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Farthing

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to one quarter of one penny. Farthings were used in the United Kingdom prior to the decimalization of the British pound. They ceased to be legal tender in 1960.
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Lucy James, aged five, from Stafford, and Simon Morris, from Mr Phoebus, with his Penny Farthing
In UK pre-decimal coinage, how many farthings were in one penny?
The small and sharing dishes are from the new evening menu at the Penny Farthing (formerly Farthings).
The exhibition will feature penny farthings and boneshakers from the 19th Century alongside bikes from every decade throughout the 20th century and contemporary carbon fibre racing bikes used in the Tour.
The wager was over which drop would trickle to the bottom first - and the loser was so angry at his defeat he paid up in 4,800 new farthings withdrawn from his bank.
Penny Farthings, BMXs, unicyclists and even a Terrier in a basket on board his owner's bike lined up alongside elite cyclists.
Popularly known as Haringtons, they had a tin surface that made them look more like the earlier silver farthings and also made them harder to fake.
includes you One of Cowbridge's most well known restaurants, Farthings, has been sold.
The second day of the Liverpool Cycle Show featured penny farthings, tandems, choppers and even a seven-seater Conference bike.
Penny Farthings made a nostalgic return to the roads of the North-East yesterday as vintage bicycle enthusiasts took a trip down memory lane.
The original bottom-bruising penny farthings were manufactured between 1870 and 1878, but with the bone shaking ride sorted out, the new up-to-date version with mountain-bike tyres and comfy sprung seat could prove a surprise Christmas hit.
Three Farthings, at his best with some cut in the ground, should find conditions to his liking in the P & S Warren Novices' Chase (4.