The Jane Austen £10 Banknote un circulation from 14th September 2017
Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, Victoria Cleland outside Winchester Cathedral.
The distinctive Thetis Blacker banners added colour and spectacle to the longest nave in a European cathedral, as 500 members of the public assembled for the launch of a new £10 denomination banknote, featuring the portrait of local authoress Jane Austen.
Unveiled on the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and just feet away from where her remains lie, Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney revealed the new £10 banknote with Janes’ portrait, weeks before it enters circulation on 14th September 2017.
Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney enters the Cathedral with Dr. Gillian Dow of the University of Southampton ( left ) and Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester.
Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney
Jane’s young lady companions are shown the new banknote by Mark Carney after the ceremony in the Cathedral.
The event attracted national and local television coverage. BBC Tv Steve Humphries with Mark Carney outside Winchester Cathedral.
Fiona Bruce reports the launch on the Six ‘o Clock News on BBC Television.
The new £10 banknote
Words and photographs : Tony Knight photography & MEDIA