Tuesday, 17 July 2012


Do you know this nursery rhyme?  It is based on the words that the bells of six famous London churches seem to be saying:

KiddieOK - Oranges and Lemons

A farthing was a pre-decimal coin with the value of one quarter of an "old" [pre-decimal] penny.  The farthing was removed from circulation on 31st December 1960.  The "penny-farthing" bicycle got its name because its big wheel and little wheel reminded people of a penny and a farthing.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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