Recent radiocarbon dating has found it to date from about BC. Legend has it that the Mound is the burial site of Merlin  and that the name of the town comes from Merlin’s Barrow. More plausibly, the town’s name possibly derives from the medieval term for chalky ground “marl”—thus, “town on chalk”. The town’s motto is Ubi nunc sapientis ossa Merlini “Where now are the bones of wise Merlin”. Further evidence of human occupation comes from the discovery in St Margaret’s Mead of the Marlborough Bucket, an Iron Age burial bucket made of fir wood with three iron hoops, a top bar and two handles; it also sports bronze bands decorated with human heads and mythical animals, and is now on display at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. In William the Conqueror assumed control of the Marlborough area and set about building a wooden motte-and-bailey castle , sited on the prehistoric mound. This was completed in around Stone was used to strengthen the castle in around
Here yesterday, gone today. Came across a copy of David Jenkinson’s The Times always thought that young Michael must be a Grauniad type for 12 May wherein young Michael amazed at improved Manchester to Brighton service via Kensington Olympia and improvements to railway catering. Away from the railway feature he was surprised at how cheaply a Professor of Philosophy could be hired then and an advertisement from the Wallop School which brings out the very worst of Master Blakemore.
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Transcribed and annotated by Bruce C. Cooper The Southern Pacific Tradition. In taking over the office of president on December 11, , four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President A. Mercier issued a message to Southern Pacific men and women saying that “our first duty is to our government in the war,” and added:
History. The earliest sign of human habitation is a foot-high (19 m) prehistoric tumulus in the grounds of Marlborough radiocarbon dating has found it to date from about BC. It is of similar age to the larger Silbury Hill about 5 miles ( km) west of the town. Legend has it that the Mound is the burial site of Merlin and that the name of the town comes from Merlin’s.
Crossing the Irish Sea by the ‘Short Sea route’. One of the shortest crossings between Mainland Britain and Ireland is that between Portpatrick and Donaghadee. This is about 22 miles and the settlement of Scots in Ulster created traffic. The main traffic was not mail, but cattle on the hoof. John Smeaton improved the harbour at Portpatrick. In John Rennie senior was commissioned to examine improvements to the last-named. Burns introduced steam vessels on the Glasgow to Belfast run and captured most of the traffic.
Daresbury Hall drone footage reveals shocking scale of fire damage
New Directions This brief history is a bringing together of maps from many internet sources. The magnifying glass icons lead to enlargements for detailed study. For more information on a particular map, an image search on the name will reveal my original source pages which existed in December
The list is not exhaustive, nor is it intended to be. Additional events of Warrington’s history can be found elsewhere on the site (in the two Tours and Warrington People, for instance).
Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Shocking drone footage charting the fire damage to Daresbury Hall has been released online.
The video, captured by Chris Digita, shows the scale of the damage to the historic hall, which is now at the centre of an arson investigation following a huge blaze at the site on Saturday. Footage shows the charred remains of the building, with most of the roof completely removed, leaving the internal structure completely exposed to the elements. Drone footage has revealed the shocking extent of the fire damage to Daresbury Hall Image: Two vehicles remained at the scene overnight to carry out damping down and looking for hotspots.
Chris Digita It is not the first time firefighters have been called to put out blazes at the former stately home in recent months. Chris Digita The Georgian hall began its life as a stately home before becoming a military hospital during the Second World War and then a centre for disability charity Scope. Anyone with any information in relation to the blaze should call Cheshire police on quoting incident number of June
The above photo was not taken on 13th April as originally captioned Vic Smith from York explains – ‘Having researched railtours involving Flying Scotsman I can hopefully clear up a long term mystery regarding the date of Roy’s photograph of at Durham. The following comments can be found on the ‘Six Bells Junction’ website The white flowers are Yarrow, and these only flower between June and July.
The coaches in Roy’s shot at Durham 1st one white roof appear different to other photos of the tour featured on the Six Bell site, as all others were taken after the stock was reversed at Guiseley. The original railtour scheduled for 13th April was postponed until June 1st , due to engineering work on Shap.
Drone footage has revealed the shocking extent of the fire damage to Daresbury Hall (Image: Chris Digita). Historic England are set to visit the site on Tuesday, June 28 to assess the damage.
Moreover, no list has ever been published surveying the mayors and sheriffs as a whole. The following list is based on an extensive survey of the borough and palatinate records and of local deeds in Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies i. It is undoubtedly more accurate and more detailed than any other yet assembled. The medieval and early modern mayors have been the focus of considerable interest since the late 19th century.
In Canon Rupert Morris published a list which is still in many ways the most accessible and serviceable of those available. His findings for the period before were refined by W. Fergusson Irvine in lists published in the Cheshire Sheaf in the s. The result has been a series of conflicting lists in great need of coordination and integration. One essential requirement for resolving the conflicts is a full consideration of the evidence, which is often derived from the analysis of deeds and other documents, themselves very difficult to date.
Mayors and sheriffs of Chester
I remember looking over it and admiring the exterior finish and the way that the interior was tastefully trimmed orange dominated — fashionable at the time and it matched the beige of the exterior. It would have been nice to have been able to afford a brand-new boat but my budget would not have stretched to that. So it was back to looking around the boatyards. We were quite friendly with Ken and his wife, Caroline. She baked the most beautiful pies and preserves and sold them to boats going through the lock.
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The first mill opened in Nottingham in and was driven by horses. In Richard Arkwright, Samuel Need and Jedediah Strutt built the world’s first commercially successful water-powered cotton spinning mill at Cromford , Derbyshire, developing a form of power that was to be a catalyst for the Industrial Revolution. South Mill, the first, ; North Mill, , which was destroyed by fire on 12 January and then rebuilt; it started work again at the end of ; West Mill, , commenced working ; Reeling Mill, ; Round Mill, which took 10 years to build, from to , and commenced working in ; and Milford Mills, The Belper and Milford mills were not built in partnership with Arkwright.
These mills were all Strutt owned and financed. Other notable 18th-century figures with connections to Derby include the painter Joseph Wright , known as Wright of Derby, who was known for his innovative use of light in his paintings and was an associate of the Royal Academy ; and John Whitehurst , a clockmaker and philosopher. Erasmus Darwin , doctor, scientist, philosopher and grandfather of Charles Darwin , whose practice was based in Lichfield , Staffordshire was a frequent visitor to Derby, having founded the Derby Philosophical Society.
Derby’s place in the country’s philosophical and political life continued with Henry Hutchinson who was an active member of the Fabian Society. On his death in , he left the society an amount in his will which was instrumental in founding the London School of Economics  The beginning of nineteenth century saw Derby emerging as an engineering centre with manufacturers such as James Fox , who exported machine tools to Russia.
A permanent military presence was established in the city with the completion of Normanton Barracks in The borough expanded in to include Little Chester and Litchurch , and then in to include New Normanton and Rowditch.