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Did you know that John Osborne wrote the gritty Midlands drama that became Look Back in Anger while comfortably ensconced in a deckchair on Morecambe pier? He was appearing with a repertory company in the play Seagulls Over Sorrento there in the early summer of 1955, and penned the first draught of the largely autobiographical piece in just 17 days.

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Dame Thora Hird
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Wayne Hemmingway

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England has always been disinclined to accept human nature. - E M Forster
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First Traffic Signals in Britain - 1868, Edward VIII abdicates - 1936
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