St. George

Share Martyr, patron of England, suffered at or near Lydda, also known as Diospolis, in Palestine, probably before the time of Constantine. According to the very careful investigation of the whole question recently instituted by Father Delehaye, the Bollandist, in the light of modern sources of information, the above statement sums up all that can safely be affirmed about St. George, despite his early cultus and pre-eminent renown both in East and West see Delehaye, “Saints Militaires”, , pp. Earlier studies of the subject have generally been based upon an attempt to determine which of the various sets of legendary “Acts” was most likely to preserve traces of a primitive and authentic record. Delehaye rightly points out that the earliest narrative known to us, even though fragments of it may be read in a palimpsest of the fifth century, is full beyond belief of extravagances and of quite incredible marvels. Three times is George put to death-chopped into small pieces, buried deep in the earth and consumed by fire-but each time he is resuscitated by the power of God. Besides this we have dead men brought to life to be baptized, wholesale conversions, including that of “the Empress Alexandra”, armies and idols destroyed instantaneously, beams of timber suddenly bursting into leaf, and finally milk flowing instead of blood from the martyr’s severed head. There is, it is true, a mitigated form of the story, which the older Bollandists have in a measure taken under their protection see Act. But even this abounds both in marvels and in historical contradictions, while modern critics, like Amelineau and Delehaye, though approaching the question from very different standpoints, are agreed in thinking that this mitigated version has been derived from the more extravagant by a process of elimination and rationalization, not vice versa.

James Hunt

He had an elder sister, Sally, three younger brothers, Peter, Timothy and David , and one younger sister, Georgina. As a youngster, Hunt became a proficient sportsman. He played for the Westerleigh School cricket team, and played in goal at football for two years.

In order to avoid duplication No ‘s nameplates were removed in and the engine named after HMS Amethyst, the Royal Naval vessel involved in the Yangste River incident of

The 8 and the 12, the latter taking a circuitous route via Daubhill, Little Hulton, Walkden, Roe Green and Worsley taking a scheduled 55minutes against the rather tightly timed 38 minutes of the more direct 8. Quite apart from the fascinating stuff we saw and rode on the way up, across and back down again, the Stockport and Manchester Crossleys made a great impression, and so did the great variety of operators working into Manchester, but I remember being especially taken by those lovely Salford Daimlers with their straight staircases, destination-winder trunnions and the no-nonsense, upright Metro-Cammell bodies.

To have lasted so long with such rough treatment these wonderfully characterful vehicles must have been as solidly-built as they looked—or were the fitters kept busy? I bet someone knows! I read that Salford always put their newest buses on the 15, which ran to Piccadilly, to impress their neighbours “across the river”. This has now been superseded by Shudehill Bus Station, which is actually in Manchester, and the whole area around Victoria Bridge Street is being redeveloped.

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The immense complexity of the Tornado Credit: Andrew English Conducted with all the secrecy of a military black ops venture, the record-breaking run was conducted in the early morning to prevent the track invasions which marked last year’s runs by The Flying Scotsman steam loco. It also meant the track was quieter, although Tornado wasn’t completely alone, as her speed run, which took place between Doncaster and Newcastle, was book-ended by two express services.

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Three horse trams used for the regular service are kept out in the open overnight.

The same can be said for every single contributor to this site, of couse I take my hat off to everyone involved, for this site would be a lot poorer without them. In Derek’s case, the task of recording the individual histories of the ‘Britannia’ class locomotives has been a mammoth undertaking, and there have been times when the pair of us – just two bungling old geezers with a mutual love for trains and railways – were on our arthritic knees by the sheer size of it all.

So my hearty congratulations to him in completing the full histories of the following locomotives on this page Please note Nos are featured on the next page. Born in , Derek started train spotting with his brother Roger at the now-closed Monument Lane station, Birmingham, where he fondly remembers the ‘1 o’clock Brit’ on the 9. Since taking early retirement as a HGV Mechanic in , Derek’s knowledge of all things power-driven led him to making a start on correcting the many anomalies he found in books and magazines regarding the BR Class 7MT Britannias.

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The owner of a newly-imported Russian Mi-2 helicopter has had his aircraft grounded at California’s Hayward Airport while the FAA looks into allegations that he flew it without an Airworthiness Certificate and without locally-required insurance documents. Officials in Oakland, California, where pilot Thierry Thys was based, asked him for the documents, but when he couldn’t produce them and later flew the Mi-2 to nearby Hayward , the FAA was notified.

The pilot was not injured, and damage to the aircraft was relatively minor. The jet’s right wing tip struck the runway and started a small fire on the wing, which then started a grass fire at the airport.

Hunt was an expert ball game player, and regularly played squash and tennis.

Stansted Airport was closed for several hours while there were long delays at Bristol, Birmingham, and Luton Airports while snow was removed from the runways. The floor of Ryde Tunnel twin single track bores was raised in to reduce the risk of flooding but the resultant reduced headroom means that modern efficient rolling stock need more than the available headroom. The floor could be lowered again and modern powerful pumps could prevent flooding.

An extension from Shanklin to Ventnor through a yard long tunnel could be cost effective if modern stock was used. The railway has around services per day, most moving at 90 mph, and the foot crossing has been deemed to be a major potential danger spot since the children may not be able to judge the speed of approaching trains. EAST CROYDON The experimental installation of a double row of small blue lights along the edge of platforms 1 and 2 has been deemed a success and the lights are to be fitted along all platforms at the station.

Around homeless people were given a free quality turkey Christmas lunch. Increasing traffic on the roads has made it difficult to keep to the present timetable so running times will be eased slightly and turn round time at termini will be increased slightly. A reduced service applied between New Street and Birmingham International with buses replacing trains between Rugby and Northampton.

It was considered that to turn the Trafford Park cars at Victoria could cause operational difficulties. A week of celebrations with special services will mark the th Anniversary of the opening of the first section of the Manx Electric Railway during September

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Share this article Share The driver then appears to over-correct the mistake and narrowly misses hitting a black taxi in the opposite lane. The Ford then begins to brake which causes cars weight to shift away from the rear wheels, resulting in the whole vehicle rotating around. The Ford veers back and forth across the road before spinning degrees and the rear hitting a tree on the other side of the road.

When transferred away from the Western Region all the locos, including , had the solenoid valve removed, but the Exhaust Ejector unit item 4 was left in situ, and in most cases, remained so.

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He finished fourth in the Championship that year, but Lord Hesketh had run out of funds and could not find a sponsor for his team.

I’m blown away by the level of support from fellow rail enthusiasts in building this site. Their willingness to participate in its construction with no prospect of financial gain, just the satisfaction of being involved, is bloody marvellous. Starting in May , Derek’s input has been a massive undertaking and there have been times when the pair of us – just two bungling old geezers with a mutual love for trains and railways – were on our arthritic knees by the sheer size of it all.

And now here we are with three finished pages…or are they? The interest shown by modellers has spurred Derek to suggest a series of articles on the ‘Britannias’ that will be of particular interest to model makers Since taking early retirement, Derek’s knowledge of all things power-driven led him to making a start on correcting the many anomalies he found in books and magazines regarding the BR Class 7MT Britannias. Derek’s research has taken him more than 6 years and his findings now run into three page on this site.

This is in complete contrast to his original reservations. He commented – ‘Whilst the first group of Britannias Nos are indeed very interesting, and in some cases diverse, the history of the final batch of engines Nos is somewhat mundane by comparison, and so whilst I feel confident of filling a page with information on the first batch it would be tricky to give the same result for the remaining engines. This is because the list of modifications diminished as they were put into the building programme and only half of these changes were required on later batches.

Nevertheless there are many more photos of these later builds, primarily because enthusiasts began to realise that extinction was on the horizon, so perhaps the additional photos will remedy the imbalance

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It comes after the minister unveiled proposals earlier this year that mean universities could face fines for failing to uphold free speech under a new higher education regulator — the Office for Students OfS. The proposals — currently open for consultation — could also see universities facing action including suspension and deregulation. Mr Johnson will add: Young people should have the residence and confidence to challenge controversial opinions and take part in open, frank and rigorous discussions.

That is why the new regulator, the Office for Students, will go even further to ensure that universities promote freedom of speech within the law. Mr Johnson will also say that institutions must ensure there is no place for hatred, discrimination, extremism or racism.

Moreover, the connection of the saint’s name with Nicomedia is inconsistent with the early cultus at Diospolis.

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The painting is a fitting tribute to the doyen of the class, but Cuneo’s choice of location is somewhat misplaced; surely would have been better shown on its home territory heading a GE express out of Liverpool Street?

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