During the BBC programme “Bells on Sunday”, one of our readers noted that an unfamiliar unit was used to denote the weight of a bell.Continue reading “Bats in the belfry”
Ronnie Cohen looks at the measurement muddle in the British Isles during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As our nearest neighbours on the Continent might say, ‘Plus ca change, toujours la meme chose’.
What impact would Scottish independence (if it were to happen) have on weights and measures? Martin Vlietstra supplies an answer.