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Alice Liddell

Alice Pleasance Hargreaves, was, in her childhood, an acquaintance and photography subject of Lewis Carroll. One of the stories he told her during a boating trip became the children's classic 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, she shared her name with "Alice", the heroine of the story, but scholars disagree about the extent to which the character was based upon her. Alice Liddell was the fourth of the ten children of Henry Liddell, ecclesiastical dean of Christ Church, one of the editors of A Greek-English Lexicon, his wife Lorina Hanna Liddell, she had two older brothers and Arthur, an older sister Lorina, six younger siblings, including her sister Edith to whom she was close and her brother Frederick, who became a lawyer and senior civil servant. At the time of her birth, Liddell's father was the Headmaster of Westminster School but was soon after appointed to the deanery of Christ Church, Oxford; the Liddell family moved to Oxford in 1856. Soon after this move, Alice met Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who encountered the family while he was photographing the cathedral on 25 April 1856.

He became a close friend of the Liddell family in subsequent years. Alice was three years younger than Lorina and two years older than Edith, the three sisters were constant childhood companions, she and her family spent holidays at their holiday home Penmorfa, which became the Gogarth Abbey Hotel, on the West Shore of Llandudno in North Wales. When Alice Liddell was a young woman, she set out on a grand tour of Europe with Edith. One story has it that she became a romantic interest of Prince Leopold, the youngest son of Queen Victoria, during the four years he spent at Christ Church, but the evidence for this is sparse, it is true that years Leopold named his first child Alice, acted as godfather to Alice's second son Leopold. However, it is possible Alice was named in honour of Leopold's deceased elder sister instead, the Grand Duchess of Hesse. A recent biographer of Leopold suggests it is far more that Alice's sister Edith was the true recipient of Leopold's attention. Edith died on 26 June 1876 of measles or peritonitis, shortly before she was to be married to Aubrey Harcourt, a cricket player.

At her funeral on 30 June 1876, Prince Leopold served as a pall-bearer. Alice Liddell married Reginald Hargreaves a cricketer, on 15 September 1880, at the age of 28 in Westminster Abbey, they had three sons: Leopold Reginald "Rex" Hargreaves. Liddell denied. Reginald Hargreaves inherited a considerable fortune, was a local magistrate. Alice became a noted society was the first president of Emery Down Women's Institute, she took to referring to herself as "Lady Hargreaves". After her husband's death in 1926, the cost of maintaining their home, was such that she deemed it necessary to sell her copy of Alice's Adventures Under Ground; the manuscript fetched £15,400, nearly four times the reserve price given it by Sotheby's auction house. It became the possession of Eldridge R. Johnson and was displayed at Columbia University on the centennial of Carroll's birth. Alice was present, aged 80, it was on this visit to the United States that she met Peter Llewelyn Davies, one of the brothers who inspired J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan.

Upon Johnson's death, the book was purchased by a consortium of American bibliophiles and presented to the British people "in recognition of Britain's courage in facing Hitler before America came into the war". The manuscript resides in the British Library. For most of her life, Alice lived around Lyndhurst in the New Forest. In the county of Hampshire. After her death in 1934, her body was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium, with its ashes being buried in the graveyard of the church of St Michael and All Angels in Lyndhurst. A memorial plaque, naming her "Mrs. Reginald Hargreaves" can be seen in the picture in the monograph. Alice's mirror can be found on display at the New Forest Heritage Centre, Lydhurst, a free museum sharing the history of the New Forest. On 4 July 1862, in a rowing boat travelling on the Isis from Folly Bridge, Oxford, to Godstow for a picnic outing, 10-year-old Alice asked Charles Dodgson to entertain her and her sisters and Lorina, with a story; as the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed the boat, Dodgson regaled the girls with fantastic stories of a girl, named Alice, her adventures after she fell into a rabbit-hole.

The story was not unlike those Dodgson had spun for the sisters before, but this time Liddell asked Mr. Dodgson to write it down for her, he did not get around to the task for some months. He presented her with the manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground in November 1864. In the meantime, Dodgson had decided to rewrite the story as a possible commercial venture. With a view to canvassing his opinion, Dodgson sent the manuscript of Under Ground to a friend, the author George MacDonald, in the spring of 1863; the MacDonald children read the story and loved it, this response persuaded Dodgson to seek a publisher. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with illustrations by John Tenniel, was published in 1865, under the name Lewis Carroll. A second book about the character Alice, Through

Lecthaylus

Lecthaylus is a genus of fossil sipunculid worms that lived between the Cambrian and the Lower Carboniferous periods. Sipunculid worms are sedentary marine worms without any mineralised parts, for this reason are rare in the fossil record. Lecthaylus gregarius was described by the American geologist and palaentologist Stuart Weller in 1925 from the Silurian strata near Chicago. Professor Weller described this worm, abundant in the deposits, as being "manifestly related to Serpulites or Conularia. A related species of sipunculan was discovered in 2007 in the Granton Shrimp Bed near Edinburgh and was first described by L. A. Muir and J. P. Botting, who placed it in the genus Lecthaylus

Bobby Brown (footballer, born 1940)

Robert Henry Brown is an English former professional footballer who played as a centre forward in the Football League in the 1960s. He began his career as an amateur with Barnet where his prolific scoring record saw him earn a move to Fulham in 1960, he went on to play over 100 games in the Football League, during spells with Watford, Northampton Town and Cardiff City, before he was forced to retire at the age of 27 due to a knee injury. He represented England at amateur level and Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics, scoring four times in three group matches. Born in Streatham in south London, Brown grew up as a fan of Barnet as his father was a keen fan of the club attending games at Underhill Stadium via the London Underground. At the age of 18, Brown joined his boyhood club as his father had local connections to the club and he was offered a contract by manager George Wheeler. On his arrival, club captain Alf D'Arcy described Brown as "A gifted centre forward, lean and so quick but unusually with a sharp brain to go with it!

He would take a row with a centre half in his stride and yet out-think his opponent, he was fit too". In his first season at the club, he scored 41 times in all competitions to help the club win the Athenian League in the 1958–59 season and reach the final of the FA Amateur Cup, losing 3–2 to Crook Town with Brown scoring both goals for the Bees. However, his appearances were limited during the following season due to injury and Brown finished the season with 17 goals. During his time at Barnet, Brown worked as a fishmonger in Billingsgate Fish Market. Brown remained with Barnet until September 1960, when he joined Fulham, remaining an amateur, working part-time at a cricket bat manufacturer owned by Stuart Surridge, he moved to Watford, becoming a full-time professional for the first time in his career, made 28 League appearances for them before transferring to Northampton Town. Brown remained with Northampton for three seasons, he moved to Cardiff City in October 1966 for a fee of £15,000, winning the Welsh Cup in his first season at Ninian Park, scoring in the second leg of the final during a 2–1 victory over Wrexham.

As a result of winning the Welsh Cup, Cardiff qualified for the European Cup Winners' Cup the following season and Brown made his European debut on 4 October 1967, scoring a penalty during a 2–0 win over Irish side Shamrock Rovers in the second leg of the first round. He featured in both legs of the second round against Dutch side NAC Breda, scoring an early goal in the second leg as Cardiff advanced after a 4–1 win. In the remainder of the campaign, Cardiff would go on to reach the semi-final, the furthest a Welsh club has progressed in European competition but, on 26 December 1967, Brown injured his knee during a 3–0 win over Aston Villa, it was discovered that he had damaged his cruciate ligament and spent six months in plaster, stating that "It was obvious I would never play professionally again". He returned to pre-season at Cardiff and received an offer from Yeovil Town but took the decision to retire after being told that he could be confined to a wheelchair if he re-injured the knee.

Brown was handed his debut for the England national amateur football team on 20 May 1959, alongside Barnet teammates Roy Sleap and Alf D'Arcy, scoring twice during a 3–1 victory over the Netherlands at Zuiderpark Stadion. He played in two further matches in the following week, a 3–1 defeat to Luxembourg, during which he scored again, a 2–0 defeat to West Germany. Over the following two seasons, Brown was an integral part of the amateur side missing a match and scoring for the side, including braces in matches against Scotland and France in 1961, he went on to appear in 14 matches for the side, scoring 12 times. Following his decision to turn professional with Watford at the start of the 1961–62 season, he became ineligible to represent the amateur side. Having represented England at amateur level, his performances for Barnet attracted the attention of the manager of the Great Britain Olympic football team, Norman Creek, alerted to Brown following his brace in the 1959 FA Amateur Cup final. While still an amateur, Brown was chosen in the Great Britain squad for the 1960 Summer Olympics, along with his Barnet teammate Roy Sleap.

Brown scored in all three of teams group matches, including a brace in their opening game during a 3–2 defeat to Brazil, as Britain finished the group stage in third-place resulting in their elimination. After seeing Brown score against his Italy side during the tournament, Giuseppe Viani offered Brown a contract at his club side A. C. Milan, however Brown kept the offer on hold as he was due to tour Australasia with an FA XI, which included England internationals such as Tom Finney and Bobby Moore. During the tour, he played in a number of the games against the New Zealand teams, scored hat-tricks against both Otago and the Minor Provinces; when he returned to England, Brown discovered that Viani had suffered a heart attack and had subsequently stepped down as Milan manager. Brown worked as a youth coach at Cardiff City for a decade before working a shipping company. BarnetAthenian League Winner: 1958–59 FA Amateur Cup Finalist: 1958–59Cardiff CityWelsh Cup Winner: 1967