Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for October 2018.
Looking at your Community (all articles) October 2018All in the month of October Diary of a Momentous Year: October 1918 Celebrating Paddington Bear’s 60th anniversary The day that ‘War of the Worlds’ came to America Sir Walter Raleigh: Queen Elizabeth l’s favourite adventurer and courtier THE WAY I SEE IT – Whatever happened to ties? Don’t miss the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms! (19 October... (2676 words)
All in the month of OctoberIt was: 400 years ago, on 29th Oct 1618 that Sir Walter Raleigh died. This famous English explorer, writer, poet and courtier was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth 1. Well known for popularising tobacco in England. Executed for treason by King James 1 (mainly to appease the Spanish). 100 years ago, on 1st Oct 1918... (334 words)
Diary of a Momentous Year: October 1918October 1918 was the month when both sides, in their different ways, decided that they had had enough war. The Germans, following their defeat at Amiens, no longer had any hope of a strong negotiating position in peace talks, let alone victory. Their economy was struggling, and morale was low. The Allies, now sure of... (360 words)
Celebrating Paddington Bear’s 60th anniversaryPaddington Bear made his first appearance 60 years ago, on 13th Oct 1958, when the book A Bear Called Paddington, by Michael Bond, was published. Paddington is of course a fictional, anthropomorphised bear who has featured in more than 20 books that have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 30 million... (194 words)
The day that ‘War of the Worlds’ came to AmericaOrson Welles’ famous radio adaptation of War of the Worlds by H G Wells was broadcast in the USA 80 years ago, on 30th Oct 1938. It was said to have caused nationwide outrage and panic as – in the tense political atmosphere just before the Second World War – listeners thought the events described... (202 words)
Sir Walter Raleigh: Queen Elizabeth l’s favourite adventurer and courtierSir Walter Raleigh died 400 years ago, on 29th Oct 1618. The famous English adventurer, writer, poet and courtier was a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. The youngest of five sons in a devout Protestant family from Devon, he had faced persecution under Queen Mary. As a result, he developed a life-long hatred for Roman... (201 words)
THE WAY I SEE IT – Whatever happened to ties?I’ve recently been sorting through some family photographs. What struck me was how easy it was to date them by what people were wearing. My grandmother always wore black, with a crinoline blouse, and had her hair in a bun. I picked up a photo of her in 1945. She looked, to a modern eye,... (276 words)
Don’t miss the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms!(19 October 2018 – 19 February 2019) This month, the British Library is opening a landmark exhibition on the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England. It spans six centuries, from the eclipse of Roman Britain to the Norman Conquest. The exhibition will even feature the Domesday Book, one of the most iconic manuscripts... (333 words)
World Animal Day – Thursday 4th OctoberMany of us love animals and would be happy to help them on a regular, local basis. Here are just some ideas to consider: The local animal shelter (INSERT NAME HERE). Why not volunteer some regular time this winter to helping them? Many shelters only survive on volunteers, to do everything from admin to dog... (150 words)
Halloween is on the wayIt is that time of year again – when the pumpkins with scary faces appear in our shops, surrounded by skeleton costumes, zombie masks, witch’s hats and sweets with gruesome names. How do Christian parents deal with this annual celebration of evil and death? For of course 31st October has pagan Celtic roots – it... (265 words)
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