A sad reflection on that part of the British character that is so resistant to change… City of York council are called to account reports the BBC for using metric measurements on footpath markers.
It seems that it is only the UK and the United States that continue to use miles and feet as measure of distance, and in the UK the situation is really confused, we buy fuel by the litre, measure distance using miles, and buy frozen food by the kilo !!
As someone taught only metric measurements 30 years ago in a UK school, I often wonder if we will ever join the rest of the world ?
BTW OS maps have been metric since the mid 1960’s