Newlands, Scottish Borders
Newlands is a village in the Tweeddale committee area of the Scottish Borders council area, in southeastern Scotland. Newlands is near Bordlands. Newlands was within the historic county of Peeblesshire; the Flemington Path is a signed public footpath between Peebles. Most common surnames in Newlands at the time of the United Kingdom Census of 1881, by order of incidence: 1. Wilson 1. Watson 3. Brown 4. Tait 4. Fleming 4. Gibson 7. Johnston 8. Lawson 9. Hamilton 9. Harper 9. Kirkhope 9. Scott List of places in the Scottish Borders RCAHMS record for Newlands Church Peeblesshire News, 30 April 2010: Newlands loan funding agreed Newlands School HMIE inspection
Newlands Corner is a 103-hectare nature reserve east of Guildford in Surrey. It is owned by the Albury Estate managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust under an access agreement between the estate and Surrey County Council; the site reaches 567 feet with hill-grazed grass slopes below interspersed with trees. There woodlands. Visible are some of the greatest prominences of the Western Greensand Ridge and the site lies on the North Downs Way. There are 129 ancient yews with a girth over 3.5m with some over 6m girth on the northern wooded slope. Some trees are so old the centre is hollow and the whole tree can be walked through. Newlands Corner was a key location in the crime writer Agatha Christie's disappearance in December 1926, her car was found in a bush overhanging a chalk pit at Newlands Corner, at the bottom of the south side of the hill. She was found some days having checked in under an alias at a hotel in Harrogate; as a result, Newlands Corner is the setting of the climax of the final scene of the Doctor Who episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp".
Drove Road at Newlands Corner is a good site in the region for amateur astronomy as it is a dark sky site close to London and its southern satellite towns. With a downhill slope facing south, the viewer faces many constellations such as Orion and Gemini in winter. Once or twice a year the Guildford Astronomical Society and other local societies hold public events at Newlands Corner with about 25 telescopes and 150 members of the public in attendance. In October 2015, Surrey County Council announced the first stage of plans to cut funding of Surrey Wildlife Trust; the plans have spawned an online petition, drawn criticism from the local residents and parish councils in the area, a “Save Newlands Corner” website. In July 2018, parking charges were introduced, although the plans for development of a restaurant and coach park have been halted. Guildford Astronomical Society
Newlands, Cape Town
Newlands is an upmarket suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is located at the foot of Table Mountain in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, is the wettest suburb in South Africa due to its high winter rainfall, it is home to a number of schools, including the oldest school in the country, South African College Schools Junior and High Schools, as well as the Newlands Forest. It is best known for a rugby union and football venue, it is the original home of Ohlsson's Cape Breweries, still located next to the rugby grounds. The original Ohlsson's Anneberg Brewery site is now location of the SACS schoolgrounds; the only remainder of the original brewery is the Josephine Mill, which used a water wheel to grind the grain for the brewery. This is now a historic monument; the pipeline from the Table Mountain spring which supplies the Newlands Brewery runs under the historic Cardiff Castle Building, located in Newlands Village. The Liesbeek River runs through Newlands, past the Vineyard Hotel, was the original water source used to make the first European-style beer in southern Africa.
Friends of The Liesbeek maintain a walk along past landmarks in the area. The distinctive southern half of Newlands, bordering the suburb Bishopscourt, is known as Fernwood, after a farm estate which used to occupy this area; the original manor house of this estate still exists, but is now used as a parliamentary sports club. The fresh water springs in Newlands have played an important role in the development and history of the area; the springs are locally renowned for the high quality of the water. It is still a popular practice for Capetonians to collect water at the springs; the main spring is located at the South African Breweries brewery on the corner of Main and Letterstead Road. A second popular spring was located on Kildare Road but was closed during the Cape Town water crisis in 2018 following a physical altercation between water collectors. Other reasons given for its closure by the municipality was that the council found water collection difficult to regulate at the site and due to complaints from locals about noise and traffic congestion.
The water at the springs have played an important role in the brewing industry with South Africa's first licensed brewery being setup in the area at Papenboom in 1694. Water from the springs were used to power water mills from the mid-1800s on wards. Newlands Forest is incorporated within the Table Mountain National Park; the forest is a popular outdoor recreation area which includes surviving remnants of indigenous afro-temperate forest and endangered Granite Fynbos, as well as extensive pine plantations. There are historic sites including the Woodcutter's Cottage and Lady Anne Barnard's Path. Newlands is home to the indigenous frog species Rose's ghost frog and sandellia, a tiny frog that lives in the waters of the Liesbeek river
The Newlands Stadium referred to as DHL Newlands for sponsorship reasons, is located in Cape Town, South Africa. The stadium has a capacity of 51,900 people, but is not an all-seater venue, it is the second-oldest rugby stadium in the world. Various sports teams use the stadium as their home base, including: Stormers in Super Rugby Western Province in the Currie CupTenants Stormers finished 1st place in the 2012 Super Rugby season for the first time in their history. Western Province use the venue for home games; the city's soccer clubs Ajax Cape Town and the dissolved club Vasco da Gama have in the past hosted matches at the Newlands Stadium. The decision to buy the ground the stadium stands on was made by the Western Province Rugby and Football Union in 1888; the first official match at Newlands took place on 31 May 1890 when Stellenbosch defeated Villagers there in front of a crowd of about 2,400 people. The following year the stadium hosted its first rugby test when the British Lions toured South Africa.
It wasn't until 1919. In 1927, the new grandstand was erected and the field layout was changed to run from North-South, yet more changes came in 1931 when the South stand was enlarged. In the 1950s parts of a new grandstand as well as South stand were completed, facilities such as lifts and a Presidential room were added, a fourth bay was added to the grandstand, an extension was added to the lower gallery; the 1970s saw the stadium change once again as the headquarters of SA Rugby moved to Newlands, several stands were built or renovated, while the 1980s saw private suites and function rooms erected on top of the North stands as well as demolition of the old South stand and inauguration of the new Danie Craven stand. The 1980s saw 10,253 seats added to the stadium. Between 1990 and 1995 the stadium was under constant renovation, adding technology, increasing capacity, upgrading facilities, as part of a 3-phase redevelopment plan in anticipation of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, when Newlands hosted the opening match of the tournament.
After the World Cup, development continued with several redevelopment and expansion projects to make the stadium more modern and increase capacity. There are four main stands at Newlands: the all-seated Grandstand and Railway stands along both sidelines, the Danie Craven and Jan Pickard stands behind the goals. Both of the end stands feature many of the ground's corporate boxes: the Craven stand has a large standing terrace area, while the alcohol-free Pickard stand is seating while playing home to the stadium's video screen; the stadium's name was changed several times by various sponsors, first from Newlands to Norwich Park Newlands in 1996 to Fedsure Park Newlands in 2000 due to a merger between Fedsure and Norwich, back to Newlands by Investec when they became the main sponsor in 2002. In late 2005, Vodacom became the stadium's main sponsor, but followed Investec's precedent and kept the stadium name as Newlands. However, since 2011 the ground has been known as DHL Newlands after Western Province and the Stormers changed sponsors.
Newlands is regarded as one of the best rugby grounds in the world, combining intimate seating, a beautiful view of Table Mountain and surrounding hills, a great atmosphere both inside and outside of the ground. WP and the Stormers post some of the best attendance figures in their competitions, Springbok tests held here are always played in front of boisterous sellout crowds. In 1995 the stadium was one of the host venues for the Rugby World Cup held in South Africa; the stadium hosted two pool games in Pool A. The stadium hosted one quarter final with England defeating Australia 25–22; the stadium was used for the semi final between England and New Zealand, with England losing 29–45. It was speculated that WP rugby would sell Newlands, that the Stormers and Western Province would play their home matches at the newly built Cape Town Stadium for their home games. However, the Western Province Rugby Union have decided that they will not be using the stadium, but will rather remain at Newlands. Western Province Rugby website Website of the Stormers rugby union team Website of the Ajax Cape Town football team
Newlands is a suburban area of the South Side of Glasgow, Scotland. The area is residential in character; the Newlands fete takes place within Newlands park. The largest retail facility in the district is the Morrisons supermarket which serves the adjacent districts of Shawlands and Pollokshaws, it is home to many traditional shops. Newlands plays host to Junior side Pollok F. C. who play at Newlandsfield Park attracting crowds of over 500. It has Newlands AFC who play in the Glasgow Colleges Second Division. Newlands has Tennis Club and a park which has tennis courts. Notable residents include Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue; the Glasgow district of Newlands originated as farmland around the manor house of Newlands. The estate was in Cathcart Parish on the opposite side of the White Cart Water from Pollokshaws, in Eastwood Parish; the working farm buildings such as the stables and dairy were situated at the "Mains of Newlands". Newlands - Illustrated Guide Newlands and Auldhouse Community Council
Newlands Cricket Ground
Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town is a South African cricket ground. It is the home of the Cape Cobras, who play in the Sunfoil Series, Momentum 1 Day Cup and RamSlam Pro20 competitions, it is a venue for Test matches, ODIs and T20Is. Newlands is regarded as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, being overlooked by Table Mountain and Devil's Peak, it is close to Newlands Stadium, a rugby union and football venue. The cricket ground opened in 1888; the ground's official name is "PPC Newlands" as of October 2015, acknowledging a commercial sponsorship arrangement. It is still referred to by its historic name "Newlands"; the title deed for the land containing the ground was granted to a brewer, Jacob Letterstedt in 1845, who presented it to his daughter, Lydia Corrina, as a wedding present upon her marriage to the Vicomte de Montmort. The land wetland and wooded, was rented to the Western Province Cricket Club in 1887 for £50, with a 25-year lease being signed in 1888 and the rental increased to £100.
Each of the club's life members contributed £25 towards the costs, a further £350 was received in donations towards the construction of a pavilion. The ground was levelled and opened with a two-day match between Mother Country and Colonial Born, which went on to become a regular feature. There was no scoreboard, a pond existed behind the location of the current scoreboard. Before the arrival of the Australians in 1902, which included Victor Trumper, the pine trees, which extended from the "B" field along Camp Ground Road and around the pavilion, were replaced by oak trees; this is the site of one of the most popular vantage points. A then-record crowd of 10 000 arrived to see the Test. Between 1991 and 1997 numerous changes were made to the ground. Large portions of the grass embankments were replaced by pavilions increasing the seating capacity to 25,000; the ground hosted its first Test match on 24 March 1889 when England defeated South Africa by an innings and 202 runs. There have been 55 Test matches played at the ground of which South Africa has won 23, their opponents 21 and 11 which ended in a draw.
The last team besides Australia to beat South Africa there was New Zealand in January 1962. The first One Day International played at the ground was on 7 December 1992 when South Africa beat India by 6 wickets; as of January 2014, there have been 36 One Day Internationals played at the ground including five in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. South Africa has won 25 of its ODI games here and lost 5. Newlands is one of the few cricket grounds in South Africa. Most grounds tend to favour pacemen or batsmen, but the Western Cape has had a history of having good spinners, a recent example being Paul Adams; the ground has hosted exhibition matches in Australian rules football. In 1998, a crowd of 10,123 saw. List of Test cricket grounds List of international cricket centuries at Newlands Cricket Ground Official website Cricinfo ground profile
Agnes Newton Keith
Agnes Newton Keith was an American author best known for her three autobiographical accounts of life in North Borneo before and after the Second World War. The second of these, Three Came Home, tells of her time in Japanese POW and civilian internee camps in North Borneo and Sarawak, was made into a film of the same name in 1950, she published seven books in all. Agnes Jones Goodwillie Newton was born in Illinois, her family moved to Hollywood, when she was young. Her father was one of the founders of the Del Monte Company. One of her grandmothers was English; the family moved again when Agnes was ten, this time to the nearby beach community of Venice, for her younger brother Al's health. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she became a member of the Omicron Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta Upon graduation, Keith landed a job with the San Francisco Examiner. Eight months after starting her journalism career, she was attacked by an assailant, convinced that the newspaper was persecuting him by printing Krazy Kat cartoons.
She received serious head injuries. She became depressed, after two years of illness her father sent her and her brother Al to Europe to recuperate. Returning refreshed to the States, Agnes decided to become a writer, but soon afterwards lost her eyesight for two years as a delayed result of her injuries. During this period she studied dancing, modelled clothes and'did bits in the movies'. In 1934, she married Henry G. Keith, known as "Harry Keith", an Englishman, he had been a friend of her brother Al when both boys had been at the same school in San Diego, Agnes had first met him when she was eight years old. He had gone on to work for the government of North Borneo, she had not seen him in a decade when he visited California while on leave in 1934. However, as soon as they re-met they decided to get married, were wed three days later. Three months after their marriage, following an operation to cure Agnes's eyesight, they sailed for Borneo, their son, Henry George Newton Keith, was born on April 5, 1940.
Their daughter Jean is mentioned, though not by name, in Keith's first book, "Land Below the Wind", on page 174 of the first edition, dated 1939: "A picture stood on the table by us of our little girl at home in her party dress." On page 171, while discussing small-boy Usit with Harry, she says, "I'm afraid I'm too lazy to take on the job of being a parent again." Copies of White Man Returns are dedicated "To my children George and Jean". Jean was invited to the celebrations for the reissue of Land Below the Wind in Sabah on July 6, 2007. Harry was Conservator of Forests and Director of Agriculture for the government of North Borneo under the Chartered Company, was Honorary Curator of the Sandakan Museum, he had worked in Borneo since 1925, was based in Sandakan. Agnes spent an idyllic five years at Sandakan, sometimes accompanying her husband on trips into the interior of the country. Harry persuaded her to write about her experiences and enter it in the 1939 Atlantic Monthly Non-Fiction Prize contest.
The judges voted unanimously for her entry to win, it was serialized in the magazine before being published in November of that year as Land Below the Wind. The book received favorable reviews: The Scotsman described it as "A delightful book... It has abundant humour and a pervading charm... An original and engaging description of a country and people of extraordinary interest."The Keiths were on leave in Canada when war was declared on September 3, 1939. Harry was ordered back to Borneo; the Japanese invading forces landed in Sandakan on January 19, 1942. For the first few months of Japanese occupation of British Borneo, the Keiths were allowed to stay in their own home. On 12 May Agnes and George were imprisoned on Berhala Island near Sandakan, in a building that had once been the Government Quarantine Station, along with other Western women and children. Harry was imprisoned nearby, they spent eight months there before George were sent to Kuching in Sarawak. They left by a small steamer on January 12, 1943, arrived eight days later.
They were imprisoned in Batu Lintang camp near Kuching, unusual in that it accommodated both prisoners of war and civilian internees in between eight and ten separate compounds. Harry arrived at the camp; the camp was liberated on 11 September 1945 by the 9th Australian Army Division under the command of Brigadier T. C. Eastick. All three members of the Keith family had survived their internment. Although punishable by death if discovered, many inmates of the camp, both civilian and POW, kept diaries and notes about their imprisonment. One of Agnes' fellow female internees, Hilda E. Bates, described her in her diary entry dated September 21, 1944:Among my companions in camp are some outstanding personalities, the following of these. Mrs A. K. — a noted American novelist, who proposes to a book on our life here. She is much sought after by the Japanese Camp Commandant, as he has read one of her previous books about Borneo, he evidently holds the opinion that a cup of given in his office, a packet of biscuits as a gift for her small son, will ensure him appearing as a hero in said book!
Mrs A. K. has an unusual appearance, being six feet in height thin, with the stealthy lops of a Red Indian. She dresses in a startling and flamboyant fashion, in bright colours, while her hair is worn in two plaits, one over each shoulder, thus adding to a Indian aura! Mary Baldwin, a 70-year-old fellow-internee, did not get on well with Agnes, suspecting that she was "too ready to be polite and co-operative with the Japanese guards