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Grand National: Aintree bans photos of ‘typical’ Liverpool women

by | 27th, March 2015

: Ladies make their way home at the end of Ladies Day on the second day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse on 13 April 2007, Liverpool, England. Friday is traditionally Ladies day at the three-daymeeting of the world famous Grand National which takes place on saturday over a course of four miles and four furlongs (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)


News is that Aintree racecourse wants to ban photographs of women in ‘inappropriate’ poses.  Aintree racecourse supremo John Baker tells the Liverpool Echo:

“We want to overwhelm the negativity, to push the positivity to the front. Our event is full of character, it’s fun, and that’s generated by the personality of the Liverpool people.”

He wants more photos of Liverpool women in their traditional demure poses, such as embroidering cushions, fox-trotting and eating cucumber sandwiches (or ‘cucumber sarnies’ as the locals call them).

He adds that Aintree has a responsibility to its customers “to project the correct image”. There follows a thinly veiled threat that photographers who focus on

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