1 April 1975 Scene Around Six
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Scene Around Six: A point in time

After going metric and then adopting decimalised currency, there was only one frontier left to cross - that of decimal time! Under the new system there would be 100 seconds to the minute, 100 minutes to the hour, and 20-hour days. And so it was we were told that the Northern Ireland government were preparing for a phased introduction replete with conversion tables and "dual standard time pieces".

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