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Scarves on Statues Special Edition – Edward Jenner

Last week, Scarves on Statues made a surprise (at least to me) appearance on the blog of the United Kingdom’s finest scarf sellers, Savile Rogue! They featured one of my photos, and linked through to in-the-back-of-the.net – which resulted in a nice little amount of traffic steered in my direction. For this, I thought the least I could do was order one of their scarves. Especially considering they look so nice, all deluxe and retro. A throwback to the good old days before commercial sponsorship and logos, when scarves were simple stripy affairs in the team’s colours and nothing more.

When I placed my order, I cheekily asked if they might drape my new prized possession over a London statue and take a photo before sending it to me – and low and behold – they happily obliged!

So here’s my new scarf, modelled by Edward Jenner, the inventor of the smallpox vaccine, in the Italian Garden at Hyde Park.

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I have a new series of Scarves on Statues planned to commence at the now traditional time of early January, and run at least through to the end of the 2013/14 Serie A season. There may also be a special 2014 World Cup edition if I can find enough bronze talent over the course of my travels. Either way, I think it’s safe to say this scarf’s career as a statue prop has only just begun!

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Enzo Giordani

A grassroots football enthusiast based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a fan of the most magnificent club on earth - A.S. Roma. More info (including e-mail address) can be found here: https://in-the-back-of-the.net/about/

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