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The Pound of Flesh

During the dark month of January 2000, shortly after Metrication Day, Dr Richard North launched Anti-Metrication Day. His aim was to highlight the absurdity of metric law by committing as many criminal offences as he could by selling fresh fruit and vegetables in pounds and ounces. Dr North set up shop, the "Pound of Flesh", at Trago Mills in Devon. A BWMA photographer was on hand to record the occasion.

Dr North committing his 57th crime, selling a pound of Brussels sprouts
Dr North with partner-in-crime, BWMA chairman Bruce Robertson

Here is the leaflet announcing Anti-Metrication Day:

Another sale

Friends, supporters and accomplices assemble for a group photo after a hard day's criminality; over 300 offences were committed

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