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The Myth of 1965 - Government’s relentless Big Lie about the origins of Compulsory Metrication

BWMA's newsletter - The Yardstick

We are aiming to make all past issues of the Yardstick available here. Older issues are yet to be uploaded, and so this page is work in progress

We do not include the most recent issue of the Yardstick, as that is sent to BWMA members, first

Yardstick 54 - April 2014 pdf
Yardstick 53 - December 2013 pdf
Yardstick 52 - August 2013 pdf
Yardstick 51 - November 2012 pdf
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  The Yardstick 14 - March 2001 pdf
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Christopher Booker reveals the secret history of metrication; Ian Stretch - "Hands off Hands; Ceaucescu by kindness; BBC's propaganda; Metric regulations given a wide berth; United States resists metrication The Yardstick 5 - Summer 1997  
Shortcomings of DTI Consultation; Views of British Business; View of the Public; Chairman's letter to DTI; do Children think in metric terms? So, India is metric? The Yardstick 4 - April 1997  
How Metric is Europe; Speeches by Neil Hamilton MP and Michael Shrimpton; End of the Road for the Gallon; Even maggots have gone metric; Deregulation campaign update; Meccano The Yardstick 3 - November 1996  
Compulsory metrication - why it is so dangerous; Save the Inch; The Burden of Metrication; Traditional measures abroad The Yardstick 2 - April 1996  
Campaign launch; members' letters; Metrication - what do you know? Vandalism Mistaken for Progress. How You can Help to Defeat Metrication The Yardstick 1 - Autumn 1995  

BWMA Honorary Member Hal Iggulden, holding copies of the General Rule and the Dangerous Book for Boys, at the launch of the General Rule on 19 May 2007 in London

THE GENERAL RULE -- A GUIDE TO CUSTOMARY WEIGHTS AND MEASURES by Vivian Linacre

208 pages and lavishly illustrated, published by The Squeeze Press

Available directly from Vivian Linacre at 21 Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG for £12.00 post free

BWMA Guide to the Trading Standards Metrication Concordat

Local Authorities reject Lord Justice Laws' ruling on Hierarchy of Acts.

The Metric Despotism, by Vivian Linacre


Report by Customary Measures Society, to mark fifth anniversary of first metric infringement notice

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