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Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for November 2021.
Looking at Community (all articles) for November 2021All in the month of NOVEMBER Love your trees: 27th November – 5th December 100 years of red poppies War memorials In memory of a great Russian novelist Doctor Livingstone, I presume? Our affection for Premium Bonds The beloved Stone of Scone ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates in the... (2463 words)
All in the month of NOVEMBERIt was: 200 years ago, on 11th Nov 1821 that Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Russian novelist, short story writer and journalist was born. Best known for his novel Crime and Punishment. 150 years ago, on 10th Nov 1871 that Welsh journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley located the missing missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone near... (483 words)
100 years of red poppiesAmid the mud, blood and carnage of trench warfare in World War 1, tens of thousands of bright red poppies grew, marking the graves of the fallen. This led John McCrae, a Canadian army physician who had lost a colleague, to write “In Flanders Fields”, In Flanders fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row... (346 words)
War memorialsBlessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) National and local memorials to the casualties were first proposed during the First World War. After the war ended, local committees were set up to plan how to commemorate the sacrifice of their young men’s lives. The committees were not usually run by... (502 words)
In memory of a great Russian novelistTwo hundred years ago this month, on 11th November 1821, Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Russian novelist, short story writer and journalist was born. He is best known for his novel Crime and Punishment, and many critics rate him one of the greatest novelists in all of world literature. His mother used the Bible to teach him... (205 words)
Doctor Livingstone, I presume?It was 150 years ago, on 10th November 1871, that Welsh journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley located the missing missionary Dr David Livingstone near Lake Tanganyika, in present-day Tanzania. He may or may not have greeted him with the words: “Doctor Livingstone, I presume?” Stanley’s real name was John Rowlands. He was born in... (207 words)
Our affection for Premium BondsSome 65 years ago, on 5th November 1956, Premium Bonds went on sale in the UK. They were designed to encourage people to save, and they offered cash prizes instead of interest. The idea was to persuade people to save again following the Second World War, and on the first day alone, £5 million worth... (179 words)
The beloved Stone of SconeA quarter of a century ago, on 30th November 1996, England officially returned the Stone of Scone to Scotland after 700 years. It was the coronation stone of the Scottish and (later) English and British monarchs. Scotland has agreed to loan the Stone to Westminster Abbey for future coronations. Ten thousand people lined the Royal... (206 words)
Love your trees: 27th November – 5th DecemberNational Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). This year, it runs from Saturday 27th November to Sunday 5th December. It is a good time to both celebrate your current trees, and to plant more trees in your area. You... (86 words)
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