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Wellingborough

Wellingborough is a large market town in the Wellingborough district of Northamptonshire, England, 11 miles from Northampton on the north side of the River Nene. Named "Wendelingburgh", the Anglo-Saxon settlement is mentioned in the Domesday Book as "Wendelburie"; the town was granted a royal market charter in 1201 by King John. At the 2011 census, the town had a population of 49,128; the Borough Council of Wellingborough has its offices in the town centre. The town is twinned with Niort in France, with Wittlich in Germany; the town is predicted to grow by 30 per cent under the Milton Keynes South Midlands study, the government has identified Wellingborough as one of several towns in Northamptonshire where growth in jobs and housing will be directed. The area will see an addition of around 10,000 homes by 2031 to the east of the town. Wellingborough, along with Corby and Kettering together comprise the core of the North Northamptonshire growth area, coordinated by the North Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Delivery.

The town has a growing commuter population as it is on the Midland Main Line railway, operated by East Midlands Railway, with trains to London St Pancras International taking under an hour, an interchange with Eurostar services. The town was established in the Anglo-Saxon period and was called "Wendelingburgh", it is surrounded by five wells: Redwell, Witche's Well, Lady's Well and Whytewell, which appear on its coat of arms. The medieval town of Wellingborough housed a modest monastic grange – now the Jacobean Croyland Abbey –, an offshoot of the monastery of Crowland Abbey, near Peterborough, some 30 miles down-river; this part of the town is known as Croyland. All Hallows Church is dates from c. 1160. The manor of Wellingborough belonged to Crowland Abbey Lincolnshire, from Saxon times and the monks built the original church; the earliest part of the building is the Norman doorway opening in from the south porch. The church was enlarged with the addition of more side chapels and by the end of the 13th century had assumed more or less its present plan.

The west tower, crowned with a graceful broach spire rising to 160 feet, was completed about 1270, after which the chancel was rebuilt and given the east window twenty years later. The church was restored in 1861 by Edmund Francis Law; the 20th-century Church of St Mary was built by Ninian Comper. Wellingborough was given a Market Charter dated 3 April 1201 when King John granted it to the "Abbot of Croyland and the monks serving God there" continuing, "they shall have a market at Wendligburg for one day each week, Wednesday". In the Elizabethan era the Lord of the Manor, Sir Christopher Hatton was a sponsor of Sir Francis Drake's expeditions. A hotel in a Grade II listed building built in the 17th century, was known variously as the Hind Hotel and as the Golden Hind Hotel. During the Civil War the largest substantial conflict in the area was the Battle of Naseby in 1645, although a minor skirmish in the town resulted in the killing of a parliamentarian officer Captain John Sawyer. Severe reprisals followed which included the carrying off to Northampton of the parish priest, Thomas Jones, 40 prisoners by a group of Roundheads.

However, after the Civil War Wellingborough was home to a colony of Diggers. Little is known about this period. Wellingborough was bombed during World War II, on Monday 3 August 1942. Six people were killed and 55 injured. Many houses and other buildings in the centre of the town were damaged in the attack; the town had two railway stations: the first called Wellingborough London Road, opened in 1845 and closed in 1966, linked Peterborough with Northampton. The second station, Wellingborough Midland Road, is still in operation with trains to London and the East Midlands. Since the'Midland Road' was dropped from the station name; the Midland Road station opened in 1857 with trains serving Kettering and a little Corby, was linked in 1867 to London St Pancras. In 1898 in the Wellingborough rail accident six or seven people around 65 were injured. In the 1880s two businessmen held a public meeting to build three tram lines in Wellingborough, the group merged with a similar company in Newport Pagnell who started to lay tram tracks, but within two years the plans were abandoned due to lack of funds.

Wellingborough is part of the Borough Council of Wellingborough which is, as of January 2018, a Conservative borough. The borough council covers 20 settlements including the town together with Bozeat, Earls Barton, Easton Maudit, Finedon, Great Doddington, Great Harrowden, Hardwick, Isham, Little Harrowden, Little Irchester, Mears Ashby, Strixton, Sywell and Wollaston; the electoral wards in the town comprise: Brickhill, Hatton, Queensway, Rixon and Victoria. Wellingborough is part of the Wellingborough Constituency which includes the town, surrounding villages and other urban areas; the current MP is Peter Bone. Most wards in the Borough Council of Wellingborough are covered by the constituency and include the wards in East Northamptonshire, the wards are: Bozeat, Croyland, Great Doddington and Wilby, Harrowden & Sywell (excluding Ecton, Mears Ashby, Sywell which all appear

W. K. Stanton

Walter Kendall Stanton was an English organist and composer of sacred music. W. K. Stanton was educated at Choristers’ School, Salisbury Cathedral before undertaking an organ scholarship at Lancing College, Sussex, he went to Merton College, Oxford where he was an organ scholar and was awarded M. A. B. Mus, he proceeded to Mus. D. in 1935. Stanton taught at St John’s School, Surrey, St Edward's School and Wellington College, Berkshire. During World War 1 years he raised money for wounded soldiers by giving organ recitals. Stanton became Director of Music at Reading University and Director of Music for the Midland Region of the BBC, he was the first Professor of Music at Bristol University. He was Conductor of the Bristol Choral Society and City Organist for Bristol, he was active in a number of musical societies. Stanton was known affectionately to students and colleagues as ‘WK’, he was a keen philatelist. Stanton composed choral music, including 50 hymn tunes and numerous choral anthems, several of which have become standard church choir fare.

Two motets for double choir are considered notable. He compiled the Wellington College Hymn Book, was Editor-In-Chief of the BBC Hymn Book, provided the commentary for Sixty Years Of Cathedral Music 1898–1958. Stanton’s father was a schoolmaster and he had a younger brother, a Special Telegraphist during World War 1 and a self-taught pianist, he married Edith Monica Leslie Wood, known as Monica, a violinist, in 1931. There were no children

Revenue stamps of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was a short lived semi-independent state in southern Africa that existed from 1953 to the end of 1963. The state comprised the former self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia and the British protectorates of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland, it issued its own revenue stamps from around 1953 to 1955, these were withdrawn after the federation ceased to exist. In 1953 or 1954 a numeral design inscribed RHODESIA AND NYASALAND REVENUE and the value was issued. Nine values were issued in all, ranging from 6d to £5. None of these are common, the high values are scarce. In 1955, the Federation issued three excise stamps for use on cigarette packets; these are quite rare as they were torn when used. Postage stamps and postal history of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Revenue stamps of Rhodesia Revenue stamps of Nyasaland and Malawi Rhodesia Revenues as Exhibited by Sandy Jardine

Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie is a living history museum in Fishers, United States, which preserves the William Conner home. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum recreates 19th-century life along the White River; the property and William Conner house were purchased by pharmaceutical executive Eli Lilly in 1933 or 1934. Lilly restored the house, opened it to visitors. Lilly appointed resident Vern H. Fisher manager. By 1940 Lilly added several structures to the property, including a still, a loom house and a trading post. After Fisher's 1942 death, Tillman Bubenzer was farm manager until 1977; the farm was unprofitable, depended on Eli Lilly's support. In 1964, Lilly transferred its outbuildings to a charitable trust. Earlham College, a Quaker liberal-arts college in Richmond, was named as trustee. In transferring the property to the college, Lilly provided an endowment for its operation and continued to offer support with the provision that the property would be open to the public.

He transferred 1,371 acres of surrounding farmland to the college, suggesting that Earlham could sell the land and use its proceeds for the museum. Earlham elected to retain the farmland and expand the museum, constructing an 1836 village with funds provided by Lilly for the purpose; the museum grew in scope and popularity, attendance increased by 22 percent from 1975 to 1976. In 1999, tensions began to develop between the board of directors and Earlham about the museum's governance and the college's financial policies; the dispute culminated in Earlham's dismissal of the museum's president and board of directors in June 2003. The Indiana attorney general intervened and, after a lengthy and contentious dispute, a settlement was reached in which Earlham resigned as trustee of the charitable trust, the Lilly endowment was allocated between Conner Prairie and the college, the museum became independent. Conner Prairie has a board of directors, maintains its finances and endowment fund. In 2009, it joined the Smithsonian Affiliations program.

On December 17, 2010, Conner Prairie received the National Medal for Museum and Library Service and a $10,000 prize in a ceremony at the White House. The museum opened its newest exhibit in June 2011. "The 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana" documents Morgan's Raid with live action and interactive activities. The museum grounds are divided into several sections where different historical eras are recreated in a living timeline. Staff in historical clothing demonstrate, they explain their lifestyles in character while performing chores such as cooking, chopping wood, making pottery, tending to animals. Visitors are invited to join in the activities; the museum's main building, the Welcome Center, contains the entrance lobby, ticket-sales counter, "Create. Connect", Discovery Station/Craft Corner indoor play area, banquet hall, gift shop; the gift shop sells pottery made by the museum's costumed staff in addition to more conventional souvenirs. Conner Prairie has several permanent attractions and a number of semi-regular events, including monthly programs such as "Taste the Past", a Headless Horseman ride in the autumn, candlelight tours, a country fair.

It hosts American Civil War reenactments, Hearthside Suppers, Christmas events and dinners. Create Connect is an indoor attraction, open all year round, that "Celebrates Hoosier Innovation." This attraction offers activities such as building a windmill, experimenting with circuits, building a model plane, building a chain reaction. The area consists of smaller exhibits that explore wind energy at the turn of the century, flight in the early 1900s, rural electrification in the 1930s, the role of science during the space race of the 1950s-60s; the area is facilitated by a blue-shirt staff member, but may have a first-person interpreter dressed in costume. Makesmith Workshop's theme changes through the seasons. In the winter, it focuses on textiles, in the summer, it turns to metalworking, in the spring and fall it changes to woodworking. Children of all ages can participate in basic trade activities such as sewing on a button, hammering in a nail, or molding a piece of metal. Safety is always Makesmith's number one priority.

Animal Encounters is a functioning barn on Conner Prairie grounds across from the Conner House. It houses more than eighteen kinds of chickens, sheep, cows and horses. Children and adults can learn about the different aspects of the barn and the animals it houses by using all five senses; the barn will go about activities such as milking goats and cows, collecting eggs from chickens, shearing sheep. Built in 1823, the William Conner House is a two-story, Federal-style brick residence on the terrace edge of the west fork of the White River, it is believed to be one of the first brick buildings built in central Indiana. Seven of William and Elizabeth Conner's ten children were born in the home; the house was used as a meeting place for the commissioners, other county officials, the Hamilton County circuit court of, contained a post office in the county's early days. Conner lived in the house until 1837. William and Elizabeth's children and their families continued to live in the house until its ownership left the family in 1871.

During the 1860s, Conner's Lenape children with Mekinges Conner unsuccessfully attempted to gain title to the family's Indiana land. Subsequent owners lived in the house until 1934, when Eli Lilly Jr. purchased Conner's former farm and the now-dilapidated house. Lilly, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company and president of

Robert Maddox

Robert Foster Maddox was the 41st Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. Maddox was born on April 1870 to Robert Flournoy Maddox, an early Atlanta settler and war hero, he was educated in public school, attended the University of Georgia until 1887 when he completed studies at Harvard University. He was chairman of the board of the Atlanta & Lowry National Bank part of, founded by his father. In 1908, he served as the next year he was elected Atlanta's mayor, he had an active term, issuing the city's first large bond, used for new schools, sewage disposal plants and enlarging the Atlanta Water Works. He had built an addition to Grady Memorial Hospital and via many trips to Washington, D. C. was able to purchase the old post office for $70,000 to be used as the City Halls of Atlanta. During his term, the city doubled in scope: adding Oakland City among other neighborhoods, he died in 1965. When Robert Maddox was in his 80s, Vernon E. Jordan Jr. served as his chauffeur. Maddox Park in Atlanta's Bankhead neighborhood is named in his honor.

The park was dedicated in 1931. He lies in the Maddox mausoleum in Oakland Cemetery. Maddox Road in Morrow, Georgia is named after him, along with a Clayton County Parks and Recreation park and basketball court in Morrow, Ga. "American Odyssey", Oct 29, 2001

Music from Malcolm in the Middle

Music from Malcolm in the Middle is the soundtrack to the television series Malcolm in the Middle, released on November 21, 2000 by Fox Music, Restless Records and Rykodisc. The theme song "Boss of Me", performed by They Might Be Giants, won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. "Boss of Me" – They Might Be Giants – 2:58 "Washin' + Wonderin'" – Stroke 9 – 3:39 "Good Life" – The Getaway People – 3:29 "You All Dat" – Baha Men – 3:29 "Been Here Once Before" – Eagle-Eye Cherry – 3:32 "Falling for the First Time" – Barenaked Ladies – 3:37 "Drunk is Better Than Dead" – The Push Stars – 3:39 "Bizarro" – Citizen King – 4:07 "We are Monkeys" – Travis – 3:06 "Right Place, Wrong Time" – Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies – 3:38 "Smile" – Hanson – 3:13 "Heaven is a Halfpipe" – OPM – 4:08 "Tune In" – Flak – 3:39 "Don't Push It, Don't Force It" – Gordon – 4:10 "Cotton Eye Joe" – Rednex – 3:19 "Older" – They Might Be Giants – 1:54 "I Just Don't Care" – The Dust Brothers – 3:45