Name

John Welford

Birth

11 Aug 1952

Gender

Male

Location

Leicester

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The 16th/17th century priest and educator Peter Fourier is remembered on 9th December. Peter Fourier was born in Lorraine (now part of eastern France) in 1565. He attended the Jesuit university at Pont à Mousson and became a member of the Regular Canons of St Augustine at Chamousey. He later ... Read more
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Violeta Very nice article
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carmen3521 Good content!👌
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Jelenajeca this is so nice article
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Deliana Interesting article!
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svetle76 Very nice article
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Ryanskie Good article..
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Explorer2017 Thanks for this info. This is the first time that I have heard about him.
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indexer @Explorer2017 I'm not surprised - there are thousands of little-known saints!
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Shavkat Nice work of art
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Bird’s-foot (Ornithopus perpusillus) gets its name from its slightly curved, pointed pods, which could be seen as resembling bird’s claws. It is common throughout Britain, apart from the far north, preferring well-drained sandy or gravelly soils. Although it is a native British species, bird... Read more
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frenchqueen I wonder if it could thrive in a tropical country .
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indexer @frenchqueen Unlikely, I would have thought. This is a plant that thrives in temperate regions.
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svetle76 😃😃😃😃
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Shavkat It is nice to have them in the yard.
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The Vela Supernova Remnant is an object within the constellation of Vela, which can only be seen in the southern Hemisphere. It is about 6,000 light years away. Around 10,000 years ago a massive star exploded as a supernova that would have been easily visible from Earth. It has been estimated tha... Read more
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blissfulliberty This is interesting. When I was young I used to read comics about UFOs and I dreamed of becoming an astronaut.. :)
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Frenki Very interesting article. Astrnomy always amaze me :)
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indexer @blissfulliberty Has the dream died?
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blissfulliberty @indexer i dream a lot. now not to become an astronaut but to read the stars.. hahaha.. :)
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indexer @blissfulliberty Yup - I'll buy that one!
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svetle76 Very interesting article
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In 1987 Marie Jones, a playwright in Northern Ireland, wrote a play called “Somewhere Over the Balcony” that is set in Belfast at some time after the “Troubles” but when they were very fresh in people’s minds. At one point in the play a character talks about the fact that the Troubles h... Read more
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maca1 Interesting artikle
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blissfulliberty while i am reading it rains so hard outside and it s so loud on the rooftop. my concern is flood may happen somewhere...
yeahh.. back to money.. inflation is so high today and money must be spent wisely. i am worried that basic commodities like rice and meat cost higher than they used to.. inflation is really felt right now.. :)
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svetle76 😃😃😃😃
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Great Dunmow is a village is Essex (half way between Bishop’s Stortford and Braintree) that owes its fame to a custom that has been running unbroken since the 12th century and which is mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Married couples are put on trial to prove the strength of their marria... Read more
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dorageorg Lovely, dear!😃
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svetle76 nice
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The comet that appeared in the sky in November 1680 has two main claims to fame. It was the first to be discovered by telescope and the first to have a known orbit. It was found by accident by Gottfried Kirch, a German astronomer, when he was actually observing the Moon through his telescope, bu... Read more
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carmen3521 interisting one.
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Deliana Very interesting article!
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In some parts of the world the need for information services in remote rural areas is met by using traditional modes of transport in unusual ways. This is certainly the case in Zimbabwe, where the role of libraries is essential in supporting education in schools and also for initiatives that bring... Read more
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frenchqueen We had this person in this country who wanted to educate the children. With his very little money, he had a cart and pushed it everywhere to teach children to read. I think he was featured in CNN.
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indexer @frenchqueen That's interesting - thanks for the information.
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RalRey In a moment of my work as a cultural promoter, I participated in activities to promote reading with the Public Library of my city, attached to the National Network of Public Libraries. We did not have to use the donkeys because there was access by car, but we made the books available to the children and youth of the community. Also, in coordination with other institutions of the municipality and the state, with the help of a television and a Betamax first and then a VHS, we perform film functions. For me, they were work experiences that gave me great and unforgettable satisfactions. Unfortunately these initiatives were not given due continuity and are now forgotten.
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indexer @RalRey Yes - it is a shame that such projects are often not seen as been as valuable as they truly are.
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There are many examples throughout history of people who have been absolutely certain that God has spoken directly to them, either as a voice or via some messenger such as an angel. The Bible is crammed full of such events, and Joan of Arc was far from being the only saint who believed that they h... Read more
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Street names can be fascinating. I grew up in Tatnam Road (Poole), and lived at various times in Gravits Lane (Bognor Regis) and Windwhistle Way (Alderbury, near Salisbury). However, although it might seem that I am fated to live in streets with strange names, I ruined it all by spending the past 30... Read more
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RasmaSandra I'll join you in Alabama. I have always wanted to see the Mississippi. Perhaps we can set up a steamship cruise line for tourists. Anyway, I am also fascinated by strange street names. My cousin back in Latvia lives in a very rural area. She never had an address until some intelligent official decided all places in the country no matter how remote should have an address. It turned out that her property was close to a cemetery and she wound up living on Cemetery Street.
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indexer @RasmaSandra Thanks for your comment. Yes - that is a depressing address that is along the lines of Slaughterhouse Lane!
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Tip 1: Join English Heritage and The National Trust. Between them, and their sister organisations, they look after a large number of castles in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as many other historical buildings and places of scenic beauty. An annual membership grants free ... Read more
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Nevena83 nice post
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RasmaSandra You forgot to mention not to be too surprised if you run into some ghosts. Hopefully the friendly kind. I just love roaming old castles and hope to have the chance one day.
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indexer @RasmaSandra In all my castle explorations over many years I have yet to come across any! However, I do know of many castles that are reputed to have at least one!
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viktorija64 very interesting article
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marija64 My unfulfilled desire, to visit England ..
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