Bank notes should commemorate pioneers

I know as little as Sarah Hall when it comes to knowing whose face is on the back of our bank notes. (News June 6)

Then again, the front of a fiver does not look like an 87-year-old Queen!

Sarah asks which woman could be put on the back of a bank note? How about Emily Wilding Davison, the suffragette who campaigned for votes for women and died 100 years ago after being trampled on by the King’s horse at the Derby.

Maybe the man would be Sir Edmund Hilary, the first person to conquer Mount Everest 60 years ago.

In response to Pat Crisp’s letter “Should councillors become volunteers?”, I have worked alongside many councillors and am friends with some of them.
I don’t always agree with what they say or do, but the vast majority are hard working people. Some of them have full-time jobs as well as carrying out their full-time duties.

Pat Crisp is right too regarding the hard work put into our community by volunteers.

This country couldn’t operate without them.


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