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Early development[ edit ] During the Roman period, Roman roads passed close to what is now the centre of Preston. This idea is supported by the similarity of the Paschal lamb on Preston’s crest with that on St Wilfrid’s. When assessed for tax purposes in — 19 it was the wealthiest town in the whole county. It is the only Guild still celebrated in the UK. After this, there were breaks in the pattern for various reasons, but an unbroken series were held from to A full year sequence was frustrated by the cancellation of the Guild due to World War II , but the cycle resumed in The expression ‘ Once every Preston Guild’, meaning ‘very infrequently’, has passed into fairly common use, especially in Lancashire. Guild week is always started by the opening of the Guild Court, which since the 16th century has traditionally been on the first Monday after the feast of the Beheading of St. As well as concerts and other exhibitions, the main events are a series of processions through the city.

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Early history[ edit ] John Speed ‘s map of the County Palatine of Lancaster, The county was established in , [4] later than many other counties. During Roman times the area was part of the Brigantes tribal area in the military zone of Roman Britain. In the centuries after the Roman withdrawal in AD the northern parts of the county probably formed part of the Brythonic kingdom of Rheged , a successor entity to the Brigantes tribe.

See also hydraulic, mechanical advantage described by Pascal.

Per pale Azure and Or a Pale wavy per pale of the last and Vert over all two Bars dancetty of three points upwards countertinctured Argent Azure Argent and Vert all within a Bordure of the last charged alternately with three Roses Argent on each another Gules both barbed and seeded proper and as many Parnassus flowers Argent. On the dexter side a representation of the Dacre Bull at Naworth Gules armed unguled and collared with a Chain flexed over the back Or and on the sinister side a Dragon also Gules the whole upon a Compartment composed of a section of the Roman Wall charged with two Bars Gules.

Granted 10th October Picture used with permission, do not reproduce. Badge The wavy vertical lines, zig-zag horizontal lines and combination of colours is an ingenious formal diagrammatic picture of the new County as a whole. Blue and white – for the sea, blue and gold – for the lakes and agriculture, green and white – for mountains and lakes and green and gold – for mountains and agriculture. On the green border are parnassus flowers from the arms of the Cumberland CC interspersed with white roses for Yorkshire, superimposed with red roses for Lancashire.

The ram’s head is taken from the arms of the Barrow CBC and also of the Westmorland CC and is distinguished from them by parnassus flowers, taken from the Cumberland arms. The mural crown is a common civic emblem. The red dragon refers to those that support the device of Appleby – the ancient county town of Westmorland; also it is heraldically related to the red wyverns of Carlisle and symbolises the connection, going back to Celtic times, between Cumbria and Cambria Wales.

The compartment represents Hadrian’s Wall, across which are two red bars taken from the Westmorland arms, which in turn derived them from the arms of the de Lancaster Barons of Kendal.

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A round-up of the best lines from around the media on Huddersfield Town’s Premier League performance. Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Huddersfield Town overcame their Premier League travel sickness with an emphatic win over Watford at Vicarage Road yesterday afternoon. After failing to record a win or even a goal since the opening day of the season, an Aaron Mooy double and goals from Elias Kachunga and Laurent Depoitre sealed an impressive victory for David Wagner ‘s side.

Kachunga and Mooy put Town two goals up in 23 minutes before Watford skipper Troy Deeney threw himself two-footed into the back of Collin Quaner.

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The dress is black tie. All serving and retired Fusilier Officers are encouraged to attend what promises to be another splendid evening. As with all projects of this type it is impossible to please all of the people all of the time. There will be those who do not like the design of the memorial, the size the shape and so on. Where I am sure there is common ground is that our Fusiliers who have lost their lives deserve a lasting and fitting memorial at the Arboretum and the small stone that is there currently does need replacing.

An experienced war memorial stonemason has been appointed; he has previously produced work at the National Arboretum and at the Somme and is highly respected for the quality of his work. Meetings have been held with the Arboretum Authorities who have agreed the general size, shape and design of the new memorial. We are still in negotiation with them over whether it can be put into the same location as the current memorial, but early indications are that this is achievable.

An artist’s impression of the new Memorial is shown below. It is made from a single piece of dark grey curved granite which ill be polished. The dimensions will be approx 8 ft wide and 6 ft high. It will sit on a plinth of solid granite approx 11 ft by 5 ft engraved with a suitable inscription on the front such as; ‘We Will Remember Them’ not shown in photo and be surrounded by 4 granite benches.

After considerable deliberation the design on the memorial was agreed as it is the Colours which all Fusiliers follow and are the embodiment of the Regts achievements and sacrifices. The antecedent Regts badges have been included on the Memorial as they are the family from which the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was formed.

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The colours by the way were a darkish green and cream. I do like the sliding doors but they never really caught on, why not? If you know, let me know, please leave a comment. A full list of Titan codes can be seen here.

Foreign influences, new ideas, and an independent merchant class who sponsored them, threatened their power and were consequently suppressed.

History of Technology Heroes and Villains – A little light reading Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved.

You may find the Search Engine , the Technology Timeline or the Hall of Fame quicker if you are looking for something or somebody in particular. Scroll down and see what treasures you can discover. Background We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind.

Volta’s pile was at first a technical curiosity but this new electrochemical phenomenon very quickly opened the door to new branches of both physics and chemistry and a myriad of discoveries, inventions and applications. The electronics, computers and communications industries, power engineering and much of the chemical industry of today were founded on discoveries made possible by the battery.

Pioneers It is often overlooked that throughout the nineteenth century, most of the electrical experimenters, inventors and engineers who made these advances possible had to make their own batteries before they could start their investigations. They did not have the benefit of cheap, off the shelf, mass produced batteries. For many years the telegraph, and later the telephone, industries were the only consumers of batteries in modest volumes and it wasn’t until the twentieth century that new applications created the demand that made the battery a commodity item.

In recent years batteries have changed out of all recognition.

Atif Dayaji killed 9-year-old Adam Limbada during collision in Whalley New Road, Blackburn

Having said that it was a bit dire! What does seem naff is the choice of vehicle- high floor with perhaps a noisy transmission and speeds for which it was not really designed- with trailer! A Neoplan Skyliner type would be better- but a lot dearer and less patriotic?! Was luggage checked in at the city terminal- so why not just use a van? My office looked out on to it and I can remember, at one point, it being used for South Western Services on peak days to relieve pressure on the Coach Station itself.

Certainly new to the likes of me.

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Below – My TV debate with Cardiff Freemason Jim Bevan – – – – Freemasonry and Witchcraft initiation rites compared “The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is better than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it. Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose, and had Free Masonry not existed, this cover would have been employed; and it may be much more than a cover, it may be a powerful engine in our hands.

By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labours, we may turn the public mind which way we will. Books , films and ex-Freemason exposees Without doubt the most useful and accurate information on the Freemasons comes from ex memers of ‘the craft’. A large percentage of Masons are kept in the dark on purpose so the real agenda can be carried out. Bill exposes the intentions behind the images put forth by the Masons and Shriners.

Do we need a register of freemasons or are freemasons being unfairly singled out?

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Share this article Share These districts are unrecognisable from the Blackburn of 50 years ago, when workers flooded in from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh — cheap labour for a dying textile industry. This segregation is now reaching ‘worrying levels’, says a report published yesterday by the senior civil servant Dame Louise Casey. She warns that the increasing isolation of some communities can lead to the encouragement of religious and cultural practices that are not only contrary to British values but sometimes British Law.

I would have thought that as Dennis presumably owned the the tooling for the step down gears they would supply Bristol, if an apropriate price could be be negotiated.

Kindred Spirits each and every one. Above all else there is the generosity of contributors whose photographs of steam days from fifty-odd years ago make this site possible. Indeed the remit has always been to give a voice to new talent on the Internet Now there’s a conundrum! The talent to which I am referring are gentlemen born and raised during the s and s, who spent the best part of their youth dashing around the country in the pursuit of loco numbers or taking photographs of trains just for the fun of it.

They did it for themselves and no one else. I’m talking about that quintessentially British s curiosity called train spotting; a hobby demanding such high levels of commitment and pricey long-distance train travel, that it’s surprising it ever got off the ground in the first place, especially during the penny-pinching post-war years. Even odder still, railway photography – a natural adjunct to spotting – didn’t come cheap either, yet it became one of the fastest growing pursuits for boys – and hallelujah for that!

This brings me to the superb railway photographs of Richard S Greenwood MBE, who travelled the length and breadth of the country recording BR steam days using both ‘still’ and cine cameras; this included a visit to Eastleigh Works left where he took this shot of ex-works ‘Terrier’ T on 6th April , and Exeter St Davids below with this study of PT performing station pilot duties on 9th July Fast-forward to the present day and Richard’s fifty-odd year old photos of BR’s steam days can now be enjoyed by millions on the Internet.

After all, a colour photo will always polarise opinion about the transition from steam and command a scrutiny bordering on obsession. Okay, perhaps the steam versus diesel debate may have lost some of its sting over years, but even the most placid spotter still bellyaches about the sad demise of Britain’s railways during the Sixties, much of it inextricably linked to the decline of BR’s ageing steam fleet and the dastardly Beeching axe.

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And when year-old Molly Campbell turned up in Lahore — 4, miles away from the home she shared with her mother on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland — it was feared that her Pakistani father was about to force her into marriage with a man twice her age. Then Molly went on television insisting that she was happy and had chosen to live as a Muslim. She became Misbah Ahmed Rana and faded from the headlines.

It was reported that Archimedes then took to the streets naked, so excited by his discovery that he had forgotten to dress, crying “Eureka!

All our information concerning the names and lives of Sts. Though the earliest form of the latter, on which directly or indirectly the other two seem to be based, goes back to about A. In the Orient the Protoevangelium had great authority and portions of it were read on the feasts of Mary by the Greeks, Syrians, Copts, and Arabians. In the Occident, however, it was rejected by the Fathers of the Church until its contents were incorporated by Jacobus de Voragine in his “Golden Legend” in the thirteenth century.

From that time on the story of St. Anne spread over the West and was amply developed, until St. Anne became one of the most popular saints also of the Latin Church. The Protoevangelium gives the following account: In Nazareth there lived a rich and pious couple, Joachim and Hannah. When on a feast day Joachim presented himself to offer sacrifice in the temple, he was repulsed by a certain Ruben, under the pretext that men without offspring were unworthy to be admitted.

Whereupon Joachim, bowed down with grief, did not return home, but went into the mountains to make his plaint to God in solitude. Also Hannah, having learned the reason of the prolonged absence of her husband, cried to the Lord to take away from her the curse of sterility, promising to dedicate her child to the service of God. Their prayers were heard; an angel came to Hannah and said:

Boy, 14, arrested on suspicion of murder after man shot dead

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The stencil image was printed using a large soft brush, which did not damage the delicate paper pattern or the fine ties.

A JUDGE blasted drivers who hire high-powered vehicles as he sentenced a man to jail for killing a nine-year-old boy. Experts said at the point of impact Dayaji was doing between 41mph and 47mph but if he had been travelling at 30mph then he would have been able to brake in time. Addressing Dayaji, Judge Newell, said: Often these men have no, or very little, experience of driving such vehicles. Nobody, even a trained police officer, would approach that junction at 70mph.

And the youngster was walking to his father when he was struck in the middle of the road. Ms Patel said Adam had already let two other vehicles pass, before being hit by the car Dayaji had hired earlier that day to attend a family wedding. Having been hit at the lights Adam was thrown into the air, over two parked cars and landed close to the TSB bank. Ms Patel said Mr Limbada ran to his son and cradled his body but Adam was not talking or crying.

Despite the best efforts of his father, the public, police and paramedics Adam, who leaves behind his mother, father and three sisters, could not be revived and was pronounced dead when he arrived at Royal Blackburn Hospital.


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