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I though I had shared this a while back, but I guess I didn't.

A few years ago, the community I live - like many others in the area - in decided to put up some banners in the more traveled parts of town to show off some local pride.

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Unfortunately, the font they chose for the motto "The Friendly Village" is very close to one used by another friendly village in a 1967 Patrick McGoohan TV series.

The banners have various images of past and present scenes of Mineola. One of them has an image of the county seat government building which has a dome painted white so colored lights can be projected on it - but the dome once had a tarnished golden color that was almost green.
 

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Something slightly odd in my local area that I'd not really noticed until it was recently pointed out to me. Built into a small block of flats/apartments (which themselves date, I should think, from the 1960s or thereabouts), is a stone with a quite surprising inscription:

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I especially like the line "Happily he was an Amiable YOUTH" - I assume that this is some older meaning of amiable, suggesting goodness in general, rather than mere friendliness!
 

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.. I assume that this is some older meaning of amiable, suggesting goodness in general, rather than mere friendliness!
Yes - that's it exactly ...

amiable:

late Middle English (originally in the senses ‘kind’, and ‘lovely, lovable’): via Old French from late Latin amicabilis ‘amicable’. The current sense, influenced by modern French aimable ‘trying to please’, dates from the mid 18th century.
https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/amiable


Obsolete. lovable or lovely.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/amiable
 

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Meet East Anglian curio collector Viktor Wynd. He doesn't live too far from me, we're hoping to film him and his collection after everything's back to normal ... we just haven't told him yet. I've got a feeling his London shop might have been pictured in Fortean Times magazine before ..

I mean who else has a collection which includes a mummified fairy, a lock of Elvis’s hair and the skull of drug baron Pablo Escobar’s hippo?

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https://www.norfolkmag.co.uk/unnatu...jTmXvLDR45AfHxBkVVAkq2Trq--VAZcWbWNt80pLUx1cs
 
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Meet East Anglian curio collector Viktor Wynd. He doesn't live too far from me, we're hoping to film him and his collection after everything's back to normal ... we just haven't told him yet. I've got a feeling his London shop might have been pictured in Fortean Times magazine before ..

I mean who else has a collection which includes a mummified fairy, a lock of Elvis’s hair and the skull of drug baron Pablo Escobar’s hippo?

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https://www.norfolkmag.co.uk/unnatu...jTmXvLDR45AfHxBkVVAkq2Trq--VAZcWbWNt80pLUx1cs
Does he no longer have the London shop?
 

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Does he no longer have the London shop?
I don't know. The linked article says he keeps some of his collection at home, I didn't read anything about him no longer having the shop. We get a lot of people commuting between London and East Anglia.
 
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