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Kanhiyalal Prabhakar Mishra

Kanhiyalal Prabhakar Mishra was an Indian journalist and freedom fighter. He was born on 29 May 1906 at Saharanpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, he endured jail terms several times. Mishra published several books and Deep Jale Sankh Baja, Mati ho gai Sona, Jindagi Muskarai, Baje payaliya ke ghungroo, Nayi pidhi nayi Vichar and Aakash ke Tare Dharti ke Phool आकाश के तारे- धरती के फूल) are some of his notable works, he was the editor of the journal, the Enlightenment. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri in 1990. Five years Mishra died on 9 May 1995, at the age of 88

Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour

Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour is a 1943 American comedy film directed by Hugh Bennett and written by Edwin Blum and Aleen Leslie. The film stars Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney, Diana Lynn and Frances Gifford; the film was released on April 1943, by Paramount Pictures. Henry Aldrich becomes the most sought after guy in town. Jimmy Lydon as Henry Aldrich Charles Smith as Dizzy Stevens John Litel as Mr. Sam Aldrich Olive Blakeney as Mrs. Aldrich Diana Lynn as Phyllis Michael Frances Gifford as Hilary Dane Gail Russell as Virginia Lowry Vaughan Glaser as Mr. Bradley Anne Rooney as Evelyn Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour on IMDb


Leagrave is a former village and now a suburb of Luton in Bedfordshire in the northwest of the town. The area is bounded by Vincent Road, Torquay Drive and High Street to the north, Roman Road and Stoneygate Road to the south, the M1 to the west, Marsh Road and Leagrave Park to the east. Due to its 35-minute connection by train from Leagrave station into London it is home to significant numbers of commuters, with two million using the train station each year. Leagrave station has connections to Bedford in the north and Brighton in the south by Thameslink. Junctions 11 and 11a of the M1 are close at hand as well as Luton Airport; the village of Leagrave was recorded in 1224 as Littegraue, intimating that its name means'Light-coloured, or wooded, grove'. However, another source suggests its name originates from Lygegrove: "Lyge" being an old name for the River Lea. A place spelt as Lythtegrave appears in 1396; the first settlement in the area was Waulud's Bank, a Neolithic D-shaped enclosure in Leagrave Park at the source of the River Lea and is now a protected monument.

Waulud's bank consists of a bank and external ditch of around 7 hectares with a turf revetted chalk and gravel bank. The ditch itself is 2 m deep. Finds at the site have included neolithic Grooved Ware and flint arrow heads, it is a similar site to Durrington Walls and Marden and the site was re-used in the Iron Age and during the Roman occupation. The Icknield Way, a pre Roman road, passes though Leagrave. Local road names give away its location,'Roman Road' runs from Oakley Road to Marsh Road. On the other side of Marsh Road as the road enters Limbury it continues as'Icknield Road' where there is a gap before the road continues as Icknield Way; the River Lea which flows through the area once formed one boundary of the Danelaw. Leagrave Marsh used to be a popular place for the Luton hatters on their days off and was known as "Blockers' Seaside"; the hatmaking industry relied on straw plaits, made by farmers' wives and collected by a "plaitman" and brought into the Luton hat factories to be made into straw hats.

A new artwork has been unveiled in the area. The manor of Leagrave was held by the Lucy family from 1305 to 1455; the Lucys gave their name to the neighbouring suburbs of Lewsey, Lewsey Farm, Lewsey Park. Leagrave station was built by the Midland Railway company in 1868 on its extension to St Pancras; the original Midland station buildings still exist, having been restored in the 1980s. In 1866 the villages of Leagrave and Limbury were formed into the ecclesiastical parish of'Holy Trinity,'. Thirty years in 1896 Leagrave civil parish was formed under the provisions of the'Local Government Act 1894', in the ecclesiastical parish of Limbury-cum-Biscot. In 1914 Hewlett & Blondeau Limited, an aircraft manufacturing business, opened a factory at Leagrave called The Omnia Works; the company was managed by Hilda Hewlett. During the First World War the factory produced more than 800 aircraft and employed up to 700 people; the business closed in 1920 and in 1926 the factory site was sold to Electrolux. The area grew in between the wars and in 1928 the parish was abolished when the boundaries of Luton were extended to include Leagrave, as well as Limbury and Stopsley.

Further expansion of the area took place during the 1930s. Much of the housing stock of the area dates from the 1920s and 1930s and is typical of the era, with large bay-fronted semi-detached and terraced houses the typical housing built at this time; some of the old farm names live on in the modern road names, Strangers Farm lends its name to the current Strangers Way, Grange Avenue takes its name from The Grange Farm. Until the 1990s Electrolux was one of the larger employers in the area; the most recent development on the site was Saxon-Gate. The current site of the McDonald's restaurant on Marsh Road was the site of the Three Horseshoes pub, demolished in 1994; the roundabout next to McDonald's takes its name from the old pub, with the old pub sign incorporated in the planting scheme. The Sugar Loaf pub was located on the high street, but this has since been converted into a restaurant and more renovated into flats. Following Leagrave village becoming part of the larger town of Luton in 1928, many local roads were renamed to avoid confusion with existing Luton road names.

For example, Oak Road became Oakley Road, Cumberland Avenue became Compton Avenue and Salisbury Road became Sarum Road. There is a parade of shops on High Street/Grange Avenue at the centre of Leagrave, as well as a busy commercial area on the border with Limbury on Marsh Road. Electrolux has moved its UK headquarters back to the area, based in one of the old Omnia Works buildings on Oakley Road. Leagrave is a commuter area with many people taking advantage of the 35-minute train journey time into London as well as motorway connections to London and to the North; this has led to many new developments of infill apartment buildings. Much of the land around the old Marsh Farmhouse, as well as Leagrave Common is now part of Leagrave Park; the park provides contains a number of different areas including sports pitches, native woodland habitat, wildlife areas and wetland areas and links to the historic environment. It comprises a playing field of 59

Socialist Unity Network

The Socialist Unity Network was a small network of the far-left in the United Kingdom, not affiliated with any single political party. It grew out of the Socialist Alliance in England, was initiated by several non-aligned members of the SA executive in March 2004. Members of the network were supporters of Respect – The Unity Coalition and other left electoral initiatives including the Green Party; the main aspect of the network was its now defunct website, which had updated articles from a wide range of socialist perspectives on issues including the possibilities of creating socialist unity. The network was formed in March 2004 by several non-aligned members of the Socialist Alliance in England, grew to include left-wing activists from a range of political parties and campaigning organisations, those with no party affiliation, it was centrally involved in the debates around the winding down of the Socialist Alliance and the formation of Respect. It produced its own leaflets on occasions and in the 2005 General Election some members of the network stood as "Socialist Unity" candidates, providing a banner under which independent socialists could choose to stand, as part of the Socialist Green Unity Coalition, a coalition with the Socialist Party.

Socialist Unity candidates stood again in the 2006 council elections, gaining over 5% of the vote in Swindon, over 10% in Hackney. The network produced a 2005 election guide with Red Pepper magazine. Leading members included Jim Jepps, Declan O'Neill, Andy Newman, Matthew Caygill, John Nicholson, Martin Wicks, Pete Green, Nick Bird, Salman Shaheen, Reuben Rosenberg and Tawfiq Chahboune; the "who we are" section on the socialist unity network webpage stated: The Socialist Unity Network originated in the Socialist Alliance. It is not a political group conceived to add to the competition between the many socialist organisations which exist, it is a network of activists which campaigns for the widest practical collaboration of left groups and movements resisting the attacks of the Blair government. In England the left has failed to make the break with the sectarian legacy that has dogged the "far left" for so long; such divisions undermine our ability to build a fightback against the Blair government.

The Socialist Unity Network therefore believes that, in the interests of building resistance and striving to create the conditions in which a socialist alternative to New Labour can emerge, it is necessary to strive to develop collaborative methods of working as as possible. This is similar to the process that led to the formation of the SSP in Scotland, the result of a number of years of common work and discussion which enabled competing and sometimes hostile organisations to overcome old antagonisms and to develop greater political agreement. Socialist Unity blog Old blog archive, 2006-7, edited by Reuben Rosenberg and Salman Shaheen Swindon Stop The War 2005 Elections page Salman Shaheen on the re-launch of the Network, Weekly Worker January 2005 Andy Newman on the Respect project, Frontline no.17, 2005 Andy Newman's Guardian profile The Third Estate, web project of former Socialist Unity Network activists Reuben Rosenberg and Salman Shaheen

Eugene McGee

Eugene Francis McGee was an American lawyer and college football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Fordham University in 1905, compiling a record of 5–2. McGee was the valedictorian of Fordham University School of Law's first graduating class, in 1908. With his law partner, William J. Fallon, McGee defended more than 125 homicide cases; the two defended Nicky Arnstein in a 1924 case of conspiracy to carry stolen securities into Washington, D. C. McGee moved to Shreveport, Louisiana around 1942, where he owned the Tri-State Boat Club and Cross Lake Inn, he died in Shreveport, on August 6, 1952. Eugene McGee at Find a Grave