I have forty-five minutes to record some more of my map. Here goes…
9. Nelson on top of his column. Taken from an advert for ‘Associated British and Irish Railways Incorporated’, published in The National Geographic Magazine, February 1939. People were reading this particular copy of National Geographic as the Bismark was launched, and as the first Anderson Shelter was erected in an Islington garden.
10. ‘Best Butter’ is a nod to my Uncle David, who died a few years back. It would’ve been his birthday this week. He never said the word ‘butter’ without putting the word ‘best’ in front of it. Mostly he ate margarine on his bread, except on special occasions when he had ‘best butter’. The picture came from ‘The Nicholas Thomas Story Book’ by Kitty Styles, illustrated by Mary Kendal Lee. It was published by Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited, London 1950s.
’96’ is a tribute to the people who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Disaster.
‘1,130’ is a tribute to the Dhaka factory workers, who lost their lives when a garment factory collapsed last year. They were making cheap clothes for the Western market. The building had been declared unsafe two days earlier, but quotas needed to be met.