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Jez says,"The first descent by parachute was a somewhat sturdy affair including whalebone ribs."

Roger Jones on Geograph
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Norwich 251

Norwich has a long history. It has been a city since 1094. From the Middle Ages until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the largest city in England after London and one of the most important. This is refelected in its plaques.

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John Arlott (1914-1991) broadcaster and writer lived here from 1961 to 1981

The Old Sun, New Alresford, United Kingdom

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Pioneer Aviator Amy Johnson (1903-1941) was born here 1st July 1903

St Georges Road, Hull, United Kingdom

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Hier wohnte Salomon Sally Grünebaum Jg. 1885 „Schutzhaft“ 1938 Sachsenhausen deportiert 1943 ermordet in Auschwitz

English translation: Salomon Sally Grünebaum Jg. 1885 “Protective detention” 1938 Sachsenhausen deported in Auschwitz in 1943 [AWS Translate]

Am Berge 3, Witten, Germany

Robert Burns lodged here when this building was the Black Bull Inn when he visited Glasgow June 1787, February and March 1788

Virginia Street, G2 8AA, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Romain Rolland 1866-1944 Prix Nobel de Littérature 1915 De 1901 à 1913, il vécut dans cet immeuble où il écrivit Jean-Christophe

English translation: Romain Rolland 1866-1944 Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. From 1901 to 1913 he lived in this building where he wrote Jean-Christophe

162 Boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, France

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H. G. Wells 1866-1946 writer lived and died here

13 Hanover Terrace, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Hugh Munro BART of Lindertis Kirriemuir. Born 1856 - Died 1919. Founder member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club who identified and listed 277 of the 284 Scottish peaks above 3000 feet now commonly known as 'Munros'. Latterly travelled worldwide as a King's messenger.

, Kirriemuir, United Kingdom

QUEST'OSPIZIO DELL'INDIGENZA DURATO CON VARIA FORTUNA E CON DISCIPLINE DIFFORMI FINO AL 1868 FU IN QUELL'ANNO PER DECRETO DI VITTORIO EMANUELE RE D'ITALIA RICONOSCIUTO COME OPERA PIA ED EBBE PROPRIE COSTITUZIONI CHE LO FECERO ASILO DI CARITÀ NON DI PENA OVE TROVANO RIPOSATO VIVERE GLI IMPOTENTI AL LAVORO E SI ADDESTRANO ALLE ARTI MECCANICHE I GIOVANI ABBANDONATI PROVVEDENDO IL COMUNE DI FIRENZE A MANTENERVI I POVERI DELLA CITTÀ TOLTI ALLA VERGOGNA DEL MENDICARE IL COMMENDATORE CARLO PERI DIRETTORE DELL'OPERA PIA NEL 1870 P. Q. M.

English translation: THIS HOSPICE OF POVERTY LASTED WITH VARYING LUCK AND WITH DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES UNTIL 1868 WAS IN THAT YEAR BY DECREE OF VICTORY EMANUELE KING OF ITALY RECOGNIZED AS PIOUS WORK AND HAD ITS OWN CONSTITUTIONS THAT THEY DID ASYLUM OF CHARITY NOT OF PAIN WHERE THEY FIND RESTED TO LIVE THE HELPLESS AT WORK AND TRAIN THE YOUNG ABANDONED TO THE MECHANICAL ARTS, PROVIDING THE TOWN OF FLORENCE TO KEEP THE POOR OF THE CITY THERE. REMOVED FROM THE SHAME OF BEGGING COMMENDATORE CARLO PERI DIRECTOR OF THE PIOUS WORK IN 1870 P. M. [AWS Translate]

Pia Casa di Lavoro of Montedomini - Via dei Malcontenti, Florence, Italy

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Vulcan Street Wall This section of the wall is all that remains of the Cleveland Salt Works. In the 19th century Vulcan Street was home to a number of the town's other leading firms including Bolchow Vaughan's first ironworks and the Middlesborough Pottery

Vulcan Street, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

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L'Arche Marion Dès les origines, le blanchissage du linge s'effectue en bord de Seine. Vers la fin du Moyen Age, il s'organise avec l'apparition des premiers bateaux-lavoirs, simples barges à fond plat protégées des intempéries par une toiture des planches ou de chaume, à des emplacements délimités par le Prévôt. Ils sont environ 80 à la veille de la Révolution, installés de préférence sur la rive droite, mieux exposée au soleil. Supprimés en 1805 sous le prétexte qu'ils gênaient la navigation, les "bateaux-lessives" reparaissent plus nombreux sous la Restauration. Afin de lutter contre la concurrence des blanchisseries industrielles, ils accroissent leur capacité, jusqu’à devenir de véritables cités flottantes: les lavandières travaillent désormais au ras de l'eau, abritées par des auvents; à l’étage au-dessus, de vastes salles couvertes accueillent le linge prêt à sécher. Le plus imposant d'entre eux est l'Arche Marion, formé 12 barges et long de 200 mètres, amarré entre le pont d'Arcole et le pont Notre-Dame; 250 personnes peuvent y travailler ensemble.

English translation: L'Arche Marion From the beginning, laundry is done by the Seine. Towards the end of the Middle Ages, it was organized with the appearance of the first launchers, simple flat bottom barges protected from the weather by a roof of the boards or thatch, at locations delimited by the Provost. They are about 80 on the eve of the Revolution, preferably installed on the right bank, better exposed to the sun. Deleted in 1805 on the pretext that they hindered navigation, the “washing vessels” appeared more numerous under the Restoration. In order to combat the competition of industrial laundries, they increase their capacity, until they become real floating cities: lavandières now work alongside the water, sheltered by canopies; on the upper floor, large covered rooms welcome laundry ready to dry. The most imposing of them is the Arch Marion, formed 12 barges and 200 meters long, moored between the bridge of Arcole and the bridge of Notre-Dame; 250 people can work there together. [AWS Translate]

Rue d'Arcole, Paris, France

Virginia Woolf 1882-1941 Leonard Woolf 1880-1969 Writers and Publishers Lived at No. 52 a house on this site 1924-1939

52 Tavistock Square (now Tavistock Hotel), London, United Kingdom

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William Wood 1671-1730 ironmaster Lived at the Deanery Hall on this site 1692-1713

University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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