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A new exhibition, and Liverpool in ludicrous law levity!

Photographs of the houses of Liverpool’s and Wirral’s rich, as well as professional decorators and architects, are on display at Sudley Art Gallery, Mossley Hill Road, Aigburgh, until early 2008. The majority were taken by Harry Bedford Lemere, who was often drawn to the city during its time as the second port of the Empire. The exhibition has been arranged in partnership with English Heritage’s National Monuments Record, which holds a large collection of Bedford Lemere’s work. Many of the images, plus more from the Bedford Lemere Collection, can be found on English Heritage’s Viewfinder website. Follow this link to go straight to his photographs of Liverpool.

Liverpool was in the news yesterday for all the right reasons: it is home to the 3rd most ludicrous law in the UK. In the great city, it is illegal to be topless in public, unless (of course!) you are a clerk in a tropical fish shop. Dying in the Houses of Parliament, and using a postage stamp upside down are also illegal, and voted more ludicrous than the Liverpool law.

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