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Agents of the Hudson's Bay Company operated from this house, and signed many Orcadians into company service.

2 Alfred Street, Stromness, United Kingdom
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The cannon reputed to have been salvaged from the American Privateer ‘Liberty’ in 1813. It was used to fire a salute to the Hudson’s Bay Company Ships.

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Built in 1760s originally for American rice trade during the 7 years war.

8 Victoria Street, Stromness, United Kingdom
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AWARDED THE RNLI SILVER MEDAL FOR 'SUPREME GALLANTRY' SHOWN IN RESCUING THE CREW OF THE HULL TRAWLER 'SHAKESPEARE' WRECKED ST BRECKNESS ON 11TH DECEMBER 1907.

40 Alfred Street, Stromness, United Kingdom
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The Long Brooke crossed this road some seventy feet sovth-west. The wooden footbridge which spanned it, was removed when the river was arched over A.D 1832. William the Conqveror and his troops, waded its water intent vpon besieging ovr city. A.D. 1069. Harry Hems

86 Longbrook Street, Exeter, United Kingdom
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The Port of Exeter Since Roman times Exeter traded from this Quay, first by river then from 1566 through the Exeter canal, the earliest in the country. These warehouses date from 1835 1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee

The Quay, Exeter, United Kingdom
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To the New Quay built in 1821 for shipping Dartmoor Granite to rebuild London Bridge

New Quay Street, Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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North Euston Hotel Opened in 1841 and designed in the Greek classical style by Decimus Burton. The original hotel manager was Xenon Vantini, a Corsican, who had been a courier to Napoleon Bonaparte. Luxury and full board accommodation originally cost less than 50p a day. In 1859 the hotel was sold to the Government as a School of Musketry for the military. Forty years later it resumed its role as a major hotel and is currently owned by local business families. Amongst famous visitors was the Right Honorable Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman Prime Minister. Wyre Borough Council

The Esplanade, Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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Francis Drake sailed from Plymouth on December 13, 1577, to begin the "Famous Voyage" during which he traversed the Strait of Magellan and discovered Drake passage south of Cape Horn. Drake then sailed the Golden Hinde north and in June 1579 landed in California, he took possession of that region for Queen Elizabeth naming it Nova Albion. He returned to Plymouth September 26, 1580, having circumnavigated the globe. Drake was knighted aboard the Golden Hinde at Deptford in the presence of Queen Elizabeth on April 4, 1581. This plaque was presented August, 1977, by the State of California Sir Francis Drake Commission in commemoration of the Quadricentennial of Drake's voyage around the world.

The Hoe, Plymouth, United Kingdom
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St. Mary's Cathedral. In 1837 Natchez was designated the See of the Roman Catholic Church in Mississippi. In 1842 Bishop J. M. Chanche began construction of this structure, the only church built as a cathedral in Mississippi.

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Andrew Marschalk. Site of the printery of "father of Mississippi journalism." Printed first book in state, 1799. Became first public printer and in 1802 founded famed newspaper "Mississippi Herald."

?, Natchez, MS, United States
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La Cathedrale St-Jean. La première église de la paroisse de Lafayette fut "l'Eglise St-Jean du Vermilion". Elle fut élévée en 1821 sur ce site offert par Jean Mouton. En 1824, il fit don d'un terrain pour un tribunal et fonda Vermilionville (Lafayette).

914 St. John Street, Lafayette, LA, United States
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Eglise Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre. Lieu de sépultures mérovingiennes, cette chapelle, située au carrefour de deux voies romaines stratégiques, est offerte, à l'état de ruines, par le roi Henri 1er au chapitre de Notre-Dame en 1045. Vers 1120, elle devient un prieuré dépendant de l'abbaye de Longpont, destiné à jouer un certain rôle dans la vie intellectuelle du quartier. Les recteurs y sont élus, et les assemblées de l'Université y siègent jusqu'au saccage de 1524. Affectée à l'Hôtel-Dieu en 1651, elle se trouve dans un tel état de dégradation que les bâtiments du XIIe siècle sont en partie rasés, et très remaniés. Grenier à sel sous la Révolution, elle est rouverte au culte en 1826 et affectée au rite catholique grec byzantin en 1889: une iconostase réalisée vers 1900 sépare le choeur de la nef.

1 Saint Julien-le-Pauvre, Paris, France
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Old Customs House built 1811.

West Strand, Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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This plaque is to commemorate the contribution of the Danish fishermen who came to Whitehaven when Denmark was occupied during the Second World War. Through hard work and dedication they trawled the seas and helped feed the nation and its allies.

44, Lowther Street (Former Danish Consulate), Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 Cross Street built by Matthias Read father of painting in Cumberland.

5, Cross Street, Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Matthias Read (1669-1747). Known as the "Father of Cumbrian painting". Lived Here.

5, Cross Street, Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Whitehaven Castle & Park once home of the Lowther Family. Bought and gifted to the town to serve as a hospital from 1926 to 1988.

Gatepost, Entrance to Castle Park, Flatt Walks, Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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John Paul Jones. In 1778 John Paul Jones of the American Navy raided the port of Whitehaven. He spiked the guns of the 'Half Moon Battery'. This cannon (known as 'Long Tom') was one of these guns. To commemorate this occasion and the recovery of the gun in 1963 near Tom Hurd's Rock by 124 Recovery Company R.E.M.E. and B Company 4th Battalion Border Regiment T.A. This plaque was presented to Copeland Borough Council by Central Volunteer Headquarters T.A.V.R R.A.M.E..

West Strand, Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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This building was the entrance lodge to the Wellington Pit. Sunk 1840. Closed 1933.

Wellington Lodge, access off Harbour View, Whitehaven, United Kingdom