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I was also brought to tears (literally, I sniffled in the locker room) by the moving banner that the British Library have put up in the foyer.

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@mpf Leicester city reprezent, I hope the people looking into that found what they needed

@umbracreatura I can't imagine what the person actually looking up the history of Leicester city felt, when he read that banner this morning!

@mpf I really love that! I have always wanted to visit but it's alllll the way down there ⬇️ in London

@iona come visit, its right next to either euston or kings cross station, so you dont need to go far once you arrive from the ⬆️🐝

@mpf There are so many places in London I'd love to visit but travel is so prohibitively expensive. I can go to Manchester Airport and fly to Paris or Berlin much cheaper than I can take a train to London, it's silly!

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A kind friend has transcribed the text for me and if others who see it boosted as I did would also benefit from the transcription, here it is: pastebin.com/ZqdFvgPK

@hollyamory wonderful, thank you to you and your kind friend. I shall put the transcription in a reply to the original message for others.

A transcript(1/2)
Welcome researchers on a bit of a mission. Welcome mildly curious people. Welcome person looking up the history of Leicester city centre. Welcome midlife entrepreneur wanting advice. Welcome scientist with a theory it's going to take at least ten years to prove. Welcome local fancying a cup of tea. Welcome teenager gothically in love with Lord Byron.Welcome tourist who thinks we're the British Museum. Welcome musicologist who will be in the papers with what you discover today.

(2/3)
Welcome school learner who really wasn't expecting it to be like this. Welcome student scrolling through Twitter. Welcome person who doesn't want anyone to know what you're working on. Welcome diligent journalist looking at a cached web page from 2006. Welcome parents in with the kids to see an exhibition (sorry about the tempting shop). Welcome all ten people who think they've got the most niche interest in the whole building. Welcome librarians from everywhere. Together we've got this.

(3/3)
Welcome, knowledge. Welcome, curiosity. Welcome, imagination. Welcome, UK. Welcome, world. British Library: 20 years of welcomes.

@mpf Ohh, that gave me goosebumps. Just lovely. ☺️

@mpf for screen readers: Welcome researchers on a bit of a mission. Welcome mildly curious people. Welcome person looking up the history of Leicester city centre. Welcome poet seeking space. Welcome midlife entrepreneur wanting advice. Welcome scientist with a theory it's going to take at least ten years to prove. Welcome local fancying a cup of tea. Welcome teenager gothically in love with Lord Byron. Welcome tourist who thinks we're the British Museum. Welcome musicologist who will be in the papers with what you discover today. 1/?

@mpf Welcome school learner who really wasn't expecting it to be like this. Welcome student scrolling through Twitter. Welcome person who doesn't want anyone to know what you're working on. Welcome diligent journalist looking at a cached web page from 2006. Welcome parents in with the kids to see an exhibition (sorry about the tempting shop). Welcome all ten people who think they've got the most niche interest in the building. Welcome librarians from everywhere. 2/3

@mpf Together we've got this. Welcome, knowledge. Welcome, curiousity. Welcome, imagination. Welcome, UK. Welcome, world. British Library: 20 years of welcomes. 3/3

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