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  • Anniversary is a compilation album by Pentangle. It was released in 1992, the 25th anniversary of the formation of the band, on the German label Hypertension HYCD 200 123. A special feature of this album is “Come sing Me A Happy Song”. According to the website
  • An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. 1230) is a day that commemorates and/or celebrates a past event that occurred on the same day of the year as the initial event.
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church anniversary poems – Historic sketch

Historic sketch of Coventry, Connecticut: prepared by Maude Gridley Peterson on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of … Church. Bicentennial poem / by Ruth Amelia
Historic sketch of Coventry, Connecticut: prepared by Maude Gridley Peterson on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of ... Church. Bicentennial poem / by Ruth Amelia
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Warmley Rural District Council 1894 – 1974

Warmley Rural District Council 1894 - 1974
image above: Warmley House – Built by William Champion in the mid 18th century this paladian house is now a residential and nursing home. William entertained many famous contemporaries here including Joseph Banks, the botanist and John Wesley.

The house was occupied in the early 20th century by the Haskins family the most famous of whom is Minnie Haskins. She wrote the verse quoted by HM King George VI in his Christmas broadcast of 1939 which started, "I said to the man at the gate of the year. . . " During the Festival of Britain in 1951 Minnie was invited back to Warmley House – by then being used by Warmley Rural District Council – to unveil a plaque by the door commemorating her much loved poem. This verse was also used at the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

Gardens and pleasure grounds of the mid to late 18th century, associated with Warmley House and the Warmley Brass Works, founded by the Quaker industrialist William Champion. They lie mainly to the west of Warmley House, and extend circa 300 metres to the north and circa 100 metres to the south. They include an ornamental garden with a listed entrance gateway with steps leading up to grottos (Listed Grade II) which may originate in industrial workings.

To the south of this area are a series of walled gardens, including the "Chequered Walled Garden". This is named after the originally arched walls of the garden, which were later infilled with brick in a chequered pattern. The gardens also includes tree lined walks (Laurel Walk, Elm Walk), and an ornamental pond (Echo Pond). The northern and eastern parts of the grounds were formerly dominated by a large lake, which had silted up by the 1970s and was covered by a caravan/ mobile home park (Kingsway Park) in that decade. Once in the lake and still extant is a statue of Neptune (Listed Grade II) .

Other features of the grounds include a summer house (Listed Grade II) to the extreme north of the site, entrance gates (Listed Grade II) to the east onto Tower Road North, and an ice house (Listed Grade II) in the south-west of the grounds. Some of the tree planting close to Warmley House dates to the 19th century. Part of the grounds have been open to the public since 1984. The eastern part of the grounds overlaps with the Scheduled area of the former Brass Works. The southern part of the grounds now also houses a Museum: Kingswood Heritage Museum, which includes interpretations of the history of the Warmley Brass Works and other local industrial history.

The Demise of Warmley Rural District Council – 1st April 1974

(extract from Warmley Rural District Council Guide 1974)

IN WRITING this introduction to the final Guide to the Warmley Rural District Council it is inevitable that feelings of sadness and nostalgia should be foremost in our minds.

After almost a century as a rural district authority, having to a large extent control of its own affairs, Warmley now passes for better or for worse into the new District of Kingswood.

Let us hope that in moving forward to the new local government structure, the unique character of this charming area will retain all the best of the old, combined with the best of the new, to give each and everyone a greater share in the many opportunities available in the district.

There is no doubt that the Warmley District has a great deal to offer. It is an area rich in historical interest and, geographically, contains many features of outstanding beauty. As residential areas the parishes of Warmley are of a most attractive nature-shopping centres, schools, churches, facilities for sport and entertainment all being readily at hand. We are of the opinion that this district is a very desirable place in which to live, offering as it does all the advantages of town and country combined.

In conclusion, we sincerely hope that in spite of the engulfing tide of modem progress, this delightful community may long retain its individuality as a predominantly rural area. B. E. T. Jotcham & T. C. Peters (Joint Chairmen)


Alas, this is the obituary of the Warmley rural district.

On 1st April, 1974, the Rural District Council is to join the existing Kingswood and Mangotsfield Urban District Councils to form the new Kingswood District Council.

Administratively the rural district also bids farewell to the County of Gloucester and becomes part of the new Avon County on that date.

The new Kingswood District Council will inherit from Warmley five parishes comprising an area of 8,860 acres and a population ofjust over 23,000; about 8,000 houses, of which just over 2,000 are Council owned; and a total rateable value of £2,121,946.00.

The rural district has a number of interesting and historical features as well as large areas of common land, woods and riverside beauty spots.

The Council can take some credit as it has always tried not only to maintain the district but also to improve it; for instance, in 1926 it h


On 02/12/2011, the 26th. anniversary of the death of the poet; and exactly one year following the unveiling of the Larkin statue, The Philip Larkin Society unveiled five new roundels inscribed with extracts from his poetry. The roundels are set in the concourse of the Hull Paragon Station close to the Larkin statue and have been created by the statue’s sculptor, Martin Jennings.

This roundel was unveiled by Alan Johnson MP. The complete text of the Poem:

Bridge For The Living

Isolate city spread alongside water,
Posted with white towers, she keeps her face
Half turned to Europe, lonely northern daughter,
Holding through centuries her separate place.

Behind her domes and cranes enormous skies
Of gold and shadows build; a filigree
Of wharves and wires, ricks and refineries,
Her working skyline wanders to the sea.

In her remote three cornered hinterland
Long white flowered lanes follow the riverside.
The hills bend slowly seaward, plain gulls stand,
Sharp fox and brilliant pheasant walk, and wide

Wind muscled wheatfields wash round villages,
Their churches half submerged in leaf. They lie
Drowned in high summer, cartways and cottages,
The soft huge haze of ash-blue sea close by.

Snow thickened winter days are yet more still:
Farms fold in fields, their single lamps come on,
Tall church twoers parley, airily audible,
Howden and Beverley, hedon and Patrington,

While scattered on steep seas, ice crusted ships
Like errant birds carry her loneliness,
A lighted memory no miles eclipse,
A harbour for the heart against distress.

And now this stride into our solitude,
A swallow-fall and rise of one plain line,
A giant step for ever to include
All our dear landscape in a new design.

The winds play on it like a harp; the song,
Sharp from the east, sun-throated from the west,
Will never to one separate shire belong,
But north and south make union manifest.

Lost centuries of local lives that rose
And flowered to fall short where they began
Seem now to reassemble and unclose,
All resurrected in this single span,

Reaching for the world, as our lives do,
As all lives do, reaching that we may give
The best of what we are and hold as true:
Always it is by bridges that we live.

Philip Larkin 1922 – 1985

church anniversary poems

A poem delivered in the First Congregational Church in the town of Quincy, May 25, 1840: the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town.
Title: A poem delivered in the First Congregational Church in the town of Quincy, May 25, 1840 : the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town.

Author: Christopher Pearse Cranch

Publisher: Gale, Sabin Americana


Based on Joseph Sabin’s famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.

Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.

Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.

The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:

SourceLibrary: Huntington Library

DocumentID: SABCP00994100

CollectionID: CTRG93-B398

PublicationDate: 18400101

SourceBibCitation: Selected Americana from Sabin’s Dictionary of books relating to America

Notes: The author’s first book.

Collation: 26 p. ; 23 cm