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Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 September, 2003, 12:32 GMT 13:32 UK
Roundabouts put new spin on calendars
Croydon, Grimsby and Milton Keynes show off their assets

Croydon, known to its friends for its tram system and "Manhattan-style skyline", is about to become famous for something else - its roundabouts.


The London satellite town is joining Redditch, Grimsby, Swindon, Milton Keynes, Cleethorpes and Slough in a series of calendars called Rare Roundabouts.

What began as a joke among staff at BB Printers in Redditch became a money-spinner when sales of its first calendar - Roundabouts of Redditch - hit 10,000 last year, bringing in orders from America and Australia.

Turning road junctions into pin-ups makes total sense, says Kevin Beresford, boss of BB Printers.

"People are sick of people taking their clothes off and David Beckham. We just wanted to do something a bit different."

To celebrate the release of the 2004 Croydon calendar, BBC News Online is inviting you to send in pictures of your favourite roundabouts, or other fascinating road junctions.

BB Printers has got the ball rolling with these fine examples of traffic flow regulation (above).

If you want to send your picture from your mobile phone, dial 07970 885089. You can send them from any network or phone. Please send the large full size images (usually 640x480 pixels) taken by the mobiles otherwise they are too small to publish.

You can e-mail your picture to the.magazine@bbc.co.uk

Don't forget to include your name and some background information about the picture, and ensure you own the copyright to the image.


If you submit an image, you do so in accordance with the BBC's Terms and Conditions.

In contributing to BBC News Online you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media. (See the Terms and Conditions for the full terms of our rights.)

It's important to note, however, that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to BBC News Online. This means you are perfectly free to take what you have produced and re-publish it somewhere else. Please note that if your image is accepted, we will publish your name alongside it on the BBC News website. The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures will be published and we reserve the right to edit your comments.


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