Preparing for Decimal Day (1970)
Changing a nations currency overnight was never going to be easy. Established in 1967, the Decimal Currency Board (DCB) chaired by Lord Fiske was charged with the task of preparing the public for the changeover. It was important to ensure that ordinary people were not troubled by the changes and so the DCB had to provide every household, school and workplace with the tools required to teach the new system effectively. Due to their efforts, by the end of 1970, the general public were fairly well prepared for D Day, with an increasing interest in the campaign. Evidence showed that the majority of people were not feeling too anxious about the changeover, and vitally for the success of the campaign, there was no real hostility to the planned changes.