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Welcome

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to the first ever edition of magazine! POMPEY

It’s been in the pipeline for some time now and so it is very exciting to see the finished article. Our maiden issue is 36 pages, but the plan is for that to grow as we move forward. This is the first real opportunity to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the people and companies that have supported my vision – the advertisers, writers, designer and others who have given up their time (and contacts) to help. Without them this would never have worked. The idea behind Saver+ is to support and promote local business, as well as celebrating the fascinating city of Portsmouth. So don’t just take advantage of the great money-saving vouchers at the back, please also take time to read our varied articles, which include a celebration of the country’s biggest community-owned football club, a look at the effects of World War One on the city and a visit to the most haunted house in Portsmouth.

11 H  OGAN’S RUN Local taxi driver Mick Hogan shoots from the hip 13 A BRUTAL END FOR A BRUTAL BUILDING Remembering the controversial Tricorn Centre 14 TRUST IN US Colin Farmery on Pompey’s first year as a community club 21 HAUNTED HOUSE Mark Storey takes a spooky trip to Wymering Manor 25 COFFEE BREAK Relax with our brain-teasing puzzle page 26 HMS WARRIOR Steve James explores the famous warship

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6 FROM SOUTHSEA TO THE SOMME Bob Beech reveals the Pompey Pals’ contribution to the First World War

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As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One approaches, Bob Beech remembers the Pompey Pals battalions who fought so bravely At the outbreak of World War One, it was clear that Britain’s small, yet highly professional, army would need to be quickly reinforced by volunteers. Secretary of state for war Lord Kitchener believed that the key to success would be overwhelming manpower and so set about looking for ways to encourage men of all classes to join the ranks. It was General Sir Henry Rawlinson who suggested that they would be more inclined to enlist if they knew they were going to be accompanied by friends, relations and work colleagues. Across the country, thousands of eager young men flocked to register together in local recruiting drives with the promise that they would serve alongside one another and the popular press of the time dubbed these ‘pals battalions’. A total of 144 Pals or Pals-type battalions were formed.

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A Pals battalion was defined as a unit raised by a local authority or private body which undertook to organise, clothe, billet and feed the recruits. The provision of weapons was the responsibility of the army. Once the War Office accepted the offer of a Pals Battalion, reimbursement for expenditure took place. On September 3 1914, the Portsmouth Evening News reported that a public meeting would be held at the Town Hall that evening with speeches from local and national dignitaries. Such was the clamour to get in, loud speakers had to be placed outside so that everyone could hear what was happening. Come the end of that night 100 men had enlisted into the Portsmouth Pals. Each day the Evening News published their ‘roll of honour’ of those who had joined the colours and it wasn’t long before the number reached 1,100, meaning work began on


the second Portsmouth Pals. The two groups were given the official titles of the 14th & 15th Battalions (Portsmouth) Hampshire Regiment. A third, the 16th, was also formed, but this was a reserve battalion used to bolster the numbers of others as required.

Pompey Pals in the trenches

By the spring of 1916 the 1st and 2nd Pompey Pals had arrived on the Western Front. On their very first day in the trenches on April 23, 2nd Lieutenant Frank Gilbert was killed – his death would be the first of many. In June the battalions took part in their first night time raids on enemy trenches, near Festubert and Ploegsteert, better known to Tommies as Plugstreet. In the summer of 1916 both battalions were moved to what was, up until then, a quiet section of the front with a name that is now synonymous with the slaughter of the Great War – the Somme. While the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment took part in the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, it wasn’t until September 3 that the 14th saw fullscale action for the first time. Going ‘over the top’ at 5.10am, 587 men rose from the trenches, supported by machine guns and artillery, advancing steadily towards their foe. They quickly took the German front line and began to press on towards their next objective. With 2/Lt Leach pushing his men forward, it wasn’t long before the defenders rallied. The ‘C’ company advance met heavy resistance, coming under a hail of rifle and machine gun fire. Despite their best efforts, they were stopped by withering fire and barbed wire entanglements. On their left flank, the 117th Brigades advance had also stalled, leaving the Hampshire men exposed. There was a determined advance by the former, but they were checked before reaching the German wire, where many were killed. The Pompey Pals were now on their own in the line of captured German trenches. A heavy artillery barrage caused many casualties among the Pals and when the attack on their right also failed, they formed barricades at either end of the captured trench and fought on.

By the spring of 1916 the 1st and 2nd Pompey Pals had arrived on the Western Front. The attack on the Ancre had failed and with the Germans still holding the high ground, they had a perfect view of their enemy. The 14th Hampshires now had to hold on, blocking both ends of the trench line that they had taken while waiting for the inevitable German onslaught. Accurate shell fire prevented reinforcements and a fresh supply of badly needed ammunition from reaching them. As bombs and bullets ran short by 1pm, they were forced back through the second line captured earlier that day, although small pockets did manage to hold on in advanced positions. One group under 2/Lt Bartlett held on until late afternoon, but they too were eventually forced to retire. Bartlett was shot and wounded as they did so and would remain in a shell hole for the rest of the day before managing to crawl back to British lines on the night of September 4/5.

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After dark, those Pals still holding out in German trenches, many fighting with just bayonets, were ordered to withdraw and were harassed by enemy machine gun fire as they did so. What remained of the 1st Pompey Pals went back to Mailly Maillet. There had been 440 casualties from those that went over the top that morning, with the reports in official communications that they had ‘fought splendidly, hanging on stubbornly after a good attack’ proving little consolation.

As the Pals advanced they cleared German dugouts using smoke bombs and were soon pushing on through what was known as ‘Switch Line’. They encountered more opposition and although this was soon quelled with a number of prisoners taken, the casualties were beginning to mount up. The Flers trench stood between them and their 14th Batallion on parade

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objective – the village of Flers itself – and reinforced by men from the Royal West Kent’s, they advanced. With tanks bearing down on them the Germans in Flers trench turned and fled towards the town, pursued by the Pompey men. Tanks were unreliable at this time, however, and one by one they broke down. As they reached the outskirts of the village a field gun hidden in a house opened fire. This caused numerous losses before the arrival of one of the remaining tanks dealt with the problem by, according to the Battalion diary, ‘spitting fire from its guns’. By now three of the tanks were out of action, but one started to trundle onto the streets of Flers and quickly cleared them, with troops coming up behind to mop up. But again casualties were high. Of the 557 who had started out, 305 were killed or wounded and many would later die from their injuries. Among those who didn’t make it were the Westbrook brothers, Frank (24) and Arthur (21), who joined the Pals together and laid down their lives, sideby-side on the Somme. We Will Remember Them

Sir Henry Rawlinson

Days later it was the turn of the 2nd Pals. Even before zero hour 0620, the battalion had been under heavy enemy shellfire, causing several casualties. Eventually led by seven tanks, they went storming into no-man’s land, quickly getting in among the German front lines, despite taking sustained fire from an enemy machine gun on their left flank. That was eventually put out of action by a private, who worked his way along the trench until getting close up and shooting down the entire machine gun crew.

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WW1 Began:

July 28 1914

Dulce et Decorum est – Wilfred Owen

Ended:

November 11 1918

Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! An ecstasy of fumbling,

Also known as: The Great War

Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;

Trigger: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

But someone still was yelling out and stumbling

Killed:

More than nine million

Military personnel:

And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime… Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,

70 million

As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

Results: Formation of the League of Nations, break-up of German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires

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Portsmouth is... • The United Kingdom’s only island city

• The 12th most densely populated place in Europe

• Home to the world’s oldest dry dock

• A naval city – a 10th of the workforce is employed at the dockyard

• W  here the 1939 and 2008 FA Cup winners and two-time champions of England Pompey play their football

• T he chief location for Jonathan Meades’ novel ‘Pompey’

• T he largest urban area in Hampshire – and the sixth largest in England

• H  ome of the Great South Run – one of Europe’s most popular mass participation races

• H  ome to the Spinnaker Tower – the tallest accessible structure in the UK outside of London

• T he birthplace of Charles Dickens – generally regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time

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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mick Hogan, I’m 60-years-old and have worked as a taxi driver for Aqua Cars for 10 years. I’ve also been employed at Fratton Park as a matchday press steward for the past 27 years – so have seen all the recent ups and downs! Spending my days driving around the city leaves me well-placed to comment on issues that affect the people of Portsmouth and I promise not to pull any punches in this column. I thought it best, given my job, to dedicate the first one to the traffic issues we face in the city, starting with the replacement of the gas mains in Copnor which is going to cause chaos for eight months. This is a road that leads to one of the only three routes out of the city and the congestion through North End is already terrible. And I also need to make another little dig – if you’ll pardon the pun – about the number of times I’m stopped at temporary traffic lights next to a big hole in the road when there’s nobody there working on it.

RUN It seems a shame that Portsmouth City Council, in their infinite wisdom, don’t appear to have experienced road users on the committees that decide these measures. Aquacars, for instance, have hundreds of drivers on the city’s streets every day and many of them will have useful and constructive views to share. We have recently seen the introduction of a ‘park and ride’ system at Tipner and from what I’ve seen, it’s proving very popular. But you have to pay to use the bus service into the city and I can’t help but feel the powers that be should do more to subsidise public transport if they want to get people out of their cars. I can’t believe that people enjoy sitting in a queue on the M275 as they make their way towards Gunwharf, so maybe the train companies should take advantage of having a station right next to the complex by offering better family rates. The best way to solve the congestion problems in Portsmouth is for more people to get out of their cars and onto bikes, buses, trains and, of course, taxis!

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10 years on from the demolition of the Tricorn Centre It was an example of Brutalist architecture that was celebrated for its boldness upon construction in 1966. But there were few tears shed when the Tricorn Centre was demolished 38 years later.

Dark, damp conditions saw the independent traders slowly start to leave, with the last of the shops closing in March 2002. Instead, the Tricorn became the scene of many suicide attempts, forcing the Samaritans to install a plaque offering their services. The structure was not without supporters, although their many attempts to get the building listed ultimately proved futile. Others argued that it could be repaired, but Portsmouth City Council decided this would be unfeasible.

The shopping centre was built in an attempt to revitalise the city of Portsmouth. The use of raw, exposed concrete was certainly eye-catching and it soon won a Civic Trust award for its ‘exciting visual composition’. Descriptions have been less kind since, however, and just two years after opening it was voted Britain’s fourth ugliest building. Listeners of BBC Radio Four’s Today programme later named it the most hated structure in the country and even Prince Charles got in on the act, calling the Tricorn ‘a mildewed lump of elephant droppings’. Tenants living in the centre’s flats complained about leaky walls and poorly constructed roofs, while the premium store aimed at luring consumers never materialised.

And so the decision was made – the Tricorn Centre was to be demolished. Many cheered at the removal of the city’s eyesore, but it is only fair to give its architect Owen Luder the final say. “The lynch mob has succeeded,” he lamented. “The Tricorn has been judged by what it is today rather than what it could be. Architectural heritage and Portsmouth are the losers.”

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Trust Colin Farmery looks at the achievements of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust in their first year as majority shareholders of Portsmouth FC Using the term ‘rollercoaster’ to describe the events at Fratton Park in the past 12 months is somewhat of an understatement. But a year into community ownership and the signs are at last positive – the club has finally stabilised and can look forward to the future with confidence. The PST-led community bid ended with a takeover on April 19 2013, bringing to an end four years of unprecedented on and off-field decline. Proud Pompey not once, but twice found itself in administration and had 29 points deducted, thus completing the transformation into League Two participants from top-flight FA Cup finalists just three years earlier. With Guy Whittingham installed as permanent manager and the Blues made the bookies’ short-priced favourites for an immediate promotion, a successful campaign was anticipated, but football is never that straightforward – and so it proved. Reflecting on the past year, club chief executive Mark 14

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Catlin still believes much progress has been made. “If someone had said at the start of the season we’d have gone into the final game with a good chance of a top-10 finish and our off-field operations in as good a shape as they have been for many years, I would have regarded that as more than satisfactory progress,” he said. “Of course we would have liked to have done better on the field, but we said from the outset our wage budget was around mid-table and that’s more-or-less where we’ve finished.” However, the journey to get there has had more twists and turns than an Alpine pass, a fact Catlin readily acknowledges, after the club parted company first with Whittingham in November and then his replacement Richie Barker in late March. “I still believe it was the right decision at that time to appoint both Guy and Richie and no-one was more upset than me when we had to part company with both of them,” he revealed. “For different reasons things just didn’t work out, which happens in football and you have to quickly move on.


in us “The key thing was to ensure the club pulled itself clear of the relegation trapdoor, which is why we turned to Andy Awford. He knows the club inside out and precisely what was required. His results have spoken for themselves and to appoint him manager permanently was an obvious decision for the board.” So what of the future? Catlin is optimistic the work which has taken place in the past 12 months has laid some solid foundations. “It is ironic, after we struggled at times on the field last season, that off the field we have seen unprecedented success,” he declared. “The ‘community ethos’ we have has been welcomed by supporters and local businesses alike and the staff at the club have worked tremendously hard to ensure our objectives have been achieved. “Our commercial revenues have exceeded budgets in almost every area and what more can I say about our fans? Selling more than 10,500 season tickets set the tone and the fact we ended the season as we started with a full house is simply incredible. It is fair to say we could have sold several thousand more tickets for the final game against Plymouth, which shows the potential this club has. “Our average gate has consistently been roughly in the middle of the Championship, which for a League Two club which has had an, at times, indifferent season underlines how important and loyal our fans are.” The season ticket sales campaign is now underway following the completion of the 2013/14 season and

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areas,” he explained. “Everyone is working hard to ensure we are able to be competitive on the pitch and the fans have a part to play in that. “As a community club there is a very simple equation. The more fans put into the club, whether that’s through season tickets, merchandise, the new club lottery or sponsorship, the more money we will have to invest in the club.

“Increased revenues give the board options. We all know there is a need for additional investment in a range of areas, but the fans are crucial to making that strategy work. “This season we have made great strides with our infrastructure. We have addressed a long-standing backlog of routine maintenance at Fratton Park, a legacy of previous owners’ failings and there is some substantial investment in the pitch scheduled this summer. “However, I believe the most significant investment will be in the new training ground. This is very much a long-term project which means the club will eventually have a facility worthy of a club of our standing.” It promises to be a busy summer at Fratton Park, but Catlin is looking forward to the challenge. “Almost as soon as the final ball was kicked we rolled out our season ticket campaign, which we hope fans will back in the same numbers they did last season and there will be a host of negotiations going on over player contracts,” he explained. “The pre-season programme has almost been finalised and we will be releasing details of that soon. There will be a couple of friendlies at Fratton Park, including a game against Bournemouth on July 29. “Running a club is an all year round affair and there will be no let up. Our fans deserve the best and they can rest assured we will be doing all we can to give Andy the resources to continue the journey we have started to get Pompey back where we belong.” Fans can find out more about how they can support the new club lottery at www.pompeylottery.co.uk Colin Farmery is the PR and communications consultant to Portsmouth FC 16

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Wymering Manor was built by a family of persecuted Catholics in the days of the Spanish Armada and has been spooking people ever since. Peep inside the oldest house in the city and if you’re lucky – or unlucky – you might run into a whole host of ghouls. A choir of nuns, said to be from the Sisterhood of St Mary the Virgin, have been seen at midnight roaming across the hall while chanting to music. There is Reckless Roddy, killed when caught trying to seduce a young bride at the manor and whose horse can be heard bolting up the lane outside by any newlyweds who visit. The small attic bedroom is the scene of sightings of The Ghostly Nun, spotted looking down the narrow staircase with hands dripping blood.

It is not the kind of place you expect to find around the corner from the local bookies and Chinese takeaway. But down a Portsmouth street lies what is reckoned to be the most haunted building in Britain.

The Lady In The Violet Dress and The Hanging Man are said to be other inhabitants and, up in the Tudorbeamed panelled room, part of the main section of the manor built in 1581 when Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne, don’t be surprised to walk in their alone but feel an unexplained hand on the shoulder.

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“People claim it’s the most haunted place in Britain. Some people won’t go in certain rooms, like the panelled room or music room, because they get a strange feeling.” “I’ve never seen anything but some people come here and are immediately frightened,” said Andy Mason, one of seven trustees working to restore the part-derelict manor to its former glory.    “My 10-year-old daughter visited and saw a little girl in a white dress looking out of a bedroom window into the garden, without knowing anything about all the other people who have seen the same girl around the house too.” Once a monastery, Wymering Manor has such a vivid history it is perhaps not surprising so many ghost stories have grown up around it. Things started out in dramatic style. When Eleanor Brewninge had the property built on Old Wymering Lane, then in thick Hampshire countryside with just a few farm buildings and a church for company, her son was imprisoned in the Tower of London for his Catholic beliefs. Those beliefs at a time of religious upheaval meant the family had to worship at home in secret, constructing 22

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priest holes for members of the clergy to hide in if their services were rumbled. By the early 1800s the manor was the home of Harris Bigg-Wither, the only person to propose to Jane Austen, who accepted but changed her mind the next day. The author’s brother, Admiral Sir Francis Austen, is buried at St Peter & St Paul Church opposite and is another said to haunt the Grade II Listed Building. The streets around have a chequered past, too. Wymering may now be filled by post-war housing, but at the south-west corner of the house once stood a gallows famed for hanging highwaymen who robbed coaches on their way between Portsmouth and Southampton. During the Second World War the manor housed servicemen, whose graffiti can be found in the attic. In 1959 it was leased by Portsmouth City Council to the Youth Hostel Association but by then decline had set in. In January last year the newly created Wymering


Manor Trust bought the property for a pound. But the hard work of volunteers and seven trustees, including Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt, can only go so far. Despite £50,000 in lottery money and £30,000 from the council, as well as income from ghost tours and cultural events, another £3 million is needed to get the place up to scratch. “The house has been closed to the community for 50 years, but locally people value the place,” said Mason, 38, who has an MSc in historic building conservation. “The links are still there. I did a talk at the local school and one of the children said her grandmother had worked here. The house is so interesting and important and we want it it be at the heart of the community again.”

For more information: email: office@wymeringmanortrust.com        website:  wymeringmanortrust.com twitter: @wymeringmanor facebook: /wymerningmanor.trust


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1 Writer Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in what year? 2 What is the nickname of the city’s only professional football team? 3 True or False? Portsmouth is the only city in England with a greater population density than London. 4 Which king summoned a fleet and army to Portsmouth after returning from being held captive in Austria? 5 What honour was bestowed on the city in 1926? 6 Which world famous engineer was born in Portsmouth in 1806? 7 The Spinnaker Tower – intended to open in time for the millennium celebrations – was finally completed in which year? 8 Portsmouth’s two cathedrals are named after which saints? 9 Which Oscar-winning 2012 film was partly filmed in Portsmouth? 10 The Portsmouth Dreadnoughts compete in which sport? ANSWERS: 1 1812 2 Pompey 3 True 4 Richard the Lionheart 5 City status 6 Isambard Kingdom Brunel 7 2005 8 John and Thomas 9 Les Miserables 10 American Football

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French kept their distance and shelved any notion of invasion. Frankly, it was no surprise they decided that it wasn’t worth their while trying their luck and it is perhaps a blessing in disguise that something so elegant was never involved in the brutality of a sea battle. Back in the 19th century, it was the naval equivalent of an arms race that saw her built. After the French had introduced La Gloire to spark fears of an imminent invasion, Britain hit back with Warrior in a move that was impossible to answer.

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Steve James takes us on a voyage aboard HMS Warrior There is more than one way to be a factor in the battle for naval supremacy. While the tenacious HMS Victory is famed for its efforts at the Battle of Trafalgar under Lord Nelson and is rightly seen as a key factor in this country’s maritime history, its neighbour at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the gentle giant that was never actually required to fire any of her cannons in battle. To this day, HMS Warrior – Britain’s first iron-hulled armoured warship – keeps a careful eye on the comings and goings at Portsmouth Harbour from its dock more than 150 years after it was first launched. Bloody conflict and military campaigns are no longer on the agenda for her, but back in 1860 when it was launched, Warrior was the most powerful ship in Queen Victoria’s fleet. In truth, no blood was spilled from any aggressive action that she undertook. But she was the ultimate deterrent that ensured the

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With a perceived challenge to the supremacy of the Royal Navy, the then First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir John Somerset Pakington, knew that a superior ship in terms of speed, size, armament and armour would end French hopes of victory in a battle. At the time, Warrior was the largest warship in the world and patrolled the waters of Gibraltar and Lisbon. But all too soon, faster ships with more armour and bigger guns came along as Warrior effectively became obsolete just a decade later. By 1871, her role changed to Coastguard and reserve services. However, in 1883, her masts were found to be rotten and with repair costs considered too high, she was renamed Vernon III in 1904 and could not even find a buyer for scrap when put up for sale in 1924. After falling into a state of disrepair, there appeared to be little hope of avoiding the breaker’s yard,


having even been used as an oil jetty – hardly a fitting use for such a magnificent ship. Thankfully for today’s visitors to the Historic Dockyard, someone had a grander plan for her. Talk of restoration started in 1967, a figure of £4-8 million would bring her back to glory and in 1979, she was towed to Hartlepool for the painstaking process.

While her role is now educational and even as an entertainment and events venue, the history is there to live and breathe for anyone who explores the decks. No longer a threatening spectre in the background, HMS Warrior stands proudly as a jewel in the crown of Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and is ready to transport you back in time to become a Victorian sailor – if only for a few hours.

Then, amid a flurry of activity on June 12 1987 – 58 years after she left Portsmouth – Warrior made a triumphant return to the city and was afforded a hero’s welcome as she took her place alongside the collection of naval heritage that has become the envy of ports around the globe.

Considering her rise, sad demise and glorious rebirth, it is fitting that a ship that was once at the very pinnacle of maritime technology has been restored with such care and attention to detail for everyone to enjoy for many years to come.

WARRIOR FACTS

Cannons: 36 in total

Weight: 9210 tons

Boilers: 10, each with four furnaces to burn coal.

Length: 428 feet (128 metres)

First captain: Arthur Cochrane

Maximum speed: 17.5 knots (sail and steam) Crew: 705 at its peak

Figurehead: A Greek warrior – 12ft high and weighing three tons.

Anchors: Four – each weighing 5.6 tons.

Restoration period: Five years

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