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Here's another trivia question for you all. No googling.

Under the old Sterling system in the UK and the Empire, it was pounds, shillings and pence, sometimes expressed as £ s d -- but why "d" and not "p"?

First to answer wins a specimen of the old coinage and a vintage postcard. To be fair to others, those who have won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Good luck.
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Here's another trivia question for you all. No googling.

Under the old Sterling system in the UK and the Empire, it was pounds, shillings and pence, sometimes expressed as £ s d -- but why "d" and not "p"?

First to answer wins a specimen of the old coinage and a vintage postcard. To be fair to others, those who have won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Good luck.
Too easy that one.
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I'm embarrassed to say that I'm English and I don't know that!
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I think you need to be Roman to know that.
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Thanks for the clue Joshua and for confirming what a few on here might have already suspected.......that I'm an idiot!

With that embarrassing end to the evening I'm off to bed....

I'll blame being tired
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Too easy that one.
It surely was an easy one, Gut.
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Here's another trivia question for you all. No googling.

Under the old Sterling system in the UK and the Empire, it was pounds, shillings and pence, sometimes expressed as £ s d -- but why "d" and not "p"?

First to answer wins a specimen of the old coinage and a vintage postcard. To be fair to others, those who have won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Good luck.
Caroline Morris got the correct answer at JtR Forums.

Caz wrote: "From memory, Chris, it's Latin: denarius - signifying a penny."

True. Joshua was warm therefore. Close but no cigar as they say.

For prospective daughter no. 2, my wife and I are equally looking for someone to help with out infant.

I know Donna is on the way to doing some work around the house.

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Hello everyone

Latest trivia question:

What connects Baltimore with Buckingham Palace? Note that I am not thinking of the future Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Warfield, whose mum kept a boarding house here. This is something else.

First to answer receives a special prize. Although it won't be the true identity of the Ripper, ha ha. Let me say "Sorry!" in advance.

This might be a hard one. As usual, to be fair to others, anyone who has won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Fortunately, this includes recent winner Joe Chetcuti who might well have the answer.

Joe though may email me privately with an answer if he wishes. He just can't win again. It's fair do's all round, Playmates!

Cheers

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RipperCon 2018 Speaker Announcement!




JACKIE MURPHY—“Jack the Ripper’s London”—Saturday morning speaker and RipperCon M/C

Jackie Murphy was born in North London, but brought up in Essex, 30 miles east of Whitechapel. She became interested in Jack the Ripper at age 13 when she was allowed to watch the six-part “Barlow and Watt” TV program about the case. She got further hooked on the case a few years later when she read Stephen Knight’s book. Then family life took over, but in the run up to the centenary of the case in 1988 the increase in books and documentaries really sparked her interest.

In 1999, Murphy joined the Cloak and Dagger Club, now the Whitechapel Society, and has contributed to journals and books for the society, as well as other publications. She lives with her partner Alan Hunt in Dorchester, Dorset—Thomas Hardy country. Now a semi-retired teacher, Murphy works at the local history research center and makes quilts.

Murphy tells us, “My ancestor was Benjamin Disraeli, or rather I am the result of his brother's affair with the housekeeper! A more famous claim to fame is that my great, great grandfather owned Top Withins Farm, the basis for Wuthering Heights.”

Don’t miss out on RipperCon in Baltimore, April 7-8. Only fifty places available! See information at www.RipperCon.com
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Hello everyone

Latest trivia question:

What connects Baltimore with Buckingham Palace? Note that I am not thinking of the future Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Warfield, whose mum kept a boarding house here. This is something else.

First to answer receives a special prize. Although it won't be the true identity of the Ripper, ha ha. Let me say "Sorry!" in advance.

This might be a hard one. As usual, to be fair to others, anyone who has won swag from RipperCon before can't answer. Fortunately, this includes recent winner Joe Chetcuti who might well have the answer.

Joe though may email me privately with an answer if he wishes. He just can't win again. It's fair do's all round, Playmates!

Cheers

Chris
I still need an answer to this question, so here is another clue for you all --

.......................................P

And it is not police, palace, Preakness, prostitute, or Prince Eddy.

Good luck!!!!

Cheers

Chris
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