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  1. Did anyone ever notice the fasces framing the Sheffield coat of arms on top of this building? It was originally a Roman symbol and was adopted by Mussolini's Italian Fascist Party as their symbol and it's where we get the word fascist from. The date of 1929 puts it firmly in the period of Mussolini's rule.
  2. This is well worth watching all the way through. The £10,000 they spent on the Christmas lights in 1971 is equivalent to £152,000 now. https://www.facebook.com/BBCArchive/videos/2528136420734381/
  3. The university has the archive and has published all the photos on flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrjamesarchive/
  4. Woodside from the 1971 AA Guide to Great Britain. The photo must be from either Park Hill or Hyde Park flats.
  5. Harry Epworth Allen deserves to be much better known in his home city. Here's a photo of him at work and some of his paintings of Derbyshire. "Derbyshire Walls". The only artwork by Harry Allen owned by the city. It was on display at the Graves until this year, no idea why it was removed. The view is looking towards Foolow and Longstone Edge "Burning Limestone", the view is Stoney Middleton "Mayfield Valley in Winter" "The Road to the Hills", unidentified location, but it has to be the Peak District. This one is on display in Derby Art Gallery.
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