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William Hartnell

William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. He acted in numerous British films, as well as having many stage and television appearances, but he became best known for his role as the First Doctor in Doctor Who, which he played from 1963 to 1966, he was well known for his roles as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, as Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 to 1961. William Henry Hartnell was born in St Pancras, England, the only child of Lucy Hartnell, an unmarried mother. Hartnell never discovered the identity of his father, whose particulars were left blank on his birth certificate, despite his efforts to trace him, he was brought up by a foster mother, spent many holidays in Devon with his mother's family of farmers, from whom he learned to ride horses. He was a second cousin of the fashion designer Norman Hartnell, he dabbled in petty crime. Through a boys' boxing club, at the age of 14 Hartnell met the art collector Hugh Blaker, who became his unofficial guardian, arranged for him to train as a jockey and helped him to enter the Italia Conti Academy.

Theatre being a passion of Blaker's, he paid for Hartnell to receive some "polish" at the Imperial Service College, though Hartnell found the strictures too much and ran away. Hartnell entered the theatre in 1925 working under Frank Benson as a general stagehand, he appeared in numerous Shakespearian plays, including The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, The Tempest and Macbeth. He appeared in She Stoops to Conquer, School for Scandal and Good Morning, before performing in Miss Elizabeth's Prisoner; this play was written by E. Lyall Swete, it featured the actress Heather McIntyre. His first of more than 60 film appearances was in Say It With Music. Radio work featured in his career, with his earliest known performance – in a production of Chinese Moon Party – being broadcast by the BBC on 11 May 1931. From the outbreak of the Second World War Hartnell served in the British Army in the Tank Corps, but he was invalided out after 18 months as the result of suffering a nervous breakdown and returned to acting.

In 1942 he was cast as Albert Fosdike in Noël Coward's film. He turned up late for his first day of shooting, Coward berated him in front of the cast and crew for his unprofessionalism, made him apologise to everyone and sacked him. Michael Anderson, the first assistant director, took over the part. Hartnell continued to play comic characters until he was cast in the robust role of Sergeant Ned Fletcher in The Way Ahead. From on his career was defined by playing policemen and thugs; this typecasting bothered him, for when he was cast in comedies he found he invariably played the "heavy". In 1958 he played the sergeant in the first Carry On Carry On Sergeant, he appeared as Will Buckley, another military character, in the film The Mouse That Roared, which starred Peter Sellers, he played a town councillor in the Boulting brothers' film Heavens Above!, again with Sellers. His first regular role on television was as Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in The Army Game in 1957, he left after the first season and returned for the final season in 1961.

Again, although it was a comedy series, he found. He appeared in a supporting role in the film version of This Sporting Life, giving a sensitive performance as an ageing rugby league talent scout known as "Dad". Hartnell described himself as "a legitimate actor. I do legitimate things". Hartnell's performance in This Sporting Life was noted by Verity Lambert, the producer, setting up a new science-fiction television series for the BBC entitled Doctor Who. Although Hartnell was uncertain about accepting a part in what was pitched to him as a children's series, in part due to his success in films and director Waris Hussein convinced him to take the part, it became the character for which he gained the highest profile and is now most remembered. Hartnell revealed that he took the role because it led him away from the gruff, military parts in which he had become typecast, having two grandchildren of his own, he came to relish the attention and affection that playing the character brought him from children.

His first episode of Doctor Who was aired on 23 November 1963. Doctor Who earned Hartnell a regular salary of £315 an episode by 1966, equivalent to £5,911 in 2019. By comparison, in 1966 his co-stars Anneke Wills and Michael Craze were earning £68 and £52 per episode at the same time, respectively. Throughout his tenure as the Doctor, William Hartnell wore a wig when playing the part, as the character had long hair. William Hartnell described his character as "a wizard", "a cross between the Wizard of Oz and Father Christmas". According to William Russell, Hartnell deliberately became tongue-tied and stumble over words. Hartnell's deteriorating health began to affect his ability to learn his lines so as his time on the series progressed. In addition, he had a poor relationship with a new production team on the series following the departure of Verity Lambert, he left Doctor Who in 1966. When he departed the producer of the show came up with the idea that, since

Emu Plains Correctional Centre

Emu Plains Correctional Centre, an Australian minimum security prison for females, is located on Old Bathurst Rd, Emu Plains, New South Wales. The centre is operated by Corrective Services NSW an agency of the Department of Attorney General and Justice of the Government of New South Wales; the centre detains sentenced and unsentenced felons under New South Wales and/or Commonwealth legislation. Established as a working dairy farm in 1914, the Emu Plains Prison Farm accommodated male inmates as part of a process of rehabilitation through farming; the centre was remodelled in 1957 as Emu Plains Training Centre and again in 1976 as Emu Plains Detention Centre. In 1994, the centre was again remodelled and all male inmates were transferred to other correctional facilities, with the Emu Plain Correctional Centre created as a minimum security prison for women. In 1996 a women's and children's program was established that permitted inmates to maintain closer contact with their children; the program allows some children to stay with their mother in custody and allows inmates to make recordings of book readings for their children.

Inmates are employed in the dairy for dairy processing, up until assisting in the breeding and training of assistance dogs to help people with disabilities. Inmates are encouraged to participate in a range of courses. Emu Plains runs a work release program assisting suitable inmates to gain employment within the community while still in custody and assisting them with adjustment to life in the community after release. Anu Singh – convicted for the 1997 murder of her boyfriend. Punishment in Australia Emu Plains Correction Centre website

George E. Starr

The steamboat George E. Starr operated in late 19th century as part of the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet and operated out of Victoria, B. C. Geo. E. Starr served for a time in California and on the Columbia River. Geo. E. Starr was built at Seattle in 1878 at the shipyard of J. F. T Mitchell for the Puget Sound Steam Navigation Company’s international route to Victoria, B. C.. Starr was a sidewheel steamer with a single-cylinder walking-beam engine, 148' long, 28' in beam over the hull, 9 foot depth of hold, rated at 473 tons. In 1881, the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, under Henry Villard bought out the Starr Line and all their steamers, including Geo. E. Starr, Alida and Annie Stewart; the new management ran Geo. E. Starr hard in a rate war with an older sidewheeler on Eliza Anderson. In 1889, the Eliza Anderson nearly sank Geo. E. Starr in a fog-bound collision off Coupeville. In 1892, the Starr was transferred south to California for a year; when she returned, she was under the control of the Northwest Steamship Company, ran between Seattle, Port Townsend and the mill ports.

George E. Starr was one of the first vessels, along with the sternwheeler Fannie Lake, Annie M. Pence and Rapid Transit, purchased by Joshua Green and his partners of the La Conner Trading and Transportation Company. Geo. E. Starr was considered sufficiently elegant at that time to allow President Rutherford B. Hayes, visiting Seattle, to spend a night in one of her cabins; when the Alaska Gold Rush started in 1897, many older vessels were pressed into service in an effort to make money off gold seekers headed for the north country. Geo. E. Starr was no exception. Under Capt. E. E. Caine, the Starr was made ready to, did in fact depart for Skagway and Dyea on August 3, 1897 with 90 passengers and a cargo of 100 horses. Geo. E. Starr survived her service in Alaska, by 1904 was running in Puget Sound again, under the ownership of the La Conner Trading and Transportation Company. On alternating days and Utopia left Pier 2, at the foot of Yesler Street in Seattle bound for Whatcom and Anacortes, with the Starr on her trips going on to Blaine where travelers could make connection with a steamer bound for Point Roberts.

On this run and Utopia were competing against the Bellingham of the Bellingham Bay Transportation Company. Geo. E. Starr served a long time, towards the end she acquired the reputation as a slow boat, as shown by the following waterfront doggerel: Maneuvering the old boat was difficult, as when making turns, she would list over and not right herself, which, as she was a sidewheeler, caused her to spin round and round in circles. To prevent this from happening, her skipper, Capt. Gunder Hansen set up a counterbalance on the deck consisting of an old cart loaded with two or three tons of old anchor chain, rigged to cross the deck with a traveler arrangement of block and tackle. Captain Hansen, a native of Norway, instructed all deck hands: "When I yingle the bell, you move the car," which resulted in Captain Hansen’s becoming known on the Sound as Yingle Bell Yohnny. Despite all this, Joshua Green remained fond of Geo. E. Starr, remarking sometimes when she was tardy: "The Starr must have an exceptionally fine load of freight this trip to be this late."

Green wrote of the Starr: Near the end of her career, Geo. E. Starr was transferred to the Columbia River. Geo. E. Starr was abandoned about 1921 in Lake Union, where she rotted and sank. Geo. E. Starr This is a good image showing Geo. E. Starr under way on a foggy day in calm water. Profile view of Geo. E. Starr at a pier in Seattle This undated image appears to have been taken at an earlier date in the vessel's career, as the camera required a long enough exposure so the flags on the masts are blurred by their waving in the breeze as the film was exposed. Good clear image of Geo. E. Starr docked at Seattle, 1894 In this photo, the city of Seattle is starting to assume its modern appearance, with steep streets built on wooden cribbing stretching back from the waterfront. Geo. E. Starr under construction This shows the heavy wooden ribs used to construct the hull of the Geo. E. Starr; this is a good image of an early shipyard on Puget Sound. A hand-turned windlass, used to haul vessels out of the water and up onto the ways, can be seen in the foreground of the image.

Geo. E. Starr and Rosalie at piers in Seattle This photographs shows the Geo. E. Starr at the same pier as in the other 1894 photograph linked above. In the foreground is another well-known Puget Sound steamer, the Rosalie a propeller-driven craft, providing an interesting contrast with the older sidewheeler

Zaca a te Moana (schooner)

The yacht Zaca A Te Moana is a schooner with fore-and-aft rig built in 1992 at Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, in Netherlands. The naval architect is Olivier Van Meer, theinterior architect is Ed Kastelein; the overall length is 7,2 meters of width and 4,3 meters for the draught. It has got sails surface of 815m², her cruise speed is 8 knots and her maximal speed is 11 knots, her tonnage is 175 tons because of her steel hull that offer a solid and sturdy structure, the deck and the superstructure are in teak. This sailing ship has a Rolls Royce motor with 6 cylinders of 220Kw working with Marine diesel; the architecture of the yacht is based on the sailing ship Zaca, this is the property of the actor Errol Flynn, built in 1930. It was registered at Jersey and Saint-Hélier is her home port; this ship was restored, during the 90's years and today it does some parade in the port of Monaco in mediterranean. Zaca A Te Moana is more bigger in size; this yacht is a luxury boat which can have as a guest 12 persons on board additional to the 8 crew members.

After sailing in the Caribbeans, it was moored in 2015 at Zeebruges, in the pleasure-sailing port of the Royal Belgian Sailing Club. Until 2015 this yacht sailed in the Caribbean where it participated at the St. Martin Classic Regatta and in Mediterranean too, with 4 fix crew members and 4 occasional crew members. At the time, the ship should leave to Antwerp to be restore at the 138 quay: only the cabin, the masts ad the riggings with stay from the origine, the remaining parts should be reorganizes to bring more spaces and comfort on board. Since this time, it has been moored in the pleasure-sailing port at Antwerp. Interior picture Yachtcharterfleet Schooner, soyons sport Article 1993, HSB international Article 1993, yachting world

Newton Abbot railway station

Newton Abbot railway station serves the town of Newton Abbot in Devon, England. It is 20 miles 13 chains down the line from Exeter St Davids and 214 miles 5 chains measured from London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads, at the junction for the branch to Paignton; the station today is managed by Great Western Railway, who provide the train service along with CrossCountry. For many years, it was the junction for Moretonhampstead and the site of a large locomotive workshop; the station was opened by the South Devon Railway Company on 30 December 1846 when its line was extended from Teignmouth railway station. It was opened through to Totnes on 20 June 1847 and a branch to Torquay was added on 18 December 1848; the Moretonhampstead and South Devon Railway opened its branch line on 26 June 1866. All these railways used the 7 ft broad gauge. Approaching the station from the town along Queen Street, people first saw. On the opposite side of the line was the pumping house for the atmospheric railway system that powered the trains for a short while.

The passenger station was situated to the south of these buildings. It consisted to two – three – small train sheds covering separate platforms for trains running in each direction to Exeter and Torquay, it was rebuilt in 1861. On 1 February 1876 the South Devon Railway, which had amalgamated with the Moretonhampstead company, was amalgamated into the Great Western Railway; the station was known as just "Newton" but this was changed to "Newton Abbot" on 1 March 1877. The last broad gauge train ran on 20 May 1892, after which all the lines in the area were converted to 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in standard gauge over the space of a weekend; the workshops at Newton Abbot played a part in converting broad gauge locomotives and wagons to standard gauge over the following months. Plans were put forward to rebuild the station with four platforms, but World War I delayed the plans; the goods facilities were moved onto the Moretonhampstead branch line on 12 June 1911, some sidings were laid at Hackney on 17 December 1911 to replace those near the engine shed.

These alterations paved the way for the expansion of the station following the war, the rebuilt station being opened by Lord Mildmay of Flete on 11 April 1927. The station, built to the designs of the Chief Architect of the Great Western Railway, Percy Emerson Culverhouse, now faced the town along Queen Street rather than the old wooden goods shed. An old broad gauge 0-4-0 locomotive, was put on display on the station platform to provide a link with the past; the southbound platform had to be rebuilt again following an air raid on 20 August 1940, during World War II. Six bombs were dropped killing 14 people; the Moretonhampstead line lost its passenger trains on 28 February 1959. Goods trains were cut back to Bovey railway station from 6 April 1964 and from 6 July 1970 were run no further than Heathfield; the final regular traffic ran in 1996. The last trains used the former Platform 4 on 24 April 1987. Removed were the loop lines that allowed fast trains to pass the station without passing a platform.

Resignalling was completed over the following bank holiday weekend. Full operation was now controlled from the panel signal box at Exeter. A new junction was installed for the Paignton branch and the signals now allow trains to run either way on each track; some of the signalling equipment was taken to the Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum, where it forms part of an interactive display that shows how the railway shaped the town. It was at about this time that Tiny was removed from its position on the platform and moved to Buckfastleigh railway station where it is displayed in the museum of the South Devon Railway Trust; the remaining section of the Moretonhampstead line was taken out of use in 2009 when'temporary stop blocks' were placed on the line 53 chains from the junction at Newton Abbot. The line to Heathfield has since been re-opened, seeing daily timber trains in 2012 to Chirk in Wales. South West Trains ran services until December 2009 between London Waterloo and Plymouth and Paignton, before withdrawing services west of Exeter to form an hourly service from Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo.

The station was'open' for many years after the staffed ticket gate was removed from the ticket office but in August 2017 ticket barriers were installed again, this time in a new building on the platform. Newton Abbot has proved to be an accident-prone station. On 22 August 1851 the locomotive Brigand was derailed and Switchman Bidgood had to pay one pound towards its repairs; the investigation into a collision in August 1875 revealed that it was normal practice at Newton to ignore the signal that controlled movements from the siding to the main line, as a result of which it was decided to interlock the signals and points here, one of the first such installations to be authorised on the South Devon Railway. On 21 October 1892 an engine fell on its side. In more recent times, a collision occurred on 25 March 1994 when a Class 158 DMU, working a Paignton to Cardiff service, ran into the back of a Class 43 standing in the platform with a Penzance to Edinburgh train. Thirty-one people were injured.

In March 1997 a similar train from London was derailed by a bearing failure as it approached the station. The main entrance is on the west side of the station, facing Courtenay Park and Queen Street which leads into the town

Pont de Pierre (Aosta)

The Pont de Pierre, meaning "Stone Bridge", is a Roman segmental arch bridge in the Italian city of Aosta in the Aosta Valley. The bridge crossed the Buthier about 600 m from the eastern exit of the Roman colony Augusta Praetoria; the single-arch bridge has a width of 5.9 m. The arch vault shows a comparatively flat profile; the facing was built of the spandrels filled with Roman concrete. The structure is dated to the second half of the reign of Augustus, who had earlier founded the military colony Augusta Praetoria at an important road junction; the Pont de Pierre was of strategic importance, since in Aosta the transalpine routes to Gaul branched off into the Little St Bernard and the Great St Bernard Pass. In southeasterly direction towards the Po Valley, the road led over another segmental arch bridge, the excellently preserved Pont-Saint-Martin Bridge, located at the exit of the Aosta valley. Roman bridge List of Roman bridges Pont d'Aël O’Connor, Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, pp. 90, 171, ISBN 0-521-39326-4 Media related to Pont de Pierre at Wikimedia Commons Pont de Pierre at Structurae Traianus – Technical investigation of Roman public works