Well, the text has been written, the pictures selected, the final area is sending us their entry within days, British Transition Town Money is coming soon!
This long-awaited book aims to be the definitive guide on British Transition Town Money and alternative currencies. With almost 120 pages printed in full colour, and over 150 notes pictured, you cannot miss out on this book.
Any collector of these notes should read this.
"I read the book from cover to cover and lost count of the times I said 'I never knew that'."
From the back cover:
"In March 2007, Totnes produced the first known true British transition pound. Three-hundred notes were printed and handed out to the 160 people gathered in St John's Church at an evening called 'Local Money, Local Skills, Local Power'. These first issue pounds were rapidly followed by a second issue - more durable, wallet-sized and in far greater quantity. Other towns started to follow suit; Lewes in 2008, Stroud in 2009 and more. The movement was born. This book will attempt to catalogue all the known issues of the notes that followed on the back of the revolution.
"In a separate section, the world of LETS schemes and the vouchers that supported them is explored. Finally, by way of a short diversion, a tour around a few of the 20th- and 21st-century vouchers frequently collected by followers of the transition currency completes the work.
"The book includes local currency notes from British Transition Towns and similar schemes: Brighton, Bristol, Brixton, Exeter, Findhorn, Hawick, Hay on Wye, Kingston upon Thames, Lake District, Lewes, Stonehouse, Stroud, Tooting and Totnes.
"British LETS: Bath, Calderdale, Cardiff, Chichester, the People's Bank of Govanhill and Newcastle-under-Lyme.
"20th- and 21st-Century Vouchers: Birnbeck Island, Cornwall, Herm and the Independent Money Alliance.
"Printed in full colour throughout, this book contains scaled reproductions of over 150 notes in the above categories."