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Early history[ edit ] The earliest evidence of human occupation in Hertfordshire come from a gravel pit in Rickmansworth. The finds of flint tools date back , years, [2] long before Britain became an island. People have probably lived in the land now called Hertfordshire for about 12, years, since the Mesolithic period [3] in Ware making Ware one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The Romans besieged him at Wheathampstead, and partly because of the defection of the Trinovantes whose King Cassivellaunus had had murdered , the Catuvellauni were forced to surrender. Cunobelinus became king of the Catuvellauni in 9 or 10 CE and ruled for about thirty years, [17] conquering such a large area of Britain that the Roman writer Suetonius called him Britannorum Rex in Latin "King of Britain". When the Romans took over, their settlement, laid out in 49 CE, [21] became known as Verulamium. Alban , a Roman army officer who became Britain's first Christian martyr after his arrest at Chantry Island , died in the 3rd or 4th century and gave his name to the modern town of St Albans. The ancient trackway, the Icknield Way also runs through Hertfordshire. These are three of the "four highways" of medieval England the other being the Fosse Way , which does not run through Hertfordshire which were still the main routes through the country more than a thousand years later.

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Stansted Airport was closed for several hours while there were long delays at Bristol, Birmingham, and Luton Airports while snow was removed from the runways. The floor of Ryde Tunnel twin single track bores was raised in to reduce the risk of flooding but the resultant reduced headroom means that modern efficient rolling stock need more than the available headroom. The floor could be lowered again and modern powerful pumps could prevent flooding.

An extension from Shanklin to Ventnor through a yard long tunnel could be cost effective if modern stock was used.

Locations for northbound trains over this line are few and far between when the sun shines but there are a couple around Henley so I headed in that direction.

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He was the first Australian to step foot on the famous Grand Ole Opry and had been invited back on a number occasions including appearing on the 65th Anniversary concert of the Grand Ole Opry in Reg's biggest hit was the song 'Armstrong', and the hits kept coming. In , he was elevated to the Roll of Renown Tamworth. In he married his 2nd wife Roslyn - and was happier than he had been in years. Reg Lindsay passed on August 5th To honour the Great Reg Lindsay.

The evening of Monday 8 July offered the opportunity for an unusual shot of a train arriving at Long Marston which would be lit by the sun from the north side of the line.

Uncle Herb Patten welcomes the car, with the Aboriginal flag on the door, back into commission. Mungo Man will be placed inside a jet-black custom-made casket of year-old river wood, donated by geologist Dr Jim Bowler, who first uncovered his remains. Justin McManus Then the old hearse will be driven by community members, followed by a bus of traditional owners, to ceremonies in the towns of Wagga Wagga, Hay and Balranald, before arriving at Lake Mungo on November It's symbolic, and it will be carrying some very, very special people.

Culture is not considered an important issue. Michael Young, traditional owner The Aboriginal hearse was bought as part of a long-running campaign to establish a culturally sensitive, affordable burial service. Fitzroy elder Aunty Edna Brown established a funeral fund in s inner-city Fitzroy, after she saw an Aboriginal person buried as a pauper in an unmarked grave, says her granddaughter, Marj Thorpe.

It was so beautiful, much better than the station wagons we'd been using," she says. The hearse — its doors proudly emblazoned with the Aboriginal flag — was purchased in , and Aboriginal leader Uncle John Stewart Murray was one of its tireless drivers. As a young boy, Stewart Murray had been shown by his grandfathers how to cover up ancient burial sites they came across in the bush. He continued to care for the dead, including five years in the Australian Army when he was always the first to volunteer for burial parties.

Historic Aboriginal hearse to carry Mungo Man home to country

Leslie Keyser picked up second place honors, and was also recognized as Most Improved Driver in the Supers. John Burke was the third place finisher on the year, with Mike Keddy and Moe Lattime collecting fourth and fifth place hardware in the Supermodifieds. Frankie Eldredge picked up his first career championship trophy in the Late Model Sportsman ranks, and his hard working crew earned Best Team Performance. Former champions Jay Sands and Jimmy Russell were fourth and fifth for the year, with Russell also the recipient of the Hard Luck award.

Paul Palen ended the year in the runner-up slot once again, and collected the Sportsmanship award as well.

Unfortunately, there is rarely the chance to photograph anything but Chiltern Railways' units then, and I have plenty of class pictures there already.

History[ edit ] Atherstone has a long history dating back to Roman times. An important defended Roman settlement named Manduessedum existed at Mancetter near the site of modern-day Atherstone, and the Roman road, the Watling Street most of which later became part of the A5 ran through the town. It is believed by some historians that the rebel Queen of the Britons , Boudica was defeated at the Battle of Watling Street by the Romans in her final battle near Manduessedum.

According to Nichols , the chapel was granted to Henry Cartwright in , then left abandoned and neglected until when Samuel Bracebridge settled a yearly sum for the parson of Mancetter to preach there every other Sunday in the winter season [3] After this, St. Its square tower being rebuilt in the fashionable " Gothic " style in This drastic alteration probably aroused some controversy. Schnebbelie in prompted Nichols to assert that "the new tower provides a good effect".

Certainly reparation was made to Atherstone after the battle and not to Market Bosworth. St Mary's Church In Tudor times , Atherstone was a thriving commercial centre for weaving and clothmaking. While it remained an agricultural settlement in medieval times, attempts were made to encourage merchants and traders through the creation of burgage plots, a type of land tenure that provided them with special privileges.

C9 , refers to the creation of nine new burgage strips from land belonging to seven of the tenants in Atherstone vill. By the late Tudor period Atherstone had become a centre for leatherworking , clothmaking, metalworking and brewing.

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Class 47s were the most numerous and versatile diesel locomotives on the UK railway system. There were few places they could not go and few duties they could not perform. Because of this, they were derided by most enthusiasts until it became clear that they were not long for this world, when, of course, they became the number one target and people travelled far and wide to photograph their final workings. Fortuntately, I had always photographed them and once again didn't feel the need to chase them around too much in the final months of their working lives.

The path used meant that the sun was beginning to move round towards the west and just about the most favourable place was on the approach to Evesham where 6Z47 was scheduled to appear at

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NORTON BRIDGE The station is to be closed as from 10 December but the replacement bus service that has operated since the long access footbridge across four main line tracks was removed must be part-funded until March when Staffordshire County Council will have the responsibility of providing transport in the area.

History of Hertfordshire

It nevertheless shows how more advanced farming techniques and soil improvement programmes had enabled farmers to work Hertfordshire's "heavier" soils to better effect since the Saxon—Norse wars.

The weather was considerably better than it had been an hour earlier when torrential rain was falling in the area although some 5 minutes before 5V67 arrived the sun was in a patch of clear blue sky

According to Nichols , the chapel was granted to Henry Cartwright in , then left abandoned and neglected until when Samuel Bracebridge settled a yearly sum for the parson of Mancetter to preach there every other Sunday in the winter season [3] After this, St.

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