G. KELLY pie and mash shop front ca. 1940 - George Kelly opened the shop in 1937. By the mid 1950’s the shop had been bought by George’s brother in-law, Bill Kingdon. Bill’s daughter, Sue, owns the shop today.
Mosaics of Roman Britain: Venus. Bignor Roman Villa, Sussex. This mosaic, recognised as one of the finest in Britain, is usually identified as Venus, although it may have been the head of a mere mortal, perhaps based on the lady of the house. The image is flanked by long-tailed birds and winged cupids dressed as gladiators.
Caligula as commander-in-chief, in armor, wearing an oak leaf wreath. On January 24th, AD 41, the emperor Caligula was stabbed to death in Rome. On the same day, portraits of Caligula were thrown into the Tiber. Three of the c. 45 known portraits of Caligula were in fact found in that river. "This cuirass bust is one of them."