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Re: When pubs replaced banks...The Irish banking closures in 1970
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 09:53:05 AM »
That is a very interesting vid, thank you!

It shows the ingenuity of people in bypassing essential services like banking and I am sure queuing time in the pub "banks" was far more social and pleasurable than normal! :)

But this was the 70's and banking is a totally different ballgame nowadays and this vid also highlights the immense vulnerability of modern society to digital systems where such "work around" solutions could not happen - especially where so much hinged on personal relationships.

I had to think for a minute and I really cannot remember the last time I had any paper money or coins in my wallet. COVID has made the use of physical money even more undesirable. In fact, a new clothing chainstore just opened in our town where payment is only by card, cash is not acceptable at all. 

Interesting stuff!
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