Saturday, March 31, 2007

Three Cheers for Jim

An early example of blatant illegal immigration and dog smuggling from another era, 1912 in fact, as Mr J.B Manio is captured in front of his Bleriot monoplane, with 'Jim' at St George's Hill in Margate.

Jim was quite rightly siezed by our local finest and as you will read, was eventually recruited into the local Home Guard during the Great War and trained to bark at German Zeppelins. Mr Manio continued his flight to London, where fifty years before the building of Heathrow, he managed to land on a house.

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