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Joe Orton

John Kingsley Orton, known under the pen name of Joe Orton, was an English playwright and diarist. His public career—from 1964 until his death in 1967—was short but influential. During this brief period he shocked and amused audiences with his scandalous black comedies; the adjective Ortonesque refers to work characterised by a dark yet farcical cynicism. Orton was born at Causeway Lane Maternity Hospital, Leicester, to William A. Orton and Elsie M. Orton. William worked for Leicester County Borough Council as a gardener and Elsie worked in the local footwear industry until tuberculosis cost her a lung; when Joe was two years old, they moved from 261 Avenue Road Extension in Clarendon Park, Leicester, to 9 Fayrhurst Road on the Saffron Lane council estate. He soon had a younger brother and two younger sisters and Leonie. Orton attended Marriot Road Primary School, but failed the eleven-plus exam after extended bouts of asthma, so took a secretarial course at Clark's College in Leicester from 1945 to 1947.

He began working as a junior clerk for £3 a week. Orton became interested in performing in the theatre around 1949 and joined a number of dramatic societies, including the prestigious Leicester Dramatic Society. While working on amateur productions he was determined to improve his appearance and physique, buying bodybuilding courses, taking elocution lessons, trying to redress his lack of education and culture, he applied for a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in November 1950. He was accepted, left the East Midlands for London, his entrance into RADA was delayed until May 1951 by appendicitis. Orton met Kenneth Halliwell at RADA in 1951 and moved into a West Hampstead flat with him and two other students in June of that year. Halliwell was seven years older than Orton and of independent means, having a substantial inheritance, they formed a strong relationship and became lovers. After graduating, both Orton and Halliwell went into regional repertory work: Orton spent four months in Ipswich as an assistant stage manager.

Both began to write together. They collaborated on a number of unpublished novels with no success at gaining publication; the rejection of their great hope, The Last Days of Sodom, in 1957 led them to solo works. Orton wrote his last novel, The Vision of Gombold Proval, in 1959, he drew on these manuscripts for ideas. Confident of their "specialness," Orton and Halliwell refused to work for long periods, they subsisted on Halliwell's money and were forced to follow an ascetic life to restrict their spending to £5 a week. From 1957 to 1959, they worked in six-month stretches at Cadbury's to raise money for a new flat. A lack of serious work led them to amuse themselves with hoaxes. Orton created the alter ego Edna Welthorpe, an elderly theatre snob, whom he revived to stir controversy over his plays. Orton chose the name as an allusion to Rattigan's archetypal playgoer. From January 1959, they began surreptitiously to remove books from several local public libraries and modify the cover art or the blurbs before returning them to the shelves.

A volume of poems by John Betjeman, for example, was returned to the library with a new dustjacket featuring a photograph of a nearly naked tattooed, middle-aged man. The couple decorated their flat with many of the prints, they were discovered and prosecuted in May 1962. They were found guilty on five counts of theft and malicious damage, admitted damaging more than 70 books, were sentenced to prison for six months and fined £262; the incident was reported in the Daily Mirror as "Gorilla in the Roses". Orton and Halliwell felt that that sentence was unduly harsh "because we were queers". However, prison was a crucial formative experience for Orton; as Orton put it: "It affected my attitude towards society. Before I had been vaguely conscious of something rotten somewhere, prison crystallised this; the old whore society lifted up her skirts and the stench was pretty foul.... Being in the nick brought detachment to my writing. I wasn't involved any more, and it worked." The book covers that Orton and Halliwell vandalised have since become a valued part of the Islington Local History Centre collection.

Some are exhibited in the Islington Museum. A collection of the book covers is available online. Orton began to write plays in the early 1960s. In 1963, the BBC paid £65 for the radio play The Ruffian on the Stair, broadcast on 31 August 1964, it was rewritten for the stage in 1966. Orton poured out new works, he had completed Entertaining Mr Sloane by the time. He sent a copy to theatre agent Peggy Ramsay in December 1963, it premiered at the New Arts Theatre in Westminster 6 May 1964. Reviews ranged from praise to outrage; the Times described it as making "the blood boil more than any other British play in the last 10 years". Entertaining Mr Sloane lost money in its three-week run, but critical praise from playwright Terence Rattigan, who invested £3,000 in it, ensured its survival; the play was transferred to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End at the end of June and to the Queen's Theatre in October

Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i is the ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Episcopal Church of the Anglican Communion in the United States encompassing the state of Hawaii. It is led by the Episcopal Bishop of Hawaii pastoring the Hawaiian Islands from the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew in Honolulu; the territorial jurisdiction which the Episcopal Diocese of Honolulu holds today was given up to American Episcopalians after the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani, head of the Church of Hawaii. The Church of Hawaii called the Hawaii Reformed Catholic Church, was established by Kamehameha IV and Emma in 1862; the king and queen, friends of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, were devout members of the Church of England. Episcopalians continue the Anglican Church of Hawaii tradition of celebrating the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns each November 28, in honor of Kamhehameha IV and Queen Emma. Thomas Nettleship Staley Alfred Willis. Kate Cullinane. Robert Steele St. Christopher's, Rector, The Reverend Giovan King St. Clement's, Interim Rector, The Reverend Canon Catherine Cullaine St. Elizabeth's, Rector, The Reverend David Gierlach St. George's Church and School, Pearl Harbor, Closed.

St. John's By-The-Sea, Vicar, The Reverend Paul Nahoa Lucas St. John's The Baptist, Acting Vicar, The Reverend Kaleo Patterson St. Luke's, The Reverend Raymond Woo St. Mark's, Rector, The Reverend Paul Lillie St. Matthew's, Vicar, The Reverend Mahi Bemis St. Mary's, Mo`ili`ili, vacant St. Nicholas', Vicar, The Reverend Ernesto Pasalo, Jr. St. Paul's, Vicar, The Reverend Randolph Albano St. Peter's, Rector, The Reverend Diane Martinson St. Stephen's, Acting Vicar, The Reverend Kaleo Patterson St. Timothy's, Priest-in-Charge, The Rev. Daniel Leatherman St. Andrew Schools, Chaplain, The Reverend Annalise Castro Iolani School, Chaplains, The Reverend Daniel Leatherman, The Reverend Nicole Simopoulos, The Reverend Heather Graham Seabury Hall Diocese of Hawai'i website Journal of the Annual Convocation of the Missionary District of Honolulu


Botesdale is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of the English county of Suffolk. The village is about 6 miles south west of Diss, 25 miles south of Norwich and 16 miles north east of Bury St Edmunds; the village of Rickinghall merges with Botesdale along the B1113 road, locally known as simply: ‘The Street’. Their connection creates the appearance of a single built-up residential area and the boundary between the two is difficult to identify. Bottelmsdale may be an older variation of the name, seen in 1381; the village retains some local services, including public houses. The Bell Inn began life as a coaching stop for people en route through the village in the 17th and 18th centuries – it was a popular stop due to its extensive stabling for large draught horses. Botesdale Health Centre, a NHS primary care trust was established in 1981 and St Botolph’s Primary School was opened in 1994, after the closure of two Victorian schools – Rickinghall CofE Primary School and Redgrave and Botesdale CofE Primary School – which served the villages of Botesdale, Hinderclay and Rickinghall for over a century.

The school now teaches from part-time Nursery pupils to Year 6 classes. Most students transfer to Hartismere High School in Eye at age 11. St Botolph's church was built in the late 15th century as a chantry chapel; when chantry chapels were abolished in the 1540s it became a school and a house was added on for the schoolmaster. In 1884, it was restored to use as a chapel of ease to Redgrave, it is a grade II. In the 17th and 18th centuries, this used to be a busy roadway for travellers from Great Yarmouth to Bury St Edmunds, on further to London; the A143 now bypasses the village. Before the opening of the bypass in 1995, traffic through the village was some 7,500 vehicles per day. Botesdale is served by Simonds of Botesdale Ltd’s Country Link bus service. National Rail train stations are accessible from Diss and Bury St Edmunds; the village's most famous resident was the actress Deborah Kerr, who died there on 16 October 2007. Another notable resident was the artist and theatrical designer Audrey Cruddas, who lived at Bank House during the 1960s and'70s.

Elizabeth Craig, the cookery writer, lived in St Catherine's, one of the oldest houses in the village, from the 1960s onwards, wrote an article,'Footsteps in the Grass', in East Anglia Monthly, documenting the house's history. Newman Knowlys, the Recorder of London in the early 19th century, was educated in the village. Diss Express - village's local newspaper website Botesdale Parish Council website

Ditlev Torm

Ditlev Emanuel Torm was a Danish businessman and con-founder of the shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Torm. Torm was born in Aalborg, the son of merchant and ship broker in Randers Ulrich Frederik T. and Severine Birgitte Friis. He went to sea at the age of 14 and passed his exams as a navigator in 1853, he served aboard English and American vessels. In 1862, he was certified as an English mate in Hong Kong, he spent the next ten years in the Far East with only one short interruption. After his return to Denmark, Torm worked for Dampskibsselskabet København, he left the company when he was treated unfairly in connection with the wrecking of S. S. Fyn. In 1879, he started Dampskibsselskabet Bornholm with a single steam vessel. Om 1889, he founded Dampskibsselskabet Torm in a partnership with Christian Schmiegelow. The company had an initial capital of DKK 212,000. Torm headed the office while Schmiegelow sailed their first ship, the steamer S. S. Alice; the company's fleet grew steadily. It focused on the Baltic North Sea.

Torm served as president of Fællesrepræsentationen for dansk skibsfart in 1900–07 and as president of Den Permanente Voldgiftskommission. He was a member of sø- og handelsretten. Torm married Elise Helene Mathilde Zoéga on 28 March 1868 in Flensburg, their son, Frederik Torm, was a theologian. Torm died on 22 November 1907 in Copenhagen, he is buried in Assistens Cemetery. Ditlev Torm at

Robert Irvine (soccer)

Robert Irvine is an English born Canadian former soccer player. Irvine played in 1998 with Albany Alleycats in the USISL D-3 Pro League. Midway through the season he signed with the Toronto Lynx of the USL A-League, made his debut on July 19. 1998 against Rochester Raging Rhinos. The following season he played with Glen Shields Sun Devils in the Canadian Professional Soccer League, he recorded his first goal on June 1999 against London City. He made his debut for the Canada men's national under-17 soccer team on March 25, 1991 against Netherlands Antilles

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