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It has been reported that a rare £5 note worth up to £50,000 was spent in the Dickinson & Morris Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe. Specialist micro-engineer, Graham Short has engraved miniscule portraits of Pride and Prejudice author Jane Austen on each of the notes, to mark the 200th anniversary of the acclaimed author’s death next year. There are four notes in circulation across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Mr Short is believed to have chosen Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe to circulate one of the four notes simply because he enjoys pork pies. He said “As I enjoy pork pies, I thought where better to spend the English note than in Melton Mowbray?"
Stephen Hallam, Dickinson & Morris managing director, said: "It's an honour he should wish to do such a thing in such a venerable establishment as ours. We knew nothing about this until 3 days later. We have about 4,000 customers a week rising to 10,000 towards Christmas so who knows where it might be now?"