Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Elgar Notes

So, we've apparently got until Wednesday to use up all those £20 notes with Elgar on them we've been hoarding under the futon. I thought they'd got rid of 'im years ago, and thought it an utter disgrace then as now. But here's a tale they won't remember. When the Elgar note first came out, it coincided with the house you can see in front of Worcester Cathedral being put up for sale. The estate agent quickly capitilised on the fact and made a big thing about it in the press. That's it really.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Yes, I remember the story about the house very well as it was really big news here in Worcester. The only private house to appear on a banknote apparently.

Philip Wilkinson said...

Bah! They should put English composers on all the banknotes, not take them, off. As well as Elgar, you could have Vaughan Williams on the tenner, the wonderful Mr Purcell on the fifty quid, and Britten on the fiver – even though he never recovered from that bang on the head in the late 1960s when all those crotchets and quavers fell out, causing such a challenge to Peter Pears, Rostroprovich, Richter, and his other musical pals.

ChrisP said...

My wife and I actually went and viewed that house when we were moving out of London. It was incredibly attractive, but the side wall was visibly bowing outwards, and because it is built on a medieval undercroft it is listed to the eyeballs. It was obvious we would have to sell both our children to rich Californians to restore the place. The house and its position are absolutely fabulous.

TIW said...

Whenever I see Elgar banknotes I always think of the scene at the clinic in the TV comedy 'Peep Show'.


I bet you've got a post coming on about the sale of Tate 'n' Lyle and their Silvertown refinery...

Peter Ashley said...

Indeed TIW. I'm just trying to find out if they're getting shot of Lyle's Golden Syrup. Spooning it out, perhaps