Friday, June 15, 2007
Okay, here's a question. It arises from Ford Madox Ford's The Soul of London. Writing in 1904, he said, '... the ground in front of the Mansion House is worth its area in sovereigns set on edge.' Can anybody calculate how many £1 coins set on edge would fill a square foot? Property prices in central London now start at £1,000 per square foot - I assume more than 1,000 coins could be stood in that space. But I just don't know and the demands of the day job make the experiment out of the question.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 10:51 am