Mark Wingfield is a guitarist and composer based in the UK. Most of his output is rooted in jazz, but he is active in contemporary classical music. Much of his output is directed towards studio work. Wingfield cites jazz, Indian, Japanese and classical music as influences has written over 70 compositions, he attempts to combine these with classical music. He has worked with Iain Ballamy, Gary Husband, Markus Reuter, Kevin Kastning, Asaf Sirkis, Thomas Strønen, Jeremy Stacey, Robert Mitchell, René von Grüenig. Wingfield spent the first part of his childhood in England before moving to America with his family and later returning to England. An interest in jazz lead him to begin playing in Europe where he worked as composer and performer and recording with various jazz groups including SMQ, Scapetrace, as well as his own groups. Though self-taught, he studied orchestration with Colin Huens, music fellow at the University of Cambridge, he studied western and non-western classical musical forms, further developed his interest in Indian and Japanese music.
As a guitarist, Wingfield cites jazz influences such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek, as well as rock players such as Jimi Hendrix. On his album Fallen Cities, he collaborated with Lebanese singer Samia Afra and continued his interest in non-western forms and performing with Turkish musicians Gökhan Özyavuz in Istanbul and Zambian musician KT Lumpa. Wingfield's interest in music technology came to the fore when he was asked by songwriter Willy Henshall of Londonbeat to join ResRocket, a band made up of musicians from around the world who played together live over the internet using specially developed software; as a core member of ResRocket, as well as recording an album, he toured with the band, playing in London, Los Angeles, Oslo. During concerts, some of the members were on stage, while others played live over the internet projected on giant screens on stage. Wingfield has played with his own band and various collaborations in Europe and the Eastern United states.
He has records for the New York City label Moonjune Records as well as for Dark Energy Music, Greydisc. His compositions were the subject of a lecture at Goldsmiths College, London in 2006 to mark the opening of its new Contemporary Music Department and have been featured in lectures and workshops at the Royal College of Music in London, Trinity College of Music in London, Dartington College of Arts music department; the growing interest in his work has led to commissions for the BMICs Cutting Edge Series, SPNM's Sound Source, the European Commission funded Waterways Celebration, Kathryn Stott, Jane Chapman, Kate Ryder, Elaine Funaro, Geoffrey Burgess, McFall's Chamber. His compositions have been performed in concert halls and festivals in cities across the UK including, Bath, Leeds and Southampton, his work has been performed in New York City and Luzern. Guitar Encryptions Liquid Maps Sleeper Street Proof of Light with Yaron Stavi, Asaf Sirkis The Stone House with Reuter, Sirkis The Line to Three with Kevin Kastning Lighthouse with Reuter, Sirkis Tales from the Dreaming City Official site
John Henry "Harry" Wingfield was an English illustrator, best known for his drawings that illustrated the Ladybird Books Key Words Reading Scheme in the 1960s through to the 1980s, which sold over 80 million copies worldwide. Wingfield was born near Derby, the son of a blastfurnace man, he grew up in Derbyshire. Hoping to become an engineer, he failed to obtain an apprenticeship to Rolls Royce because of his stammer, he started his first job, in an advertising agency in Derby, aged 16, worked in Walsall and Birmingham, he took evening classes in drawing, where he met his wife, Ethel and he served in the RAF in the Second World War as a driver in the RAF regiment. Based in the Azores he painted camouflage but gained a reputation for painting portraits of colleagues and family members, he worked as a graphic designer when he returned to England before working as a freelance illustrator for Ladybird in the 1950s. His watercolours, along with those of Martin Aitchison, provided strong images to accompany the simple text devised by William Murray.
Wingfield's wife Ethel, as an expert in early learning, was a significant collaborator. His best-known work accompanied books in the Key Words Reading Scheme brought out by Ladybird as competition to the American Janet and John books, they conformed with neat, obedient children. They featured images based on photography of families on new council estates of the period, a market they targeted with phenomenal success. Within a few years, new lifestyles meant that Wingfield's images were looking out of date, so he modernised the illustrations in the 1970s; the children became scruffier, the domestic settings changed, though the books never reflected the social changes of the period. Wingfield remained a freelance for most of his life and in 1989, Ladybird returned a catalogue of around 600 original pictures to him, some of which were sold at exhibition, but many of which he retained, he lived modestly, after retirement continued to live in the house in Little Aston, near Walsall, where he had spent his working life as an artist.
Exhibitions of Wingfield's pictures were held in Walsall in 2002 and 2003 and across the UK, organised by Ladybird enthusiasts including the writer Cressida Connolly. His works, along with the books, have increased in value in recent years as Ladybird books and their accompanying illustrations have become more fashionable and therefore more collectable. In late 2014 Ladybird books received major UK media coverage with the release of an iconic'covers' collection to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Many of Harry Wingfield's illustrations were reproduced in the UK media as part of that announcement. In May 2018 a collection of Wingfield's works, owned by a former neighbour, were shown on the BBC Television programme Antiques Road Show. Harry Wingfield: Children's book illustrator whose wholesome pictures of Peter and Jane helped millions learn to read, Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian, 23 March 2002 Harry Wingfield - Obituary, The Times, London, 15 March 2002 Interview transcript, 14 November 2001
Wingfield is a village in the English county of Suffolk. It is found 7 miles east of Diss, signposted off B1118, near Eye. Wingfield Castle, now a private house, was for many centuries the home of the Wingfield family and their heirs, the De La Poles and Dukes of Suffolk; the Wingfields were a ancient family and Sir John de Wingfield was chief of staff to the Black Prince. Sir John de Wingfield founded the great 14th-century church at Wingfield and his tomb can be found within it. Here visitors can see fine church monuments of the De la Pole family; the church contains the effigy of Michael de la Pole Earl of Suffolk, his wife Katherine. This Earl died of dysentery at the Siege of Harfleur whilst with Henry V on his Agincourt campaign of 1415; the Earl's son Michael, with his father, succeeded to the title but was killed a few weeks whilst fighting under the King at the actual battle of Agincourt. The title passed to the second son, aged fifteen at the time. William de la Pole first Duke of Suffolk, murdered after being exiled in 1450, was buried by his widow, Alice Chaucer, in the family church of the Charterhouse, Kingston upon Hull, as was his wish, not in Wingfield church as is stated.
St Andrew's church contains fifteen 15th-century misericords. It is worth noting that they have more than a family resemblance to those at Sutton Courtenay now in Oxfordshire, but pre-1974 in Berkshire, those at Soham in Cambridgeshire; the church's Tudor organ tours the country. It features in the film The Elusive English Organ. Wingfield College is a remnant of the college founded by the will of Sir John de Wingfield in 1362, endowed by the Black Prince in his will; the college had nine secular chaplains and three choral scholarships for boys. These persons were required to live at the college, pray for Sir John, the Black Prince and Edward III, run a boarding school and minister to the parish. In 1542, the college was dissolved and a large part was demolished; the remaining wings were remodelled in Palladian style in the 18th century. It was not until a previous owner, Ian Chance, came into possession that restoration revealed the 14th-century structure. Since 1981 the adjacent Wingfield College Farm has run a regular series of concerts and lectures, with exhibitions including ceramics and contemporary art and a creative arts visitor centre, known as Wingfield Arts.
This venture closed in 2003 due to lack of funding, but the restored buildings in 4 acres of gardens, garden sculpture and a play garden re-opened in April 2009 as Wingfield Barns under the stewardship of Mid-Suffolk District Council. In 2009 a Community Interest Company was formed to formally take on the leasehold of the buildings and run the artistic programming and venue hirings. Sir John Wingfield's daughter and heiress married Michael de la Pole 1st Earl of Suffolk, their great-grandson, John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, married Princess Elizabeth of York, sister to Kings Edward IV and Richard III. Their son, John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln was King Richard's heir and attempted to claim the English throne, his brother, Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, followed him and was therefore imprisoned by his rival, King Henry VII. He was beheaded, without trial, on the orders of Henry VIII, who confiscated the castle and the De La Pole estates for himself. John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk Elizabeth of York, Duchess of Suffolk Wingfield Barns - website for Wingfield Barns Wingfield Parish Council - website for Wingfield Parish Council
Charles John Wingfield
Sir Charles John Wingfield, a British civil servant and politician. He had a distinguished career with the Bengal Civil Service, was elected as the first Member of Parliament for the United Kingdom's Parliament constituency of Gravesend. Wingfield was educated at Westminster Haileybury. Wingfield's father, William Wingfield, was a Master in Chancery and served as a member of parliament for Bodmin in 1806. William changed his surname to Wingfield-Baker in 1849 by Royal licensure after his inheritance of Orsett Hall in Essex. Several of William's children changed their surname as well. From William's first marriage to Lady Charlotte-Maria, eldest daughter of Henry Digby, 1st Earl Digby, Wingfield had several older half siblings including: George-Digby, John-Digby, Caroline, Frances-Eliza, Richard Baker Wingfield-Baker, a member of parliament for South Essex. By his father's marriage to Wingfield's mother, Elizabeth Mills, Wingfield had several additional siblings, including: William-Wriothesley-Digby, Henry, Kenelm-Digby and Lucy.
Wingfield served in the Bengal Civil Service from 1840 to 1866. He was a proponent of Charles Canning's clemency policy during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. While in the BCS, he held several offices including Commissioner of Gorakhpur, the post he held when appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath on 18 May 1860, Vice-Chairman of the East India Association's Council. From 15 February 1859 to 20 April 1860, he was the Chief Commissioner of Oude. On 24 May 1866, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India. A Liberal, Wingifled was elected to Parliament over Bedford Pim, serving served during the period of 18 November 1868 to 5 February 1874 when Wingfield was unseated by Pim. Wingfield never married, his residence was located first at 12 Albert Mansions, Victoria Street, at the time of his death on 27 January 1892 at 66 Portland Place, London. In his will, Wingfield bequeathed money to at least two charities, including the London and the National Dental Hospitals; the 80-acre Wingfield Park, named in his honour, is half a mile south of Sikandar Bagh in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir Charles Wingfield
The Wingfield Sculls is a rowing race held annually on the River Thames in London, England, on the 4 1⁄4 miles Championship Course from Putney to Mortlake. The race is between single scullers and is on the Saturday three to four weeks before the Scullers Head of the River Race, the same race in reverse, attracts more international entries and is held in November every year. Due to tide changes on the Tideway, the race may therefore be in November; the race was founded on 10 August 1830, at the instigation of barrister Henry Colsell Wingfield. The idea for the race was suggested at a dinner after a sculling race and following this a subscription dinner was held at the Swan in Battersea, where money was raised to fund the event, the rules were decided and a date was set; the initial conditions were that the race should be run on the half tide from Westminster to Putney against all challengers, annually on 10 August forever, though the first race went from the Red House, Battersea to Hammersmith.
The Wingfield Sculls, the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta and the London Cup in the Metropolitan Regatta made up the "Triple Crown" of the three premier amateur single sculling events in the United Kingdom. Following the first Wingfield Sculls race, a separate Championship of the Thames for professional scullers was held for the first time in October 1831, which ceased in 1957 due to a decline in prize purses from betting in the sport and on the merger of the'amateur' and'professional'/'manual trade' former class-based categories of rowers. Henry Colsell Wingfield, born 1805, an Old Westminster, married Jane Nicholls in Margate, Kent in 1828. Henry Wingfield was the grandson of a rich hatter, the son of an attorney and was raised at St James’s Parish, Westminster, he and Jane lived at 37 Great Marlborough Street near Oxford Circus — now rebuilt as a Coffee Republic and O'Neill's Irish Bar. They had two children. In 1842 Jane divorced Henry for adultery. Henry stayed long enough to bury his beloved daughter Emma 10 months in a new grand family grave at Kensal Green and emigrated to Prince Edward County — now part of Canada — which juts into Lake Ontario.
He farmed near Picton near South Marysburgh for 20 years. In 1861, Henry Wingfield sold his farm and — wishing to spend his last days in England, embarked for Liverpool. At noon on 4 June 1861, 4 miles off the north point of Newfoundland in fog, his ship, the SS Canadian, struck an iceberg and the Wingfield Sculls founder and about 30 others of the passengers and crew of 300 succumbed to the cold and waves of the Atlantic Ocean; the 2007 event on 25 October saw the revival of the women's championship which, except for the years between 1939–48, had been an annual event from 1929 until the early 1970s, when the Women's Amateur Rowing Association amalgamated with the ARA. The Wingfield Family Society have been involved with the Wingfield Sculls for the last 10 years, it has funded and presented a silver Trophy – based on Henry Wingfield’s original 1830 Trophy – for the revived Women’s Wingfields. The closest living relative to Henry Wingfield, Clare Morton presented both the trophy to the winner of the 2007 race, Elise Laverick, a framed montage of extracts about the "Life of the Wingfield Sculls Founder" to Wade Hall-Craggs, the Honorary Secretary of the Wingfield Sculls Committee.
ResultsThe last champion to win a hat trick on the Tideway was Margaret Gladden, she held the title from 1966-1971. Rowing on the River Thames Bibliography Cleaver, Hylton, A History of Rowing. British Amateur Rowing Association Almanacks, 1898–2007
The Rt Hon. Sheila Wingfield, Viscountess Powerscourt, was an Anglo-Irish poet. Lady Powerscourt attended the Roedean School, she attended art school in Paris. She was the daughter of Major Claude Frances Ethel. Ethel was the daughter of a Protestant family from County Offaly, whose homes included the Bellair and Ballycumber estates, where Lady Powerscourt spent most of her childhood summer holidays, her mother was the author of All That I Have Met. Lady Powerscourt inherited the Bellair estate from her aunt, her mother's uncle was Poet Laureate. Her father was from a Jewish family, they had earned their wealth in the tobacco trade. Her parents did not approve of her interest in writing, her father went so far as to forbid her to read. She hid her Jewish background from those around her, again at her father's insistence, her cousins included the Jewish literary figures Violet Schiff and Ada Leverson, her grandfather was born Alfred Henry Moses. In 1932 she married The Hon. Mervyn Patrick Wingfield The 9th Viscount Powerscourt, in Jerusalem.
They had three children, a daughter and two sons: Grania Langrishe and Guy Wingfield. Her poems were first published in The Dublin Magazine of 1937. Although supportive, her husband requested her not to be involved in the literary circle in Ireland. During her life she produced eight collections of verse and three memoirs of Irish life, although she is not well known in Ireland; this is despite the admiration of Elizabeth Bowen, W. B. Yeats, John Betjeman, T. S. Eliot and James Stephens; however and Yeats had a falling out when she used his praise from a private letter on the cover of her first publication. She suffered her first breakdown during the production of that publication. Lady Powerscourt wanted to be a respected poet, she suffered from addictions to alcohol and cocaine. Her drug use had started during her seasons in London; the Second World War had a huge impact on the family. Her husband Mervyn was captured by the Germans in Italy; when he came home his health had been compromised and he suffered from shell shock.
Sheila had taken the family to Bermuda. They returned home, her best work was written in response to Beat Drum, Beat Heart. Her husband came into his inheritance of the Powerscourt Estate in March 1947, when he succeeded as The 9th Viscount Powerscourt, she helped catalogue the Chester Beatty Library. Her marriage never recovered from the impact of the war, however. In 1963 she left her husband and, as a result of the financial impact, the family sold Powerscourt. Lady Powerscourt lived after that in hotels in Bermuda, London and Switzerland, she died in a home near Dublin. In the 1950s, Lady Powerscourt won the Poetry Society Book Choice; the Sheila Wingfield Papers are being kept in the National Library of Ireland and Houghton Library, Harvard University. Poems Beat Drum, Beat Heart A Cloud Across the Sun A Kite’s Dinner: Poems 1938-54 The Leaves Darken Admissions: Poems 1974-1977 Her Storms: Selected Poems 1938-1977, with a preface by G. S. Fraser Collected Poems: 1938-1983, preface by G. S. Fraser Ladder to the Loft Real People, with a foreword by John Betjeman Sun Too Fast Penny Perrick, Something to Hide: The Life of Sheila Wingfield, Viscountess Powerscourt, 2007, ISBN 978 1 84351 093 2 Wingfield Family at Powerscourt Alexander G. Gonzalez, Irish Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006, 348 pages Lucy Collins, Sheila Wingfield, 2013, ISBN 9781907593666 Alex Davis, "'Wilds to Alter, Forms to Build': The Writings of Sheila Wingfield",Irish University Review, Vol. 31, No.
2, pp. 334-352.
Wingfield Aerodrome was first the Cape Town Municipal Aerodrome Air Force Station Wingfield under the SAAF, before being used as a Fleet Air Arm base by the Royal Navy. After World War II, the aerodrome reverted to being the municipal airport for a while; the history of Wingfield is synonymous with the history of flight in South Africa, including pioneering attempts at commercial aviation. In the early days of aviation, all, required for take off and landing was a level piece of land free of obstructions. Where a flight commenced and ended depended on the weather, the reason for the flight, the mechanical state of the aircraft and the whim of the pilot. Navigation was done by following a road or railway line and referring to prominent landmarks such as Table Mountain. There were no laws prohibiting low landing within city limits. Places in the vicinity of Cape Town known to be used as airfields included Kenilworth race course, Green Point Common and Green Point cycle track, Sea Point, Robben Island, Maitland Common, Rosebank Showgrounds and Mr Young's farm near Wynberg as well as local beaches.
It would be several years before the commercial prospects of aviation would be grasped and an aviation infrastructure put in place. September 1939 saw the formation of 15 Squadron SAAF at Germiston with three former SAA Junkers Ju 86 airliners used for maritime patrols. After moving to Wingfield the squadron was absorbed as A Flight of 32 Squadron SAAF. 804 Naval Air Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm reformed in September 1944 at Wingfield aerodrome 24 Hellcat IIs and in January 1945, they embarked on HMS Ameer to provide cover during the landings on Ramree Island, subsequently missions over Sumatra and Malaya. In 1939, Alex Henshaw, Chief Test Pilot for Britain's Spitfire fighter planes, flying a modified Percival Mew Gull registration number G-AEXF, set a number of records for solo flights between Gravesend and Wingfield and back, which still stands today nearly seventy years later; the SA Navy is to relocate its sprawling technical training school, SAS Wingfield, along with some depots from a run-down World War II-era site near Goodwood to a purpose built new facility at Simon’s Town.
The move – for which the Navy has received an initial R40 million – follows a comprehensive multiyear investigation into the rationalisation of the Navy’s training institutions. The SAS Wingfield Naval Unit continues to exercise its right to the Freedom of Goodwood annually "to enter and march in the town with colours flying, drums beating and bayonets fixed". Cape Town International Airport is now the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town, is the second busiest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa; the airport was opened in 1954 to replace Cape Town's previous airport at Wingfield. On 17 October 1997 one of the most modern prisons in South Africa, the Goodwood Correctional Centre, with a capacity of 1692 beds was opened, it was built on Wingfield land to the north of the N1 highway. It is aligned to the concept of rehabilitation. In 1947 a township called Sassar was erected on a portion of Wingfield Aerodrome for the accommodation of officials of the South African Railways and Harbours.
From 1948 it provided accommodation for civil servants and members of Parliament who annually migrate to Cape Town for the parliamentary session. On 1 December 1959, after a competition for a new name, the name was changed to Acacia Park on account of the many Port Jackson willow trees growing there. A primary school was built and provision made for sport and other recreational facilities. At that stage children in the primary school were taught in accordance with the Transvaal syllabus and under the control of the Transvaal Education Department. Acacia Park is one of three Parliamentary villages in Cape Town. Photograph of an SAA Skymaster Leaving Wingfield Airport, Cape Town De Vries, Gerry. Wingfield – A Pictorial History. P. 310. This is the definitive history of Wingfield as a civilian and military aerodrome as part of the host of Southern African aerodromes that played an important role in training pilots and aircrew as part of the worldwide British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War II