24 October, 2007
Incredulity overheard in Alex Square:
"Apparently, there used to be pound notes."
There still are in Scotland, of course, but the English pound note was phased out in 1983/4; the current intake of undergrads straight from school were born in about 1989.
Well, I clearly remember pound notes. I was 13 in 1984 (and a pound went so much further in those days!), so I suppose that was the note I saw most frequently.