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Bespoke bank notes of Britain’s cities
« on: November 27, 2019, 01:18:02 PM »
Defining a nation: the bespoke bank notes of Britain’s cities
From Queen Elizabeth II’s soft smile to the steadfast stare of Winston Churchill, banknotes exemplify the pride of Britain.
Their legacies are certainly inimitable, but bespoke to British cities they are not. And this got us thinking:
“What if British banknotes represented the cities they were issued in, just like Euro banknotes represent each country?”
We’re not talking landmarks or world leaders, authors or aristocrats. This is all about the people who showed the ‘true grit’ of their home cities; musicians who defined a generation, athletes who inspired, and actors who showed Hollywood how it’s done – these are the modern-day heroes we need on our banknotes.
So, who would feature for your city’s banknote? To get the ball rolling, we looked at some of the biggest cities in the UK: Manchester, York, Sheffield, Leeds and Glasgow.
Take a look below, to see which of your favourite stars found their way onto the humble £20 note.

Sheffield – Sean Bean

To say Sean Bean has enjoyed an illustrious career is something of an understatement. The actor has fought as Richard Sharpe in the Napoleonic Wars, braved the dangers of Middle Earth and navigated the complicated politics of King’s Landing – very often dying in the process.
However, even as he moves from one fantastical realm to the next, Bean has never forgotten his Sheffield roots. From his now-iconic Yorkshire accent to his short (and dramatic) stint on the board at Sheffield United Football Club, the actor has become synonymous with the city in which he was born.
Despite his jam-packed schedule, Bean regularly finds time to return to Sheffield and still retains a deep sentimentality for the city. As far as we are concerned, there is no better choice for the Sheffield banknote than Sean Bean.