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Marking a historic 50 years of Decimalisation
02/02/2021 16:19

This year, it has been half a century since the biggest shake-up of Britain’s currency in almost 1,000 years. On 15th February 1971, the old system of pounds, shillings and pence which dated back to Roman times, was replaced by a series of new decimal coins, a truly historic achievement which transformed the lives of millions of Britons. Having won a competition, Christopher Ironside, who was awarded an OBE for his role in revolutionising Britain’s currency, designed the reverses of all six of the new coins, the 50p, 10p, 5p, 2p and a 1/2p.



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World War II
25/03/2020 11:49  |  Military

Between the years 1939 and 1945, one of the largest conflicts of all time took place. World War II included 61 countries and involved around 1.7 billion people and the horrific events that happened truly changed the course of history for the whole world.



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The Royals in 2020
26/02/2020 14:36

On February 6th, Queen Elizabeth II marked a momentous 68 years since her accession to the throne. During her extraordinary reign, our longest-serving sovereign has undertaken a significant amount of royal engagements, and this is likely to continue throughout 2020.



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Honouring 100 years of official Remembrance Day commemorations
12/09/2019 15:22

For five years between 1914 and 1918, one of the biggest and deadliest battles of all time took place, devastatingly resulting in an estimated 16 million people losing their lives. At 5am on the morning of 11th November 1918, an Armistice signed by Britain, France and Germany signified an agreed ceasefire and by 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, World War One was finally over.



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