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Our CSMA holiday cottage, Treworgie Barton Cottages, Cornwall 2019
A one-bedroom cottage suitable for two guests. This single-storey detached cottage has great views and is decorated in a nautical theme as a tribute to a former owner, a relative of Captain Bligh.
The cottage is two miles from Crackington Haven beach.
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Wilton Park - On The Bridge
A postally unused Valentine's Series postcard that has a divided back.
Wilton House and Park
Wilton House is an English country house at Wilton near Salisbury in Wiltshire, which has been the country seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years.
The first recorded building on the site of Wilton House was a priory founded by King Egbert circa 871. Through the munificence of King Alfred, the priory was granted lands and manors until it became wealthy and powerful.
However, by the time Wilton Abbey was dissolved in the Dissolution of the Monasteries set in motion by King Henry VIII, its prosperity was already on the wane. Following the seizure of the abbey, Henry presented it and its attached estates to William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke.
The present Grade I listed house is the result of rebuilding after a 1647 fire, although a small section of the house built for William Herbert survives. Alterations were made in the early 19th. and early 20th. centuries. The house stands in gardens and a park which are also Grade I listed.
Early History of Wilton House
William Herbert was a favourite of the king. Following a recommendation to King Henry by King Francis I of France, for whom Herbert had served as a soldier of fortune, Herbert was granted arms after only two years.
In 1538, Herbert married Anne Parr, daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal and sister of the future queen consort Catherine Parr (1543–1547).
The granting of an estate such as the Abbey of Wilton to William Herbert was an accolade, and evidence of his position at court. The first grants, dated March and April 1542, include the site of the late monastery, the manor of Washerne adjoining. as well as the manors of Chalke.
Herbert immediately began to transform the deserted abbey into a fine house. It had been thought that the old abbey had been completely demolished; however, following renovations after the Second World War, traces of the old abbey were found at lower levels of the existing walls.
It has long been claimed, without proof, that Hans Holbein the Younger re-designed the abbey as a rectangular house around a central courtyard, which is the core of the present house. Holbein died in 1543, so his designs for the new house would have had to have been very speedily executed.
However, the highly ornamented entrance porch to the new mansion, removed from the house around 1800 and later transformed into a garden pavilion, is to this day known as the "Holbein Porch" – a perfect example of the blending of the older Gothic and the brand-new Renaissance style.
Whoever the architect, a great mansion arose. Today only one other part of the Tudor mansion survives: the great tower in the centre of the east facade.
With its central arch (once giving access to the court beyond) and three floors of oriel windows above, the tower is reminiscent of the entrance to Hampton Court. It is flanked today by two wings in a loose Georgian style, each topped by an Italianate pavilion tower.
The Tudor house built by William Herbert, 1st. Earl of Pembroke, in 1551 lasted 80 years. On the succession of the 4th. Earl in 1630, he decided to pull down the southern wing and erect a new complex of staterooms in its place. It is now that the second great name associated with Wilton appears: Inigo Jones.
The architecture of the south front of Wilton House is in severe Palladian style. It was described at the time as in the "Italian Style," although being built of local stone and softened by climbing shrubs, it is quintessentially English to our eyes today.
While the remainder of the house is on three floors, the south front has a low rusticated ground floor, almost suggesting a semi-basement. Three small porches project at this level only, one at the centre, and one at each end of the facade, providing small balconies to the windows above.
The next floor is the piano nobile, at its centre the great double-height Venetian window, ornamented at second floor level by the Pembroke arms in stone relief.
The roofline is hidden by a balustrade. Each of the terminating 'wings' is crowned by a one-storey, pedimented tower resembling a Palladian pavilion. At the time, this was an innovation.
A document that Howard Colvin found at Worcester College library in Oxford in the 1960's confirmed that the original plan for the south facade was to have been over twice the length of that built; what we see today was intended to be only one of two identical wings linked by a central portico of six Corinthian columns.
The whole was to be enhanced by a great parterre whose dimensions were 1,000 feet by 400 feet. This parterre was in fact created, and remained in existence for over 100 years. The second wing however failed to materialise – perhaps because of the 4th. Earl's quarrel with King Charles I and subsequent fall from favour, or the outbreak of the Civil War; or simply lack of finances.
The State Rooms
The seven state rooms contained behind the quite simple south front of Wilton House are equal to those in any of the great houses of England.
State rooms in English country houses were designed, named, and reserved for the use of only high-ranking members of state as house-guests, often a monarch and his consort. State rooms usually occupy an entire facade of a house, and are nearly always of an odd number, because the largest and most lavish room (at Wilton the famed Double Cube Room) is placed at the centre of the facade, with symmetrical sequences of smaller (but still very grand) rooms leading from the central room to either side, ending at the state bedrooms, which are at either end of the facade.
The central salon was a gathering place for the court of the honoured guest. The comparatively smaller rooms in between the central room and the state bedrooms were designated for the sole use of the occupant of each bedroom, and would have been used for private audiences, withdrawing rooms, and dressing rooms.
In most English houses today the original intention has been lost, and these rooms have usually become a meaningless succession of drawing rooms; this is certainly true at both Wilton House and Blenheim Palace. The reason for this is that, over time, the traditional occupants of the state bedrooms began to prefer the comfort of a warmer, more private bedroom on a quiet floor with an en-suite bathroom. By the Edwardian Period, large house-parties had adapted the state rooms to use as salons for playing bridge, dancing, talking, and generally amusing themselves.
The magnificent state rooms at Wilton, designed by Inigo Jones and one or another of his partners, are:
--- The Single Cube Room: This room is a complete cube 30 ft long (9 m), wide and high. It has gilded and white pine panelling, and is carved from dado to cornice. The white marble chimney piece was designed by Inigo Jones himself. The room has a painted ceiling, on canvas, by the Italian painter Cavalier D'Arpino, representing Daedalus and Icarus. This room, hung with paintings by Lely and Van Dyck, is the only room thought to have survived the fire of 1647, and thus the only remaining interior of Inigo Jones.
--- The Double Cube Room: The great room of the house. It is 60 ft long (18 m), 30 ft wide (9 m) and 30 ft high (9 m). It was created by Inigo Jones and Webb circa 1653. The pine walls, painted white, are decorated with great swags of foliage and fruit in gold leaf. The gilt and red velvet furniture complements the collection of paintings by Van Dyck. Between the windows are mirrors by Chippendale and console tables by William Kent. The coffered ceiling, painted by Thomas de Critz, depicts the story of Perseus.
--- The Great Anteroom: Before the modifications to the house in 1801, a great staircase of state led from this room to the courtyard below: this was the entrance to the state apartments. Here hangs one of Wilton's greatest treasures: the portrait of his mother by Rembrandt.
--- The Colonnade Room: This was formerly the state bedroom. The series of four gilded columns at one end of the room would have given a theatrical touch of importance to the now-missing state bed. It is furnished today with 18th.-century furniture by William Kent. The room is hung with paintings by Reynolds, and has a ceiling painted in an 18th.-century theme of flowers, monkeys, urns, and cobwebs.
Other rooms are:
--- The Corner Room: The ceiling in this room, representing the conversion of Saint Paul, was painted by Luca Giordano. The walls of the room are covered in red damask and adorned with small paintings by Rubens and others.
--- The Little Ante Room: The white marble fireplace in this room, with inserts of black marble, is almost certainly by Inigo Jones. The panels in the ceiling were painted by Lorenzo Sabbatini (1530–1577), and therefore are far older than this part of the house. The room features paintings by Van Dyck and Teniers.
--- The Hunting Room: This room, not shown to the public, is used as a private drawing room by the Herbert family. It is a square room with white panelling and gilded mouldings. The greatest feature of the room is the set of panels depicting hunting scenes by Edward Pierce painted circa 1653. These panels are set into the panelling rather than framed in the conventional sense.
Inigo Jones was a friend of the Herbert family. It has been said that Jones' original studying in Italy of Palladio and the other Italian masters was paid for by the 3rd. Earl, father of the builder of the south front containing the state rooms. There are in existence designs for gilded doors and panels at Wilton annotated by Jones.
In 1705, following a fire, the 8th. Earl rebuilt some of the oldest parts the house, making rooms to display his newly acquired Arundel marbles, which form the basis for the sculpture collection at Wilton today. Following this Wilton remained undisturbed for nearly a century.
Wilton House in the 19th. century and James Wyatt
The 11th. Earl (1759–1827) called upon James Wyatt in 1801 to modernise the house, and create more space for pictures and sculptures. The final of the three well-known architects to work at Wilton (and the only one well documented) was to prove the most controversial. His work took eleven years to complete.
James Wyatt was an architect who often employed the neo-classical style, but at Wilton for reasons known only to architect and client he used the Gothic style. Since the beginning of the 20th. century his work at Wilton has been condemned by most architectural commentators.
The negative points of his 'improvements' to modern eyes are that he swept away the Holbein porch, reducing it to a mere garden ornament, replacing it with a new entrance and forecourt. This entrance forecourt created was entered through an 'Arc de Triumph' which had been created as an entrance to Wilton's park by Sir William Chambers circa 1755.
The forecourt was bounded by the house on one side, with wings of fake doors and windows extending to form the court, all accessed by Chambers's repositioned arch, crowned by a copy of the life-size equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius.
While not altogether displeasing as an entrance to a country house, the impression created is more of a hunting estate in Northern France or Germany.
The original Great Hall of the Tudor house, the chapel and painted staircase to the state apartments were all swept away at this time. A new Gothic staircase and hall were created in the style of Camelot. The Tudor tower, now the last remnant of William Herbert's house, escaped unscathed except for the addition of two 'medieval' statues at ground floor level.
There was however one huge improvement created by Wyatt – the cloisters. This two-storeyed gallery which was built around all four sides of the inner courtyard, provided the house with not only the much needed corridors to link the rooms, but also a magnificent gallery to display the Pembroke collection of classical sculpture.
Wyatt died before completion, but not before he and Lord Pembroke had quarrelled over the designs and building work. The final touches were executed by Wyatt's nephew Sir Jeffry Wyatville. Today, nearly two hundred years later, Wyatt's improvements do not jar the senses as much as they did those of the great architectural commentators James Lees-Milne and Sir Sacheverell Sitwell writing in the 1960's. That Wyatt's works are not in the same league of style as the south front, and the Tudor tower, is perhaps something for future generations to judge.
Wilton is not the largest house in England by any means: compared to Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth, Hatfield and Burghley House, its size is rather modest. However, aside from the magnificent state rooms, a number of secondary rooms are worthy of mention:
--- The Front Hall: redesigned by Wyatt, access is gained from this room to the cloisters through two Gothic arches. The room is furnished with statuary; the dominating piece a larger than life statue of William Shakespeare designed by William Kent in 1743. It commemorates an unproved legend that Shakespeare came to Wilton and produced one of his plays in the courtyard.
--- The Upper Cloisters: designed by Wyatt but completed circa 1824 by Wyatville in the Gothic style contain neoclassical sculpture, and curios such as a lock of Queen Elizabeth I's hair, and Napoleon I's dispatch box, and paintings by the Brueghel brothers.
--- The Staircase: Designed by Wyatt, it replaces the muralled state staircase swept away during the 'improvements'. The imperial staircase is lined with family portraits by Lely. Also hanging here is a portrait of Catherine Woronzow, the only sister of 1st. Prince Vorontsov and the wife of the 11th. Earl; her Russian sleigh is displayed in the cloisters.
--- The Smoking Rooms: These rooms are in the wing attributed to Inigo Jones and John Webb. The cornices and doors are attributed to Jones. The larger of the two rooms contains a set of fifty-five gouache paintings of an equestrian theme painted in 1755. The room is furnished with a complete set of bureau, cabinets and break-front bookcases made for the room by Thomas Chippendale.
--- The Library: A large book-lined room over 20 yards long, with views to a formal garden and a vista leading to the 'Holbein' porch. This is used as a private room, and not shown to the public.
--- The Breakfast Room: A private small low-ceilinged room on the rustic floor of the south front. In the 18th. century this was the house's only bathroom; more of an indoor swimming pool, the sunken plunge pool was heated and the room decorated in the Pompeian style complete with Corinthian columns. Converted by the Russian Countess of Pembroke to a breakfast room circa 1815, it is today wallpapered in a Chinese design, the paper being an exact copy of that used in the original 1815 decoration of the room. The 18th. century furniture of a simulated-bamboo, Gothic style gives this private dining room a distinct oriental atmosphere.
Entrance Arch and Lodges
The north entrance to the house and the forecourt within it were created by Wyatt c.1801. The centrepiece is an ashlar arch, designed c.1758–62 by Sir William Chambers as a garden feature, and carrying a lead statue (probably of earlier date) of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. The structure has a pair of Corinthian columns at each corner and a dentil cornice, and the inner arch is on Doric columns and 18th.-century wrought-iron gates. On each side Wyatt added a single-storey lodge in ashlar, with a balustraded parapet. The whole is Grade I listed.
The Former Stables
Washern Grange, south of the house and on the other side of the Nadder, is said to be a 1630's rebuilding of an earlier stable block, and incorporates a 14th.-century barn which presumably belonged to the abbey. Built in brick with stone dressings and now several dwellings, the complex is Grade I listed. Washern was a manor and later a suburb of Wilton, which was absorbed into the grounds of Wilton House.
The Gardens and Grounds of Wilton House
The house is renowned for its gardens. Isaac de Caus began a project to landscape them in 1632, laying out one of the first French parterres seen in England. An engraving of it made the design influential after the royal Restoration in 1660, when grand gardens began to be made again. The original gardens included a grotto and water features.
The Palladian Bridge
After the parterre had been replaced by turf, the Palladian Bridge (1736–37, Grade I listed) over the River Nadder, 90m south of the house, was designed by the 9th. Earl in collaboration with architect Roger Morris. Balustraded stairs on each side lead through a pedimented arch into an open pavilion, and the central balustraded span has a high roof supported by a five-bay Ionic colonnade. The design was in part based on a rejected design by Palladio for the Rialto Bridge in Venice.
A copy of the bridge was erected at the much-visited garden of Stowe in Buckinghamshire, and three more were erected: at Prior Park, Bath; Hagley, Worcestershire; and Amesbury Abbey. Empress Catherine the Great commissioned another copy, known as the Marble Bridge, to be set up at the landscaped park of Tsarskoye Selo.
The Lost Settlement
The park includes an area formerly occupied by much of the village of Fugglestone, which was cleared away, including the site of a medieval leper hospital called the Hospital of St Giles.
In the late 20th. century, the 17th. Earl had a garden created in Wyatt's entrance forecourt, in memory of his father, the 16th. Earl. This garden, which is enclosed by pleached trees, with herbaceous plants around a central fountain, has done much to improve and soften the severity of the forecourt.
In 1987 the park and gardens were listed Grade I. The house itself was Grade 1 listed in 1951.
As of 2012, the current earl, William Herbert, 18th. Earl of Pembroke, and his family live in the house. In 2006, Herbert told The New York Times Magazine that the Wilton estate has around 140 employees. Its 14,000 acres are divided into 14 farms, one of which is run by the estate (the others are rented to tenants) and more than 200 residential properties. Although the house is open to the public, Herbert and his wife occupy about a third of the house privately. Salisbury Racecourse and South Wilts Golf Course are also on the 14,000 acre estate.
Wilton House in Film and Television
Scenes from the John Cleese featurette 'Romance with a Double Bass' (1974) were filmed in the Double Cube Room.
The room was used for scenes in the Stanley Kubrick film 'Barry Lyndon' (1975), and in Ken Russell's 'The Music Lovers'.
In 'The Bounty' (1984) it represented the Admiralty building for the court martial of Captain Bligh for the loss of the Bounty.
The house was covered in some detail in the 1985 American television documentary 'Treasure Houses of Britain'.
The Palladian bridge and gardens were featured in the Blackadder II episode "Bells" (1986) and in the end titles of all episodes.
Rooms in Wilton House appear as rooms of Windsor Castle in 'The Madness of King George' (1994). The concert with the bell-ringers, and two later scenes with the Prince of Wales, were shot in the Double Cube Room. Scenes from 'Mrs. Brown' (1997) were filmed in the Double Cube Room, again portraying the interior of Windsor Castle.
Rooms in Wilton House were used for interior scenes at Pemberley (Chatsworth House was used for external shots) in the 2005 film adaptation of the novel 'Pride and Prejudice'. Scenes from 'The Young Victoria', a 2009 film about the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, were filmed at the house.
Wilton House played the role of Croft Manor in the 2018 movie 'Tomb Raider'.
The Double Cube Room appears in nearly every episode of Peter Morgan's series 'The Crown', where it is used to represent one of the formal rooms at Buckingham Palace.
The house and grounds were used to film scenes in the 2020 Autumn de Wilde film adaptation of the novel 'Emma', being the main location used for Mr Knightley's home, Donwell Abbey.
The 2020 Netflix series 'Bridgerton' used the house and grounds to film numerous scenes, including exterior shots of Hastings House.
Winchester Cathedral, Edward Henry Swinburne Bligh Memorial: St George
Matron Julia Bligh Johnston
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Died: 23rd June 1940, age 78
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Wynyard, an inner-city district of Sydney, in New South Wales, Australia.
It was originally the site of Wynyard Barracks and Parade Ground, erected between 1792 and 1818. It was from here that the New South Wales Corps marched to arrest Governor Bligh in 1808, an event later known as the Rum Rebellion.
In 1848 the new Victoria Barracks in Paddington were erected and the original barracks moved. The Wynyard land was subdivided for the construction of private dwellings and shops. Provision was made for a square to remain on the higher part of the former Barrack Square. It was named Wynyard Square after General Edward Buckley Wynyard, commander of the British forces in Australia from 1848 to 1853.
The area eventually became the industrial area of the city housing many factories and warehouses. Major changes took place between 1996-1998 and Wynyard is now the central business district of the city.
The upper map isn't keyed. My guess: blue, decrease; white neutral; pink increase; red major increase.
'It's a gold mine': How Sydney's humble suburban cafes bounced back Matt Wade August 31, 2020
You can't keep Sydney’s cafe culture down for long.
Coffee shops were hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. In the early stages of the pandemic, weekly spending at cafes in NSW slumped to be 40 per cent lower than what was normal before the crisis. But demand has bounced.
Ashely Wilderink, owner of Brothers Ben cafe in Petersham, says demand for coffee is strong with so many working from home.CREDIT:EDWINA PICKLES
A real-time spending tracker, developed by analytics firm AlphaBeta, a part of Accenture, and credit bureau illion, shows cafe purchases across the state are now higher than before the coronavirus.
Cafe spending in NSW was 18 per cent higher than the pre-crisis norm in the week of August 17-23.
The director of AlphaBeta, economist Andrew Charlton, said the cafe revival has been driven in the suburbs.
“People working from home are taking some of their practices from the office to their home and local cafes are the beneficiaries,” he said.
Ashley Wilderink, owner of the Brothers Ben cafe in Petersham, says coffee sales during the week are up “a huge amount” compared to before the pandemic.
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“So many people are working from home and they’re wanting coffee in the morning and they’re wanting lunch options as well, so that’s definitely gone up for us,” she said.
“We’ve found the support from our local community has been awesome … right now being in a residential area is a gold mine I think.”
The Brothers Ben cafe was forced to close for a fortnight in the early stages of the pandemic after a customer with a reported case of coronavirus visited. It has been serving only takeaway food and drinks since then.
“It’s working for us,” Ms Wilderink said. “People appreciate that we’re trying to keep everyone safe.”
Gym businesses were also severely affected by pandemic restrictions but the tracker shows spending in that sector has now returned to pre-pandemic levels in NSW.
“One could intimate that people are wanting to get rid of their COVID kilos and start getting ready for summer,” said illion chief executive Simon Bligh.
Despite these bright spots spending overall has been affected this month by the second lockdown in Victoria.
Mr Charlton said spending nationally was down 5 per cent on normal levels as efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in Victoria weigh on consumer and business confidence.
“It’s clear that the Victoria lockdown is having a psychological spending impact across Australia,” he said. "The impacts are being seen as far as WA – which shows that even with border closures, you can’t keep out the economic impacts of COVID-19. Confidence will only get back on track once there are clear measures in place – across all governments – about how we manage to live and work with the threat of COVID."
The tracker, which draws on a database tracing the consumption patterns of hundreds of thousands of consumers and businesses, shows spending in Victoria was 22 per cent below normal levels in the week of August 17-23, the lowest since early May.
The home delivery industry has thrived during the pandemic and the latest weekly data shows spending in that category was almost 280 per cent higher than the pre-crisis norm. Demand also remained strong for online gambling, furniture and office supplies and pet care.
However, spending on road tolls, public transport and pubs and venues was still well down.
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* Australia disgraced itself 2019
* A shifting of spending and thus value away from the CBD and toward regional and suburban centres was always one of the touted benefits of remote work, and that's what we're seeing now. Aside from cafes, I'd be interested to learn if and to what degree spending has shifted outward.
* So no economic reason for free footpath dining. Rivers of gold.
* how is this a surprise everyone is working from home
* Few people are actually drinking coffee. It's more like hot milk with chocolate on top or some other corruption of what passes for 'coffee'. All in a convenient, single use, throw away cup with a plastic lid. In the morning it is often accompanied by a piece of toast, wrapped in paper and placed in a paper bag, both of which get chucked in the bin afterwards. And for the pleasure of what you could easily make at home with far less waste folk are happy to pay about $10 for. I've never been able to figure it out.
* It ALWAYS tastes better when someone else makes it for you.
* It's interesting to see the consumption shifts in a pandemic recession and the unpredictable winners. Noticed that our local corner store which was looking kinda neglected over the years is suddenly doing a booming trade as people work from home and avoid densely populated shopping centres. I have my own home coffee machine but still like to take a morning walk after the school drop to grab some coffees before logging on for the day's work. On the flip side I can't image how tough it is for CBD cafes to survive when foot traffic is down 50%...
* Buy an espresso machine. it's easy to make a great coffee at home. We need to get back to manufacturing.
* I agree with the sentiments but it's easier said than done, since we participate in high-tech manufacturer. Manufacture jobs are inherently linked to R&D and IP creation to invent the products to be made. There's no way a 1st world country with a high minimum wage can compete with low labour costs in the developing world unless you develop your own high tech products (like Israel/Germany/South Korea) or invent high-volume automation processes (which is what China and USA specialise in). I'm lucky enough to work for a company who still does a large proportion of R&D and manufacturing in Australia but I can tell you that it's hard to remain competitive since you need an eco-system of sub-contractors, component manufacturers and skilled personnel to make the whole thing work and access to those things locally are becoming harder and harder.
Other medium sized countries like Ireland and Singpore get it. You need competitive company tax incentives, R&D incentives that promote & protect risk taking, and an education system that produces a lot of STEM graduates. We lack in all these areas and can't seem to have a mature conversation about this to the electorate.
* Post-industrial, having relocated most of our manufacturing offshore, with much our agricultural and mineral commodity exports under foreign ownership, and with the apartment-building Ponzi scheme in a state of collapse due to lower immigration, Australia rides on the barrista's back. Good luck with that approach.
* Giving each other haircuts and making each other coffee - that’s been the second-speed economy for years now, it’s just taken a pandemic for us to finally see it.
* I do both, make our own coffee and cut my own hair now since C-19. It's just past shoulder length so when it grows I pull it over each shoulder and slice away, in an upward motion on an acute angle...works perfectly. Admittedly I don't cut my husband's or son's hair.
* The article says that Cafe spend is 18% higher than pre-crisis norms yet the graph shows that it's 4% down. Is that because it's NSW vs Australia? It's hard to believe that cafe spend is up 18%. Even if people are spending more in the suburbs they are still eating and drinking more at home.
* Maybe they are. But we all get sick of continually hanging around the house, even if working from home. It's nice to head out occasionally, even if it's to grab a t/a coffee or lunch and bring it back home. The inner city/CBD coffee shops and restaurants are struggling, but as the article says - suburban ones are thriving.
* Agreed just had my coffee and raisin toast in the sunshine on the front doorstep. Probably cost me 30 cents and entirely COVID safe. Hard to believe people are rushing out to spend $8 for the equivalent experience.
* Agree with you in a way , God save the Queen, but am guessing people want to get out of the house , have a little walk , see people other than the ones they live with , or if they live alone just to see other humans . Given that working from home they're saving on public transport fares or if they used to drive to work saving on fuel / tolls / parking , an $8 spend probably doesn't hurt.
* The graph shows spending in general (if the header is correct) - so if coffee is up 18% that's all the more impressive.
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Dollymount lies within the district of Clontarf, which surrounds it (as the citywards part of Bull Island is part of Clontarf). For history before the 19th century, see the relevant article. For details of the origin, from "The Neighbourhood of Dublin" (Weston St. John Joyce, 3rd edition, Dublin, 1920):
"The name of Dollymount would seem to have originated with a house bearing that title which stood on or adjoining the site of Sea Park in Mount Prospect Avenue, and which is shown in Duncan's Map of 1820. "Dollymount House" appears in the Dublin Directory up to 1836, after which it disappears, doubtless having been renamed, and in 1838 the name appears for the first time as that of a district, under the heading of "Green Lanes, Dollymount." It is stated that the designation was adopted in the first instance by a member of the Vernon family as a compliment to his wife, by name Dorothy, or Dolly Vernon." The Green Lanes are still referred to as simply "Clontarf" in Thom's Irish Almanac & Official Directory of 1849.
In times past, Dublin Bay had a long-running problem with silting, notably at the mouth of the River Liffey. After years of primitive dredging, an attempt to maintain a clear channel more effectively was begun when, in 1715, the first piles were driven of what was to become the Great South Wall, completed in 1730. This barrier was breached by storm action some years later, and in 1761, a stone pier was commenced, working from the Poolbeg Lighthouse (1768), back to shore, the construction of massive granite blocks being completed in 1795. It was during this period that the building of a North Bull Wall was also proposed, and when it was seen that the South Wall did not solve the silting problem, the authorities responsible for Dublin Port commissioned studies on the matter. Captain William Bligh, of Bounty fame, surveyed Dublin Bay for the Ballast Board in 1801, highlighting the potential of the North Bull sandbank. Its purpose was to clear a sandbar by Venturi action.
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USDA Accessions No.: MIA 7337 / PI 103742
Seeds donated by:
Royal Botanic Garden
Port Of Spain, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago
Date: 11 September 1933
Maintained by: USDA National Germplasm Repository, Miami, Florida.
William Bligh, Captain of the famous Her Majesty's Service BOUNTY (of the Mutiny On The Bounty fame) is credited with bringing Akee from West Africa to the Caribbean Islands, and specifically into Jamaica in 1793.
It is therefore no wonder that Akee, a member of the Sapindaceae (Soapberry) family and relative of the Lychee and the Longan has derived its scientific name of Blighia sapida in honor of Captain Bligh.
Akee has now become a major feature of various Caribbean cuisines, the most famous being the national dish of Jamaica, Akee with Salt Cod.
Strangely enough, the fruit of the Akee is not edible. It is only the fleshy arils around the seeds that are edible. The remainder of the fruit, including the seeds are poisonous. The fruit must only be picked after the fruit has opened naturally, and must be fresh and not overripe. Immature and overripe Akees are also poisonous.
Immature and fallen Ackees found on the ground.
The Hunt Grove, Merritt Island, Florida, USA.
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Thailand - Bangkok - Market - Rose Apple - 20
Syzygium malaccense is a species of flowering tree native to Malesia and Australia. It is one of the species cultivated since prehistoric times by the Austronesian peoples. They were carried and introduced deliberately to Remote Oceania as canoe plants. In modern times, it has been introduced throughout the tropics, including many Caribbean countries and territories.
Syzygium malaccense has a number of English common names. It is known as a Malay rose apple, or simply Malay apple, mountain apple, rose apple, Otaheite apple, pink satin-ash and pommerac (derived from pomme Malac, meaning "Malayan apple" in French). Despite the fact that it is sometimes called the otaheite cashew, it is not related to cashew. While cashew nuts (but not cashew fruits) may trigger allergic reactions, rose apple fruit has not been observed to do so.
The combination of tree, flowers and fruit has been praised as the most beautiful of the genus Syzygium. The fruit is oblong-shaped and dark red in color, although some varieties have white or pink skins. The flesh is white and surrounds a large seed. Its taste is bland but refreshing. Jam is prepared by stewing the flesh with brown sugar and ginger.
Malay apple is a strictly tropical tree and will be damaged by freezing temperatures. It thrives in humid climates with an annual rainfall of 152 cm or more. It can grow at a variety of altitudes, from sea level up to 2,740 m. The tree can grow to 12–18 m in height. It flowers in early summer, bearing fruit three months afterward. In Costa Rica, it flowers earlier, with ripe fruit in April. Coffee growers use the species to both divert birds and provide shade.
In Hawaii, Syzygium malaccense is called mountain apple or 'Ōhi'a 'ai. When the Polynesians reached the Hawaiian Islands, they brought plants and animals that were important to them. The mountain apple was one of these "canoe plants," arriving 1000–1700 years ago.
The mountain apple is an edible fruit that can be consumed when raw and ripe. In Puerto Rico, the Malay apple is used to make wines, in Hawai'i, the fruits are consumed the same way a Pacific Northwest apple is eaten. Indonesians consume the flowers of the tree in salads and in Guyana the skin of the mountain apple is cooked down to make a syrup. A mountain apple has a white fleshy fruit that has a similar texture to a pear but less sweet than an apple. Below is a chart with more nutrition information derived from Malay apples found in Hawai'i, El Salvador, and Ghana. Due to the high water content, the Mountain Apple is lower in calories than a Gala apple or a Fuji apple and contains a moderate amount of vitamins and minerals.
In 1793, Captain William Bligh was commissioned to procure edible fruits from the Pacific Islands for Jamaica, including this species.
GN04 UEH (6418)
ARRIVA Kent & Surrey Volvo B7TL - TransBus ALX400 - GN04 UEH (6418) is seen at Earl Estate, Bligh Way Shops on 10th March 2021 before departing on route 140 to Chatham Bus Station
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Cheadle and gatley cemetery Bligh William Albert private memorial 15.59
Councillor Bligh - PSD 2021 Selfie
Tassie's varied scenery, taking in lush forests, picturesque farms, sparkling waterways, quaint towns and fine food and wine outlets.
Departing from Hobart, this journey is a microcosm of Tassie's varied scenery, taking in lush forests, picturesque farms, sparkling waterways, quaint towns and fine food and wine outlets.
The Channel Highway soon brings you to Kettering, where a vehicular ferry whisks you over to Bruny Island. This elongated, untouched wilderness holds many surprises. Fairy penguins waddle ashore at dusk at the Neck reserve, eco-cruises provide close encounters with seals, dolphins, whales, mysterious breathing rocks, massive caves and sculptured rocky islands. History comes alive at Captain Cook's landing place and the Bligh Museum.
Back on the mainland, why not stop for a snack or a live seafood larder meal at Woodbridge's Peppermint Bay, before continuing on to Huonville. Take time to browse at antique shops in Cygnet on the way.
The Huon region offers a choice of water or wine related activities. First up are action-packed jet boat whitewater thrills on the river, including mandatory 360° spins. Another option is to salubriate in a peaceful vineyard, sampling cool-climate wines and fruit liqueurs. Roadside stalls and factory outlets can keep you amused for hours sampling delicious berries, apples and jams.Turning south on the Huon Highway you soon arrive at Franklin, where there are more antique galleries and an interesting display of traditional wooden boat building, using Huon pine.
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William Bligh House Lambeth 2 19-02-23
Coastal Wolf on Bligh Island
South Bligh Island
Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis), Praslin Island, Seychelles
The breadfruit tree is native to Indonesia and the Philippines. Mulberry family. The texture of the fruit is similar to that of fresh bread, and it tastes vaguely of potato. It was prized by the imperialist British in the 18th century as a possible source of cheap nutrition for slaves in the Caribbean. It was on an expedition to the Pacific islands to transport breadfruit trees to the Caribbean that the unfortunate Captain Bligh became the victim of the mutiny on the Bounty. The breadfruit tree is now naturalised widely in the tropics.
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the mutiny on board hms bounty
Title: The Mutiny On Board H.M.S. Bounty.
Author: William Bligh.
Publisher: Airmont Books.