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.
British Customs and Traditions - Pearly Kings and Queens - London - 1911
'Costers' in Pearlies - a family party at Peckham Derby show. 'Costers', or 'Costermongers' are street sellers of fruit and vegetables. Those elders respected by the Costermongering families are elevated to the position of Pearly King's and Queen's and their non-public role is to keep the peace between the families.
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Literature - Lions on the Lawn Book Launch - Mary Chipperfield - London
Circus trainer Mary Chipperfield, with Charles the Chimpanzee, at the launch of her new book "Lions on the Lawn" in London. Mary's new book is her story of the animal reserve that helped her father, Jimmy Chipperfield, and her husband to develop on the Marquess of Bath's estate at Longleat, Wiltshire. The Chimpanzee was reared on the game reserve.