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Becks could be on bank notes
 Becks could be on bank notes

BECKS TOPS CASH POLL
A third of Britons would like to see David Beckham's picture on their money when the Charles Dickens 10 note ceased to be legal tender.

The notes have been replaced by ones with Charles Darwin on them.

The old notes will continue to be accepted by most banks, building societies and post offices for several months, and will be accepted by the Bank of England indefinitely.

But research carried out for Virgin Money found 25% of people think the figures we have on our bank notes, such as composer Edward Elgar, and social reformer Elizabeth Fry are now irrelevant and should be replaced with modern heroes and celebrities.

Footballer David Beckham and wartime leader Winston Churchill are the figures most people would like to see on their bank notes, with 37% and 29% respectively voting for them.

The late Diana, Princess of Wales, attracted 21% of the vote, while William Shakespeare got 13%, and Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones and singer Robbie Williams each got 8%.

But Prime Minister Tony Blair was the person those questioned would least like to see on their money, with 16% saying they did not think his picture should appear on a note.

Last Updated: 04:14 UK, Thursday July 31, 2003
 
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