Arthur James Ledger Hill was an English cricketer. Ledger Hill was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, he played first-class cricket for Cambridge University between 1890 and 1893, for Hampshire between 1895 and 1921. He played three Test matches for England on their tour to South Africa in 1895-96. Hill scored the first-ever first-class century to be scored in India. Cricinfo page on Ledger Hill CricketArchive page on Ledger Hill
Hillsborough, County Down
Hillsborough is a village and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland, situated 19 km from the city of Belfast. It is within the Castlereagh District Council area; the historic centre of the village contains significant amounts of Georgian architecture. The village was a compact settlement hosting a regular market. More land to the north of the village has been developed as housing and Hillsborough has become part of the commuter belt of Belfast. In recent years townhouses and apartments have been built closer to the centre of the village, the former civic building of Lisburn Borough Council has been converted to residential use; that building is in twentieth century neo-Georgian style. Development to the east of the village is continuing to swell Hillsborough's population; the associated settlements of Culcavy and Aghnatrisk to the north-west are growing. A prominent feature of the east and south approaches to Hillsborough is a 5-mile wall which encloses the "Park Dam", an artificial lake, the forest surrounding it.
In 2007 Hillsborough won 3rd place in the Ulster in Bloom large village competition. Before 1661, the townland was known as Cromlin. By 1661 the townland and the settlement within it had been renamed Hillsborough, it was named after Sir Arthur Hill, who built Hillsborough Fort in 1650 to command the road from Dublin to Carrickfergus. The Hill family became the Earls of Hillsborough Marquises of Downshire. A prominent memorial to the 3rd Marquis of Downshire stands to the south of the village and is visible throughout much of the surrounding area. Hillsborough is situated within Lisburn City Council and from the 1st of April 2015 it will form part of the new Lisburn and Castlereagh "Super Council". Hillsborough is located within the Lagan Valley Westminster and Northern Ireland Assembly constituency. Hillsborough is represented in Parliament by Jeffrey Donaldson MP. Hillsborough is represented in the Northern Ireland Assembly by 6 MLAs namely Edwin Poots MLA, Basil McCrea MLA, Paul Givan MLA, Jonathan Craig MLA, Trevor Lunn MLA and Brenda Hale MLA.
In local government elections held on 22 May 2014 the following local councillors were elected to represent Hillsborough on Lisburn and Castlereagh Council. Allan Ewart, John Palmer, Jim Dillon, Alexander Redpath and Owen Gawith. Hillsborough is classified as an intermediate settlement by the NI Statistics and Research Agency. On Census day there were 3,400 people living in Hillsborough. Of these: 19.9% were aged under 16 years and 21.4% were aged 60 and over 47.9% of the population were male and 52.1% were female 5.0% were from a Catholic background and 91.7% were from a Protestant background 1.4% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed. For further details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service Hillsborough Castle a two-storey Georgian mansion, was Government House from 1924 until 1973 and is the official residence of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom when visiting the province and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 1973. Hillsborough Castle was the venue for the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair stayed at the castle on many occasions during negotiations related to the peace process, he hosted George W. Bush at the Castle for a one night visit in 2003 There are many interesting walks and local pubs offering delicacies to enjoy. Hillsborough hosts an International Oyster Festival each year September; this attracts thousands of visitors from as far away as Japan, the United States and Argentina) The festivities include boat racing, garden fêtes, oyster eating and Guinness drinking – all in the name of fun and charity. The historic Parish Church dedicated to Saint Malachy is one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture, it was built by the 1st Marquis of Downshire between 1760 and 1774, in the hope that the church would become the cathedral of the diocese of Down. In addition to its imposing setting, it boasts two 18th century organs, a peal of ten bells and a number of works by notable craftsmen of the era, including the Colours of the County Down Battalion of Carson's Ulster Volunteers.
Today it is a vibrant parish in the Church of Ireland Diocese of Dromore. Hillsborough is said to be the birthplace of the United States – due to a disastrous meeting that took place between Benjamin Franklin and Lord Hillsborough in the early 1770s, they are reported to have hated each other at first sight and, on leaving three days into a week-long visit, Franklin returned home to convince the dissident colonists he represented that there was no alternative but to initiate immediate revolution. The'Declaration of Independence' in July 1776 followed shortly after Franklin's return; the composer and conductor Hamilton Harty, whose father William Harty was organist in the Parish Church, was born in Hillsborough. Hillsborough was home to radio presenter Gloria Hunniford for a number of years, her late daughter Caron Keating spent much of her childhood in the village. Frank Pantridge was a physician and cardiologist born in Hillsborough, who invented the portable defibrillator; the Hillsborough railway station was opened by the Banbridge and Belfast Railway on 13 July 1863.
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Arthur Hill (stage actor)
Arthur Hill was an English animal impersonator for theatre. Hill’s most famous role was as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. Arthur Hill began his career performing animals in pantomimes. Among his roles were the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, the bear in Valentine and Orson and the cat in Dick Wittington. Hill’s animal impersonations became popular and in 1902 he was offered the role of the Cowardly Lion in the original production of The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum, who wrote the book of the same name. However, unlike the original book the Lion was not a central character and was reduced to a bit part, he was much more animalistic, as he did not speak. His quest for courage was deleted. Despite this Hill still earned critical acclaim and his performance was popular. Hill said that the lion was the most strenuous role he had to play, as the costume was so heavy and elaborate; the costume weighed eighty pounds and was said to be modelled on a study of a lion’s head by Rosa Bonheur.
The costume consisted of two pieces a head & mane section and a body section, made from a real lion skin. Hill was given limited visibility by peering through the lion’s mouth, opened by pulling a string. Strings operated the eyes and tongue; the sound of roaring was created by an offstage stagehand that rubbed a piece of resin up and down a stout cord fastened at one end to the centre of a drumhead stretched over a barrel. The role earned Hill fame, after appearing in the original production and reprising it for the production’s revival, he became a regular on Broadway as animals, he appeared in many shows throughout the rest of his life. One of them was A Good Little Devil featured another animal actor, Pat Walshe, coincidentally appeared in the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz. In addition to appearing in the stage production of A Good Little Devil, he was brought, along with much of the show's cast, to appear in the 1914 silent film. In the same year he made another film appearance in The Yellow Traffic.
After a long and successful career in Broadway and Pantomime, Hill died at the age of 57 on 4 April 1932. Happy Days Everything The Cohan Revue Cheer Up The Passing Show A Good Little Devil The Echo Ziegfeld Follies The Top o' th' World The Wizard of Oz A Good Little Devil The Yellow Traffic Light Arthur Hill on IMDb Arthur Hill at the Internet Broadway Database
Arthur Hill (actor)
Arthur Edward Spence Hill was a Canadian actor best known for appearances in British and American theatre and television. He attended the University of British Columbia and continued his acting studies in Seattle, Washington. Hill was born in Melfort, the son of Edith Georgina and Olin Drake Hill, a lawyer. Hill served as a mechanic in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and attended the University of British Columbia, where he studied law, but was lured to the stage. Hill made his Broadway debut as Cornelius Hackl in the 1957 revival of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. In 1963 he won the Tony Award for Best Dramatic Actor for his portrayal of George in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His other Broadway credits include Ben Gant in the original production of Ketti Frings's Look Homeward, All the Way Home, Something More!, More Stately Mansions. He played Dr. Jeremy Stone in the film adaptation of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain. Other film work included roles in The Ugly American with Marlon Brando, Richard Lester's Petulia with George C.
Scott, The Chairman, Sam Peckinpah's The Killer Elite, Michael Crichton's Futureworld, A Bridge Too Far, his narration on the film version of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes. Arguably, Hill's most famous acting role was that of lawyer Owen Marshall, the lead role in the 1971–74 TV series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, he appeared including The Reporter, a 1964 drama starring Harry Guardino. He played Grandpa Lansford Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. In 1966 he appeared as a special guest star in the Mission Impossible TV show episode "The Carriers", in the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode "The Monster from the Inferno" and was a guest star in the pilot episode of Murder, She Wrote in 1984, returning to that same role in an episode in 1990; the same year he played the governor of California in a Columbo episode, Agenda for Murder. Hill died in a Pacific Palisades, nursing home, aged 84, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean.
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Artur Andreyevich Gachinski is a Russian figure skater. He is the 2011 World bronze medalist, the 2012 European silver medalist, the 2010 World Junior bronze medalist, a two-time Russian national silver medalist, he announced his retirement from competitive skating in December 2015. Artur Andreyevich Gachinski was born 13 August 1993 in Moscow, he soon switched to ice skating. At age nine, Gachinski moved with his family to Saint Petersburg for training, he competed under his mother's surname Хиль, romanized as Khil or Hill. After a discussion with his family, he decided to take Gachinski, his mother is a painter. Gachinski's parents brought him to a rink. At age nine, he was accepted as a pupil by Alexei Mishin in Saint Petersburg but was coached by his wife, Tatiana Mishina, for the first few years. In the 2005–2006 season, Gachinski won the junior bronze medal at the Russian Championships. In the 2006–2007 season, he placed 8th on the junior level and 14th on the senior level at the Russian Championships.
The 2007–2008 season was the first season in which Gachinski was old enough to compete on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series. He competed in two events, winning silver in Estonia. Gachinski qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final, he won the gold medal on the junior level at the 2007 Coupe de Nice and placed 9th at the 2008 Russian Championships. Competing in the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix, Gachinski won silver at the Spanish event and placed fourth in Great Britain to qualify for the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, where he finished 8th again, he made his senior international debut at the 2008 Golden Spin of Zagreb. At the 2009 Russian Championships, he placed 10th on the senior level and won the silver medal on the junior level. Although he was named to the team to the 2009 World Junior Championships, he withdrew from the event before the event began due to illness; the 2009-2010 season was Gachinski's third on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. He won gold in Belarus and silver in Germany, qualifying him for the 2009–2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, in which he placed 6th.
Gachinski won senior gold at the 2009 Coupe de Nice. At the 2010 Russian Championships, he was 13th on the senior level and the gold medalist on the junior level. In 6th after the short program at the 2010 World Junior Championships, Gachinski earned enough points in the free skate to take the bronze, despite popping his planned quad. Gachinski completed on the senior level in the 2010-2011 season, he began with wins at Coupe de Nice. He picked up a viral infection a week before 2010 Skate Canada. Gachinski finished 7th at his debut on the senior Grand Prix, he placed 6th in the 2010 Rostelecom Cup. Gachinski won his first senior national medal, silver, at the 2011 Russian Championships behind Konstantin Menshov. Gachinski was assigned to his first European Championships where he finished fifth, ahead of Menshov, was given Russia's sole berth to the men's event at the World Championships, he won the bronze in his first appearance at the event. In preparation for the 2011–2012 season, Gachinski took part in Mishin's training camps in Jaca and Pinzolo and worked with Stéphane Lambiel.
Gachinski was assigned to 2011 Rostelecom Cup for the Grand Prix season. He won the short program but finished 5th overall at Cup of China, finished 5th at the Rostelecom Cup. Gachinski won silver at the 2012 Russian Championships. At the 2012 European Championships, he was first in the short program and second in the long program, finishing with an overall score of 246.27 points. Gachinski won the silver medal behind teammate Evgeni Plushenko, coached in Saint Petersburg by Alexei Mishin. Gachinski changed his boots two weeks before the 2012 World Championships, affecting his preparation, he finished 18th at the event. After the event, Mishin said that Gachinski was not ready and should have withdrawn. Gachinski was named in the Russian team to the 2012 World Team Trophy but withdrew from the event and was replaced by Zhan Bush. Gachinski struggled throughout the season both with psychological issues. After placing ninth at the 2012 Skate Canada International and seventh at the 2012 Rostelecom Cup, he finished fourth at the 2013 Russian Championships and was not selected to compete at the 2013 European Championships.
He won a gold medal in his final event of the season, the 2013 Triglav Trophy. In 2013–14, Gachinski started his season with a bronze medal at the 2013 Finlandia Trophy. After placing eighth at the 2013 Skate America and sixth at the 2013 Rostelecom Cup, he finished sixth at Russian nationals and was not included in the Russian team to the European Championships, Winter Olympics, or World Championships. Gachinski moved to Moscow on 6 January 2014 and began working with Tatiana Tarasova, Alexander Uspenski and Maxim Zavozin. Media related to Artur Gachinski at Wikimedia Commons Artur Gachinski at the International Skating Union Artur Gachinski at sport-folio.net Artur Gachinski at Tracings.net
Arthur Hill, 6th Marquess of Downshire
Arthur Wills John Wellington Trumbull Blundell Hill, 6th Marquess of Downshire was an Irish peer, styled Earl of Hillsborough until 31 March 1874. He lived chiefly at Easthampstead Park, within 5,000 acres in Berkshire; the marquess owned 115,000 acres in Hillsborough, County Down. Arthur Hill was son to Arthur Hill, 5th Marquess of Downshire, Georgiana Elizabeth Balfour, daughter to Colonel John Balfour of Balbirnie and Lady Georgiana Isabel Balfour, he became Marquess of Downshire in 1874 on the death of his father. On 22 June 1893 he married Katherine Mary Hare, a granddaughter to William Hare, 2nd Earl of Listowel, at St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London. Kitty became the Marchioness of Downshire, they had three children: Arthur Wills Percy Wellington Blundell Trumbull Sandys Hill, 7th Marquess of Downshire from 29 May 1918 Lord Arthur Francis Henry Hill Lady Kathleen Nina Hill During the 1899-1900 hunting season in Leicestershire, his wife Kitty Hare, considered a society beauty, became acquainted with Joseph Frederick Laycock, a millionaire soldier from Wiseton in Nottinghamshire.
The relationship developed into an adulterous affair which resulted in Arthur Hill obtaining a divorce from his wife in 1902. After the divorce Laycock married Kitty. Laycock was having an affair with Kitty's married friend Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick before he met her, which had produced one child. Following his divorce from Kitty Hare, Arthur Hill married Evelyn Grace Mary Foster, daughter to Edmund Benson Foster, Edith Eleanor Grove daughter to Sir Thomas Grove, 1st Baronet. Throughout his life Arthur Hill was considered locally as somewhat eccentric but down-to-earth dressing down to fit in with and follow the drovers from Easthampstead Park taking livestock to market, he had a keen interest in powered vehicles such as steam engines and motor cars, was "chief of Wokingham's voluntary fire service"Arthur Hill, 6th Marquess died at Easthampstead Park on 29 May 1918, was buried there
Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire
Arthur Hill, 2nd Marquess of Downshire PC, FRS, styled Viscount Kilwarlin until 1789 and Earl of Hillsborough from 1789 to 1793, was a British peer and MP. Hill was the eldest son of 1st Earl of Hillsborough, he matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford in 1771, received his M. A. in 1773. Hill sat as a Tory for the rotten borough of Lostwithiel from 1774 to 1780, for Malmesbury until 1784, he represented Down in the Parliament of Ireland from 1776 until succeeding to the peerage in 1793. Hill enjoyed a number of civil and military appointments in both England and Ireland during this period, he was commissioned a captain in the Hertfordshire Militia on 22 March 1775, a lieutenant-colonel in the regiment on 4 May 1787, resigning his commission on 4 June 1794. Appointed the deputy governor of County Down on 6 August 1779, he was picked as High Sheriff of the county in 1785. Hillsborough, as he was, was chosen a Fellow of the Royal Society on 22 January 1790 and a deputy lieutenant of Berkshire on 12 May 1792.
Upon the death of his father on 7 October 1793, he succeeded him as Marquess of Downshire, in the Peerage of Ireland, as well as in his other subsidiary titles, including that of Earl of Hillsborough in the Peerage of Great Britain. He succeeded his father as Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort, as Custos Rotulorum of County Down and Governor of Down. On 7 November, he was appointed to the Privy Council of Ireland. Downshire vigorously exerted himself against the Union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1800, was punished by the Government for his opposition by being dismissed from the Governorship of Down and the colonelcy of the Downshire Militia, struck off the roll of the Privy Council, on 12 February 1800. On 29 June 1786, he married Mary Sandys, by whom he had seven children: Arthur Blundell Sandys Trumbull Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire Lt.-Gen. Arthur Moyses William Hill, 2nd Baron Sandys Lady Charlotte Hill Lady Mary Hill Arthur Marcus Cecil Sandys, 3rd Baron Sandys Lord Arthur Augustus Edwin Hill Major Lord George Augusta Hill, married twice and left issue.
During the Irish Famine of the 1840s, Lord George Hill's reforms and actions in and around the County Donegal village of Gweedore gained much approbation. In addition, George Hill married first one than the other of Jane Austen's nieces, his second marriage afforded much scandal due to then-existing laws against marrying sisters-in-law. See Sophia Hillan's study of George Hill and Austen's nieces May, Lou & Cass: Jane Austen's Nieces in Ireland. See George Hill's discussion of his farming and reformation techniques in Gweedore as well as sketches of George Hill by Thomas Carlyle in his Notes of an Irish Tour and sketches of Hill in the writings of many other Great Famine commentators, his last son, Lord George Hill, was born posthumously, as Downshire died by suicide on 7 September 1801. His widow, felt his early death was in part due to his humiliation by the Government, thereafter was a bitter enemy to Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, she was the heiress of her uncle, Edwin Sandys, 2nd Baron Sandys, to the estates of her grandfather, William Trumbull, including Easthampstead Park.
In 1802, after Downshire's death, she was created Baroness Sandys, with a special remainder to her younger sons and their heirs male in succession and to her eldest son and his heirs male. Hill had a son, William Arthur Dore-Hill, with his mistress Sarah Dore