Kiplin Hall
Kiplin Hall

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Did you know that Richmond Castle walls are the oldest castle walls in Britain outside London ? They were begun in 1071, just after William the Conqueror had devastated the region during his ‘Harrying of the North’ punishing an uprising there, and were intended to prevent further rebellions. Alan the Red/Rufus/Le Roux who was given the area by his uncle William, and who built the fortress at Richmond, is thought to have been the richest man in British history, owning 250,000 acres of land, his fortune equivalent to more than £80 billion.

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Celia Johnson
John Laird Mair Lawrence
John Wycliffe

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Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. - John Wesley
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On this day:
Drake completes the first circumnavigation of the globe - 1580, 1st British Open Golf Championship - 1861, Blackpool illuminations light up for 1st time - 1925, 1st Birds Eye Fishfingers go on Sale - 1955, 21 IRA men escape from Maze Prison - 1983
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