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Found 11 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for July 2019.
Looking at Your Community (all articles) for July 2019All in the month of JULY Walking on the moon in July 1969 Remembering Gerard Manley Hopkins The absent-minded William Spooner Our friends across the pond Torch Trust celebrates 60 years of ministry Religious music is everywhere Does your holiday villa even exist? National ‘Don’t Step on a Bee’ Day is on 10th July... (2077 words)
All in the month of JULYIt was: 200 years ago, on 2nd July 1819 that the Cotton Mills and Factories Act 1819 was passed in Britain. It placed restrictions on the number of hours children could work in cotton mills. It was virtually unenforceable and had little effect, but it paved the way for later legislation. 175 years ago, on... (354 words)
Walking on the moon in July 1969American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first people to walk on the surface of the Moon 50 years ago, on 21st July 1969. There had been some dispute over who would step first on to the Moon’s surface, but Apollo 11 commander Armstrong was given the privilege partly for technical reasons.... (195 words)
Remembering Gerard Manley HopkinsThe poet and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins was born 175 years ago, on 28th July 1844 in Stratford – now East London. He was the eldest of probably nine children in a family that was both well off and artistically creative, as well as High Anglican. His father Manley, who founded a marine insurance... (202 words)
The absent-minded William SpoonerWilliam Archibald Spooner, university lecturer, dean and priest, was born 175 years ago, on 22nd July 1844, in London. Known for his absent-mindedness, he sometimes mixed up the syllables of words, to comic effect. These are now known as spoonerisms. Spooner was an albino and suffered from defective eyesight. He studied at New College, Oxford,... (199 words)
Our friends across the pondJuly 4th is a special day in the USA and has been for 343 years. It is Independence Day, when they celebrate the Second Continental Council which declared the 13 American colonies were free of English rule. They were later joined by others, eventually forming the nation we now know as the ‘United States of... (268 words)
Torch Trust celebrates 60 years of ministry to those with sight lossWhen Torch Trust was born 60 years ago, a vision burned to see God’s Word in action, to enable all with sight loss to be fully able to play their part in a Christian community and to grow in faith. From humble beginnings in 1959, and a family motivated by their love both for God... (322 words)
Religious music is everywhereAn astonishing fact about our secular age is that “religious music is absolutely everywhere, all the time.” So says Ivan Hewitt, former presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters. Hewitt believes that there is some significance in this. He wrote recently: “I would say it shows that in a stressful age, people have developed a... (127 words)
Does your holiday villa even exist?Beware when booking your holiday online – it may be a complete fraud. Fraudsters fleeced people out of their holidays for more than £7million last year, according to Action Fraud. Many cases involve upmarket villas which are either completely fictitious or are being offered without the owner’s knowledge (which means you can admire it from... (95 words)
National ‘Don’t Step on a Bee’ Day is 10th JulyThis annual day encourages people to protect and encourage their local bees. For ideas of how you can best help the bees in your garden, visit: www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/dont-step-on-a-bee-day-2019/ (31 words)
Love Parks Week begins 12th JulyDo you enjoy the local parks? Then you might like to visit this website and see what is planned for the event this year. Visit: www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/love-parks-week (31 words)
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