Hundred of Willey
The Hundred of Willey is a historical land division, a hundred in northwest corner of Bedfordshire, England. Its northwestern boundary is the county border with Northamptonshire, its southwestern boundary the border with Buckinghamshire; some of its parishes and settlements lay on the River Great Ouse. The hundred of Willey was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and included the parishes of: Carlton, Farndish, Felmersham with Radwell, Odell, Podington with Hinwick, Thurleigh and Wymington; the hundred added the parishes of Biddenham, Bromham, Pavenham and Stevington from the ancient hundred of Buckelowe and the parish of Souldrop. In 1934 the parishes of Carlton and Chellington merged to become one parish, Carlton with Chellington. Farndish ceased to be its own parish and was absorbed into the Podington with Hinwick parish. What was the northeast corner of the Hundred of Willey was the Half Hundred of Bucklow, it had long been associated with the Hundred of Willey and became absorbed into it in 1831, causing it to gain some of the extra parishes.
In the 13th century the two were royal hundreds recorded as The bailiwick of Wilie and half bailiwick of Bukkelowe. A man named Hugh de Willey was recorded as The keeper of the bailiwick of Wilie and half bailiwick of Bukkelowe, at his death in 1278 his son Roger succeeded him. Although there are many small settlements the majority of land in the hundred remains rural and is still used for farming. There is a railway line running close to the northeast border, however some stations on this line are now closed such as Sharnbrook closed in 1960. Today the area of the Hundred of Willey is within the Borough of Bedford; the hundred contained the following parishes:Biddenham, Bromham, Chellington, Felmersham, Odell, Podington, Souldrop, Stevington, Turvey Hundreds of Bedfordshire
Willey is a rural village and civil parish in the English county of Warwickshire. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 145. Administratively it forms part of the borough of Rugby. Just to the east of the village are the remains of the dismantled Rugby to Leicester railway line; the village church of St Leonard in Willey is Grade II* listed. The village pub in Willey is called the "Sarah Mansfield"; the pub was named "The Plough.". Some details
Mount Willey is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. The mountain is named after Samuel Willey, Jr. and his family, who in 1825 moved into a house in Crawford Notch. The family was killed a year in August 1826 during a landslide. Mount Willey is part of the Willey Range of the White Mountains, of which it is the southernmost and second highest. It, along with Mount Field, forms the western wall of Crawford Notch; the summit is just outside the Crawford Notch State Park. The north and east faces of Mount Willey drain directly into the Saco River, thence into the Gulf of Maine at Saco, Maine; the south and west sides drain into the North Fork of the Pemigewasset River, thence into the East Branch, the Pemigewasset River, Merrimack River, into the Gulf of Maine at Newburyport, Massachusetts. List of mountains in New Hampshire White Mountain National Forest U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mt. Willey PeakBagger.com: Mt. Willey Mt. Willey AMC: Hiking Mt. Willey hikethewhites.com: Mt. Willey NH State Parks: Willey House Mt. Willey - FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide
Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner
Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner are a duo of cartoon characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. In each episode, the Coyote attempts to catch and subsequently eat the Road Runner, a fast-running ground bird, but is never successful. Instead of his animal instincts, the Coyote uses absurdly complex contraptions to try to catch his prey, which comically "backfire", with the Coyote getting injured in slapstick fashion. Many of the items for these contrivances are mail-ordered from a variety of companies that are all named Acme. One running gag involves the Coyote trying to shield himself with a little parasol against a great falling boulder, about to crush him. Another running gag involves the Coyote falling from a high cliff. After he goes over the edge, the rest of the scene, shot from a bird’s-eye view, shows him falling into a canyon so deep, that his figure is lost to sight; this is followed, a second or two by the rising of a dust cloud from the canyon floor as the Coyote hits.
The characters were created by animation director Chuck Jones and writer Michael Maltese in 1948 for Warner Bros. while the template for their adventures was the work of writer Michael Maltese. The characters star in a long-running series of theatrical cartoon shorts and occasional made-for-television cartoons, it was meant to parody chase cartoons like Tom and Jerry, but became popular in its own right. The Coyote appears separately as an occasional antagonist of Bugs Bunny in five shorts from 1952 to 1963: Operation: Rabbit, To Hare Is Human, Rabbit's Feat, Compressed Hare, Hare-Breadth Hurry. While he is silent in the Coyote-Road Runner shorts, he speaks with a refined accent in these solo outings, beginning with 1952's Operation: Rabbit, introducing himself as "Wile E. Coyote—Genius", voiced with an upper-class accent by Mel Blanc; the Road Runner vocalizes only with a signature sound, "Beep, Beep", recorded by Paul Julian, an accompanying "popping-cork" tongue noise. To date, 49 cartoons have been made featuring the majority by Chuck Jones.
TV Guide included Wile E. Coyote in its 2013 list of "The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time". Jones based the Coyote on Mark Twain's book Roughing It, in which Twain described the coyote as "a long, slim and sorry-looking skeleton", "a living, breathing allegory of Want, he is always hungry." Jones said he created the Coyote-Road Runner cartoons as a parody of traditional "Cat and mouse" cartoons such as MGM's Tom and Jerry, which Jones would work on as a director in his career. Jones modelled the Coyote's appearance on fellow animator Ken Harris; the Coyote's name of Wile E. is a pun of the word "wily." The "E" stands for "Ethelbert" in one issue of a Looney Tunes comic book. The Coyote's surname is pronounced with a long "e", but in one cartoon short, To Hare Is Human, Wile E. is heard pronouncing it with a diphthong. Early model sheets for the character prior to his initial appearance identified him as "Don Coyote", a pun of the name Don Quixote; the series consists of: 49 shorts about 6 to 7 minutes long, but including three web cartoons which are "three-minute, three-dimensional cartoons in widescreen".
One half-hour special, released theatrically. One feature-length film that combines live animation. 1 Re-edited from Adventures of the Road-Runner, by Chuck Jones, with new music direction from Bill Lava. 2 Re-edited from Adventures of the Road-Runner, by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises 3 These cartoons were shown with a feature-length film. Chariots of Fur was shown with Richie Rich, Coyote Falls was shown with Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Fur of Flying was shown with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Rabid Rider was shown with Yogi Bear. Flash in the Pain was shown at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014; the desert scenery in the first three Road Runner cartoons and Furry-ous, Beep and Going! Going! Gosh!, were designed by Robert Gribbroek and was quite realistic. In most cartoons the scenery was designed by Maurice Noble and was far more abstract. Wile E. Coyote obtains various complex and ludicrous devices from a mail-order company, the fictitious Acme Corporation, which he hopes will help him catch the Road Runner.
The devices invariably fail in spectacular fashion. Whether this is a result of operator error or faulty merchandise is debatable; the coyote ends up burnt to a crisp, squashed flat, or at the bottom of a canyon. Acme products do work quite well. In this case, their success works against the coyote. For example, the Dehydrated Boulder, upon hydration, becomes so large that it crushes him, or the Coyote finds out that the Earthquake Pills bottle label's fine print states that the pills aren’t effective on road runners, right after he swallows the whole bottle, thinking they're ineffective. Other times he uses items that are implausible, such as a superhero outfit, thinking he could fly wearing it. How the coyote acquires these products without money is not explained until the 2003 movie Looney Tunes: Back in Action, in which he is shown to be an employee of Acme. In a Tiny Toon Adventures episode, Wile E. makes ment
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Willey House, New Hampshire
The Willey House at Crawford Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is associated principally with a tragedy of August 28, 1826, in which seven members of the Willey family and two other people died. Out of that event came a boost to the nascent tourism industry of the area; the Willey House was known as Old Notch House and had been built in 1793. Ethan Crawford acquired it in 1823 for use as an inn to accommodate his growing business as a mountain guide, in 1826 it was occupied by a family headed by Samuel J. Willey Jr. Northern New England experienced a drought in the summer of 1826, which ended with the arrival of a terrific storm on the evening of August 28. Flooding followed, with the valley at Crawford Notch being one place. All but two of the bridges on the turnpike that ran through the notch were destroyed, trees suffered a similar fate and the high sides of the valley were gouged by swollen streams and landslides; the Willey House was a scene of desolation due to the effects of an avalanche on a mountain behind it.
The house, had survived in an island of calm because the surging debris split either side on a low ridge and unified again beyond it. Local residents, including Ethan Crawford and the Reverend Benjamin G. Willey, Samuel's brother, visited the house in the aftermath of the storm, it was empty, with signs that there may have been a rapid departure from it, such as unmade beds, clothes strewn around and ashes in the fireplace. There was an open Bible on the table. A search of the devastated area over the next few days revealed the bodies of the Willey parents, two of their daughters and two hired hands; some livestock had been killed, including those in a now-destroyed stable. There followed various theories as to what had happened, the most of, that the occupants abandoned the property as the avalanche approached but in doing so, in darkness, they unwittingly put themselves in the path of it around the point where the flow reunited. News of the disaster spread through many regional newspapers, through media such as Theodore Dwight's guidebook, The Northern Traveller.
People began to visit the site, drawn to the scene of devastation, human tragedy and the miraculous survival of the structure itself. As well as boosting a nascent tourist industry in the area, in which the Crawford family had been playing a significant part, it became a source of inspiration for artists and writers; the 4,000-foot peak on the western wall of the notch became known as Mount Willey. Dona Brown believes that the artist Thomas Cole and other visitors, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, used the interest in the tragedy to further their careers, deliberately painting and writing about an area that had gained national attention. Ethan Crawford, exploited it by, for example, ensuring that the Willey House was well signposted; the Crawfords had been directly affected by the storm, with Ethan's property suffering US$1000 of damage and his father's farm being wrecked beyond repair, but they were affected in a positive manner with the subsequent influx of tourists. In 1828, Ethan began construction of a new inn, called the Notch House, at the northern end of the notch, appointing his brother Thomas to run it.
The business opened in 1829 and attracted many notable people, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Daniel Webster. Hawthorne was inspired by the Willey tragedy to write a short story titled "The Ambitious Guest" in 1835, while Cole noted in his diary that "The site of the Willey House, with its little patch of green in the gloomy desolation naturally recalled to mind the horrors of the night when the whole family perished beneath an avalanche of rocks and earth."Horace Fabyan, a merchant and a speculator in the emerging tourism industry, took control of the Willey House in 1845 and converted it into a 50-bed hotel. Visitor interest in the effects of the disastrous storm waned over time, despite the efforts of people such as Benjamin Willey to maintain and profit by it by offering guided tours of the house for a fee, it had become old news and nature had taken it course to cover much of the scenic damage. The site of the house and the landslide is now an interpretive center within Crawford Notch State Park.
White Mountain art Purchase, Eric. Out of Nowhere: Disaster and Tourism in the White Mountains; the Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-6013-3
Willey is a small village south west of the town of Broseley, England, within the civil parish of Barrow. It is made up of about 4 farms and the majority of land is owned and leased by the Weld-Forester family of Willey Hall. Willey sports a proud cricket team like many small villages around the United Kingdom; the village was the site of one of John Wilkinson's ironworks in the 18th century. The world's first iron boat, a barge, was built there in 1787. Willey Park, the landscaped grounds of Willey Hall, contains a war memorial in form of a stone Celtic cross erected by the 6th Baron Forester, to the men of the parishes of Barrow and Willey who died serving in the World Wars; the Church of England parish church at Willey, the family burying place of the Lords Forester, is maintained by the Forester family but is no longer open for regular worship nor open to the public except by arrangement with the estate office or when the church, with the Willey Park gardens, is opened under the National Gardens Scheme.
Listed buildings in Barrow, Shropshire