A couple of weeks I took the short train ride to Exeter to meet Ian, Melanie, Adam, Martin and Gill, the group working hard to make the Exeter Pound a reality. With their launch set for September 1st I wanted to find out how’s it going. How did the idea come about? How did it step up to become a reality?
Did you know that a successful launch of the Exeter Pound is Exeter City Council’s second highest economic priority? Or what links a group of black gospel singers who toured England in the early 1800s, the Rugby World Cup and the Exeter Pound £15 note? Or the role New Economics Foundation’s ‘Clone Town Britain’ study had in inspiring the Pound? All is revealed in our “everything-you-could-ever-want-to-know-about-the-Exeter-Pound” podcast.
Here is the £5 note:
… and here’s the special limited edition £15 note …
Keep up with developments at www.exeterpound.org.uk.