brightncheerful wrote:I attended a social event at a pub, The Penny Farthing.
Hardly anyone else attending had heard of a farthing, let alone what the coin looked like.
Mind you, farthing became indelibly stuck in my memory when as a youngster I fell out with the owner of our local sweetshop. Aniseed balls were 4 for a penny (1d), he'd refused to sell me one aniseed ball because he hadn't got change of a halfpenny.
In my case the local baker's wife was the only person left known to give farthings in change. One day, after buying a loaf, I ran home and asked my mother what the "funny coin" was in the change.