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  1. This place marked the arrival of Italian café chic in a rural English town emerging from the drab austerity of the 1950s. Between the mosaic-clad columns (how very 1960s!) there was a metal sculpture of a peacock, very modern looking. It brought a touch of the exotic to Westgate Street.

    • The peacock sounds great. The Italians will do stuff just because it looks nice … whereas Brits seem happy to settle for dour functionalism.

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