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1974-1986 Tyne and Wear County Council. From this building the Councillors and staff loyally served the people of Tyneside and Wearside, and were their constant advocates for prosperity, safety and a better life.
Archbold Terrace, Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
This building was formerly the town hall or toll-booth. Beneath are the prison cells where felons were incarcerated and branded. At each side of the steps are the remains of the town stocks. This was the first home of the Skipton Mechanics' Institute by whom this tablet has been erected.
High Street , Skipton, United Kingdom
Texas Historical Marker #11647
James Emerson Whiteselle. Born in Tennessee on Dec. 31, 1851, James Emerson Whiteselle moved to Texas in 1870 to work in the lumber company of his uncle P. W. Ezell. In 1875 he began working in the local Carruthers Lumber Company which he later owned. Under his management the business was expanded to include the manufacturing and selling of brick. Married to Kate Huey in 1882, Whiteselle became a prominent businessman and banker. As Mayor of Corsicana, 1894-98, when oil was discovered here, he was influential in the development of the field. He died on his birthday in 1915. #11647
302 E. 5th Ave, Corsicana, TX, United States
Butter Cross, Whittlesey The Butter Cross, formerly known as the 'Market Cross', was built in the late 17th Century and used originally as an open market house. The building is now a protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. In the mid 19th Century the Governors of the Town Revenues received a request to have the building demolished and for some years it lay in disrepair. However, a local businessman, Mr Burrow, donated a supply of slates for the roof and thus it was saved. The new floorscape feature and seating were designed by Ray Smith and funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England. The arts project forms part of the general enhancements to the Market Place area carried out by Fenland District Council in 1999 with support funding from Cambridgeshire County Council.
Butter Cross, Market Place, Whittlesey, United Kingdom
Texas Historical Marker #3267
Mayberry Park Cemetery. The only remaining legible headstone in this graveyard reveals that the cemetery dates to the late 19th century. The grave of James Moses Cowan (1834-1888) is believed to be one of 12-20 burials. Other graves are marked with plain stones or remain unadorned. According to local tradition, members of the pioneer O.M. Hood family were interred in the cemetery. There was no specific name associated with the cemetery until the mid-20th century, when it became known as Mayberry Park Cemetery. The land became a part of Fort Hood in 1942. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986 #3267
?, Killeen, TX, United States
Pepper Street Chapel. The Methodist New Connexion Chapel opened in 1835 and closed just after the First World War when the building was sold. For many years the chapel was hidden inside a later garage and was only 'rediscovered' during conversion work in 1984.
Pepper Street Chapel, Pepper Street, Chester, United Kingdom
-- Дважды Герой Советского Союза летчик-истребитель Карпов Александр Терентьевич работал на нашем заводе в цехе №5 слесарем-инструментальщиком с 1935 по 1939 год
Mashzavod, Kaluga, Russia