William Sweetland was a Bath organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 during which time he built about 300 organs, mostly for churches and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, but also for locations scattered south of a line from the Wirral to the Wash. Gordon Curtis places this work of a provincial organ builder in the wider context of English musical life in the latter half of the nineteenth century. An introductory chapter reviews the provincial musical scene and sets the organ in the context of religious worship, public concerts and domestic music-making. The book relates the biographical details of Sweetland's family and business history using material obtained from public and family records. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ- building work in general and some of his most important organs in detail, with patents and other inventions explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, particularly with regard to organ recitals, is discussed, as well as noting Sweetland's acquaintances, other organ builders, architects and artists. Part II of the book consists of a Gazetteer of all known organs by Sweetland organized by counties. Each entry contains a short history of the instrument and its present condition. Since there is no definitive published list of his work, and as all the office records were lost in a fire many years ago, this will be the nearest approach to a comprehensive list for this builder.
Welcome to The Travel Club, and our inaugural e-zine! Cue the trumpet blasts and laser displays. You’re now a member not only of what we hope will become the essential club for those who are serious about travel, but of a club within that club – the group of travellers who were there with us from the outset. Thank you for joining us on this journey. In some ways, The Travel Club has been a long burn. We’ve discussed establishing a community of this sort on many occasions, but we’ve never quite got round to doing it. There always seemed something else ahead of it in the queue. Now, as we sit in lockdown, a club like this feels especially important. Of course, your support is hugely precious to us at this time, and we’re so very grateful for it. But first and foremost our aim is to create something special, something with genuine, long-term value. Something you’ll be pleased and proud to be part of. We want this e-zine to focus on travel features with real colour and passion, indulgent articles that represent a ‘warm bath’ of a reading experience. We want you to look forward to receiving it each month. And we want to involve you as far as possible, whether by offering unique competitions to enter and puzzles to solve or simply inviting your feedback on what we could do to make the e-zine better. And so, without further ado, I’ll leave you to dive right in. Thanks once more for signing up to The Travel Club. Please do let us know what you think. In this month's Travel Club e-zine: GETTING LOST by Hilary Bradt “Standout memories become a bit of a jumble if you’ve been travelling for 60 years. But one experience jumps out clearly as setting the benchmark for travel misery – the time I got lost for three days in the densest jungle in the world…” LITERARY LOCKDOWN by Helen & Neil Matthews "With imagination, you can go anywhere. The Chilterns and Thames Valley has inspired storytellers to create many of the world’s best and most beloved tales – come with us as we join Matilda, Will Stanton, Ratty and Mole on a literary adventure!” WORLDLY APPETITES: AJVAR Try your hand at recreating this Balkan speciality – the perfect accompaniment to a summer garden picnic! FROM THE ARCHIVES: YUGOSLAVIA by Hugh Brune We go back to 1989, in the company of Hilary Bradt and author Piers Letcher, to learn the fascinating story behind our first guide to Yugoslavia. Cue retro photos, glasses of home-made Šlivovice and tales of the dark arts of coding Slavic accents. HOPS, SKIP AND A JUMP by Rupert Wheeler & Ted Bruning Britain has some of the world’s best breweries. The expert authors of our brand-new Britain in a Bottle book pick out a few of the very finest. COMPETITION: WIN A BREWERY TOUR AT SHEPHERD NEAME We’ve teamed up with Britain’s oldest brewery to offer one lucky winner (and three friends) an award-winning tour and tasting experience. THE BRADT TRAVEL TEASER Suffering from a case of lockdown brain? Get those cogs whirring again with our tricky travel crossword.
Inclusion is a buzzword of the 1990s. Politicians now stress their commitment to inclusion and social justice - not competition. For schools, inclusion means accepting and educating all children, irrespective of their difficulties. The new inclusive mood is about including everyone in society's institutions. It has created a growing demand for schools to find effective ways of including and teaching all children - even those who at one time would have been sent to special schools. The book combines a theoretical examination of inclusion and its rationale with the story of a group of schools in which teachers, assistants and children have striven to make inclusion happen. This new book * explores the arguments for inclusive schools * examines the international evidence about children's well-being and academic progress in inclusive schools * describes how the pioneers have developed their practice for inclusion * presents the findings of an in-depth 18 month study of a group of schools which have striven to make inclusion happen
Harry Redknapp spent 15 years at AFC Bournemouth as a player, coach and manager, longer than at any other club in his colourful career in football. Despite this lengthy association, Redknapp's days at Dean Court have featured only fleetingly in his biographies to date. Now, with the co-operation of Harry himself, the tale of his rise from barely remembered player to the country's brightest young manager is told for the first time. Harry shot to fame when lowly Bournemouth dumped Manchester United out of the FA Cup, overcoming a backdrop of financial turmoil to guide the Cherries out of English football's third tier for the first time. He then bounced back from relegation and from almost losing his life to nurture his son, Jamie, from schoolboy sensation into one of Britain's most expensive teenage players. Featuring painstakingly researched archive material and interviews with team-mates, colleagues and friends, this is an inside account of Redknapp's years at Dean Court, as well as a history of two decades in the life of the Cherries.
An icon of British national identity and one of the most widely performed twentieth-century composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams has been as much misunderstood as revered; his international impact and enduring influence on areas as diverse as church music, film scores and popular music has been insufficiently appreciated. This volume brings together a team of leading scholars, examining all areas of the composer's output from new perspectives, and re-evaluating the cultural politics of his lifelong advocacy for the music-making of ordinary people. Surveys of major genres are complemented by chapters exploring such topics as the composer's relationship with the BBC and his studies with Ravel; uniquely, the book also includes specially commissioned interviews with major living composers Peter Maxwell Davies, Piers Hellawell, Nicola Lefanu and Anthony Payne. The Companion is a vital resource for all those interested in this pivotal figure of modern music.
Bleed White is the story of Leeds United in the new Millennium. At the turn of the century a young vibrant team had ambitions to challenge the domination of Manchester United and Arsenal and by the 1st January 2002 they sat proudly at the top of the Premier League arguably the best league in Europe. But disaster was around the corner. Mismanagement both on and off the field saw the club fall into serious financial difficulty. Managers and players came and went and the club was relegated from the Premier League in May 2004. The downfall continued and they were relegated from the Championship in May 2007 and started in the third tier of British football for the first time in the club’s history. The club had also been put into administration and to make matters worse they were forced to start the next season with a fifteen point penalty following a dispute with the Inland Revenue which caused them to break Football League rules. But the club is on the way back and after three long years in Division One, the future is looking much brighter. Ken Bates the Chairman has restored financial stability and Simon Grayson an excellent young manager who happens to be a fan and ex Leeds player has given the fans hope at last. This story is a fan's view of what happened at Leeds United Football Club during those eventful years. The book covers issues both on and off the pitch and has been written from two different perspectives - wearing a level headed business hat one minute and a passionate Leeds United baseball cap the next. Business objectivity meets football fan emotion and they hate each other.
A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature