By John Smith •
Published: 06 Mar 2020 • 16:52
FOLLOWING in the footsteps of the Bank of England, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is releasing a new polymer £20 note depicting an image of Victorian tea shop owner Kate Cranston who filled her Glasgow tea room with furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The note is the bank’s first new £20 in 23 years and a spokesperson said “On the eve of International Women’s Day it is fitting that such a figure as Kate Cranston will be celebrated on the face of our most popular note.”
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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