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Old 13th Apr 2022, 18:16
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What did you do with the money I42?
It's hard to shift "folding money" and "ten bob" notes these days!
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Old 14th Apr 2022, 09:03
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"It's hard to shift "folding money" and "ten bob" notes these days! "

I had a couple of old 5 notes and was told only the Bank of England would change them......... I kept them in my wallet and one day I was visiting an office near by and so popped in. Worth the effort - Door keeper in long coat & top hat, directed into THE most oak clad and brass tellers room, notes taken, examined, ID checked and two new one handed over..... I felt RICH RICH


On the other hand I wasn't trying to bring in 10 suitcases of cash using a 1963 Driving Licence made out to "Ronnie Biggs"
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Old 14th Apr 2022, 09:11
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
"It's hard to shift "folding money" and "ten bob" notes these days! "

I had a couple of old 5 notes and was told only the Bank of England would change them......... I kept them in my wallet and one day I was visiting an office near by and so popped in. Worth the effort - Door keeper in long coat & top hat, directed into THE most oak clad and brass tellers room, notes taken, examined, ID checked and two new one handed over..... I felt RICH RICH


On the other hand I wasn't trying to bring in 10 suitcases of cash using a 1963 Driving Licence made out to "Ronnie Biggs"
Paid a pre-arranged visit to 'the Bank' one day. There was a gold ingot in a sealed box with just enough room to get your hand in to lift it; boy was it HEAVY!
Apparently in the vault, the stacks of gold have to be placed very carefully 'cos below the vault is an underground rail tunnel and there is a risk of the floor collapsing.
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Old 15th Apr 2022, 07:41
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For the benefit of the youngsters around here, I thought I would show you why the old "fivers" were called "folding money"!



I first remember seeing a "white fiver" in 1957. The equivalent value today is about 130!
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