LONDON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Annual Conference of the British Weights & Measures Association on Saturday 22 May, the Inch-Perfect Award, for conspicuous gallantry in retaining traditional measurements, goes to Cambridge City Council. All finger-posts in Cambridge for pedestrians show distances in yards and the Council has no intention of displaying metres instead.
The Metrickery Award, for devious imposition of metrication using criminal law, goes to the Mayor of Lewisham, Cllr Steve Bullock. He personally instigated a raid on Lewisham Market, where traders and customers alike want to continue using the pounds and ounces they have always used, and threatened to send the traders to prison if they did not immediately convert to kilograms.
The British Weights & Measures Association is a voluntary organisation that campaigns for the preservation of choice in measures. It supports the Metric Martyrs persecuted for selling goods in measures that the majority of their customers want and understand. This usually means imperial but can also include metric units, such as the sale of draught lager in steins and flutes in continental bars. The Association directs its efforts towards local authorities and the British government to restore choice in measures as well as seeking to persuade the European Commission in Brussels to repeal its directive banning the use of our traditional imperial units.
SOURCE British Weights & Measures Association