I received an enquiry concerning the Russian Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. A library member reported how his father had a photograph taken with Yuri Gagarin, from when he visited the UK in 1961. He wanted to know whether the photograph had been taken where his father worked in Reddish.
Yuri Gagarin. By Fyodor Nosov (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Yuri Gagarin was a USSR pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to enter outer space, when his Vostok Rocket orbited the Earth in April 1961. He became an instant celebrity and hero.
The Vostok Rocket. By Sergei Arssenev (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
With his new celebrity status, Gagarin was invited to numerous events across the world. However, after conducting…
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