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Atherstone

Atherstone is a small industrial and market town and civil parish in the English county of Warwickshire. Located in the far north of the county, Atherstone forms part of the border with Leicestershire along the A5 national route, is only 4 miles from Staffordshire, it lies between the larger towns of Tamworth and Nuneaton and contains the administrative offices of North Warwickshire Borough Council. At the 2011 census the population of the civil parish of Atherstone was 8,670; the population of the larger urban area which includes the adjoining village of Mancetter was 10,573. Atherstone has a long history dating back to Roman times. An important defended Roman settlement named Manduessedum existed at Mancetter near the site of modern-day Atherstone, the Roman road, the Watling Street ran through the town, it is believed by some historians that the rebel Queen of the Britons, Boudica was defeated at the Battle of Watling Street by the Romans in her final battle near Manduessedum. The Domesday Book of 1086, records.

The ancient St. Mary's Chapel in Atherstone dates from the early 12th century when the monks of Bec made a donation of 12 acres to a house of friars and hermits referred to as "Austin friars". During the reign of Edward IV the Crown granted lands in Atherstone to the Carthusian order situate at Mount Grace Priory, Yorkshire. According to Nichols, the chapel was granted to Henry Cartwright in 1542 left abandoned and neglected until 1692 when Samuel Bracebridge settled a yearly sum for the parson of Mancetter to preach there every other Sunday in the winter seasonAfter this, St. Mary's Chapel seems to have experienced something of a revival, its square tower being rebuilt in the fashionable "Gothic" style in 1782. This drastic alteration aroused some controversy. Although the fine architectural drawing of the chapel made by Mr. Schnebbelie in 1790 prompted Nichols to assert that "the new tower provides a good effect". St Mary's was further redesigned in 1849 by Thomas Henry David Brandon, it is said that the Battle of Bosworth took place in the fields of Merevale above Atherstone.

Reparation was made to Atherstone after the battle and not to Market Bosworth. Local legend is. In Tudor times, Atherstone was a thriving commercial centre for clothmaking; the town's favourable location laid out as a long ‘ribbon development’ along Watling Street, ensured its growth as a market town. While it remained an agricultural settlement in medieval times, attempts were made to encourage merchants and traders through the creation of burgage plots, a type of land tenure that provided them with special privileges. A manuscript discovered by Marjorie Morgan among the muniments of Cambridge's King's College, refers to the creation of nine new burgage strips from land belonging to seven of the tenants in Atherstone vill. By the late Tudor period Atherstone had become a centre for leatherworking, clothmaking and brewing. Local sheep farmers and cattle graziers supplied wool and leather to local tanners and shoemakers, while metalworkers and nailers fired their furnaces with local coal and the alemakers supplied thirsty palates on market days.

The surviving inventories from 16th century Mancetter provide a fascinating glimpse into Atherstone's Elizabethan merchants and traders, before the town was economically overshadowed by the bustling cities of Coventry and Birmingham. They show Atherstone at this time as a typical Midlands market town, taking full advantage of its location and agricultural setting. Atherstone was once an important hatting town, became well known for its felt hats; the industry began in the 17th century and at its height there were seven firms employing 3,000 people. Due to cheap imports and a decline in the wearing of hats, the trade had died out by the 1970s with just three companies remaining, Denham & Hargrave Ltd, Vero & Everitt Ltd and Wilson & Stafford Ltd; the production of felt hats in the town ceased altogether with the closure of the Wilson & Stafford factory in 1999. As of 2018 the factory has received the go-ahead to be redeveloped into canalside residential apartments. Atherstone is part of the parliamentary constituency of North Warwickshire, with the current MP for the area being Conservative's Craig Tracey.

The local authority is North Warwickshire Borough Council, since May 2015, has been under Conservative control. The town is situated 6 mi northwest of Nuneaton, 9 mi southeast of Tamworth and 14 mi north of the nearest major city, Coventry. Atherstone is close to the River Anker which forms the boundary between Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Witherley village is on the opposite bank of the river inside Leicestershire, whilst the village of Mancetter is contiguous with Atherstone to the southeast. Other nearby villages include Sheepy Magna, Ratcliffe Culey, Fenny Drayton, Dordon, Baddesley Ensor and Hartshill, its co-ordinates are 52°35′00″N 01°31′00″W 1. In part due to its central location in the UK, Atherstone's economy has expanded since the 1980s, with several major companies such as 3M TNT, Aldi setting up their head office operations and/or national distribution centres in the town; the British Home Stores warehouse which had operated in the town for 40 years, closed in August 2016, Now used by Royal Mail Sorting Office.

Atherstone is on the main A5 national route and close to the M42 motorway. The Coventry Canal and a series of eleven locks runs through the town, as does the West Coast Main Line railway. Atherstone has

A Pinch of Snuff

A Pinch of Snuff is a crime novel by Reginald Hill, the fifth novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series. Receiving a tip from his dentist Jack Shorter, Inspector Peter Pascoe takes a closer look at the Calliope Kinema Club, a film club notorious for showing adult entertainment movies. Shorter is convinced that one particular scene in a movie he saw was too realistic to have been staged with fake blood, but when Pascoe starts investigating, he soon comes across the actress in question, Linda Abbott, who didn't suffer from any harm and assures Pascoe that his and Shorter's concerns are unnecessary. Meanwhile, the "Calli" has been vandalised and its proprietor Gilbert Haggard has been assaulted so badly that he succumbs to a heart attack; the only existing copy of "Droit de Seigneur" - the film Jack Shorter was so worried about - has been destroyed, when 13-year-old Sandra Burkill accuses the dentist of being the father of her child, it begins to look as if Shorter had tried to avert suspicions by his claims against the "Calli".

1978, London: Collins Crime Club ISBN 0-00-231643-9, Pub date February 1978, Hardback The novel was adapted for television in 1994 and starred Gareth Hale as Dalziel and Norman Pace as Pascoe. It was shown on the ITV network in three parts over consecutive Saturdays beginning on 9 April. However, Reginald Hill is said to have been unhappy with the series and it subsequently remains the only one to star Hale and Pace in the leading roles. Dalziel and Pascoe was picked up by the BBC where it enjoyed greater success. Since 1996, 11 series of Dalziel and Pascoe starring Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan have been made up to 2007. A Pinch of Snuff on IMDb

Z Brewer

Z Brewer known as Zac Brewer, is an American writer of young adult fiction. Their debut series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, was published by Dutton Juvenile. Brewer grew up with a history of being bullied, which led them to become an anti-bullying and mental health awareness advocate. Brewer lives in Missouri with two children. Eighth Grade Bites Ninth Grade Slays Tenth Grade Bleeds Eleventh Grade Burns Twelfth Grade Kills A spin-off trilogy of the Vladimir Tod series. First Kill Second Chance Third Strike Soulbound The Cemetery Boys The Blood Between Us Madness The Ghost of Ben Hargrove Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror Official website

Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby

"Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby" is a 1967 soul song recorded by Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin and released on the company's Soul subsidiary label. The track was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, Motown's hit songwriting duo responsible for many of the company's late'60s and early'70s classics; the song was co-written by lyricist Rodger Penzabene, who drew inspiration from his real-life heart break over learning that his wife had been unfaithful. Penzabene was responsible for several similarly-themed hit songs for The Temptations, including "I Wish It Would Rain" and "I Could Never Love Another", unable to handle the extreme pain and unable to leave his wife, committed suicide on New Year's Eve 1967. Jimmy Ruffin recorded the song in May 1967, it was released as a single in June the same year, it became a minor hit on the US Pop Charts. 68, made the Top 30 on the R&B Charts, peaking at No. 27. It was released as a single in Britain, by Tamla Motown, but failed to chart. Ruffin would, find more success on the UK Charts, would amass a total of 6 UK Top Ten hits over his career.

His signature tune, "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted", made No. 8 in 1966, performed better upon its rerelease in 1974, reaching No. 4. "Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby" was released as the B-side to "Brokenhearted" when it was reissued in 1974. Fellow Motown singer Marvin Gaye recorded the song in September 1969. Gaye's version, more uptempo and in a funky psychedelic soul style, was included on his That's The Way Love Is album, released in January 1970. Marvin Gaye recorded a version of Jimmy Ruffin's "Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got" for the same album, it was a modest hit of its own, making No. 67 and No. 26 on the US Pop and R&B Charts respectively. Gladys Knight & The Pips recorded "Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby", in early 1968, their version was more in keeping with the original by Jimmy Ruffin and was released as a track on their Feelin' Bluesy album from the same year. Jamaican star Delroy Wilson covered the song, under the title "Who Cares." Lead vocals by Jimmy Ruffin Background vocals by The Originals and The Andantes Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers Lead vocals by Gladys Knight Background vocals by Merald "Bubba" Knight, Edward Patten, William Guest Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers Lead vocals by Delroy Wilson

Chok Chai District

Chok Chai is a district in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand. The district was named Krathok; the government renamed it Chok Chai in 1945. The name was chosen to commemorate the victory of King Taksin the Great over the warlord of Phimai after the fall of Ayutthaya. Neighboring districts are: Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Nong Bun Mak, Khon Buri and Pak Thong Chai. Chok Chai is divided into 10 sub-districts, which are further subdivided into 132 administrative villages. There are three sub-district municipalities in the district: Chok Chai consisting of parts of sub-districts Krathok and Chok Chai. Dan Kwian consisting of parts of sub-districts Tha Ang and Dan Kwian. Tha Yiam consisting of sub-district Tha Yiam. There are nine sub-district administrative organizations in the district: Krathok consisting of parts of sub-district Krathok. Phlapphla consisting of sub-district Phlapphla. Tha Ang consisting of parts of sub-district Tha Ang. Thung Arun consisting of sub-district Thung Arun.

Tha Lat Khao consisting of sub-district Tha Lat Khao. Tha Chalung consisting of sub-district Tha Chalung. Chok Chai consisting of parts of sub-district Chok Chai. Lalom Mai Phatthana consisting of the sub-district Lalom Mai Phatthana. Dan Kwian consisting of parts of the sub-district Dan Kwian. Amphoe.com

Salinometer

A salinometer is a device designed to measure the salinity, or dissolved salt content, of a solution. Since the salinity affects both the electrical conductivity and the specific gravity of a solution, a salinometer consist of an ec meter or hydrometer and some means of converting those readings to a salinity reading. A salinometer may be calibrated in either micromhos, a unit of electrical conductivity, or else directly calibrated for salt in'grains per gallon'. A typical reading on-board ship would be 0.05 grains per gallon. A reading of twice this may trigger alarm. Fresh water generators use salinometers on the distillate discharge in order to gauge the quality of the water. Water from the evaporator can be destined for potable water supplies, so salty water is not desirable for human consumption. In some ships high quality distillate is required for use in water-tube boilers, where salt water would be disastrous. In these ships, a salinometer is installed on the feed system where it would alert the engineer to any salt contamination.

The salinometer may switch the evaporator's output from fresh-water to feed-water tanks automatically, depending on the water quality. The higher quality is required for the boiler feedwater, not for drinking. TDS meter - used for checking of Total Dissolved solids of a liquid. Saline - A saline solution being isotonic with that of human blood is 0.9% w/v, c. 300 mOsm/L Saline refractometer History of the development of salinometers Modern oceanographic salinometers