HMV Nipper mascot
A lookalike of "Nipper" the HMV dog. 07/09/99: HMV bosses have launched a nationwide search for a new Jack Russell to pose as Nipper. After 10 years in the job the current dog is to retire and the company wants to find a replacement. *...who loves crowds and being treated as a celebrity. Nipper had earlier featured in the painting His Master's Voice by artist Francis Barraud (shown in background) and both the phrase and image were adopted by the Gramophone Company. 23/01/2000: EMI, who hold a 43% stake in the HMV group, has confirmed it is in talks with Time Warner to merge their music divisions, creating the world's largest music company.
Naval Bulldogs : 1959
NAVAL BULLDOGS: Buster Game 'Un, the 12 week old Bulldog, turns to veteran Vectis King - seen wearing his medal- while on parade at the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth. Buster is replacing Vectis as the new mascot for the barracks while Vectis retires on a 30/- a week pension.
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Soccer - Tommy Lawton - Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
Former Notts County and England centre forward Tommy Lawton pulling pints behind the bar at the Magna Carta Inn at Lowdham, Nottinghamshire where he is the publican. Tommy Lawton started his football career at Burnley before moving to Everton and then Chelsea. He then signed for Third division Notts County for a record fee of £20, 000. After scoring 90 goals for the club he then moved to Brentford before finishing his playing career at Arsenal. After Managing Kettering Town and Notts County, Tommy Lawton became the Landlord at the Magna Carta.
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