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.
Water Pump Record Attempt - London Fire Brigade Training Centre, Southwark
Jack Frost, station officer at the London Fire Brigade Training Centre, cools off during a world record attempt. He took a dip in the inflatable pool being used for an attempt on the hand water pumping record of 42 hours. Manning the 18th-century fire pump at Fireshow '76, the three-day fire brigade spectacular at Crystal Palace, are divisional officer Bob Carter and leading fireman Mick Chesney (right).
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Entertainment - 'That Was The Week That Was' Reception - Lance Percival - Durrant's Hotel
Members of the team of "That Was The Week That Was", the BBC's satirical show, are pictured at a reception at Durrant's Hotel, George Street, London, to mark the release of the Parlophone long-playing record of items from the show. Displaying the sleeve are (l-r) William Hushton, Lance Percival, Millicent Martin, David Frost and David Kernan.
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