Letter: Passing tribute

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Sir: As the old 10p and traditional florin give way to the new decimalised coin, so also goes our current reminder of George VI. A man of no affairs, and no notoriety ever attached to this simple, honest man, who had the honour of kingship thrust upon him. He and his family particularly suffered the enormity of the Second World War. Through ill health, little wonder, he died early in life. His outstanding achievement, for generations to realise, was his essential quality of being a family man.

Yours faithfully,



North Yorkshire

4 October