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Did you know that the first tomatoes grown in the UK were raised in the conservatory of the great 16th century pile Burghley House near Stamford? Those early fruits would almost certainly not have been eaten as the British considered tomatoes to be poisonous until perhaps the 18th century. They do in fact contain minute and inconsequential amounts of a toxin called... Tomatine.

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Colin Dexter
John Haigh
Sir Malcolm Sargent

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In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled. - Daniel Defoe
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On this day:
Dick Whittington Elected Mayor of London - 1397, World adopts Greenwich Meantime - 1884, Paddington Bear is Published - 1958
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