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Cyril Fletcher

Cyril Fletcher was an English comedian and businessman. His catchphrase was'Pin back your lugholes', he was best known for his "Odd Odes", which formed a section of the television show That's Life!. He first began performing the Odd Odes in 1937. Fletcher came up with the idea; the first, Odd Ode, was a comic, yet sentimental, reading of Edgar Wallace's war poem Dreaming of Thee. Following this broadcast, he was given a regular programme on Radio Luxembourg, he called himself "the odd oder". He appeared as a panellist on the popular panel show on BBC, What's My Line?, that ran from 1951 to 1963. He was the presenter of Central TV's Gardening Today for fourteen years, Channel Television's Cyril Fletcher's TV Garden, ran from 1990 to 1992, for two years. Fletcher was born in Watford, the son of a solicitor, the Friern Barnet town clerk. Following schooling at Woodhouse School, North Finchley, where he first began to entertain by composing witty poems about his schoolmasters, he graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

A Freemason and a successful businessman, he believed it important to diversify in such a fickle business as show business. He founded Associated Speakers, an agency for after-dinner speakers, on whose books were the likes of the Duke of Bedford and Lord Longford, as well as himself, he and his wife, Betty Astell, were married from 18 May 1941 until his death on 2 January 2005, she died just under seven months later. The couple had Jill Fletcher, an actress and comedian. Yellow Canary Nicholas Nickleby A Piece of Cake Cyril Fletcher on IMDb Associated Speakers

Listed buildings in Cuddington, Cheshire

Cuddington is a civil parish in Cheshire West and Chester, England. Itcontains 15 buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as designated listed buildings, all of which are listed at Grade II; this grade is the lowest of the three gradings given to listed buildings and is applied to "buildings of national importance and special interest". In the parish are two villages and Sandiway, which are contiguous; the architect John Douglas was born in the village of Sandiway, seven of the buildings in the list were designed by him, including the village church and its lychgate. Listed buildings in Crowton Listed buildings in Hartford Listed buildings in Norley Listed buildings in Weaverham Listed buildings in Whitegate and Marton Listed buildings in Delamere Notes Citations Sources

Dundas, Minnesota

Dundas is a city in Rice County, United States. The population was 1,367 at the 2010 census. Dundas is sometimes found with its next door neighbor Minnesota. United States Army Major General Ulysses G. McAlexander was born in Dundas in 1864. Dundas was platted in 1857 by the Archibalds: Brothers John Sidney and Edward T. along with their cousin George Archibald named it after their home Dundas County, Canada. The brothers built mills on both sides of the Cannon River; the ruins of The Archibald Mill a flour mill can still be seen today on the west bank of the Cannon River. The milling industry contributed to Dundas' 19th-century success, at one point the mills in Dundas were considered among the best in the world; the city's original central business district was located on Second Street, by 1866 it included two general stores, a library, shoe store, meeting hall and saloon. The neighborhood began to shift once the Minnesota Central Railway built its station on the west side of the river, resulting in the development of Railway Street and the platting of the Railway Addition in 1865.

All that remains of the original commercial district is the Ault Store, which started as a general store and housed the town's first library on the second floor. The Archibald Mill, Ault Store and Edward T. Archibald House are among the five local structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the town is chiefly a bedroom community for nearby Northfield and the more distant Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area; the juxtaposition of Dundas and Northfield and their disparate zoning policies and attitudes toward development have led to some unusual growth patterns. Dundas is home to a number of businesses, such as an off-sale liquor store and two bars that would be unable to get licenses to operate in Northfield. Contrary to popular opinion and local lore, Dundas Technical University only exists on T-shirts and jokes from Northfield and Faribault natives. Dundas has the only public feed mill within about 40 miles, it is operated by Interstate Mills on the site of the original grain elevator.

In 1999, the threat of a Target store being sited in Dundas—rather than Northfield—was instrumental in forcing changes to Northfield's zoning to allow such uses. A Union Pacific freight railroad line passes through Dundas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.92 square miles, all of it land. The Cannon River passes through the center of town; the latitude of Dundas is 44.429N. The longitude is 93.204W. Elevation is 932 feet above sea level. Minnesota State Highway 3 and Rice County Road 1 are two of the main routes in the community. Interstate 35 is nearby; as of the census of 2010, there were 1,367 people, 514 households, 376 families residing in the city. The population density was 712.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 533 housing units at an average density of 277.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 0.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 2.2% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 514 households of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 26.8% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age in the city was 33.6 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 547 people, 213 households, 146 families residing in the city; the population density was 356.4 people per square mile. There were 229 housing units at an average density of 149.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.26% White, 1.28% African American, 1.10% from other races, 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 213 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.0% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.09. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $51,429, the median income for a family was $55,250. Males had a median income of $32,167 versus $29,306 for females; the per capita income for the city was $20,316. About 4.8% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over

Charles H. Jackson Jr.

Charles Hervey "Pete" Jackson Jr. was an American rancher and polo player. Charles H. Jackson Jr. was born on April 12, 1898, grew up in Albany, New York. He was the grand-nephew of U. S. President Chester A. Arthur. Jackson a banker, was interested in agriculture and became a rancher when he journeyed west and bought the Alisal ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley at auction in 1943, he built it up as a guest ranch, opening to the public in 1946. For a period of time the ranch was known for attracting celebrity visitors. Under the management of his son it became more popular as a family destination. Jackson was a co-founder of the Santa Barbara Riding and Hunt Club, in the suburb of Hope Ranch, alongside Amy DuPont, Charles E. Jenkins, Harold S. Chase, Dwight Murphy, C. K. G. Billings, John Mitchell, George Owen Knapp, Peter Cooper Bryce, Col. G. Watson French and F. W. Leadbetter in the 1920s, he acquired 25 polo ponies from Argentina in 1933. Jackson married Ann Gavit on September 7, 1926 at California.

She was an heiress to the Anthony N. Brady fortune, was described at the time as "Albany's wealthiest girl" and "one of the wealthiest heiresses in America", they resided in Rancho San Carlos in a 237-Acre estate near Santa Barbara. In 1958, they acquired part of the old Hammond estate, divided up between Wiliam G. Gilmore of Atherton, the President of Gilmore Steel. C. Smith, a contractor from San Francisco; some of the old Hammond estate became Shalawa Meadow, California. Jackson died in 1978, his widow died in 1990. Their Rancho San Carlos was inherited by his grandson, Jim Jackson, who listed it for US$125 million in 2014

Marine Department (Royal Navy)

The Marine Department called the Marine Office was created in 1755 as a result of the formation of the Corps of the Royal Marines and was a department within the Admiralty. The department was a civilian secretariat responsible for corresponding with the various Royal Marine Divisions, it existed until 1809. The department was administered by the First Secretary of the Marine, supported by a deputy the Second Secretary of the Marine; the Marine Department called the Marine Office was established in 1755 as a consequence of the creation of the Corps of the Royal Marines. Under Admiralty control; the department was a civilian secretariat, whose role was to correspond and coordinate the administrative and logistical concerns of the three Marine divisions with the Admiralty that were located at Chatham, Plymouth and Woolwich whose colonels were the most senior Marine officers. Subsequently, a Colonel-Commandant at Marine Headquarters in London was established as the senior officer of the Corps, the forerunner of the modern Adjutant-General of the Royal Marines.

The department existed until 1809 when its functions were assumed by the Marine Pay Department.. The department was managed by the First Secretary to the Admiralty, supported by the Second Secretary to the Admiralty who were both given the additional titles of Secretary later First Secretary of the Marine. Included: 1755-1763 John Cleveland Included: 1763-1795, Philip Stephens 1795-1804, Sir Evan Nepean 1804-1807, William Marsden 1807-1809, Hon. William Wellesley Pole Included: 1782-1783, John Ibbotson Included: 1783-1796, John Ibbotson 1797-1804, William Marsden 1804 Jan-May, Benjamin Tucker 1804-1806, John Barrow 1806-1807, Benjamin Tucker 1807-1809, Sir John Barrow Included: 1755-1766, G. Fearne 1766-1782, G. Jackson 1782-1789, J. Madden 1789-1809, G. Coombe Included: 1755-1760, J. Clevland 1760-1782, J. Madden 1782-1784, J. Bindley 1784-1789, G. Coombe 1789-1796, B. Maxwell 1796-1809, S. Moss Included: 1778-1782, J. Bindley 1782-1809, G. Coombe Included: 1755-1760, B. Rogers 1755-1760, J. Madden 1760-1770, H. Parker 1770-1778, D. Forbes 1778-1809, G. Coombe Archives, National.

"Records of Royal Marines". Nationalarchives.gov.uk. London, England: The National Archives. Cock, Randolph. A. M. A guide to the naval records in the National Archives of the UK. London, England: University of London, Institute of Historical Research. ISBN 9781905165162.'Marine department', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty, pp. 82-84. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/pp82-84. Parliament, Great Britain; the Royal Kalendar and Court and City Register for England, Scotland and the Colonies. W. March. London. England. Parliament, Great Britain; the Royal Kalendar and Court and City Register for England, Scotland and the Colonies. W. March. London. England

Cora (hypermarket)

Cora is a retail group of hypermarkets located in France and elsewhere in Europe. Cora was founded in 1974 by the supermarket holding Louis Delhaize Group after taking over three Carrefour hypermarkets located in Belgium; these three were established around 1969 as a joint venture franchise between two other companies: the Carrefour Group and the Delhaize Group. The Louis Delhaize Group owns several supermarket and hypermarket chains internationally, including Cora, Louis Delhaize, Profi, Ecomax, Animalis and Houra; the name'Cora' is borrowed from the Greek goddess Persephone, known as Cora. As of December 2018, Cora has eleven hypermarkets in Romania, four of which are in Bucharest, five more in Baia Mare, Constanța, Cluj-Napoca, Ploiești, Bacau and Drobeta-Turnu Severin. Cora France Cora Belgium Cora Romania Cora Luxembourg