At the bottom of many pages there are puzzles for you to do. There are picture clues to the titles of childrens’ books. All these books are in the school library. Here’s an easy one to start you off:-
If you’re really clever you can have a go at the anagrams. An anagram is a set of words where the letters are mixed up. They are at the bottom of many pages and they are the titles to childrens’ books. All these books are in the school library. They are written in
Charlie and Lola
This Week in History
Every week we will tell you about some events which happened many years ago on this week.
All Fools' Day, also known as April Fools' Day is a day for practical jokes and hoaxes, but only until 12 noon. The earliest recorded association between 1st April and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392).
2000 The Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages in the Second World War, was stolen from Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire and a ransom was demanded for its return. The ransom was not paid, but in October 2000 the machine was sent, anonymously and with three of its rotors missing, to BBC journalist Jeremy Paxman.
1873 Almost 14 years after the United States, British trains were fitted with toilets, but only for sleeping cars. Day carriages were fitted in 1881. Third class passengers weren’t able to 'spend a penny' until 1886.
1940 The birth of actress Penelope Keith. She became a household name in the 1970s when she played Margo Leadbetter in the sitcom The Good Life. She was also the lead character in another BBC sitcom, To the Manor Born, a show that received audiences of more than 20 million.
1954 Britain's first TV soap opera was transmitted. It was 'The Grove Family', named after the BBC's Lime Grove Studios in London.
1962 A new style of pedestrian crossing (the Panda crossing) was launched in London by the Minister of Transport, Ernest Marples. It caused confusion among both drivers and pedestrians.
1043 Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England inWinchester Cathedral. He was regarded as one of the national saints of England until King Edward III adopted Saint George as patron saint in about 1350.
1913 English suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was sentenced to 3 years in prison for inciting supporters to place explosives at the London home of British politician David Lloyd George. The Home Secretary banned all future public meetings of suffragettes.
1993 The Grand National was declared void after a series of events at the start reduced the world-
2014 A 25 year old student was fined and given penalty points after he was caught driving a car with all 4 doors removed, along with the headlights, front and rear indicators, bonnet, grille, and rear brake lights which he had removed to sell on-
1739 English highwayman Dick Turpin was hanged in York for murdering an inn-
1827 Chemist John Walker of Stockton on Tees sold the world's first box of 'friction matches' that he had invented the previous year. He charged one shilling for a box of 50 matches. Each box was supplied a piece of sandpaper, folded double, through which the match had to be drawn to ignite it. He named the matches 'Congreves' in honour of the inventor and rocket pioneer, Sir William Congreve.
1832 Joseph Thompson, a farmer, went to Carlisle to sell his wife, both having agreed to part. A large crowd gathered as he offered her for 50 shillings. After an hour, the price was knocked down to 20 shillings, together with a Newfoundland dog as an incentive.
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The Skelton Transmitting Station
The Skelton Transmitting Station is a radio transmitter site at grid reference NY433376 near Skelton, Cumbria, England about 5 miles (8 km) north west of Penrith, run by Babcock International and owned by the MOD. Since the Belmont Mast was shortened in 2010, the mast at Skelton has been the tallest structure in the United Kingdom.
In 1946, the BBC was heralding the site as being "the World's largest and most powerful (shortwave) radio station".
The main purpose of it is shortwave broadcasting. The site is capable of DRM on at least 3955 kHz and 3975 kHz (75m broadcast band) beamed at 121° towards Germany and Central Europe. On AM the frequencies of 5995 kHz and 6195 kHz (49m broadcast band) and 9410 kHz (31m broadcast band) and 12095 kHz (25m broadcast band) are known.
A VLF transmitter is also located there. It is used to transmit coded orders to submarines. It uses as its aerial a 365 metre high guyed steel lattice mast, which is insulated against ground and is the tallest structure in the UK. The transmitter went into service in 2001 and is the successor to the GBR transmitter at Rugby Radio Station.