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Cheam

Cheam is a suburb of south London, within the London Borough of Sutton. It is 11 miles South West of Charing Cross, it is divided into two main areas, North Cheam and Cheam Village, both of which are centred on retail districts. Cheam Village has many listed buildings, including Lumley Chapel and the 16th-century Whitehall, is adjacent to two large adjoining parks, Nonsuch Park and Cheam Park. Nonsuch Park contains the listed Nonsuch Mansion. Parts of Cheam Park and Cheam Village are in a conservation area. Cheam is bordered by Worcester Park to the north-west, Morden to the north-east, Sutton to the east, Ewell to the west and Banstead and Belmont to the south; the Roman road of Stane Street forms part of the boundary of Cheam. The modern London Road at North Cheam follows the course of the Roman road through the area, it is designated A24. The village lay within the Anglo-Saxon administrative division of Wallington hundred. Cheam is mentioned in the Charters of Chertsey Abbey in 727, which mentions Cheam being given to the monastery of Chertsey in 675.

However, the Charters are now regarded as obvious fabrications. The name'Cheam', based on Cegeham, may mean'village or homestead by the tree-stumps'. Cheam appears in Domesday Book as Ceiham. Held by Archbishop Lanfranc of Canterbury, its Domesday assets were four hides, one church, 17 ploughs, 1-acre of meadow, woodland worth 25 hogs, it rendered £14. In the Middle Ages, Cheam had potteries, recent excavations have been carried out by archaeologists. In 1259, Henry III of England made Cheam a town by charter. In 1538, part of Cheam was handed over to Henry VIII; the same year, Henry began work on Nonsuch Palace. This was sold and demolished. In 1801, the time of the first census, Cheam had a population of 616 Cheamonians. Records of Cheam Charter Fair date back to the 1800s. Cheam was the original home of Cheam School, formed in Whitehall in 1645 and occupied Tabor Court from 1719 until 1934 when the school moved to Berkshire. Prince Philip attended the school in Cheam in the years preceding its move.

Every year on 15 May the Cheam Charter Fair is held. It is thought to date back to 1259. Firm historical records of Cheam Charter Fair date back to the 1800s when a fairground accompanied the market. Cheam Village is centred on the crossroads between North Cheam, South Cheam and Ewell; as well as bus services, it is served by Cheam mainline station, in London Travelcard Zone 5 and one stop from Sutton, about a mile away, two from Epsom, about three miles away. Services from Cheam to central London include direct trains to Victoria, it has a conservation area and a number of historic buildings dating back several centuries, including Nonsuch Mansion, the gabled Whitehall and Lumley Chapel and a Georgian former Rectory. Cheam Village is a part of Cheam. Cheam Village Conservation Area was designated in 1970 – it covers historic parkland, housing of varying styles and age and a mock Tudor shopping area with timber detailing and leaded-lights, its shops include Majestic Wine. Its catering facilities include branches of Caffè Nero, Prezzo, Pizza Express and Wildwood.

There are a number including furniture shops and gift shops. It has building societies and estate agents; the entrances to Cheam Park and Nonsuch Park with its historic mansion are two hundred yards from the village centre crossroads. North Cheam is centred 1 mile north, at the crossroads between Cheam Village and Worcester Park and Morden. There are established bus routes serving the area, including services 213, 151, 93 and the less frequent X26 express service between Heathrow Airport and Croydon. Victoria Junction is the centre of North Cheam; the area consists of a large Sainsbury's supermarket with adjoining Starbucks, a neighbouring park, a number of independent shops and restaurants, a post office and a Costa. There are plans to redevelop the site of a vacant 1960s building at the North Cheam crossroad and expand commercial and residential buildings. St. Anthony's Hospital is a large private hospital in North Cheam. Cheam Leisure Centre, on Malden Road, has facilities including a swimming pool, squash courts and fitness gym.

The population of Cheam, consisting of the Cheam and Nonsuch wards, was 20,972 in 2011. Whitehall is a timber weatherboarded house in the centre of Cheam Village, it was built in about 1500 as a wattle and daub yeoman farmer's house but has been much extended. The external weatherboard dates from the 18th century. In the garden there is a medieval well. Now an historic house museum, the building features a period kitchen, house details from the Georgian and Edwardian eras; the museum temporarily closed in 2016 to allow for a £1.6m refurbishment of the building. It reopened in June 2018 with improved facilities. Close to Cheam Library and the much-rebuilt Church, the memorial is to the many people of Cheam who lost their lives during World War I, World War II and to a lesser extent The Falklands War. There are a number of inscriptions on the structure, including one at the 12 O'Clock Face which reads: It was designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage in December 2016; the Old Rectory is a large part timber-framed house, built in the Tudor period, but extended and remodelled in the 18th century.

It is open to the public. The Old Cottage wa

1984 United States presidential election in Alaska

The 1984 United States presidential election in Alaska took place on November 6, 1984, as part of the 1984 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Alaska was won by incumbent President Ronald Reagan with two-thirds of the popular vote against Walter Mondale with 29.9%. Reagan won the national vote, winning re-election. Alaska has only voted Democratic once, and, in 1964 for Lyndon B. Johnson. Libertarian candidate David Bergland had his best performance in this state, but did not receive nearly as much support as Ed Clark did in the previous election four years earlier

Living Word Christian Fellowship

Living Word Christian Fellowship is a church in Lee Green, South East London, England. It was founded by Curdell McLeod in 2000 as an independent church and launched in 2001, it is an increasing phenomenon in the 21st century. The pastors of the church are Herby McLeod. From Jamaica, both came to Britain in the 1950s. In the 1970s they started a Homework Study Centre, facilitating after-school supplementary teaching for local underachieving and underprivileged children. Curdell has worked in the Civil Service and in education for many years, seeking change on issues of race and gender. In 1992 Curdell left her job as Deputy Principal of a further education college to enter full-time Christian ministry, she has been involved in pastoral ministry since 1988, radio ministry through London's Premier Christian Radio, a TV series called The Living Word on Sky TV Channel 173 – HCN, teaching at Hampstead Bible College and South London Christian College. She has an apostolic mandate to reach the world, she has a regular magazine feature called Living Faith in Keep the Faith magazine.

Herby has devoted his working life as a motor mechanic, served London Transport for 20 years. He has been involved in the ministry alongside his wife since 1988; the church has a number of affiliations with other organisations. The church has links with the ministry of Bill Hammon and Christian International, a ministry that emphasises the continuing ministry of apostles and prophets, they have a relationship with Ron and Jane Jolliff of Northside Community Church, Ohio. There are links with Ellel Ministries. LWCF is a member of The Evangelical Alliance of Great Britain, The African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance and Churches in Communities International under the leadership of Hugh Osgood. LWCF believes that they have a mission to pray for the sick, they minister the Word with a particular emphasis on walking in faith, a doctrine of the Word of Faith Movement. In addition to prophetic seminars, the church runs a School of Ministry, open to all believers; the Word of Faith emphasis adhered to by LWCF is widespread within Pentecostal and charismatic churches.

It has created controversy in theological circles of academia. One of the earliest critics of the teaching was Oral Roberts University Professor Charles Farah, who published From the Pinnacle of the Temple in 1979. In the book, Farah expressed his disillusionment with the teachings, which he argued were more about presumption than faith. In 1982, one of Farah's students, Daniel Ray McConnell, submitted a thesis to the faculty at Oral Roberts University arguing against E. W. Kenyon, Kenneth Hagin and the doctrines of the Word of Faith. Other critics have included Norman Geisler, Dave Hunt and Roger Oakland. There is support for the Word of Faith teaching. Frederick K. C. Price of Crenshaw Christian Center, a Word of Faith proponent, wrote Faith and Presumption to redress the balance on the genre teaching. LWCF website Keep the Faith magazine