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    Churchill sitting for Canadian artist Karsh who has just snatched the cigar out of Winston's mouth, thus the expression.

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    Sheffield Wednesday.

    The oh what could have been moment of their recent(ish) history.

    This is an interesting thread on his time there.

    The truth about why Eric Cantona didn't join Sheffield Wednesday - Sheffield Wednesday Matchday - Owlstalk | Sheffield Wednesday News for SWFC fans

    good story.

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    The models for Grant Wood's American Gothic sitting front of the finished work.


    The lady is actually Grant's sister, and the male was their dentist.

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    Steve McQueen and Tom Jones pillow cases 1960's.


    Rung a bell as an old GF gave me these but with, perhaps Jessica Biel and.... ? (I guess some American singer/actress) around the early 2000's, I think something to do with Lynx/Axe sponsorship.


    My ones were nicer.

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    Scarface Alf

    Meet the forbidding Sergeant Alf Foster – a legend of the Manchester City Police’s ‘B’ Division.

    Born in the Staffordshire town of Burslem in 1895, he served with the Grenadier Guards during the Great War.

    He joined Manchester City Police on July 27, 1921 at the age of 25.

    His joining record shows his previous occupation as a miner.

    He is said to have struck fear into the villains of Collyhurst and Miles Platting with his formidable stature - weighing in at 20 stones – and imposing presence.

    He was known locally as Scarface due to a deep wound across his left cheek. Many fanciful stories were told about how he had gained his scar – which no doubt helped build his reputation – in reality, he was wounded by shrapnel while fighting in the trenches.

    He is said to have mastered the art of bringing down a fleeing miscreant with a well-aimed throw of his sergeants' stick.

    Such was his reputation that parents would only have threaten an unruly child with a visit from Scarface and order was soon restored.

    He retired from the force in November 1946 having dedicated his life to serving the public in the uniform of a soldier and then a police officer.

    Sadly, he didn’t enjoy a long retirement and died just a year later but he was remembered by the public of Miles Platting and Collyhurst for many years to come

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    Link to today's 'Guardian' "England at ar, work and play" by John Topham.
    England at war, work and play – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

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