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This section of the website provides interesting facts and information about historical England.

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Old UK Currency
In 1971, currency in England was changed to a decimalised system.
Click here to learn more about "old money" and the equivalents with new UK Pound Sterling >>

 

Old UK Area Measures
The earliest land measures in rural England related to the ability of the land to support a family.
Click here to learn more about these obsolete area measures and how they relate to modern day equivalents >>

 

Traditional Harvesting
Winnowing. Threshing. Reaping. Binding.
Click here to learn about what was involved in harvesting by hand prior to the introduction of mechanised farm equipment >>