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History of the £10 Pound Note

Series A : White £10 Note – Issued 1759 The £10 note was first issued by the Bank of England during the Seven Year’s War (1755-1764) to help maintain more of its gold reserves. The idea was for people to cash in smaller denominations of money in exchange for gold, thus easing the strain on the bank.…

The Metropolitan Railway – The World’s First Urban Underground Railway

The Metropolitan Railway first opened to the public with a 3 mile long stretch between Paddington and Farringdon Street in 1863, costing roughly £1.3 million. It was the world’s first urban underground railway and was developed by Sir John Fowler using the cut-and-cover method. Before the railway was built the City of London was suffering…

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History of the £5 Pound Note

The £5 pound note has an extraordinary history dating back to 1793. Follow this history as we look at every £5 note ever released and provide some interesting facts and information about the notes themselves and the historical figures featured on them. Find out who designed each note and learn about some of the icons featured on old and new and future £5 pound notes.