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July 26, 2006 - The final edition of Top of the Pops was recorded at BBC Television Centre in London. The show was co-hosted by veteran disc jockey Sir Jimmy Savile, its very first presenter. Classic performances from the Spice Girls, Wham, Madonna, Beyonce Knowles and Robbie Williams featured in the show alongside the Rolling Stones ‘ who were the very first band to appear on Top of the Pops on New Year's Day in 1964. •• #topofthepops #thisdayinmusic #2000s #bbc #tv #rock #pop

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Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

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Pinwheel Poppies – A Remembrance, Armistice or Veteran’s day activity

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest StumbleUpon YummlyBoth my boys take part in the annual remembrance parade as Cubs and this year it is the 100 anniversary of the start of World War One.  This has really captured the boys imagination, so we made Poppy Pinwheels. Remembrance Day, Armistice Day or Veteran’s Day as it is sometimes more »

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A Disabled Veteran Has the Best Reaction To Everyone Expecting Him To Be Racist Now

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Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin

Don McCullin is one of the greatest war photographers. This is just one of many, many of his images. They are stunning. http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/may/22/don-mccullin-southern-frontiers-interview http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/30/style/30iht-don.t.html?pagewanted=all

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Silence (a sonnet for Remembrance Day)

Never Forget... I can't buy a poppy for Remembrance Day now I live in the USA, so I'm pinning this.

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In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

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