Mousehole – Newlyn http://newlyn.info/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:31:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://newlyn.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Mousehole – Newlyn http://newlyn.info/ 32 32 Victorian Cornwall, including the Botallack mine, seen in a stunning John Gibson photo album https://newlyn.info/victorian-cornwall-including-the-botallack-mine-seen-in-a-stunning-john-gibson-photo-album/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:31:32 +0000 https://newlyn.info/victorian-cornwall-including-the-botallack-mine-seen-in-a-stunning-john-gibson-photo-album/

Some of the earliest photographs documenting daily life in 19th century Cornwall have gone on sale for £3,000.

Over 140 black and white shots were taken by Victorian photographer John Gibson whose love for Holiday County was evident in his photos.

The images are all annotated and depict Cornish residents and fishing boats as well as general views of places like Mousehole, Lamorna, St Buryan, St Levan, Sennen, St Just, all in Penwith.

There are also plenty of shots of stone crosses, ancient sites and castles, while an austere image shows a grim-faced Cornish fish bride in Newlyn in 1880.

For viewers of the BBC drama Poldark, the images of the Botallack tin mine on the west coast of Cornwall will be familiar after appearing on the show. The mines closed permanently in 1895 when the price of tin fell.

The footage comes amid ongoing controversy over the number of second home owners who have bought in Cornwall. There are approximately 13,500 second homes, with 10,000 places advertised on AirBnB.

Outside buyers are thought to have helped drive up house prices, with 22,000 people on the council’s waiting list for social housing.

Some of the earliest photographs documenting daily life in 19th century Cornwall have gone on sale for £3,000. A Cornish Fish Bride at Newlyn, 1880; compared to a recent similar view of the city

Over 140 black and white shots were taken by Victorian photographer John Gibson whose love for Holiday County was evident in his photos. Above: The annual Flora Dance in Helston is seen in the late 19th century and in 2013

For viewers of the BBC drama Poldark, the images of the Botallack tin mine on the west coast of Cornwall will be familiar after appearing on the show. The mines closed permanently in 1895 when the price of tin fell

Gibson gave up his life as a sailor in the 1860s to become a professional photographer less than 20 years after the invention of the photographic process.

As photography was still in its infancy, Gibson had to carry around a portable darkroom, fragile glass plates and other heavy equipment to capture his images of Cornish life.

He was very successful, and by 1877 had a studio at Penzance in Cornwall and another at St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly.

His two sons, Alexander and Herbert, joined the family business and together they established a reputation for extraordinary photography.

In the six photo albums currently on sale, there are over 140 original images approximately 6 inches by 8 inches.

One particularly interesting photo shows Helston’s annual flower dance in full swing with gentlemen in top hats and women in white dresses.

Gibson gave up his seafaring life in the 1860s to become a professional photographer less than 20 years after discovering the photographic process. Above: Late 19th century men and women crowd around Knill’s monument in Worvas Hill, which overlooks St Ives

A mother and daughter are seen sitting in Gwennap’s Pit near Redruth, Cornwall in the 19th century. The pit was once used by preacher John Wesley to deliver sermons to thousands

As photography was still in its infancy, Gibson had to carry around a portable darkroom, fragile glass plates and other heavy equipment to capture his images of Cornish life. Above: St Michael’s Mount is seen in Penzance

Laynon Quoit is a dolmen, a tomb dating from the Neolithic period. He was mentioned in William Borlase’s Antiquities of Cornwall in 1769 which noted that he was tall enough to ride under

Rogers Tower, which stands in Penzance, is an 18th century folly. Seen above in the late 19th century and more recently

Every year on May 8, couples dance in the streets and in some houses to chase away the darkness of winter and bring in the light of spring.

Another shows the medieval Tremethick Cross which has been placed on top of an ancient Bronze Age burial mound in Madron, West Cornwall.

The collection will go under the hammer at Lay’s Auctioneers of Penzance, Cornwall.

Auctioneer Mimi Connell-Lay said: ‘It’s such a delightful collection, it’s a real snapshot in time.

“Some of the photos will have been taken 150 years ago and the quality that Gibson have managed to achieve given the equipment they were using is absolutely amazing.”

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The house of Dolly Pentreath (1692 – 1777), at Mousehole. She was famous for being fluent in the Cornish language

A guy in a bowler hat rests next to the market cross in Penzance.  John Gibson died in 1920 aged 93 and passed the business on to his sons

A guy in a bowler hat rests next to the market cross in Penzance. John Gibson died in 1920 aged 93 and passed the business on to his sons

The boatmen, in charge of transporting royal visitors to Mont Saint-Michel, in their state uniforms

The boatmen, in charge of transporting royal visitors to Mont Saint-Michel, in their state uniforms

Two children are seen sitting on a wall next to a depiction of a cross in Cornwall.  The collection will go under the hammer at Lay's Auctioneers of Penzance, Cornwall

Two children are seen sitting on a wall next to a depiction of a cross in Cornwall. The collection will go under the hammer at Lay’s Auctioneers of Penzance, Cornwall

Auctioneer Mimi Connell-Lay said:

Auctioneer Mimi Connell-Lay said: “It’s such a delightful collection, it’s a real snapshot in time.” Above: The album

“They were carrying heavy equipment all over Cornwall and were in some pretty tricky positions.

“I went to some places to take photos of what the area looks like now and when I went to Botallack mine I couldn’t believe where they had taken their photos from.

“It would have been incredibly dangerous to balance where they chose to stand.

“It’s a wonderful collection and it’s a real pleasure to put them on sale.”

John Gibson died in 1920 at the age of 93 and passed the business on to his sons.

The sale will take place tomorrow.

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Funds Needed for Mousehole Harbor Lights Store https://newlyn.info/funds-needed-for-mousehole-harbor-lights-store/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 02:24:40 +0000 https://newlyn.info/funds-needed-for-mousehole-harbor-lights-store/

Help us shine light for people this Christmas and we’ll reward you for it!

We need your help raising funds for our new store to secure the future of Mousehole Harbor Lights, but we know times are tough for everyone, so we’ve put together a range of fantastic rewards in return. of all donations received.

What our Lights bring to people

As our video shows, the Lights mean so much to those who visit them, be they locals, visitors to the county, the country, and across the waters! We have regular visitors from all over the world who message us for updates and to show their support. This is truly a community project and it simply wouldn’t be possible without our team of volunteers who donate their time and energy in all weathers, but they do it because they know the difference the light of Christmas can do for people. People who may be lonely, needing to cheer themselves up, or just looking forward to spending time with loved ones this Christmas. It’s a Cornish tradition that’s been in people’s hearts for nearly 60 years and that’s why it’s so important that we get the help we need to make sure it can continue.

The Story of Mousehole Harbor Lights

The Lights were started in 1963 by Mousehole-based artist Joan Gillchrest. A garland of colored light bulbs has been installed along the two quays to make the village a little brighter at Christmas time.

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From those early days, our displays grew very rapidly after capturing the imagination of a few carpenters in the village who made and donated items to the displays. Some of their designs, like the sea serpent, are still shown at Christmas although they are not the original pieces. The Sea Serpent has been redone several times as the weather in December and January can severely affect the displays. The original snake was made for the 1973 exhibition, but as it was the year of the power cuts, although all the lights were on, they were only on for a short time at the end of Christmas.

Following a major storm on December 15, 1989 (the day before commissioning), many port facilities were damaged. Some of the “Baulks” closing the harbor were destroyed by the sea and items on the docks were washed into the harbour. By ignition time on December 16, the crew had rebuilt most of the elements, but as the storm continued, the elements were not put back in place. That year, Switch on stood at the bottom of Fore Street as the waves crashed over the docks. By the end of that week, everything was back up and running, including the newest display, the Whale, which luckily had to be put into port on switch day, so it missed the storm.

Context of the project

2023 will see the 60th anniversary of Cornwall’s Mousehole Harbor Lights, which delight locals and thousands of visitors each year. Between festive seasons, the displays are stored in old barns that have seen better days. Our team of volunteers are extremely grateful for this installation, but adverse barn conditions mean the displays are falling into disrepair. This means that our team has to spend months on unnecessary maintenance each year before the displays can be erected, which is costly and obviously time consuming for people who are already short on time.

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We need the final push

Last year, thanks to our fundraising activities and a grant awarded, we were fortunate to raise two-thirds of the funds needed to build a new custom store. But with building material costs rising, we now need to raise the £10-15,000 needed to complete the new store.

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We have secured a lease on the land, have planning permission and now just need the last funds to secure the future of our lights.

So please help us continue to shine light for people this Christmas.

Thanks to those who helped

Many thanks to the following people who all helped us in one way or another to put together the content for this crowdfunder, which they did for free Louise Bradley; Kevin Bishop; Chris Yacoubian; Droneman and Katherine Baxter.

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NecroBoy: Path to Evilship Review https://newlyn.info/necroboy-path-to-evilship-review/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 04:00:27 +0000 https://newlyn.info/necroboy-path-to-evilship-review/

Game:NecroBoy: Path to Evilship
Gender: Adventure, Puzzle
System: Steam (Windows and Linux)
Developer|Editor: Wolf Chillin | Arise Co. Gravity Game
Controller support: Yes
Price: UK £15.49 | $17.99 | €17.99
Release date: October 31, 2022

Review code provided with many thanks to Press Engine.

Bad boy

NecroBoy: Path to Evil is a 3D puzzle game created by a single player developer. Although its appearance is mildly horrifying, you’ll likely walk away from the experience with your heart warmed and perhaps a smile on your face.

Necroboy is on a quest to plunder Necroman’s Crypt and become the greatest evil necromancer there has ever been. Between most levels, a short text-based cutscene plays showing Necroboy and his minions. It’s a story that has a lot of light humor but a lot of it misses the mark. What surprised me was the sense of heart in the story. You soon learn that even though Necroboy seeks power and sees himself as evil, there’s actually a little more to the boy than expected. Maybe he’s not as fierce as he claims.

There’s no voice acting, so put that as another title to add a silly voice to Necroboy and his minions if you want to entertain the youngsters or yourself. Stupid voices are fun.

The NecroBoy Fairy Tale

Arise, my servants,

The game’s design allows you to explore a variety of bite-sized levels, where the goal is simply to find the double-door exit. In order to get to the exit, you’ll need to engage in a variety of simple puzzles that include toggle switches and pushing blocks. But Necroboy is unable to engage in these tasks himself for some reason. He will have to summon minions from the dead and direct them to specific tasks in order to fight his way through the crypts. This minion mechanic can unleash a pikmine atmosphere but I would say that NecroBoy doesn’t really follow the pattern of this game since the focus is only on the puzzles.

The controls are easy to learn and use. The option of a controller or keyboard is available, the former being my preference during gameplay. Stand near a pile of crumpled bones with a ghost and press a button to summon a new minion that will follow you automatically. You can then pulse to send the minions towards an object like a switch or a block and it will automatically interact with it. This pulse is able to traverse areas currently inaccessible to NecroBoy and if there is a path for minions, such as a mousehole or a gap in the door, they will be able to reach it. Some items will require more than one minion to activate, such as large push blocks and multi-armed switches.

Highlight Servants

You’ll soon learn that you can hold down a button to highlight a set number of minions to make them idle. By doing this and keeping others awake, you can solve slightly more complex puzzles, like sending minions through a door to get a switch. Then when the door closes behind them you wake up the sleeping minions to access a new switch in an area now accessible thanks to the actions of the first group. Sometimes minions got stuck in environments that were a bit of a pain, but that rarely interfered with the overall experience.

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Yeah the minions do my push for me

keep it cool

The challenge is quite cold much like the title from the developer (Chillin Wolf). You’re unlikely to be scratching your head or looking for a guide to solving the main puzzles in the game. The only time I got stuck was when I overthought a puzzle and got confused. sort of locked behind a door with my minions unable to reach me and so I ceased my progress with only a reboot as a solution. Fortunately, the levels are bite-sized, so it doesn’t take too long to try again.

With the nice and small levels, it’s quite a nice pick up and play experience for those with little spare time. At the end of a set number of levels you will reach a boss room which is really just an expanded puzzle experience but a good way to adjust the formula from the regular levels. I guess the only downside is that the base difficulty might be too easy for some, with some levels only requiring a few simple toggles to solve. There are 3 secret levels that offer a bit more puzzle moments, but these are optional. In general, I can see this really appealing to gamers who just want an enjoyable gaming experience. Even though the puzzles didn’t seem difficult, I still came away with a fulfilled smile, feeling like I had accomplished something.

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I think I’ll stay here at the door

comic horror

The graphics have a horror style but the mood is light. The 3D sprites have a warm and friendly cartoon feel, even though the game takes place in dark castle-like dungeons. Necroboy himself has a detached arm and leg reminiscent of Rayman. The minions themselves feel more like cuddly adepts than beings of a sinister nature.

It certainly exudes a family presentation that probably won’t give you nightmares. What may appeal to casual gamers is that the level designs are quite simple, with switches and blocks highlighted in a very obvious red. I guess it’s a nice feature but I think I would have preferred these items to match the dungeon designs. When playing on PC, performance was good, but I had times when Necroboy’s movement was a bit blurry, which is weird to see on PC. Still, it has a nice Halloween-themed soundtrack that’s upbeat but matches the dark setting.

Hidden levels

Content wise, you have your basic story mode with multiple levels that may take no more than 6 hours to beat. But it can increase with the 3 challenging hidden levels. In addition to the main game, you can unlock new cosmetics for your minions. There’s even a Halloween-themed costume for Necroboy if you click on a pumpkin in the options menu. That’s not a lot of content for the price offered. So a sale may be a consideration for some. The game is playable on Steam Deck but I can’t rate this experience since I only played it on PC.

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I feel like I’m missing a minion

Conclusion – A Happy Horror Gem

NecroBoy: Path to Evil falls into the category of a little gem for the puzzle experience. A generally simple but satisfying experience with a story that has a lot of heart. For a solo developer, they’ve done a pretty decent job of creating a welcoming experience that will appeal to players of all ages.

It doesn’t stray from its puzzle formula, not really taking any risks with its gameplay. But it is an original concept. This can be a good game to play with youngsters or if you just want a good weekend game that isn’t too taxing. Definitely add it to the wishlist to support a budding indie developer. Hopefully this won’t be the last we see of NecroBoy and his puzzle escapades.

Final verdict: I loved it

I like it

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Letter: Discover the many reasons why people quilt https://newlyn.info/letter-discover-the-many-reasons-why-people-quilt/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://newlyn.info/letter-discover-the-many-reasons-why-people-quilt/ Local quilters have assembled a diverse exhibit on display at the Timmins Museum until November 23

From Oc. From November 27-23, the Timmins Museum: NEC presents an exhibit of incredible quilts from the Timmins Quilters’ Guild. Each quilt features various techniques such as piecing, appliqué, as well as hand, long arm, and free-motion quilting.

This particular show has something for every age. There are fun quilts like women in bikinis sunbathing on the beach, or mini quilts featuring the iconic McIntyre headframe. Kids can look for hedgehogs smelling flowers, a llama or two raccoons hiding behind a bear, and adorable farm animals. They might even meet the quilting diva herself in fabric, of course! A bargello, a fabric collage portrait, a modern leaf motif and a soft floral wall hanging all await your perusal.

So why duvet? When members were asked; many answers were given.

A quilt for the sheer pleasure of creating art; others enjoy the friendships formed while quilting together. A quilter has captured the doodles she made during phone conversations with her sister and brought them to life in the fabric. Another quilter collected patterns for a row quilt from various quilt shops because it reminded her of her mother who said “even though it’s so humble, there’s no place like home.” Each row features various houses like bird’s nests or the quilt’s own dog staring at a mouse hole. Other quilters appreciate the practical nature of making a personal gift for a loved one.

My own quilt called “As the deer sighs for water” was created in response to my 94 year old father’s request for a quilt that was “more than just a pile of squares”. On FaceTime, we carefully chose the soft colors, the deer sign, and the boulders that look like Muskoka boulders to represent his life story. Since he was a pastor, I incorporated the scripture into the border. He enjoyed seeing and discussing the progress of the quilts. I finally gave him the quilt during a COVID lockdown at his retirement home in April 2021. He loved it! He enjoyed it for three days before his sudden passing on April 8. I am so grateful that I was able to create not just a quilt for him, but lasting memories of him.

So why do we quilt? When you visit this exhibit, you will learn about the many and various reasons and maybe you want to make this beautiful thing called quilting your next project.

gwen houston

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Celebrating Achievements at Graduation Ceremonies – FE News https://newlyn.info/celebrating-achievements-at-graduation-ceremonies-fe-news/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 16:29:18 +0000 https://newlyn.info/celebrating-achievements-at-graduation-ceremonies-fe-news/

More than 2,700 future graduates will be joined by family and friends at Chester Cathedral this week to celebrate their achievements.

The University of Chester will hold its graduation ceremonies over four days, from Tuesday 1 November to Friday 4 November.

They will be joined by seven inspirational individuals who will also be recognized by the University for their achievements in their respective fields, including sports, business, music and the arts.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Eunice Simmons, said: “We look forward to welcoming our latest graduates to celebrate their achievements in the majestic setting of Chester Cathedral. We congratulate them and accompany them in the beginning of their career.

“We are also very pleased to welcome distinguished individuals who have given so much to society and it is with great pleasure that we award them honorary degrees which recognize their significant achievements.

Ceremony 2

Claire Harvey MBE will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to sport, diversity and inclusion.

Claire is an experienced leader, inclusion expert and Paralympian. Currently working as Head of Global Inclusion for Vodafone, and previously as Head of Inclusive Leadership at KPMG, Claire is recognized as a global leader in diversity, inclusion and culture, integrating the management of change and leadership behaviors in impactful change.

Ceremony 3

Joëlle Warren MBE, DL will receive an honorary Master of Business Administration (MBA) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to business.

Joëlle is the founding partner of Warren Partners, the Cheshire-based recruitment firm, where she chairs the Board of Employee-Owned Trust and advises on appointments of chairpersons and non-executives to companies across the UK. She is passionate about improving efficiency in the boardroom by striking the right balance between skills, diversity and experience and has worked with the government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy , FTSE Women Leaders and CBI’s Change the Race Ratio to ensure Warren Partners takes a lead in initiatives to move the dial on leadership diversity, particularly in the regions and beyond the FTSE 350 She was appointed vice-lord-lieutenant of Cheshire in 2010 and served as founding chair of the Cheshire Community Foundation from 2011. Vice-chair of the North West Business Leadership Team, Joëlle is also a non-executive director of the board. the Chester Race Company and the CBI SME Council. In 2019 she was appointed by the Prime Minister to chair the Crown Appointments Commission for the appointment of the next Archbishop of York. She obtained an MBE in 2016 for business services.

Ceremony 4

Professor Henry Sun will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to business.

Henry X. Hong Sun is Dean of International Affairs of the Institute of Urban Governance at Shenzhen University and a member of the Academic Committee of the Institute of Global Cooperation and Understanding at Peking University. Professor Sun’s current and past academic affiliations include fellowships at Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford (2011), ASH Center, Harvard Kennedy School (2010), Asian Studies Center, Sciences Po, Paris (2009), American Studies Center , Beijing University (2008 ); Member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Political Marketing (USA) and the Journal of Public Affairs (UK); Visiting Professor at the University of Chester Business School, China University of Politics and Law, Jiangxi University of Economics and Finance, and New York Institute of Technology Management School, where he has given lectures. lectures on international marketing, consumer behavior and political marketing.

He said: “With the encouragement of an honorary degree from the University of Chester, I will continue to promote communication and cooperation between people in a global village where the sun never sets!”

Ceremony 5

Keith Skempton CBE, DL will receive an honorary Master of Business Administration (MBA) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the work of the Cheshire Military Museum.

Major General Keith Skempton CBE DL has held many roles in the military throughout his distinguished career. As a Colonel, he oversaw support to the 1st Armored Division, just returning from the Iraq War in 1991. He then went to Army Headquarters and was responsible for supporting logistics operations ex- Yugoslavia both in the United Nations and NATO configuration.

Promoted and posted as Brigadier, Chief of Staff in Cyprus, he was then brought into the NATO Rapid Reaction Corps as Deputy Chief of Staff in support of General Sir Mike Jackson and sent on early reconnaissance to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (now North Macedonia). ) in order to assess the needs of a possible operation in Kosovo. This led him to command the forward group in Skopje and set up conditions and facilities to receive the headquarters of the Rapid Reaction Corps and the lead elements of the five attached NATO brigades. He coordinated the logistical needs of the corps and interfaced with non-governmental organizations helping to set up refugee camps for approximately 250,000 refugees. He later received the Queens Commendation for Valuable Service. He was later promoted to Major General as Deputy Chief of Staff to the four-star US Admiral responsible for NATO’s southern region in Naples, where Keith’s experience proved invaluable when Force size reductions within NATO were necessary.

On his retirement from the army, he retained his role as Honorary Colonel of the Cheshire Regiment. Amalgamation of the battalion was necessary and in 2007 the regiment was formed into The Mercian Regiment.

Civilian work began as Business Development Manager at Ferranti in Bangor, followed by 18 months as Operations Manager at Chester Cathedral, then Director of Defense at Capita Property and Infrastructure in a defense advisory role and business development. Since then, he has been an independent adviser, but he has also been a director of the Military Museum of the castle. He is also Chairman of SSAFA Cheshire and Deputy County Lieutenant.

He said: “I am very honored to receive this award and believe it is valuable recognition of transferable skills in regards to my military and business career as well as my involvement in military heritage and service charities. .”

Ceremony 6

Lady Rose Cholmondeley will receive an honorary Master of Music (MMus) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the arts.

Rose Cholmondeley grew up in Cheshire at Cholmondeley Castle. She went to Cranborne Chase School where she was encouraged by Harrison Birtwhistle to study music. She then joined the National Youth Orchestra and attended the Arts Educational Trust School in London before going to the Royal College of Music where she obtained an Associate of the Royal College of Music (ARCM).

Continuing her studies in Paris, she obtained the Interpreter’s Diploma from the Rachmaninoff Conservatory while studying with the Polish professor Constantin Schmaeling, famous for the interpretation of Chopin.

She was introduced to the Chopin Society in London by its then President, the eminent pianist Louis Kentner and in 1985 was invited by the Society’s founder, Lucie Swiatek, to become its President. She has performed all over the world and on the occasion of Chopin’s Bicentenary 2020 she appeared on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC TV and was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 woman’s hour. She also hosted a series of events around London at Chopin-related venues.

Since 1991, the Chopin Society, under his chairmanship, has held major fundraising events at venues such as Lambeth Palace, the House of Commons, Lancaster House, Strawberry Hill House and, in particular, four at the Guildhall in London, where Chopin last performed. time.

Ceremony 9

Valérie Masterson will receive an Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the arts.

Valerie Masterson studied first at Matthay School of Music in Liverpool and later at the Royal College of Music where she received the Queen’s Award for Outstanding Student of the Year and a Countess of Munster Award for Studying singing in Milan. She made her concert debut in the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts under Sir Malcolm Sargent while still a student. She made her operatic debut a year later at the Landestheater in Salzburg.

She went on to sing at all the major opera houses around the world, including English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Royal Opera House Cogent Garden, as well as the Metropolitan, New York, La Scala Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Geneva, Barcelona, ​​Santiago, San Francisco and many more. She has numerous awards to her credit, including the Sir Lawrence Olivier Award for Most Outstanding Solo Opera Performance. She received a CBE from Her Majesty The Queen in 1987, in 1993 she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, an RAM in 1994 and a Doctor of Letters from South Bank University in 1999.

She is vice-president of the British Youth Opera, the Rossini Society of Paris, the Mousehole Male Voice Choir and many others.

She says: “I am delighted to receive such a prodigious honor today, as having left as a student born and raised in Cheshire and traveled the world, it completes my career and is the culmination of a dream come true.”

Ceremony 11

Stephen McGann will receive an Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the arts.

Stephen McGann is a leading British actor who has worked extensively in British theater and on screen for 40 years. He can currently be seen playing the role of Dr Turner in the BBC’s worldwide hit medical TV series Call the midwife.

Stephen is also an avid speaker, writer and broadcaster on the role of science and medicine in popular culture. He holds an MA in Science Communication from Imperial College London and has been a guest speaker at Cambridge, Cheltenham, Oxford and Imperial Science Festivals. In 2017, Stephen published a family memoir titled flesh and blood – a social history of his Liverpool Irish family told through the medical ailments each generation has suffered. More recently, Stephen wrote Call the Midwife – A Labor of Love – a celebration of ten years of Call the midwifefeaturing behind-the-scenes stories and thoughts from the cast and crew.

He said: “As a child of Liverpool, I am particularly proud and delighted to have received an honorary degree from the University of Chester. When I was a kid, Chester was a place I escaped to – full of the history I loved. The Roman Museum – the beautiful old cathedral – a place where a bookish working class child could dream and imagine places beyond themselves. This is where all good education begins; traveling to new places that can challenge and spark passion. Chester was all of that, and it’s nice to come back and say thank you for what he gave me.

Recommend0 recommendationsPosted in Education ]]> Weekend football fixtures | Exmouth Diary https://newlyn.info/weekend-football-fixtures-exmouth-diary/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 09:08:00 +0000 https://newlyn.info/weekend-football-fixtures-exmouth-diary/

FA Trophy
Plymouth Parkway against Bristol Manor Farm
Tavistock v Binfield

Premier of the Southern League
Tiverton Town v Poole Town

Division one south
Evesham United v Bideford
Larkhall Athletic v Willand Rovers

West League Premier
Barnstaple Town v Mousehole
Shepton Mallet v Ilfracombe Town

Southwest Peninsula League
Crediton United v Torridgeside (Friday 7.30pm)
Bridport v Plymouth Marjon
Cullompton Rangers v Newton Abbot Spurs
Dartmouth v Axminster Town
Elburton Villa v Brixham
Honiton Town v Teignmouth
Okehampton Argyle v Bovey Tracey
Town of Sidmouth v Holsworthy
Torrington vs. Elmore

Devon Football League
Feniton Reserves v Barnstaple Town
Thorverton vs. Fremington
Topsham Town v Ottery St Mary

County Cup (selected)
Appledore vs. Lakeside Athletic
Ivybridge Town 2nd v Newtown
North Molton Sports Club v Paignton Saints
Stoke Gabriel & Torbay Police v Budleigh Salterton
University of Exeter v Beer Albion
Boca Seniors v Elmore 2nd
Bravehearts v East Budleigh
East Allington United v Witheridge
Harbertonford v Lympstone
Plympton Athletic v Beer Albion 2nd
Tedburn St Mary v Upottery

Devon and Exeter League
First
Alphington vs. Lyme Regis
Clyst Valley v University of Exeter 2nd
Kentisbeare vs. Colyton
Ottery St Mary Reserves v Dawlish United
Sandford v Okehampton Argyle 2nd

Division 1
Hatherleigh Town Reserves v Chard Town
University of Exeter 3rd v Topsham Town 2nd
Winkleigh reserves against Wellington

Division 2
Central v Westexe Park Rangers
Cranbrook v Clyst Valley 2nd
Dunkeswell Rovers v Farway United
Exmouth Spartans v St Martins
Tipton St John v University of Exeter 4th

Division 3
Chagford v South Zeal United
Hemyock vs. Halwill
Lyme Regis Reserves v Heavitree United
University of Exeter 5th against Broadclyst

Division 4
Colyton 2nd against Cheriton Fitzpaine
Dawlish United 2nd v Cullompton Rangers 2nd
East Budleigh 2nd v Exeter United
Elmore 3rds v Sidmouth Town 3rds
St Thomas Social Club v University of Exeter 6th
Uplyme v Budleigh Salterton 2nd

Division 5
Awliscombe v Millwey Rise
Axmouth United v Teign Village
St Martins 2nd v Cranbrook United

Division 6
Cheriton Fitzpaine 2nd against Devon Yeoman
Upottery 2nd vs. AFC Morchard Bishop

Division 7
Exeter Royals v Bradninch
Newton St Cyres 2nd against Pheonix United
Otterton v Hatherleigh Town 2nd
Priory versus Seaton Town 2nd
Westexe Park Rangers 2nd v City Raiders 2nd
Whipton & Pinhoe 2nd v University of Exeter 8th

Division 8
Farway United 2nd v Amory Green Rovers 2nd
Lympstone 2nd against Hemyock 2nd
Millwey Rise 2nd against Ex Dons
Starcross Dons 2nd vs Tedburn St Mary 2nd

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Busy onion bags for North Devon footballers https://newlyn.info/busy-onion-bags-for-north-devon-footballers/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 08:18:36 +0000 https://newlyn.info/busy-onion-bags-for-north-devon-footballers/

The North Devon Football League standings are starting to take shape and Boca Seniors are already the team to beat in the Premier Division.

The Boca boys traveled to Park United on Saturday and an NDFL classic between two teams that had a league-high 100% before kick-off. Boca emerged 3-2 winners, thanks to goals from Liam Hawkins, Ciaron Lishman and Craig Sandle. Park scorers were Stephen Skinner and David Brown.

Shamwickshire Rovers have played one game less than Boca Seniors but also boast a perfect record of six wins from six league games, the last of which was a 6-1 demolition of Hartland Clovelly.

Charles Allman, Sam Bissett and Gerish Waldron were on target for the Appledore Lions in their 3-1 loss to Combe Martin, with Tom Goldsworthy scoring the consolation for the visitors. Ryan Thomas scored a stunning hat-trick for Kilkhampton in the confident 4-1 victory at Chittlehampton.

There was a great game at North Molton 2nds, who hit the net through Alfie Nicholls and Jake Knapman, but it wasn’t enough to stop Braunton 2nds, who went down 4-2 winners, thanks to goals from Ross Drury, Robert Morgan, Cameron Shaw and Connor Stapley.

Todd Peschke bagged a brace for Senior Division leaders Holsworthy 2nds in the 3-1 win at Torridgeside 2nds, while there was a gem of a hat-trick from Steve Diamond, as Ilfracombe Town 2nds defeated Sandymere Blues 6-1. Ryan Crompton, Brandon Lace, Claudio Pinto and Oaklan Clarke were on target in a 4-1 win for Barum United over Braunton 3rds.

Barnstaple Town crashed out of the FA Vase after a 2-0 defeat at Wellington and will seek an immediate response when they host Mousehole on Saturday, which is a huge game in the Toolstation Western League, as a two-goal win for Barum les would rise above their visitors and up to fifth place in the table.

Ilfracombe Town unfortunately did not have a game this weekend. They were due to face Bitton but the Gloucestershire club made the reluctant decision to pull out of the League. The Bluebirds travel to No. 3 Shepton Mallett on Saturday.

It was a great weekend for Torrington AFC Super Greens, who beat Newton Abbot Spurs 3-2 in a terrific Peninsula League clash. Carlo Chandler will claim Torrington’s first goal, although he likely hit a visiting defender on his way to the net.

Spurs fought back but the game was only briefly level as Lewis Cornish found space on the edge of the box to fire in a second for the Super Greens. Torrington extended their lead after the break, Dan Wilson completed a George Bartlett assist and Newton’s consolation failed to dampen the home fun.

Despite failing to get on the scoresheet, Torridgeside came back from Honiton Town with a very satisfying 0-0 draw. Torridgeside travel to Crediton United on Friday night, Torrington host Elmore on Saturday and Holsworthy will be at Sidmouth Town.

In the Devon Football League, it was a difficult weekend for the North Devon teams. Barnstaple Town reserves lost 4-1 to leaders Beer Albion and Fremington suffered a 3-2 loss at home to Feniton. Goals from Ollie Stevens and Bradley Williams gave North Molton Sports Club a 2-0 win at Appledore in the North Devon derby.

This weekend the Barnstaple Town reserves will travel to Feniton and Fremington to Thorverton. Appledore in action at the Devon Cup at home to Lakeside Athletic, as North Molton host Paignton Saints.

The draw has been made for the third round of the A&S Paving Devon Intermediate Cup, with the matches to be played this weekend: Braunton 4th against Lifton; Broadhempston United v Kinglsye Wizards; Kingsley Park v Bovey Tracey 2nd; Merton v Kingstoneignton Athletic 2nd; Northam Lions v Sandford 2nd; The Heart of Oak against Shamwickshire Rovers 2nd; Watcombe Wanderers 2nd v Bideford AFC 2nd; Whipton & Pinhoe v AFC Dumnonii.

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‘Let the people decide’: Business leaders respond to Hunt’s emergency declaration https://newlyn.info/let-the-people-decide-business-leaders-respond-to-hunts-emergency-declaration/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 13:27:01 +0000 https://newlyn.info/let-the-people-decide-business-leaders-respond-to-hunts-emergency-declaration/

Business leaders in the East Midlands responded to Jeremy Hunt’s declaration of emergency with a mixture of dismay, frustration and bewilderment after the Chancellor set the country on a markedly different economic path than that promised by Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng less than a month ago. .

Hunt brushed aside nearly all of the unfunded tax cuts announced in the September 21 mini-budget and outlined a series of measures from the economic plan that he plans to unveil in full on October 31.

You can read more about his projects here.

East Midlands House boss Scott Knowles said: ‘Having two very different mini-Budgets, underpinned by opposing ideologies, in a matter of weeks is an unprecedented situation for our country and this cycle relentless uncertainty is crippling our economy.

“This creates a zero-trust environment which affects the ability of businesses to plan definitively, which in turn has a negative impact on investment in growth and jobs – which will be of concern to our region given that the rate of Unemployment has risen over the past two months, but from a record high.

“Keeping the pledge to cut National Insurance will be welcomed by businesses, but the rollback of almost all other measures on taxes paid by businesses will be extremely worrying when we face a crisis in the cost of the conduct of business. A significant reduction in the energy price guarantee is of particular concern as it will affect both companies and their employees.

Kevin Drew, managing director of Derby-based Ascentant Accountancy, said: “On Monday morning it was reported that 50,000 SMEs in London had collapsed according to ONS figures, while the Insolvency Service reported insolvencies at an eight-year high.

“With supply chain issues, the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills, now is the time for businesses to really look ahead and plan a survival strategy, if ensure they have working capital and make forecasts for their future.

“With the constant change in tax announcements, we cannot advise our clients with certainty on tax planning or best practices to ensure they survive the next 12 months. We fear this is the start, not the peak, further business insolvencies and lost jobs.”

Anil Mistry, director of Leicester-based RNR Mortgage Solutions, said: “Hunt came to reality and realized that the tax cuts in the mini budget were simply not feasible. Hopefully this will bring confidence and stability to the UK markets and the weak pound.It will be interesting to see how long Liz Truss lasts as this announcement has destroyed her credibility.

Lewis Shaw, founder of Mansfield-based Shaw Financial Services, said: “Trusonomics has proven to be a silly experiment perpetuated by talking heads at think tanks such as the IEA. As a result of this, Liz is now PM in name only; she is in power but not in power.

“We have more instability to come as conservatives try to wrestle with their internal ideologies fractured between libertarian supporters of the ultra-free market and the moderate side, of which little remains. Nevertheless, we know that we are going to have a new Prime Minister, and behind the scenes, the 1922 committee will be absent to work out the mechanisms.

“If anyone knows that a time machine is available so we can go back to 2015 and have the chaos with Ed Miliband rather than the strength and stability that David Cameron perpetuated, that would be great.”

Debbie Porter, Managing Director of Bakewell-based Destination Digital Marketing, said: ‘You have to hand it to the politicians, they are as patient as a cat staring at a mouse hole. Hunt lost in his leadership bid to Johnson, and Sunak lost to Truss. They now lead from behind to maneuver themselves into positions they feel are rightfully theirs in the first place. And why not? The Tories have had more leadership changes than Lady Gaga changing her costume at a concert. Everyone will get their turn if they wait long enough. It’s almost as if the country they serve is irrelevant as they focus on the highest position.

Eddie Young of Burton-based Misterey Entertainment added: “There are more donuts in this administration than there are at Krispy Kreme headquarters. Just call a general election and let the people decide who runs this country. And I guess the current batch will perform the ultimate disappearing act.

Politicians were also quick to react to the news.

In a social media post, Ben Bradley MP, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said the announcement “effectively makes[ed] all the political fallout, criticism, poll diving, etc. of the last few weeks are totally useless.

He added that the government was “right where [it] started, just much less popular than before.

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Weekend Football Results | Exmouth Diary https://newlyn.info/weekend-football-results-exmouth-diary/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 03:25:27 +0000 https://newlyn.info/weekend-football-results-exmouth-diary/ Sky Bet Ligue 1
Exeter City 2 Oxford United 4
MK Dons 1 Plymouth Argyle 4

Premier of the Southern League
Borough of Harrow 0 Plymouth Parkway 1
Tiverton Town 1 Swindon Supermarine 3

Division one south
Bishops Cleeve 1 Bideford 2
Town of Lymington 0 Town of Exmouth 2
Willand Rovers 1 City of Wimborne 0

West League Toolsstation
Ilfracombe Town 8 Welton Rovers 0
Town of Keynsham 4 Town of Barnstaple 5
Mousehole 1 Buckland Athletic 0

Section of the Southwest Peninsula
Okehampton Argyle 2 Town of Callington 1
Teignmouth 1 St Austell 0
Brixham 4 Bodmin Town 0
Cullompton Rangers 2 St Dennis 1
Dartmouth 0 Bovey Tracey 5
Holsworthy 1 Villa Elburton 2
Launceston 0 City of Ivybridge 1
Newton Abbot Spurs 2 Newquay 0
Town of Sidmouth 2 Town of Honiton 1
St Blazey 0 Torridgeside 2
Sticker 0 Crediton United 4
Torrington 0 Dobwalls 1

Devon Football League
Barnstaple Town Reserves 0 Albion Beer 3
Budleigh Salterton 2 Appledore 4
Feniton 1 Ottery St Mary 2
Fremington 1 Newtown 4
North Molton Sports Club 5 University of Exeter 1
Thorverton 2 Town of Topsham 1

Devon and Exeter League
First
Alphington 5 Colyton 0
Clyst Valley 2 Lyme Regis 4
Crediton United 2nd 0 Kentisbeare 1
Elmore 2nd 6 Sidmouth Town 2nd 0
Reserves Ottery St Mary 0 Sandford 6
University of Exeter 2nd 11 Okehampton Argyle 2nd 0

Division 1
Albion Beer 2nd 1 Upottery 1
Arch AAC 3 Lympstone 0
Chard Town Res 1 Wellington Res 1
East of Budleigh 6 City of Hatherleigh 1
Topsham Town 2nd 4 Winkleigh 7
University of Exeter 3rd 2 Newtown 2nd 1

Division 2
Center 8 Tedburn St Mary 2
Dunkeswell Rovers 2 Clyst Valley 2nd 0
Exmouth Spartans 4 University of Exeter 4th 2
St Martins 8 Farway United 0
Tipton St John 0 Feniton 2nd 1

Division 3
Bampton 1 Heavitree United 4
Broadclyst 3 Bravehearts 4
Chagford 1 Witheridge 4
Halwill 1 Town of Seaton 3
Hemiock 2 AFC Exe 0
University of Exeter 5th 0 South Zeal United 1

Division 4
Cheriton Fitzpaine 2 Dawlish United 2nd 6
Colyton 2nd 1 Alphington 2nd 6
Culm United 4 East Budleigh 2nd 4
Exeter United 0 Cullompton Rangers 2nd 4
Town of Sidmouth 3rd 0 Budleigh Salterton 2nd 2
Elmore 3rd 0 University of Exeter 6th 4

Division 5
Whipton and Pinhoe 5 Thorverton 2nd 0
Amory Green Rovers 2 St Martins 2nd 2
Montée Millwey 3 Cranbrook United 2
Teign Village 4 Axmouth United 7
Heart of Oak 2 Bickleigh 3
University of Exeter 7th 4 Starcross Dons 4

Division 6
Development Ottery St Mary 2 Upottery 4
Morchard Bishop 3 Cheriton Fitzpaine 2nd 0
City Raiders 3 Central 2nd 3
Dolton Rangers 6 Devon Yeoman 2
Sandford 2nd 0 Beacon Knights 2

Division 7
Bradninch 3 Pheonix United 1
Otterton 2 City Raiders 2nd 2
Priory 2 University of Exeter 8th 0
Seaton Town 2nd 1 Exmouth Rovers 3
Newton St Cyres 2nd 2 Exeter Royals 4

Division 8
Ex Dons 6 Bampton 2nd 0
Farway United 2nd 1 Bow AAC 2nd 4
Lympstone 2nd 2 Millwey Rise 2nd 3
South Zeal United 2nd 2 North Tawton 2
Starcross Dons 2nd 2 Hemyock 2nd 3
Tedburn St Mary 2nd 2 Amory Green Rovers 2nd 1

Cup
Newton St Cyres 2 Dawlish United 2 (4-3 in pens)
Westexe Park Rangers 4 St Thomas Social Club 1
Cranbrook 1 Babbacombe Corinthians 1 (3-4 on pens)
Lyme Regis 2nd 1 Plain wool 3

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Weekend Football Results | Midweek Herald https://newlyn.info/weekend-football-results-midweek-herald/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 03:25:27 +0000 https://newlyn.info/weekend-football-results-midweek-herald/ Sky Bet Ligue 1
Exeter City 2 Oxford United 4
MK Dons 1 Plymouth Argyle 4

Premier of the Southern League
Borough of Harrow 0 Plymouth Parkway 1
Tiverton Town 1 Swindon Supermarine 3

Division one south
Bishops Cleeve 1 Bideford 2
Town of Lymington 0 Town of Exmouth 2
Willand Rovers 1 City of Wimborne 0

West League Toolsstation
Ilfracombe Town 8 Welton Rovers 0
Town of Keynsham 4 Town of Barnstaple 5
Mousehole 1 Buckland Athletic 0

Section of the Southwest Peninsula
Okehampton Argyle 2 Town of Callington 1
Teignmouth 1 St Austell 0
Brixham 4 Bodmin Town 0
Cullompton Rangers 2 St Dennis 1
Dartmouth 0 Bovey Tracey 5
Holsworthy 1 Villa Elburton 2
Launceston 0 City of Ivybridge 1
Newton Abbot Spurs 2 Newquay 0
Town of Sidmouth 2 Town of Honiton 1
St Blazey 0 Torridgeside 2
Sticker 0 Crediton United 4
Torrington 0 Dobwalls 1

Devon Football League
Barnstaple Town Reserves 0 Albion Beer 3
Budleigh Salterton 2 Appledore 4
Feniton 1 Ottery St Mary 2
Fremington 1 Newtown 4
North Molton Sports Club 5 University of Exeter 1
Thorverton 2 Town of Topsham 1

Devon and Exeter League
First
Alphington 5 Colyton 0
Clyst Valley 2 Lyme Regis 4
Crediton United 2nd 0 Kentisbeare 1
Elmore 2nd 6 Sidmouth Town 2nd 0
Reserves Ottery St Mary 0 Sandford 6
University of Exeter 2nd 11 Okehampton Argyle 2nd 0

Division 1
Albion Beer 2nd 1 Upottery 1
Arch AAC 3 Lympstone 0
Chard Town Res 1 Wellington Res 1
East of Budleigh 6 City of Hatherleigh 1
Topsham Town 2nd 4 Winkleigh 7
University of Exeter 3rd 2 Newtown 2nd 1

Division 2
Center 8 Tedburn St Mary 2
Dunkeswell Rovers 2 Clyst Valley 2nd 0
Exmouth Spartans 4 University of Exeter 4th 2
St Martins 8 Farway United 0
Tipton St John 0 Feniton 2nd 1

Division 3
Bampton 1 Heavitree United 4
Broadclyst 3 Bravehearts 4
Chagford 1 Witheridge 4
Halwill 1 Town of Seaton 3
Hemiock 2 AFC Exe 0
University of Exeter 5th 0 South Zeal United 1

Division 4
Cheriton Fitzpaine 2 Dawlish United 2nd 6
Colyton 2nd 1 Alphington 2nd 6
Culm United 4 East Budleigh 2nd 4
Exeter United 0 Cullompton Rangers 2nd 4
Town of Sidmouth 3rd 0 Budleigh Salterton 2nd 2
Elmore 3rd 0 University of Exeter 6th 4

Division 5
Whipton and Pinhoe 5 Thorverton 2nd 0
Amory Green Rovers 2 St Martins 2nd 2
Montée Millwey 3 Cranbrook United 2
Teign Village 4 Axmouth United 7
Heart of Oak 2 Bickleigh 3
University of Exeter 7th 4 Starcross Dons 4

Division 6
Development Ottery St Mary 2 Upottery 4
Morchard Bishop 3 Cheriton Fitzpaine 2nd 0
City Raiders 3 Central 2nd 3
Dolton Rangers 6 Devon Yeoman 2
Sandford 2nd 0 Beacon Knights 2

Division 7
Bradninch 3 Pheonix United 1
Otterton 2 City Raiders 2nd 2
Priory 2 University of Exeter 8th 0
Seaton Town 2nd 1 Exmouth Rovers 3
Newton St Cyres 2nd 2 Exeter Royals 4

Division 8
Ex Dons 6 Bampton 2nd 0
Farway United 2nd 1 Bow AAC 2nd 4
Lympstone 2nd 2 Millwey Rise 2nd 3
South Zeal United 2nd 2 North Tawton 2
Starcross Dons 2nd 2 Hemyock 2nd 3
Tedburn St Mary 2nd 2 Amory Green Rovers 2nd 1

Cup
Newton St Cyres 2 Dawlish United 2 (4-3 in pens)
Westexe Park Rangers 4 St Thomas Social Club 1
Cranbrook 1 Babbacombe Corinthians 1 (3-4 on pens)
Lyme Regis 2nd 1 Plain wool 3

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