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During the course of Simon’s journey around England members of the public were invited to post ideas of events and leisure pursuits that he could photograph, thereby positioning him alongside his fellow countrymen and attempting to involve the ‘English', to a certain degree, in their own representation. The ideas that were posted provide an interesting snapshot of the country in 2008 and work alongside Simon’s photographs. They illustrate what's important to people and explore their own thoughts on notions of Englishness.

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June 30, 2008 - 07:12 AM
Colin Reeves -

Pershore Abbey is a stunning setting in the middle of England with a spectacular day planned for the Plum Fayre on August Bank Holiday - 30 gleaming Rolls Royce cars will mark out the plan of the long-gone cloisters while 100 teddy bears will race down zipwires from the top of the 200ft tower. Inside the hollow tower (part of a thriving parish church) more teddy bears will leap off with parachutes. The organ will play, the bell-ringers will ring and Plum Fayre activities will be all around the town and River Avon. See and

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