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    Default Interesting Local Facts.

    I thought this would make a good thread because I'd like to think I could learn

    something I didn't already know,I'll go first does anyone else have any?

    Merchant Taylors give F.C Barcelona their football strip colours

    The

    Witty brothers; Arthur Witty, played for FC Barcelona in the first Copa del Rey final and later served as club president between 1903 and 1905. Ernest Witty,

    younger brother of above, also played for FC Barcelona. Was also a founding member of the Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona and a Spanish national tennis

    champion over a number of years.The Witty brothers also modelled the legendary FC Barcelona colours, the blaugrana, after the original colours used by

    Merchant Taylors' rugby team.


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    Wow that is amazing^^^
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    another... did you know, there are more black cabs in liverpool than anywhere else outside london?
    You wouldnt think so on a weekend night
    Don't believe everything you hear..... Just everything you say.

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    And all of them think they own the road
    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


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    Liverpool. There are more museums, theatres and galleries,

    than any other city region outside London,- including Tate Liverpool, the Walker, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool Empire and the Lady Lever Art

    Gallery.
    Liverpool is the most filmed in City outside of London, such films as the 51st
    State, The Hunt For Red October, A Letter To Brezhnev. In The

    Name Of The
    Father, Hilary And Jackie, being filmed there, to name but just a few.

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    Excellent

    lads here's one,Robert Morris was born here and at 15 years old went to America and with his father became the countries first leading merchant.He was one

    of the leaders of the revolution.He financed the American revolution,financed the war,got George Washington's army out of bankrupcy twice,and took over

    personally provision of the army because nobody else knew how to.He was the most astonishing man with phenomenal wealth.



    http://www.libertystory.net/LSACTIONROBERTMORRIS.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post
    I thought this would make a good thread because I'd like to think I could learn something I

    didn't already know,I'll go first does anyone else have any?

    Merchant Taylors give F.C Barcelona their football strip colours

    The Witty

    brothers; Arthur Witty, played for FC Barcelona in the first Copa del Rey final and later served as club president between 1903 and 1905. Ernest Witty,

    younger brother of above, also played for FC Barcelona. Was also a founding member of the Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona and a Spanish national tennis

    champion over a number of years.The Witty brothers also modelled the legendary FC Barcelona colours, the blaugrana, after the original colours used by

    Merchant Taylors' rugby team.

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