Mensa date for Bradbury pound supporter

Justin Walker

Justin Walker

First published in News The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

A DENT man who is championing the return of a monetary unit that helped finance the Great War has been invited to speak to some of Britain’s top brains at a Cambridge conference.

Justin Walker believes the nation should go back to the the Bradbury Pound – a form of interest-free currency created by Parliament in 1914.


Named after John Bradbury, the Government’s chief economic adviser at the time of the First World War, thepound was approved by Act of Parliament on August 7, 1914.

It followed concern that the British people might respond to the uncertainty of war by withdrawing their savings in gold from private banks – triggering a run on the banks.

Mr Walker will make his case at the 33rd International Mensa at Trinity College, Cambridge, on Saturday (August 23). Mensa – the ‘high IQ society’ – has more than 21,000 UK members with IQs in the top two per cent.

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