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.
971 According to the legend of St. Swithin, if it rains today, it will be the start of forty days of rain. St Swithin was bishop of Winchester Cathedral and asked to be buried outside it so that he would be exposed to ‘the feet of passers-
1573 The birth of the architect Inigo Jones, He left his mark on London by designing the Banqueting House, Whitehall and Covent Garden square which became a model for future developments in the West End.
1953 Murderer John Christie, responsible for the deaths of at least six women in his home at 10, Rillington Place, London, was hanged.
1377 The Coronation of Richard II, aged 10. He was king of England until he was deposed in 1399.
1439 Kissing was banned in England because of the Plague.
1993 Britain's internal security service, MI5, held the first photocall in its 84-
1674 The birth of Isaac Watts, English hymn writer. He was a prolific and popular hymn writer and is credited with some 650 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in use today including Joy to the World, O God, Our Help in Ages Past and When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.
1717 King George I sailed down the River Thames for a concert, in a barge with 50 musicians. It was the premiere of Frideric Handel's Water Music which George I was said to have enjoyed so much that he made the exhausted musicians play the three suites three times over the course of the outing.
1917 World War 1: The British Royal Family, in a proclamation issued by George V, adopted the name of the House of Windsor in place of their German family name of Saxe-
1981 The Humber Estuary Bridge was officially opened by the Queen. For 16 years after its construction it was the world's longest single-
1995 Robbie Williams left Take That, leaving them as a 'fab four'. The group had scored six UK No.1 singles with Robbie in the group.
2000 Tesco decided to revive imperial measures in its stores after shoppers' pressure.
Every week we will tell you about a building or monument
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Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Finsthwaite, Newby Bridge, LA12 8AX.
A working mill built in 1835, Stott Park created the wooden bobbins vital to the spinning and weaving industries of Lancashire. Typical of mills across Cumbria, today you can see industry from a bygone age and watch as bobbins are made using the mill’s original machinery. Although Stott Park worked continuously until 1971, it remains almost identical to its Victorian appearance of 100 years ago.
With its Victorian machinery originally powered by a waterwheel and steam engine, Stott Park used birch, ash and sycamore to make wooden tool handles as well as bobbins. The mass of belts which fill the building still drive the cutting, boring and finishing machines than turn long thin poles into bobbins. You can watch a bobbin being made, and take it home as a souvenir.
The resident curators give guided tours lasting 45 minutes, and demonstrations. There is a small exhibition and a gift shop.
Within the mill grounds is a coppiced ash tree of considerable size, with ten main trunks. Coppicing gives a regular supply of wood, and prolongs the life of the tree, giving new growth at the base rather than the top of the tree. Much of the woodland of the Lake District was once managed in this way.
The site is in the care of English Heritage