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Did you know that Romford once staged Cheetah racing? Or at least tried to. In 1937 animals were imported from Kenya, with plans for events to take place up and down the country (as at Romford in greyhound stadia). The scheme failed for several reasons, not least concerns about the dangers posed by such beasts; and the fact that they werenít fooled into the chase by a rag and stick flying past them.

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Francis Quarles
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I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself. - Dennis Potter
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Johnsonís Dictionary Published - 1755, First British Secret Ballot Election - 1872, Titanic sinks - 1912, The Belfast Blitz - 1941, Hillsborough Disaster - 1989
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