Our banknotes acknowledge the life and work of great Britons. Sir Winston Churchill was a truly great British leader, orator and writer. Above that, he remains a hero of the entire free world. His energy, courage, eloquence, wit and public service are an inspiration to us all. I am proud to announce that he will appear on our next banknote.”

The plan is for the Churchill note to be issued as a £5 note, and that it shall be issued during 2016.

Re: Bank of England gets it right

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:11 pm
by Joe Cool
Hear hear!!

Re: Bank of England gets it right

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 5:39 am
by Larry Brown
OK--who showed up at Flatwater with pounds???

Re: Bank of England gets it right

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:31 am
by steve voss
Me, apparently. Some of those side pics are less than flattering.

Re: Bank of England gets it right

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:53 am
by Stackbarrel16
Yep, you are not flat!