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Daily Telegraph 5-1-11: Suffolk Icons - Derelict pool makes second place.


The organisation Choose Suffolk asked people to submit their favourite photographs of landscapes, people, or products for the Suffolk Icons contest which was designed to promote the county as an attractive place to visit.


Many local residents joined in the spirit of the contest by nominating traditional images of coastal beach huts, landscapes, historic buildings and figures like former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson.

But members of the public also nominated Dani Filth, the self-styled 'crypt-crawling' frontman of the notorious death metal band Cradle of Filth which was formed in Suffolk in 1991.

Records show that Dani Filth, 37, recorded 13,025 votes by having his image clicked on the Suffolk Icons website - more than six times the votes recorded for the next most popular icon.

The poll of members of the public put the Broomhill swimming pool - a near derelict 1930s former lido in Ipswich - in second place with 2,055 votes.


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