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Tamworth including Nemingha, Tintinhull, Kootingal, Moonbi, Goonoo Goonoo Australia’s self-proclaimed Country Music capital Mention Tamworth to most Australians and they will immediately think of country music; an association the town has worked hard to promote. However, Tamworth is also the commercial and administrative capital of the New England region. It functions as a retail and service centre to the surrounding district which produces wool, dairy products, eggs, fat livestock, poultry, wheat, tobacco, lucerne and honey. There are a number of cattle, horse and sheep studs, a large dairy factory, a flour mill, an abattoir and a large industrial estate at Taminda. Tamworth also boasts several important agricultural schools. It is situated m above sea-level on the Peel River and km north of Sydney at the intersection of the New England and Oxley Highways. Its population is around 40 Prior to white settlement the area was occupied by the Kamilaroi people who knew it as ‘Calala’, thought to mean ‘place of battle’.

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A gold sword fitting inlaid with garnet, left, as it was found in the field and, right, after it has been cleaned up The pommel of a sword A snake-like piece of jewellery A piece of plate from a sword hilt The gold objects alone weigh more than 5kg 11lb. Maybe it was meant to be, maybe the gold had my name on it all along. He now plans to trade up from his rented maisonette to a bungalow.

But the extraordinary find has already sparked the inevitable tensions. One of the finds on the surface of the field next to a 20p piece l and r archaeologists at work There is also a gold strip with a Biblical inscription in Latin which reads:

Thank you, Peter, for all your help with this.

Hundreds of potters were busy producing decorative and functional wares for the exploding population. Many of these wares were mass-produced and marketed to the ordinary working family. High quality tableware and decorative items were made for the more aspiring and affluent middle and upper classes. Large country homes and elegant town houses occupied by the new industrialists, financiers and rural elite who wishes to impress bought fine examples of pottery from the classic potters of the time such as Spode, Davenport, Masons, Mayer, Wedgwood, Herculaneum, Don and countless other factories.

Underglaze blue and white transferware was very popular and much produced by numerous factories often illustrating idyllic rural scenes and romantic ruins in foreign lands. These pieces can form a stunning assemblage and are often used by interior designers to create a statement in a room. The pink splash lustre decorated pitchers are made in the North East of England in the Newcastle and Sunderland area. The silver lustre ware was produced mainly in Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

Dating Wade Marks

Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Dating Wade Marks Keys to Dating Wade pottery and identifying Wade Marks Wade is historically famous for the introduction of the very collectible Wade Whimsies and the, almost as well known but not as popular today, Wade Gurgle Jugs and Decanters. His father was a potters thrower and later became a manager. The original Wade company manufactured ceramic products for the cotton industry as well as porcelain figures and groups.

In George Wade purchased the ceramics business of Henry Hallen of Wellington Street, Burslem and combined both businesses to form a new ceramics manufactory he called the Manchester Pottery. Young George was only 2 years old when his older sister Daisy, died in leaving George an only child.

Well, yes, anyway, If this thing doesn’t sell I am intending to keep it as a souvenir from England.

Both sides show heavy patterns with no fade or rubbing. The jug is a good size,not tall but capacious. A “good looker” on display. Beautiful original untouched condition. We have quite a few of these in very good condition. The set is very crisp and clean. The colours are gorgeous. This is a lovely Colandine patterned cup and saucer and unusually with such a lovely myriad of colours.

They are about 5 – 6 inches,and very clean. The one jug is in very good condition,and the other has had the handle replaced. Very rare to find this well documented shape in this size. This pattern is a long time favourite,with vibrant colours all around. The condition is really very good for c


Colourful and detailed all around. Good portraits of the Queen,showing a young head and the older head. The condition is very good,no chips or cracks. Age related crazing to the glaze,to be expected. Best one we have seen for this King.

Or you collect a certain style of porcelain or focus on vases, figurines, plates, plaques or another particular form.

By midnight on A-level results day, 11, students had secured university places through clearing, which is more than double the number five years ago, according to Ucas, the university admissions service. In , students went through clearing on results day, and the number has been growing steadily year on year. Some universities are offering cash bonuses, laptops, gym membership and even free flights in an attempt to lure in students.

The lifting of student number controls in England in gave universities free rein to recruit as many undergraduates as they see fit – but the move has led to accusations that they now act like businesses, seeking to maximise their revenue by recruiting as many students as possible. Some universities are offering cash bonuses, laptops, gym membership and even free flights in an attempt to lure in students Credit: Chris Radburn Students can apply for courses through clearing up any time to September 2, but Ucas predict that there will be a surge this weekend with the majority of applicants will have been placed by the end of Monday.

Christina Edgar, head of admissions at the University of Sheffield, has said that clearing used to be seen as a shameful process for students who failed to achieve the grades they needed for their first choice university. I think there was a stigma attached to it, unfortunately, as it was people chasing a set number of places.

It is certainly not the case now. Practically every university will advertise places on their courses, it is a crowded market place. A number of institutions are preparing to make offers via social media app for the first time, in a bid to reach students faster than their rivals. On A-level results day, typically students who fail to make their grades for their first choice offer would phone up universities on a special clearing hotline to see if they could get on to a course.

But with fierce competition between universities to fill up their places, institutions have developed novel ways to get hold of students as quickly as possible.

Antique Staffordshire Figurines

Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Staffordshire Porcelain Get to know your antique porcelain collectibles by learning to recognise Staffordshire porcelain. Most people have probably heard of Staffordshire Porcelain, and most vintage and antique porcelain collectors are probably familiar with the name.

Is it a company name?

He had wanted to sell it to the shop owner and he demanded to know how I could possibly say it was not early.

Note that the figure has been slip cast–you can see that by looking at the picture taken from beneath. I have written to the seller gallaiai but have had no response! Twentieth Century Figure Currently on eBay item This figure is Kent, probably made around Note the typical Kent base colors that green coupled with yellow. Maybe an early mold was used–the poorly modeled features suggest it had much prior use!

The seller probably listed this with the best intentions, but this is not a pre figure. Believe it or not I wrote to the seller classic. In particular and most obviously to the trained eye, the man’s head is a total restoration.

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Similarly, there is little evidence for tools used.

ONLY a quarter of fixed speed cameras in West Yorkshire are actually switched on and catching offenders, new figures have revealed. Data released by 36 of the 45 police forces in the UK found that four have no fixed speed cameras at all and 13 have fewer than half actively catching speeding drivers. A Freedom of Information request was sent to all 45 forces and their speed camera partnerships asking how many fixed speed cameras they have and how many are active.

Nine refused to disclose the information or failed to respond. The figures cover all police fixed speed cameras, but not the mobile devices forces also use. All forces and speed camera partnerships that responded said they deployed regular mobile speed cameras across their areas. They also said they regularly review which fixed cameras are turned on. West Yorkshire-based road safety charity Brake described the figures as concerning and called for all cameras to be switched on, while AA president Edmund King said the high number of inactive cameras was down to pressure on budgets.

The forces which said none of their fixed speed cameras were active were Cleveland, Durham, North Yorkshire and Northamptonshire.

Burton upon Trent Genealogical Records

John Wilkinson , “king of the ironmasters”, built a blast furnace in Bilston in He lived and died in Bradley , Staffordshire. His body was returned to his hometown of Clifton in Cumberland. Mayor Ben Bilboe was a noted socialist and possible inspiration for J. Tolkien’s ‘Bilbo’ in The Hobbit. James Fleet born is a British actor.

When I told the man to look at the very Asian facial features on his figure, he got it.

Permalink for this paragraph 0 The oaths of allegiance to George I, tendered to the nation in the autumn and winter of , represent the last exercise in mass public oath-taking and individual county returns can feature thousands of names the largest so far identified — the Devon returns — feature some However, unlike similar documents such as the Protestation of in the House of Lords Record Office or the Association of in the National Archives , the returns for this oath were not collected centrally.

Instead, oath rolls are most often found in quarter sessions records as the oaths were subscribed at special Midsummer and Michaelmas sessions in First, about 3 in 10 of those subscribing the Devon returns were women and high numbers of female subscribers have also been noted in other county returns that have so far been examined Norfolk and Worcestershire. Second, some returns also include details of occupation and social status for men , and marital status for women.

Initially, in order to accommodate those who had conscientious objections to the manner in which this dynastic change had been effected, the new oaths of allegiance to William and Mary effectively required that swearers recognise them only as de facto monarchs: The loyalties of significant sections of both the church and the Tory party remained suspect and with the supporters of the exiled Catholic Stuart dynasty, the Jacobites, continuing to contest the outcome of the revolution by force of arms in Ireland, Scotland and at sea, there were repeated attempts in Parliament to produce a more stringent test of loyalty.

Whereas the oaths to William and Mary had only been tendered to officeholders, the association was imposed on the public at large, not only in Britain but in its colonies as well. The London Gazette reported that in Suffolk some 70, people had taken the association — to put this in perspective, the population of the entire county has been estimated at around in the s. In all, the National Archives at Kew holds nearly five hundred separate rolls for the Solemn Association of Jacobitism represented a significant threat to the Hanoverian regime.

There was widespread anti-Hanoverian rioting at the accession of George I and, in , a major armed rebellion. In , a major Jacobite conspiracy was uncovered, the so-called Atterbury plot named after Francis Atterbury, bishop of Rochester, one of the plotters.

Antique Staffordshire

Pottery in archaeology Introduction The following is a basic introduction to pottery in archaeology, focusing particularly on the ceramics of the medieval period. The bibliography at the end provides references to more detailed and comprehensive sources. The study of pottery is an important branch of archaeology.

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Staffordshire potters make a wide variety of figures. Staffordshire pottery often depicts animals. Inconspicuous damage to pottery has little effect on price. Original Staffordshire potters didn’t use the blue glaze found on this cat. More on Staffordshire figurines, one of the more common types of Victorian pottery Years of History During the late 18th century, potters created figurines with fine detail and rich colors. However, the figures that most people collect today were manufactured in factories during the Victorian period of the mid- and late 19th century.

The laborers in these pottery factories, coming from the England’s working class, often worked for six days a week and 12 hours a day. The skilled pottery painters of the day, by and large men, worked on higher-end pottery and porcelain. Unskilled women and children painted the Staffordshire figurines. Subject Matters Staffordshire figurine factories have manufactured pieces depicting animals, politicians, and even buildings, but all are not equally prized by collectors.

Only quarter of West Yorkshire’s fixed cameras actively catching speeding drivers, figures show

Prosecutor Fiona Clancy told the court a teenage girl had then found Marley in the street and decided to take the dog home so her mother could contact the RSPCA. But as they passed a park, the dog went wild, and began chasing children in the playground area. As the children attempted to run away, the dog jumped on several of them, pinning them to the ground and biting them. Statements from the children were read out, with one girl who was attacked saying she fainted after the dog closed its jaws on her.

Another child said he saw a girl being dragged along by the dog while she was screaming.

And it is also associated with a style of porcelain design — Blue Ware was a porcelain design that originated in Staffordshire.

Old traditional bottle kilns were being replaced with new technology. Most figures are not marked. If a printed mark is found the piece is almost certainly 20th century. Attributions can sometimes be made by comparing a hitherto unattributed figure with a positively identified figure or group of figures. Characteristics such as painting style, formation of bases, detail of bocage elements, use of underglaze colors, quality of modelling, size of head and feet, etc.

A circa date of manufacture however can usually be easily determined, not by marks but by other characteristics. Here are some good date-indicators: Make a habit of asking the right questions. Pratt ware figures were made circa to Pre-Victorian figures, circa to Victorian figures, circa to Reproduction or copy of an original often using molds taken from original pieces.