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Excited by Ribbons

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Excited by ribbons. That bind.

The ribboned metal ties in the disappearing building.

The first folder of photographs that I was brought was tied up with a plain ribbon like bias binding.

Untying and unfolding the paper to reveal the past.

That has to be handled with gloves.

In 1937, the Rex Cinema was built on Corporation Street – just up from where Meter Room is today. It was damaged by German Bombs in August 1940 and totally destroyed in November. In its restaurant there was an aviary stocked with brightly coloured tropical birds.

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