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Some brief but interesting background info about the cites where the following English models come from, as knowledge is also beautiful…

Doncaster is in Yorkshire, an was founded about 1,900 years ago, beside a Roman fort. Candy factories opened in the 1800s, an a castle is nearby. In fact the famous chocolate biscuit-bar Kit-Kat was invented locally.

London is the capital of the United Kingdom, as was founded in 43 A.D as an international trading city - which it still is today, 2000 years later. It became the capital of England after the anglo-saxons reclaimed it in 927.

Kent is a county founded by the Jute anglo-saxon tribe and the Cantuci - a Celtic tribe from over 3000 years ago. Queen Anne Boleyn was born here. Kent is known as the garden county an has castle an a major seaport. Link

Liverpool was the worlds first truly international city, as its docks catered for global shipping on a grand scale. The Beatles pop-band originated here as did other bands. Two premiership football clubs are based here.

Sheffield is where modern steel production was founded in the 1800s, with stainless steel being invented here in 1771. Silverware is still made here. In this city originated famous bands like the Human League an Def Leppard.

Bath is a quaint city, which was named after a volcanic spring that was harnessed into a giant public bath house in 60 AD by the Roman empire. This city is considered very picturesque with quaint buildings an streets.

Essex was founded by the eastern Saxons over 1600 years ago. It is the home of Fords European research center, an the band Depeche Mode. The county has a modern city feel to it in the west an countryside to the east.

The “Newcastle” part of the hometown derives from it being the location of a ‘new castle’ in the 12th century. The “Lyme” section refers to the Forest of Lyme that covered the area with lime trees in the medieval period.


Things I noticed in the background of IT

Ok, so after 4 viewings, here are some amazing and creepy things I noticed in the background of various scenes:

  • Librarian creepily staring/smiling at Ben while he’s reading about the ironworks explosion

  • Huge portrait of Pennywise hiding in the mural painted on the wall outside the pharmacy (you can see it at the very end of the scene where the losers are patching up Ben’s “H” cut)

  • Red balloon floating away in the background near the top of the tree line while Bill is talking to the rest of the losers before going into Neibolt

  • Clown doll on a shelf in Bev’s apartment

  • Pennywise in the background of the Easter picture at the Ironworks

  • Georgie’s room is done in Circus theme, even the wallpaper

  • Turtle Lego model, turtle shaped pile of stuff left out on the street where Georgie is floating his boat, and turtle in the water at the quarry

  • I’m not sure if this is going to turn into anything yet, but it seemed like they went out of their way to bring attention to the Standpipe, without ACTUALLY bringing attention to it. It’s very prominent in the background of several scenes, it’s on Bev’s postcard, and Ben is carrying a model of it out of school on the last day

Feel free to add anything you noticed!