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Thomas Read Kemp

Thomas Read Kemp was an English property developer and politician. He was the son of Sussex landowner and Member of Parliament Thomas Kemp, his wife Anne, daughter of Henry Read of Brookland, he was educated at Westminster School, matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge in 1801. He graduated B. A. 1805, M. A. 1810. He entered the Middle Temple in 1804. Kemp conceived and developed the Regency-style Kemp Town estate in Brighton on the south coast of England, he was Member of Parliament for Lewes 1811–16 and 1826–37 and for Arundel 1823–26. He fled Britain in 1837 to escape his creditors and died in Paris in 1844, he is buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery. A tablet was erected to his memory at St Nicholas's Church next to his wife's. Kemp married Frances Baring, daughter of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet and Harriet Herring in 1806, they had six daughters. She was buried at St. Nicholas's Church; as second marriage in 1832, Kemp wedded Frances Shakerley of widow of Harvey Vigors. They had one son. Rose Collis The New Encyclopedia of Brighton Brighton and Hove City Council Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Read Kemp Thomas Read Kemp

Old Man's Valley Cemetery

Old Man's Valley Cemetery is a heritage-listed former cemetery and now memorial landscape at Old Man's Valley, off Quarry Road, Hornsby in the Hornsby Shire local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by and built by members of the Higgins family between 1879 and 1931 with the assistance of monumental masons, it is known as Higgin's Family Cemetery, Old Mans Valley Cemetery and Higgins Family Cemetery. The property is owned by Hornsby Shire Council, it was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 22 December 2006. Old Man's Valley is associated with an Aboriginal family story in a recent history book by Peter Read, Haunted Earth. Read describes taking Dennis Foley, an Aboriginal man whose traditional land is to the east of Hornsby, to Old Man's Valley:' drove up the ridge to the Hornsby site; as he looked at the map in the car, Dennis' pulse quickened. Long before we arrived, he knew. In the company of his Gai-mariagal elder, Uncle Gar, who had taught him so much of the lore of the sandstone, he had been there as a child.'Travelling in the late 1950s from Fairfield, with his own son and Dennis, to go fishing at Bobbin Head, Uncle Gar had detoured five kilometres to Hornsby, to show the boys the site, amongst the highest points on the ridge that divides Berowra Creek from Cowan Creek.

Dennis now wonders, he wanted to pay his own respects. From his uncles, Dennis learnt that Old Man's Valley is a woman's site in the edge of the escarpment, a dolerite outcrop, female to the relational male dolerite hill mined to destruction, near Blacktown on the western Sydney plain. A freshwater spring, now evidently dry or destroyed, used to bubble from the bottom of what is now a quarry. Traditionally, it was guarded by Gurang, the old Kangaroo people - this is why the area is still known as Old Man Valley; the boys were told to stay in the car while Uncle Gar muttered words under his breath, walked agitatedly about the site. Dennis says: I remember he was like a startled rabbit.' The family that established the cemetery are descendants of Second Fleet transportees, Thomas Edward Higgins and Eleanor McDonald. Eleanor's first husband, First Fleet convict David Killpack, was granted 32 hectares in the Field of Mars district. Eleanor and David were the first free settlers within the present day boundaries of Hornsby Shire Council.

Following David's death in 1798, Eleanor sold part of the land but continued to farm some 30 acres of it in her own right. In 1799, she married Thomas Higgins, their son, Thomas Edward II being born in 1800. Thomas and Eleanor remained on their farm until their deaths in 1835 respectively. Thomas Edward II was made a district constable for the Field of Mars district and in 1823 was promised a grant of land that included a fertile valley west of the ridge now occupied by the Hornsby shopping centre, he is thought to have named the grant Old Man's Valley. In taking up the grant, Thomas Edward II became the first settler in the Hornsby area. After his death, ownership of the land passed to his son, Thomas Edward III whose large family formed the basis of the community, established in the valley, it is believed that Thomas Edward III established the cemetery when Harrold died. It is further believed that the cemetery was consecrated as an Anglican burial site when Thomas himself was interred there in 1885.

However the Anglican Diocese of Sydney has no record of this consecration, although it is acknowledged that a local consecration may have taken place and the local records lost. The earliest dated inscription in the cemetery records the death of Ann Elizabeth Harrington who died aged 14 months in 1871. Ann was not, buried in the cemetery, but within the orchards on the Harrington property and the inscribed stone is a memorial rather than a grave marker. In the period of its use from 1879 to 1931, 25 persons are known to have been interred there and it reliably recalled that a family midwife, Ann Harrington, buried some still-born and other non-surviving babies within the confines of the cemetery, it is believed by family members that the cemetery was used for the burial of stillborn babies and other infants in unmarked graves near the east boundary. The establishment and use of the cemetery appears to be a direct response to the isolation of the valley and the difficulties of transporting the dead to the existing formal burial grounds, as well as a reflection of the strong connection between the Higgins family and the valley.

In the early 20th century, matters concerning the burial of the dead were regulated with the passing of the Public Health Act 1902, in sections of the Local Government Act 1919. Mrs. Dorothy Jansson remembers applying for special permission to enable the burial of Loretta Jansson in 1931, granted because of the economic hardship of the Depression. Thomas Higgins IV wished to be buried in the cemetery but this was prevented by legal requirements. With the advent of the motorised funeral which became common from the 1930s, the conveyance of the dead became easier. In addition, new cemeteries supplemented the existing burial grounds available to the residents of the North Shore. By the late 1960s, the last of the Higgins family left the valley, the last standing residence, the house erected on the site of the original homestead built by Thomas Edward Higgins II, residence of Thomas III and Ann Elizabeth Rhodes/Pollard, was demolished; this house was last occupied by Percy Higgins, his wife, Clifton Forrest, their daughter Freda and her husband, Mr. Jones.

A monument dedicated to the pioneering Higgins family was erected by Farley

Polemonium reptans

Polemonium reptans is a perennial herbaceous plant native to eastern North America. Common names include spreading Jacob's ladder, creeping Jacob's ladder, false Jacob's ladder, abscess root, American Greek valerian, blue bells, stairway to heaven, sweatroot. Jacob's ladder grows 50 centimetres tall, with pinnate leaves up to 20 centimetres long with 5–13 leaflets; the leaves and flower stems grow from a vertical crown with abundant fibrous roots. The flowers are produced in panicles on weak stems from mid to late spring, they are 1.3 cm long and have five light blue-violet petals that are fused at the base, enclosed by a tubular calyx with five pointed lobes. The pollen is white; the stigma extends beyond the anthers, making self-pollination difficult, so insects must cross-pollinate for the plants to produce seed. Pollinated flowers develop into an oval pod with three chambers, 6 mm long, enclosed by the green calyx; the plant spreads by reseeding itself. The flowers produce both nectar. Long- and short-tongued bees visit the plants for both nectar and pollen, syrphid flies and fire beetles feed on pollen, butterflies and moths drink nectar.

Out of these insects, large bees are the most effective at cross-pollination, since they most touch the pollen-covered anthers. Polemonium reptans is found in rich, moist woods along streambanks, its range extends from Minnesota to New Hampshire in the north, from Georgia to Mississippi in the south. It is most abundant west of the Appalachian Mountains; the plant prefers mesic soil. It tolerates full sun, but requires moist soil; the dried roots have a bitter and acrid taste. P. reptans has been traditionally used as an herbal medicine for febrile and inflammatory diseases, to ease coughs and bronchial complaints, to encourage perspiration. It is furthermore said to bring relief in cases of infections; the root is used in modern herbalism. It is harvested in the autumn and dried for use

Nemo A534

Nemo A534 was a German Shepherd dog who served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Tan Son Nhut Air Base, where Nemo was stationed, fell under attack by the Viet Cong in the early hours of December 4, 1966. Nemo would be released to attack Viet Cong in the night, in the process losing one eye and suffering a gunshot wound to the nose. A bullet would exit through his mouth. Despite his severe injuries, Nemo would save the life of his handler, Airman Robert A. Throneburg, wounded. Crawling across Throneburg's body, Nemo guarded his handler against any who dared to come near until medical help could arrive. In the silence of darkness, the Airman Robert Throneburg and Sentry Dog Nemo patrolled near a graveyard on Tan Son Nhut Airbase on the night of December 4, 1966. On security patrol, Nemo alerted Throneburg to a group of hidden VC."Watch him," said Airman Throneburg. The dog's muscles tensed for action."Get him!" -- was the next command and Nemo lunged savagely forward, into the enemy's nest.

Airman Throneburg followed close behind. In the first moments of encounter, Airman Throneburg and Nemo killed two of the VC. But, before additional security police could reach them, Airman Throneburg was wounded in the left side shoulder and spun by the first bullet wound and was wounded again in the back left shoulder. After being of Airman Throneburg, but indirectly prevented further destruction of life and property at Tan Son Nhut. Airman Robert Throneburg received two the Bronze Star Medal with the V for valour. Nemo was one of the first K-9 units retired and returned to the US. Due to his heroic actions, after receiving his injuries Nemo was returned to Lackland Air Force Base in the United States where he was given a permanent retirement kennel, he continued working as a recruiting dog and died in December 1972 at Lackland where his memorial kennels and stone stand today in his honour

Nana Mizuki discography

The discography of the voice actress and J-pop singer Nana Mizuki consists of 12 studio albums, 3 compilation albums, 39 singles, 24 video releases, 59 music videos, over 100 other appearances. The first release with Mizuki as a singer was the "Girl's Age" image song single in 1998 for the fictional character Chisato Kadokura from the NOëL video game series. Mizuki would not release her debut single "Omoi" until 2000, followed by two more singles and her debut album Supersonic Girl in 2001. Supersonic Girl was Mizuki's first release to chart on the Japanese Oricon albums chart, peaking at No. 60. Mizuki released one album a year for the next three years, starting with Magic Attraction, followed by Dream Skipper, Alive & Kicking. "Innocent Starter", one of two singles from Alive & Kicking, was her first single to reach the top 10 Oricon singles chart, peaking at No. 9. Mizuki's fifth album Hybrid Universe was her first album to reach the top 5 Oricon albums chart, achieving a peak at No. 3. "Eternal Blaze", one of three singles from Hybrid Universe, was her first single to peak at No. 2.

Mizuki has continued to show success in her single releases: every single released after "Eternal Blaze" has achieved a peak in the top 5 Oricon singles chart, except for "Super Generation", which peaked at No. 6. Mizuki's 20th single "Mugen" marked her tenth single to reach the top 10 on Oricon's singles chart. Mizuki released two albums in 2007, her first compilation album The Museum, which peaked at No. 5 on Oricon, her sixth studio album Great Activity, which peaked at No. 2 on Oricon. In 2009, Mizuki released her seventh album Ultimate Diamond, the first album released by a Japanese voice actress to top the weekly Oricon albums chart since its inception in 1968. A similar record was set with the release of Mizuki's 21st single "Phantom Minds", the first single released by a Japanese voice actress to top the weekly Oricon singles chart since its inception. Mizuki released her eighth studio album Impact Exciter in 2010, her second compilation album, The Museum II, peaked at No. 3 on Oricon.

Mizuki's next four studio albums were Rockbound Neighbors, Supernal Liberty, Smashing Anthems and Neogene Creation. Her third compilation album, The Museum III, was released in 2018. A A remixed version of "Justice to Believe" was released on Nana Mizuki's compilation album The Museum, but "Aoi Iro" was not released on an album until Great Activity. General Specific Nana Mizuki's official website Nana Mizuki at Discogs

Stalybridge railway station

Stalybridge railway station serves Stalybridge, Greater Manchester. It lies on the Huddersfield Line, 7 1⁄2 miles east of Manchester Piccadilly and 8 1⁄4 miles east of Manchester Victoria; the station is managed by TransPennine Express. Stalybridge station was built by the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway and opened on 23 December 1845. There was a Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway station adjacent, which acted as the terminus of that company's line from Manchester Victoria but this closed in 1917; the main function of the station was as a junction for the Stockport-Stalybridge Line, which allowed passengers from London and the South to transfer to the Huddersfield Line. This role has been lost; the Micklehurst Loop diverged from the original 1849 Huddersfield & Manchester main line here - it was closed in October 1966, but the disused tunnel it used to pass below the town's northern suburbs can be seen alongside the original one, still used today by trains heading to and from Yorkshire.

The station has an entrance block with a ticket office. Ramps and a passenger subway lead up to the platforms; the station is one of few to retain its original buffet, the 1998 refurbishment of which won awards from CAMRA and English Heritage. At the 2008 Tameside food and drink festival it was voted best bar. Following further refurbishment in 2012 Lord Pendry of Stalybridge, who uses the buffet bar and contributed over half of the £6,000 costs, unveiled a plaque to mark the works. Michael Portillo visited the buffet bar in "Manchester Piccadilly to Silkstone Common", a 2017 episode of Great British Railway Journeys. In a £1.5m overhaul of the station, which began in 2007, the platforms were raised and the toilets, information services and shelters on the westbound platform were improved. In December 2008 the new entrance was completed. Further work to expand the station was completed in 2012 - this saw major alterations to the track layout and signalling, with control of the latter passing to the Manchester East signalling centre at Stockport.

The project cost £20 million as the station closed on Sundays throughout the summer of 2012 followed by a nine-day line blockade at the end of October but gives improved operational flexibility and reliability, allowed the line speed through the station and junction to be increased to 50 miles per hour and left it ready for the proposed electrification of the Leeds - Manchester trans-Pennine route in 2022. The two new platforms were opened on 5 November 2012. An Access for All scheme, funded by the Department for Transport, gave easier access to all of the platforms. Lifts were built to give step-free access to the entire station, though the station had no steps as there were ramps to all platforms. A major change in calling pattern was implemented at the May 2018 timetable change, though the base 30-minute service frequency remains unchanged. Eastbound departures will now serve the intermediate stations on a "skip-stop" pattern en route to Huddersfield and Leeds, with alternate trains continuing to Hull.

Westbound trains will now all terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, with no regular service to Manchester Victoria and Liverpool. Since the May 2018 timetable change, all Northern trains from Manchester Victoria now start and terminate here; the base frequency remains two per hour on weekdays and Saturdays, with one of them continuing to Bolton and Wigan North Western. A limited peak-only weekday service remains on the line eastwards to Huddersfield, but this now runs to and from Manchester Piccadilly. An hourly service runs on Sundays. A parliamentary train still travels along the whole Stockport-Stalybridge Line, which for many years was in one direction only and with no return service. An attempt was made to close the line to passenger services in the early 1990s, but closure was refused by the Department of Transport which ordered that a regular service continue; the train is the only one to call at Reddish South. The train ran on a Friday as the 09:22 Stockport to Stalybridge; the new southbound train left at 08:46 for Stockport and returns from there at 09:45, arriving back at Stalybridge around 20 minutes later.

However, from December 2019, this service now operates as the 10:13 Stalybridge- Stockport, 10:43 return, allowing just 10 minutes in Stockport. Train times and station information for Stalybridge railway station from National Rail