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Did you know that the world’s first commercially marketed powered lawnmower was built by Ransomes in Ipswich in 1902? A bit of a difference in scale between that and some of their other lines – combine harvesters, traction engines, and ploughs. The 1902 model, powered by a petrol engine, was not their first venture into lawn maintenance – in 1867 they produced a hand-powered mower.

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Cardinal Wolsey
Clara Reeve
Frank Leslie
Mervyn King
Ralph Fiennes
Thomas Cavendish
Trevor Nunn
V S Pritchett

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I am half British and half American. My passport has an eagle with a tea bag in its mouth - Bob Hope
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Accord of Winchester - 1072, Evacuation of Dunkirk begins - 1940, Britain’s Worst Road Accident - 1975
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