London Borough of Redbridge

The London Borough of Redbridge is a London borough in East London, England. Its administrative headquarters is at Redbridge Town Hall in Ilford, Ilford being its main settlement; the local authority is Redbridge London Borough Council. The name comes from a bridge over the River Roding, demolished in 1921; the bridge was made unlike other bridges in the area made of white stone. The name had first been applied to the Redbridge area and Redbridge tube station was opened in 1947, it was earlier known as Hocklee's Bridge. Redbridge has more than 35 parks and open spaces; these include Hainault Forest Country Park, with 300 acres of countryside including adventure play areas and petting zoo. Roding Valley Park, a wildlife sanctuary with a wide range of flora and fauna and woodland areas to explore. Fairlop Waters Country Park, which offers a huge range of activities both on and off the water; the award-winning Valentines Park, situated next to the beautiful Valentines Mansion, ornamental gardens, bowling green and outdoor gym among other attractions.

Claybury Woods and Park, a conservation area that features and ancient area of oak and hornbeam woodland and wildlife ponds. Six parks have attained the prestigious Green Flag Award. Valentines Mansion is a Georgian country house and gardens in the grounds of Valentines Park, Ilford; the 300-year-old restored building attracts thousands of visitors every year. There is a Gardener's Cottage Café and regular art installations and exhibitions. Redbridge Drama Centre in Churchfields, South Woodford, offers young people aged five to 21 the chance to take part in a professional performance and gives the public a year-round opportunity to see live shows in this part of the borough, it has a television edit suite where film and videos are made. Kenneth More Theatre in Oakfield Road, Ilford opened in 1975 and the theatre in Ilford Town Centre has since served up a diverse programme of amateur and professional performances to the local community with new shows most weeks. Redbridge Museum is situated in on the second floor of Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford.

Redbridge Museum explores the many places and events in over 150,000 years of the borough's history. The museum features interactive displays, family trails and touch displays to help bring the past to life. There are regular changing exhibitions for visitors to enjoy. Redbridge Heritage Centre is situated on the second floor of Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford. Redbridge Heritage Centre holds the archive and local studies library for the borough, enabling visitors and residents to explore the history of Redbridge. Redbridge has 13 libraries across the borough; this includes the Redbridge Central Library, in Clements Road, which had a major refurbishment in 2012. The libraries offer a number of services including reading clubs, story time sessions, study areas and learning resources; the libraries in Redbridge are: Aldersbrook Library Clayhall Library Fullwell Cross Library Gants Hill Library Goodmayes Library Hainault Library Redbridge Central Library Keith Axon Library Seven Kings Library South Woodford Library Uphall School Library Wanstead Library Woodford Green Library Redbridge has a number of sports and leisure facilities including the fantastic road and off-road cycling tracks at Redbridge Cycling Centre, top class water sports at Fairlop Activity Centre, in Fairlop Waters and sporting facilities at Redbridge Sports and Leisure Centre, in Forest Road, Fairlop.

Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre, in Barkingside features a dance studio and spa. There are a number of outdoor gyms in the Borough's parks: Ashton Playing Fields Claybury Woods and Park Elmhurst Gardens Forest Road Playing Fields Goodmayes Park Ray Park Valentines ParkThere are two local football teams both playing in the Isthmian League Division One: Redbridge F. C. and Ilford FC. In addition there is fellow Non-League football club Barkingside F. C. who play at The Oakside stadium. The borough was one of the locations of the 2010 Mayor of London's Sky Ride. Along with Ealing, it was the first time the event took place in Outer London boroughs as well as in central London. Redbridge's Valentines Park in Ilford acted as one of Essex County Cricket Club's home grounds in 1923-4 and from 1935 until 2002, when the club stopped playing there due to financial constraints. Redbridge is home to several Scouting Groups. One such group is 4th Goodmayes Scout Group, which celebrates its 90th year in 2016. In 2011 the population of Redbridge was recorded at 278,970.

In common with the other London boroughs this continues a period of growth. Redbridge has the third highest proportion of children and a higher-than-average proportion of older adults while the proportion of working age adults is lower than average; the population density was last recorded at 4,945 residents per km2. The healthy life expectancy at birth for Redbridge residents stands at 65.5 years for males and 62.4 years for females. Redbridge is one of the most ethnically diverse local authorities in the UK. 34% of respondents to the 2011 census stated that they were born outside the UK and 65.5% identified as belonging to an ethnic group other than white British. Redbridge's largest ethnic group is White British, followed by Indian, Pakistani. In common with many London boroughs, the most recent census showed notable

Illyrian Academy (1703)

The Illyrian Academy was an academy established in Split, Venetian Republic in 1703 or 1704. Its mission was to further the causes of the Counter-Reformation movement of the Catholic Church and to advance Slavic letters hoping to spread the use of Slavic language; the intention of members of this academy was to make their language more attractive and to deal with questions of the writing style. They established the academy in Split because they considered language spoken in Split as the most accomplished Slavic language, they were concerned about liberation of the Slavic brothers from the Ottoman rule. The establishment of this academy corresponds with decline of the Ottoman Empire and introduction of the Slavic language into literature published for the Slavic speakers of the Balkans; the Illyrian Academy was one of many similar academies established in Dalmatia in the beginning of the 18th century to further the causes of the Counter-Reformation movement of the Catholic church and to advance Slavic letters hoping to spread the use of Slavic language.

The establishment of the academy was initiated by Ivan Paštrić. The Illyrian Academy was founded at the beginning of the 18th century in 1703 or in 1704. John Peter Marchi, a member of the Split nobility, was founder and member of the Illyrian Academy; the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Split-Makarska, Stephanus Cosimi, supported the establishment of the Illyrian Academy. In his 1703 letter he informs Paštrić about the establishment of the academy. Paštrić became a member of the Illyrian Academy; the purpose of the Illyrian Academy was to develop science and literature having academies in Italy as role model. The Illyirian Academy published literature works using a language spoken by the people. In 1703 it had 19 members, including Catholic priest Franjo Kriton, Jerolim Kavanjin, Ivan Dražić and Petar Macukat; the Saint protector of the academy was Saint Jerome. ČIČIN-ŠAIN, Ćiro. Ilirska Akademija U Splitu. Njeno Vrijeme i Sjedište.-J. Kavanjin: Baštinicima. U Redakciji Ćira Čičin-Šaina

USS Goodrich (DD-831)

USS Goodrich was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy, named for Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, his son, Lieutenant Caspar Goodrich. Goodrich was launched on 25 February 1945 by the Bath Iron Works Co. Bath, Maine. After shakedown training in the Caribbean, Goodrich transited the Panama Canal on 12 November 1945 to support the occupation of Japan, she patrolled between principal Japanese ports until October 1946. The destroyer returned to San Francisco, California, on 21 December 1946 and departed on 7 January 1947 to base at Newport, Rhode Island, as a unit of the United States Atlantic Fleet. Goodrich overhauled in the New York Naval Shipyard served in the Mediterranean Sea; this was her first of many annual tours with the "steel gray stabilizers" of the 6th Fleet, of countering the repeated threats of the Soviets to overrun the defenseless nations of the Balkans and the Middle East. Goodrich was reclassified a radar picket destroyer, DDR-831, on 18 March 1949, her service included patrol along the Israeli-Egyptian border of the Red Sea in February 1956 to help stem the Mid-East crisis that culminated in the nationalization of the Suez Canal.

When fighting erupted, she sped back to the Mediterranean in November 1956 to protect Americans in that area and serve notice that the United States was determined to contain and terminate the conflict. The destroyer supported the landing of Marines at Beirut, Lebanon, on 14 July 1958, as the Navy again met and checked a Communist thrust against the Western democracies. Goodrich shifted her home port in June 1959 from Newport to Florida. Thereafter her annual deployments to the Mediterranean included intensive training in all forms of naval welfare with NATO units and a constant readiness with the 6th Fleet to meet any threat to peace in the Mediterranean region, she interrupted her schedule in January 1960, entering the Norfolk Navy Yard for an eight-month modernization overhaul which included complete renovation and latest weapons and shipboard equipment. She was on Project Mercury recovery station on 12 February 1962 as Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, USMC, made his successful orbital space flight.

Goodrich went on alert again with the 6th Fleet during 24 October to 20 November 1962 when the Navy responded to President John F. Kennedy's call for a quarantine of Cuba that choked off the flow of military supplies and enforced the American demands for the withdrawal of the Soviet missile experts and equipment. On 22 July 1966 the destroyer got underway from Mayport on her 13th 6th Fleet deployment, she cruised throughout the Mediterranean for five months, unobtrusively patrolling with the 6th Fleet and taking part in combined naval warfare exercises with units of the Turkish, Greek and Italian Navies. She returned to Mayport on 20 December 1966 for type training. Goodrich was reclassified DD-831 on 1 January 1969, was decommissioned on 30 November 1969. Berthed at Orange, Goodrich was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 February 1974, she was sold on 12 September 1977, broken up for scrap. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

The entries can be found here. Photo gallery of USS Goodrich at NavSource Naval History