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Paul, the UK was changing over to the metric system before they joined the Common Market (as it was in 1973 when they joined). I can remember having new, metric maths books in school in 1970.
The coinage wasn't actually in base 12 because, although there were 12 pennies in a shilling, there were 20 shillings in a pound. And then, there were guineas which were one pound and one shilling but they tended  to die out following "decimalisation" in 1971.
My (grown up) children laugh at me because I use both imperial and metric measurements when cooking, depending on when I learned the recipes, ones learned from older members of the family are either in UK imperial measurements or Canadian cups, depending on where those family members lived when they learned them.
 
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Ara Murray wrote:Paul, the UK was changing over to the metric system before they joined the Common Market (as it was in 1973 when they joined). I can remember having new, metric maths books in school in 1970.
The coinage wasn't actually in base 12 because, although there were 12 pennies in a shilling, there were 20 shillings in a pound. And then, there were guineas which were one pound and one shilling but they tended  to die out following "decimalisation" in 1971.
My (grown up) children laugh at me because I use both imperial and metric measurements when cooking, depending on when I learned the recipes, ones learned from older members of the family are either in UK imperial measurements or Canadian cups, depending on where those family members lived when they learned them.



My Uncles were winging about the changes when we were there in 1970.  They still had the dual signs in the early 2000s.  Like you, we have to use both because we have my grandmother's original cookbook, my mother's and MIL's cookbooks and an original Mrs Beetson.  My grandmother, as far as I can remember always used a cup, as described earlier, as her standard measure.  So we have to apportion her recipes as parts of cups and we have the teaspoon she used (can't help good luck)

 
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