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The Brixton Pound would like your input - especially if you don't use it!

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by simonautomatic, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. catriona

    catriona chickweed

    This thread is working well as a B£ promo - I've just signed up to try the e currency.
    I did try using the notes years ago but got the strong impression traders preferred regular cash
     
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  3. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    Thanks for signing up Catriona. The notes have their place and serve a variety of purposes, but you're right in that they aren't ideal for actual trading. The e-currency was created with this in mind, I think you'll find it a pretty good experience.

    Some great contributions so far at the Country Show, we've had names like Jimmy Rogers of Brixton Topcats, the man who looks after the toilets on Pope's Road, Jon from Brixton Market who has been there as long as Stuart but with less profile, John Higgins who bought the Bon Marche centre, and a certain Editor was mentioned also...
     
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  4. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    How about the late Pat, Albert Landlady? not famous beyond Brixton but well loved and memorable to anyone who met her.
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    or Linton Kwezi Johnson? because he is a true legend - for anyone who doesn't know why see http://literature.britishcouncil.org/linton-kwesi-johnson and he still lives here.
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  5. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    Pat seems like the kind of person we're keen to capture and celebrate on the note - fame beyond Brixton is not part of the criteria at all. Linton Kwesi Johnson was actually in the running to have a whole note to himself back when the first editions were printed, but just missed out in the end.
     
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  6. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    All understandable suggestions except - why the chap who bought the Bon Marche Centre? What's the story there - beyond the fact of him buying the center, that is?
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Pat from the Albert would be a great suggestion.
     
  8. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

  9. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    The person who suggested it gave the reason that he admired his entrepreneurship, along those lines.
     
  10. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Oh.

    How about the chap from Dalberg Road who bought the Academy for a (real) pound.
     
  11. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    Well we're only following suggestions for now, so consider him in the mix!
     
  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  13. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the plug Ed. We're hoping that this will create a lot of positives in the area, and of course be good fun. Happy to answer any questions in here.
     
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  15. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl [Your Ad Here]

    The image “adds a significant and provocative message that reflects our intention to raise the conversation of how we understand, use and value money in this time of economic instability and what we could aspire to in the future.”?? That is some A+ art wank right there. :D
     
  16. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    Well it's a good thing that it's done by a grade A artist and not some chancer then :D
     
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  17. ibilly99

    ibilly99 Banned Banned

    How I miss the KLF and their deconstructionism of contemporary art.

     
  18. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    Love the KLF. I am justified and ancient
     
  19. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    He had Bon Marche built - then went bust as Anita Rodick delighted in telling the nation here:
     
  20. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Bought. Not built.
     
  21. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    So who us John Higgins - and how doe "the centre" relate to Liptons Retail then?

    I had assumed Liptons were now the freeholder - is it actually Bon Marche Centre or has the building been split?

    I hadn't heard of John Higgins, so unless the idea of having him on a Brixton note is to stimulate discussion I think I agree with your comments above.
     
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  27. tompound

    tompound Well-Known Member

    Ta very much ;-)
     
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    catriona chickweed

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