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Falfield

Falfield is a village, located near the northern border of the South Gloucestershire district of Gloucestershire, England on the southern edge of the Berkeley Vale, to the east of the River Severn and just falling into the boundary of the Cotswolds. It is the last parish on the northern boundary of South Gloucestershire; the area has a Wotton-under-Edge post code and so is incorrectly listed as being in the Stroud district of Gloucestershire. Falfield is one of the longest villages in England, alongside local village Cromhall. There are 200 houses in the village with a population of some 500, increasing to 762 at the 2011 census; the nearest town to the village is Thornbury 7 miles to the south. The nearest major cities are Bristol 16 miles to the South and Gloucester 18 miles to the North, is referred to as the midpoint between the two. Falfield is clustered along the A38 road, it is the first stop from Junction 14 of the M5. The shape of the parish is narrow in its width. Both the A38 and M5 run through the village from north to south.

It has a large garden centre, two prisons nearby. The village includes St George's Church, The Huntsman Inn, a village hall, a small shop, a car dealership and several farms as well as 1st Falfield Scout Association who are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2013 and 1st Falfield & Stone Brownies part of Girlguiding who are celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2016. Falfield St George's Church is famous for being the burial place of Conservative politician Sir George Jenkinson, who died in 1892. Politically, Falfield comes under the constituency of Thornbury & Yate, a Conservative Party seat held by Luke Hall. Falfield was once home to successful cricket and football teams, however both of those have now been discontinued with members now playing at local sides such as Tortworth Musketeers CC; the village is home to'The Fielders' skittles team. In terms of professional sport, the village is a stronghold for Bristol City F. C. fans due to its South Gloucestershire location, is an overwhelmingly favoured towards Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, although rugby support tends to be split equally between Gloucester R.

F. C. and Bristol R. F. C.. A Saxon charter signifies that village was an ancient settlement. In 1608 a document "Men & Armour", compiled by John Smyth, the Steward of the Gloucestershire lands of Lord Berkeley, recorded that the majority of the men in the village were weavers and others being husbandmen or tailors. Ecclesiastically the village was part of the Thornbury Parish and was served by a Chapel of Ease, recorded as being dilapidated during the 18th century. In 1860 the present St George's Church was built a short distance from where the Chapel of Ease stood; the organist Charles Harford Lloyd served in the village in his youth. Registers containing marriages and burials at Falfield Parish Church are in existence from 1860. Prior to this date they are included under Thornbury Parish records. Anciently a settlement called; however it has not been determined, despite research. A large part of the village is Eastwood Park, anciently a deer park belonging to Thornbury Castle in the 16th century.

Names associated with owners of Eastwood were Tyndale, Rogers and Watts. More it came into the ownership of the Ministry of Defence followed by the Department of Health and is now run as a Conference and Training Centre. Other older constructions in the village are: Green Farm whose origins are medieval, Heneage Farm - 16th century, Sundayshill Farm 17th century, Oakhall Farm, Moorslade Farm where a more modern building has now replaced the older farmhouse mentioned in 16th century documents. Whitfield House and Pool Farm in Whitfield are worthy of mention. Brinkmarsh Farm, now demolished was a fine Elizabethan building with ball finials. In what is known as Mill Lane is a mill, on the present site for four or five hundred years longer. A women's prison, HM Prison Eastwood Park, is located in the Falfield area; the village appears to lack a manor house Heneage Court could have been such, but little of its history is known. Cannonballs found in the roof suggest its existence in the 16th century.

Names connected with Heneage Court are: Skey, Montague Williams and Russell Thomas. Edward Warren laid out the gardens, pleasure grounds and woodland for Russell Thomas in 1913. Falfield.org.uk

Live from London (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel video)

Live from London is a live concert video by the British rock band Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, filmed during a concert in 1984. It was the band's first release on VHS, being released in 1985. After a Christmas tour in 1981, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel would not embark on another tour again until 1989. However, the band did perform three odd shows during 1983 and 1984, including the Reading Festival in 1983 and the Camden Palace in London on 14 December 1984; the London show was the last the band would perform until 1989, was the debut performance for band's new violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens. The Camden Palace concert was recorded for a one-hour TV special broadcast, released on VHS the following year. Filmed by Trilion Pictures Ltd. the VHS was released via Castle Communications Plc.. It was produced by Philip Goodhand-Tait; the footage features fifteen tracks, discounting the'Live from London' title music, counted as a separate track on the VHS track-listing. Trilion Pictures Ltd would film two other Camden Palace concerts during 1984 for the British heavy metal band Girlschool and Canadian heavy metal band Thor.

Castle Communications Plc. would release these two concerts on VHS, as Play Dirty Live and Live in London, similar to that of the Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel release. Live from London was released on VHS through Castle Communications Plc in 1985. Despite the back cover listing 16 tracks in total, the last two "Sweet Dreams" and " Love's a Prima Donna" did not appear on the release, suggesting they were recorded during the concert but not included on the VHS. In 2001, the concert was given its first DVD release through CP Entertainment as part of their'Legends of Rock' series; the footage was digitally remastered for the DVD. CP Entertainment released two different editions of the DVD, one of, a'Collectors Edition' and featured different artwork, though both editions shared the same catalogue number; the Collectors Edition DVD had the bonus feature of being a DVD Plus flip-disc, meaning that an audio CD version of the concert was placed on the other side of the DVD disc. On 26 February 2007, Live from London was given a new DVD release through Rhino.

Another DVD release followed on 11 June 2012. This version of the concert came with a bonus feature of a unseen photo gallery, featuring photographs taken from the same concert. On 24 March 2017, the Store for Music released the concert as an audio download. "Live from London - Title Music" "Here Comes the Sun" "I Can't Even Touch You" "Freedom's Prisoner" "Judy Teen" "I Just Wanna Be a Star" "Irresistible" "Sebastian" "Riding the Waves" "Promises" "Mr Soft" "Sling It!" "Make Me Smile" "Tumbling Down" "Sweet Dreams" " Love's a Prima Donna" Though listed on the VHS, "Sweet Dreams" and " Love's a Prima Donna" were not included in the footage. "Here Comes the Sun" "I Can't Even Touch You" "Freedom's Prisoner" "Judy Teen" "I Just Wanna Be a Star" "Irresistible" "Sebastian" "Riding the Waves" "Promises" "Mr Soft" "Sling It!" "Make Me Smile" "Tumbling Down" Of the 2001 DVD release of Live from London, Mike Sutton of the website The Digital Fix commented: "Considering that Steve Harley wrote one of the defining songs of the seventies - the sublime " Make Me Smile" - it's fair to say that I had positive expectations of this concert DVD.

While these weren't dashed, I have to admit that I wasn't impressed. The music isn't bad at all but the presentation of the DVD is disappointing; the songs are of a pretty high standard, although these live versions aren't a patch on the original records. The quality of the picture is mediocre at best. Although this release is superior to some of the others released by CP, it's not an essential purchase. Fans of Steve Harley are to be a little disappointed by the poor visual quality of the concert." Steve Harley - lead vocals, guitar Rick Driscoll - lead guitar Alan Darby - lead guitar Barry Wickens - violin Ian Keller - keyboards Kevin Powell - bass guitar Lindsay Elliott - drums Martin Jay - backing vocals Suzanne Murphy - backing vocals Roy Wood - sound engineer Mick Gibbs - sound recording Steve Harley - sound mix Steve Hills - sound mix Scott Thompson - monitor engineer Dave Thomas - backline technician Clive Davies - lighting designer Leanne Bogen - graphics Marc Over - director Philip Goodhand-Tait - producer Trilion Pictures Ltd. - studio Castle Communications Plc. - label

John 20:10

John 20:10 is the tenth verse of the twentieth chapter of the Gospel of John. Peter and the Beloved Disciple have just finished examining the empty tomb of Jesus and in this verse return home. In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads: Then the disciples went away again unto their own home; the English Standard Version translates the passage as: Then the disciples went back to their homes. For a collection of other versions see BibleHub John 20:10 Luke 24:12 describes this same scene, but it adds that on the trip home Peter was "wondering what had happened." John does not make clear what is in the minds of the disciples, some read John 20:8 as meaning that one or more of the pair had been convinced of the resurrection. According to Brown most scholars believe the home that the disciples depart for is not their actual home in Galilee, but rather where they had been staying in Jerusalem, although Luke indicates that some of the disciples were traveling home after the crucifixion and it is not impossible that Peter and the Beloved Disciple were embarking on the long journey.

As it is indicated in John 20:2 that Peter and the Beloved Disciple were found separately by Mary Magdalene it is often assumed that Peter and the other disciple returned to separate areas. They will be together again that evening when Jesus appears to the ten disciples at John 20:19; the departure of the two disciples allowed Mary to meet Jesus alone. Kieffer, René. "60. John". In Barton, John; the Oxford Bible Commentary. Oxford University Press. Pp. 960–1000. ISBN 978-0199277186. Retrieved February 6, 2019. John Calvin's commentary on John 20:10-15 Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Melchior Treub

Melchior Treub was a Dutch botanist. He worked at the Bogor Botanical Gardens in Buitenzorg on the island of Java, south of Batavia, Dutch East Indies, gaining renown for his work on tropical flora, he founded the Bogor Agricultural Institute. He collected across many areas of Southeast Asia, he was born in Voorschoten, in 1873 he graduated in biology from the University of Leiden. Subsequently, he remained in Leiden as a botanical assistant. From 1880 to 1909 he was a botanist based in the Dutch East Indies. In 1879 he was appointed a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and was appointed as director of's Lands Plantentuin in Buitenzorg in the year 1880. Treub worked on tropical flora on Java and organized the Botanical Garden as a world-renowned scientific institution of botany. Under his leadership many crucial researches were completed on plant diseases of economic crops. In 1903 he established the Buitenzorg Landbouw Hogeschool, a school that evolved into the Bogor Agricultural Institute.

In 1905 he became director of the newly established Department of Agriculture in the Dutch East Indies. In 1907 Treub was the recipient of the Linnean Medal for his outstanding achievements in sciences; the Dutch "Society for the Promotion of the Physical Exploration of the Dutch Colonies" is sometimes referred to as the Treub Maatschappij. As a botanical collector, he traveled throughout the Indies, to the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Penang, he was interested in plant morphology and physiology, published treatises on the morphology of Balanophoraceae and Lycopodiaceae. He is credited for coining the term "protocorm" to describe the early stages in the germination of lycopods, he worked for nearly 30 years at the gardens before returning to the Netherlands in 1909 due to his worsening health. Dr. Treub settled on the village of Saint-Raphael on French Riviera, where he died in 1910; the liverwort genus. "This article incorporates information based on a translation of an equivalent article at the French Wikipedia"

William D. Weeks Memorial Library

The William D. Weeks Memorial Library referred to as the Weeks Memorial Library, is a publicly funded, nonprofit library governed by the Town of Lancaster in Coös County, New Hampshire. Located at 128 Main Street, the single-story brick building was constructed in 1906, enlarged in 1998, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. A repository of 62,000 books, news publications, audiovisual materials, Weeks Memorial Library identifies itself as a hub of community involvement for youth and adults alike. According to the library's website, there are more than 4,000 residents of the Lancaster area, including surrounding communities, who are served by active library cards. A few years before 1850, the town of Lancaster started its first circulating library. In 1858, a Reading Circle was established for the people of the town, they secured additional funding for the library after a November 1860 town hall meeting, this library was in operation until 1867. 200 volumes belonged to the Reading Circle, housed in first librarian George O. Rogers' office.

At this time, library membership was offered to the townspeople at the price of $20 per share. This system of membership continued for the next 70 years. In 1884, George P. Rowell, a member of the Social Reading Circle and chief founder of Lancaster's public library services, donated 1,000 books for the town's free public library efforts, which had expanded to include 2,500 volumes; the 1896 Lancaster Library was housed in what was the 1806 Coos Courthouse. Rowell offered the former Lancaster Academy building for use as a free public library under the condition that the town raise $500 in support of the initiative; this marked the beginning of the Lancaster Public Library. Rowell funded the building's renovations and a new catalog for the library's collection, which had grown to 4,000 titles within a few years. In 1905, former House of Representatives member, Massachusetts senator, U. S. Secretary of War John Wingate Weeks sponsored the construction of a new library building in Lancaster to be named in memory of his father, William Dennis Weeks.

Although he became a politician in Massachusetts, John W. Weeks had family ties in Lancaster, the proposed library building acted as a tribute to the education that led to his future success in politics, he went on to introduce the Weeks Act in 1911, which authorized the purchase and regulation of land in the eastern United States to protect rivers and watersheds. This legislation led to the establishment of the nearby White Mountain National Forest. At its opening in 1908, the Weeks Memorial Library consisted of 9,000 books. Built with future growth of the collection in mind, the space could reasonably accommodate 20,000 items; the library's juvenile department, funded by the Colonel Town Income Spending Committee, was introduced in 1930. In order to adjust to the growing collection and provide adequate library services, expansion of the Weeks Memorial Library was necessary; the 1998 addition was meant to make library facilities accessible to all patrons while bringing the building up to standard with the current safety codes.

At this time, Weeks Memorial Library housed a collection of more than 30,000 books, in addition to 1,000 audiovisual materials. In 2000, the Weeks Memorial Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places under criteria A and C as a significant place in regards to construction and function. According to libraries.org public statistics, William D. Weeks Memorial Library serves a population of 3,507 residents and has an annual circulation of 35,377 transactions; as of August 2016, the library's collection included a total of 61,937 volumes. The current library director is Barbara R. Robarts; the Weeks Memorial Library was modeled in the Beaux-Arts architectural style, characterized by "projecting and receding masses, classical columns, carved window and door heads, other details such as quoins and antifixae." This was a popular style of architecture amongst libraries in the 20th century, as was the T-shaped plan its design followed. These were common characteristics of several other libraries built with financial support from the Carnegies.

The original building, designed by McLean and Wright, is measured at 60 by 40 feet and is topped by a hipped roof with two chimneys. A central projecting entry pavilion dominates the front façade, with a recessed entry topped by a transom window and a cornice in scrolled brackets; the doorway is flanked with Doric columns, Ionic pilasters beyond the recessed area. Above the pilasters is an triangular pediment with decorated tympanum; the building was extended in 1998. The addition, designed by Thomas Wallace of Tennant/Wallace Architects in Manchester, New Hampshire, complemented the architecture of the original structure while still utilizing modern techniques and materials; the Weeks Memorial Library's mission is separated into three points. Celebrates and fosters recreational learning through activities and programs for persons of all ages. Serves as a public warehouse of ideas, a place where information can be shared from print and online sources with the help of trained specialists who organize and make these resources accessible.

Is the hub of our community where information, knowledge and history interface with people. Programs and activities include story times, book discussion groups, recreational activities that promote exercise and healthy living, movie nights; the library offers adult learner services like basic reading and math education, ESOL (English for Speakers of Othe

Ralph Willett Miller

Ralph Willett Miller was an officer of the Royal Navy. He served during the American Revolutionary and the French Revolutionary Wars rising to the rank of Captain, he was one of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson's Band of Brothers at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Miller was born on the son of an American loyalist, his family's allegiance during the American Revolution caused the loss of their property and possessions. Miller was sent to England and entered the navy in 1778, serving aboard HMS Ardent with the fleet under Rear-Admiral James Gambier, he served during the war as part of fleets under Samuel Barrington, George Rodney, Samuel Hood and Thomas Graves. He fought in a number of engagements, was wounded three times, he served under Commodore William Hotham, after the Battle of Fort Royal, Miller was promoted by Rodney to be lieutenant aboard HMS Terrible. He was present at the Battle of the Chesapeake on 5 September 1781, during which the Terrible was badly damaged, scuttled. Miller returned to the West Indies with Hood, from there he went to England, arriving in late 1782, by 20 December he was serving aboard HMS Fortitude.

By the outbreak of the wars with revolutionary France Miller was aboard the 98-gun second rate HMS Windsor Castle in the Mediterranean. After the end of the Siege of Toulon, Sir Sidney Smith placed Miller in charge of destroying the French ships and the arsenal. After the British withdrawal, Hood moved him to HMS Victory, where Miller distinguished himself leading actions against the French held towns on Corsica, he volunteered to lead an assault on the French ships moored at Golfe Jouan, was appointed to command Poulette and ordered to fit her as fireship, with the intention of firing the fleet. He made five attempts to take her into the anchorage, but the wind prevented him on each occasion, he was assigned to command HMS Mignonne on 12 January 1796, but the commander in chief, Sir John Jervis instead moved him to HMS Unite. Jervis assigned Miller to the Adriatic, but on the arrival of Commodore Horatio Nelson, Miller became Nelson's flag captain aboard HMS Captain. Miller commanded Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent on 14 February 1797.

He followed Nelson aboard HMS Theseus in May 1797, was with him during his time with the inshore squadron. He participated in the assault on Cadiz in June, was involved in the unsuccessful Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in July, Miller leading the landing parties from Theseus. Miller and the Theseus were assigned to sail by now aboard HMS Vanguard. Miller was therefore present at the Battle of the Nile on 1 August, where he was wounded in the face, was afterwards sent to Gibraltar with Captain Sir James Saumarez, in command of the captured French prizes. Miller and the Theseus returned to the Eastern Mediterranean in December, now acting as part of Sir Sidney Smith's fleet, he supported Smith at the Siege of Acre, bombarded French positions between Acre and Jaffa. News had reached Smith that a number of French frigates were preparing to sail from Alexandria to Jaffa to deliver stores and weapons for the French army. Smith ordered Miller to intercept them. Miller was preparing his ship to depart.

Lieutenant England wrote in a report to Sir Sidney Smith It is with extreme concern I have to acquaint you, that yesterday morning, at half-past nine o'clock, twenty 36-howitzer shells, fifty 18-pounder shells, had been got up and prepared ready for service by Captain Miller's order...when in an instant...the whole was on fire and a dreadful explosion took place. The ship was damaged, her aft part totally destroyed and the rest on fire; the crew fought the fire and were able to save the ship, but as Lieutenant England reported Our loss from the explosion, I here lament, has been great. Nelson wrote on learning of Miller's death that he is not only a most excellent and gallant officer, but the only virtuous man that I saw. Another of Nelson's band of brothers who had fought at the Nile, Edward Berry, suggested that a memorial to Miller be created. Nelson supported the proposal, one was sculpted by John Flaxman, installed in St Paul's Cathedral. Miller left two young daughters; the government awarded his family a pension of £100 a year.

Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph. Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson. Howard, Edward. Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K. C. B. &c. R. Bentley. Willyams, Cooper. A Voyage Up the Mediterranean in His Majesty's Ship the Swiftsure, One of the Squadron Under the Command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson... with a Description of the Battle of the Nile on the First of August 1798. White. "Battle of the Nile". The Nelson Society. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2008