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Pick Of The Day: Monsieur Fox ‘Around The World’ Pocket Square
A hand drawn and illustrated pocket square from Monsieur Fox, incorporating elements of world exploration and travel from the 19th and 20th centuries. Made from 70% wool and 30% silk for an excellent hand and heft. Sized 42 x 42 cm
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The Battle of George Square

This Friday is the 97th anniversary of the great Glasgow strikes that culminated in the Battle of George Square, which took place in the streets of Glasgow on 29th January 1919.

In the crushing economic depression which marked the end of the Great War, 40,000 workers in Glasgow took strike action with the immediate aim of ending unemployment - sharing out the available work by limiting the brutal pre-WW1 working week of 54 hours. By 31st January, over 60,000 dockers, shipbuilders and steelworkers had downed tools. It was the largest mass picket since the Radical War of 1820, when the fledgling Scottish working-class rose in revolt to demand political rights from the aristocratic and distant Westminster government.

The strike was viciously brought to a close when Home Secretary Winston Churchill sent in 10,000 troops to restore order, armed with machine guns, tanks, Lewis guns and a howitzer - the very troops who had been fighting the ruling-class’s war of acquisition against the Kaiser found themselves again fighting for the interests of the elite in the biggest deployment of British troops on home soil to date.

The hurried peace concluded by the warring powers of Europe which ended the Great War obscures the fact that in reality it was ended by the mass action of working-class people: principally the conscious defeatist rejection of war by the Russian proletariat led by the Bolsheviks, and the mutinies by German and French soldiers and sailors sick of spilling their blood for a war-crazed aristocracy. The Glasgow strikes saw themselves firmly in solidarity with the workers all across Europe and Russia rising to throw off the chains of capitalism, and the Glasgow strike demonstrates how quickly immediate economic demands were swept up into abortive socialist revolution in the rarefied atmosphere of the post-war social breakdown. Remarkably, nobody was killed during the post-strike repression, authorities and dock owners clearly wary of provoking even greater social explosions by giving way to a 47-hour week: Churchill satisfied himself with jailing the strike’s leadership.

The “Red Clydesiders” were shoved back into their boxes, but their legacy was one strand of many in forging a new, enduring socialist consciousness amongst the Scottish working-class which still survives today.

raynef-san asked:

Heyy Kee if you're still open with that character thing and don't mind Twewy can you please draw either Joshua number 7 or Neku number 9 ;;v;; ♥ either works /// Thank you !! If you don't want to it's fine too just ignore this message aa //o// !!

dear plz i hope you like it as much as i hate his hair (´・益・`)


Haunted Places: 50 Berkeley Square (Home to “The Nameless Horror”)

Despite an innocent sounding name, 50 Berkeley Square is known to many as “The Most Haunted House in London.” This home has gained its title not just because of the number of deaths that have occurred on its premises, but rather the cause of these deaths.  Each of these unlucky souls were victims of the homes notorious resident: “The Nameless Horror.”

“The Nameless Horror” is purportedly a brown, tendril covered, shapeless mass.  Many who have seen it have either died of fright or gone mad soon after the incident. 

Ghost sightings began at the residence as early as 1789, with the papers claiming that many respectable residents had reported seeing a young girl hanging from the windowsill of the buildings top floor.  She would then scream before letting go, and disappear before hitting the ground.  The girl, named Adeline, was also known to move furniture and make other ghostly noises in the upper rooms. 

Spurred on by these ghost stories, a local aristocrat named Lord George Lyttelton stayed at the home in 1872 on a dare from fellow friends.  Lord Lyttelton slept in the attic, where the activity was supposedly centered.  Suddenly, in the middle of the night, a brown tendrilled misty mass appeared in front of Lyttelton.  Using a shotgun that he had brought with him, the lord fired at the apparition.  In the morning he went to look for what he had fired at, but could not find any evidence that he had hit anything at all.

A few years later, a new family moved into the home.  The family, expecting a visitor, had the maid go upstairs in order to set up the attic as a guest room.  A few moments after her departure to the attic, the family heard a blood curdling scream.  Running up the stairs to see what the matter was, the family found the maid on the floor in a corner of the room repeatedly saying “Do not let it touch me!” The next day she died in an asylum.

After this incident, a nobleman volunteered to stay in the attic in order to discover what had happened.  Despite being skeptical, the family insisted that the man bring a bell with him.  He was instructed to ring the bell if any trouble were to occur. In the middle of the night the family was awoken to the sound of the bell ringing, followed by a frantic gun shot.  He was found dead on the floor, face frozen in terror.  This man, recorded as the first official death in the house, was marked as having his cause of death be “from fright.”

Soon after, the family moved out and Prime Minister George Canning moved in.  Although Mr. Canning never went into the upper rooms, he still reported strange experiences.  He also heard strange noises coming from the upstairs.  Once the Prime Minister moved out, an old woman leased the building.  She passed away by natural causes.

In 1885, a man named Mr Myers rented the home form Viscount Bearsted, the new owner of the property.  Mr. Myers was due to be married, and had the home furnished in preparation.  However, his wife-to-be fled right before the wedding.  Unable to handle the heartbreak, Mr. Myers spiraled into a deep depression.  He locked himself into the attic room and, until his death, slowly lost his mind.

By 1887  the houses reputation for being haunted caused it to become abandoned   However, this did not stop the Horror from claiming more victims.  
On Christmas Eve two sailors had arrived in London. Having no money, they wondered the streets searching for an abandoned building to spend the night in.  Unfortunately for them, they stumbled into 50 Berkely Square and decided to stay in the homes second floor bedroom. Although the one sailor fell asleep immediately, the other was restless. To his horror, he heard footsteps in the corridor, slowly approaching the room.  Then, the door began to open.  In front of his eyes, a dark shapeless form made its way in. The sailor tried to fight the apparition using a fire poker.  However, this was unsuccessful, as the commotion had awoken the first sailor who saw that the other sailor was being strangled by a tendril from the apparition. Frightened, the sailor ran as fast as he could out of the building. As luck would have it, he ran into a police constable to whom he could tell everything.  The two men hurriedly went back to the home.  However, upon arrival they found the second sailor dead on the pavement.  He had either jumped or been thrown out of the second floor window.

Stories continued until the building was purchased by Maggs Bro’s Antiquarian Book Dealers in 1937.  They are still located there today.  Although “The Nameless Horror” has not been spotted by the staff, they have heard strange noises coming from the upstairs room.  None of the staff have ever been upstairs however. This is due to the fact that it is now illegal to go into the upper floors. Police have placed a sign stating that the upper most rooms are not to be used for anything at all, including storage.


World Square/Shop til You Drop fashion event

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World Square collaborated with Shop til You Drop to hold a shopping event on Wednesday the 21st and I managed to get two VIP passes for me and my friend Angel. This shopping event featured all the high-street brands that are located in the area, namely Nine West, Marcs, Saxony, and a lot more. Some of these brands are actually Australian, so it’s good to see the up-and-coming brands put together into few outfits for different occasions.

VIP areas mean food and drinks, including Nandos and Russian Standard Vodka and Capi Soda. It also means closer look at the duo DJ Roger Room and model Sarah Stephens as MC. Pictures, everyone? And scroll down to spot us on 30daysofffashionandbeauty official site :)

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Still Room For One More by Norm Lanier
Via Flickr:
Today’s photo celebrates my favorite ride The Haunted Mansion. I got in line right before the park closed. I waited for everyone else to get in a Doom Buggy and then I took this shot. I only got one because I could tell the Cast Members were ready to go home so I didn’t push it. Turns out one was enough.