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INSIGHTS ON IVOR   Part Eighteen        After the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games had finished, the next games, scheduled for 1940, should have taken place in Tokyo but due to political reasons they declined and Helsinki was substituted. Unfortunately the advent of the Second World War (1939-1945) intervened and no games took place until 1948 and London was the chosen venue for their return. Germany and Japan were banned from entering and Russia declined the invitation. But despite of this there were still over 4,000 competitors – of which there were 355 women – representing 59 nations. The...

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INSIGHTS ON IVOR   Part Sixteen      When Dad, Bert and David were working at the Hazel Press there was a part of the building rented out to a Mr Walter Phillips. He was a designer and marketed photographic mounts which were printed by the press for him. He told Dad that he liked his work and insisted on Dad doing his printing. He also told Dad that, one day, he intended to have his own printing press and would like Dad to come and work for him. His dream became reality in 1947 when the Walter Phillips Unicorn...

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  IVOR'S  INSIGHTS      Hello everyone. It's only another 34 days before we toddle off to the Polling stations to vote in what is, for many people, particularly the young, probably the most important decision they have been asked to make in their young lives   I don't envy them because the so-called facts, about whether to remain or leave the EU, being hurled at us on a daily basis by one side of the argument are immediately contradicted by the other point of view. The trouble is when these 'facts' are presented by someone who is a good speaker,...

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IVOR’S INSIGHTS - FEBRUARY 2016     Hello everyone. I hope you have all recovered from your Christmas festivities and are now becoming solvent again! As you are all probably aware the big issue over here is the one surrounding the promised Referendum on whether Britain stays in or leaves the European Union. David Cameron has been flying to many European countries trying to persuade their leaders to join Britain in the fight for changes to the European Union, particularly regarding the biggest threat to us all, the one of immigration.  So far he hasn't been very successful.   He eventually got an offer...

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