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News: 16 December 2017


21 new Icons of England revealed on 10 November
Children's favourites Winnie-the-Pooh and Dr Who share centre stage with Sergeant Pepper, the Stiff Upper Lip and the Peak District, as new Icons of England, voted for by the public and selected by a panel of experts. Their iconic status is confirmed today (10 November) as ICONS - A Portrait of England - www.ICONS.org.uk - announces its fourth wave of national icons.

The 21 new icons revealed include:

Winnie-the-PoohWestminster AbbeyStiff upper lip
Narrow-boats on canalsCheddarRolls Royce
English WeatherThe Tube MapThe V Sign
The RobinThe Peak DistrictIronbridge
Guy Fawkes NightDoctor WhoSergeant Pepper
The HamesRed Telephone BoxThe Rose
WimbledonRoast Beef and Yorkshire
Pudding
Mrs Beeton's Book
of Household Management


Gatehampton Bridge - IOE Number 394736 Telephone Kiosk - IOE Number - 473853 Many of the Icons can be seen on the Images of England website; red telephone boxes, bridges over the River Thames, as well as images from the Peak District. Have a search and see what you can find.

The Icons project, which launched in January, now includes 74 official Icons of England which have been given the star treatment online with themed in-depth features, quizzes, video clips and interviews on the site. Funded initially by Culture Online, part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, ICONS has attracted more than 700 nominations, with people voting and commenting on their favourite icons. More than 800,000 people have visited the site.


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