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Journal of Balneology and Climatology (Volume 12) (Paperback) Loot Price: R385
Discovery Miles 3 850
Journal of Balneology and Climatology (Volume 12) (Paperback): unknownauthor, British Balneological and Society

Journal of Balneology and Climatology (Volume 12) (Paperback)

unknownauthor, British Balneological and Society; Created by General Books

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1908 Excerpt: ... - architecture being represented, from the Saxon crypt, the remains of the church built by St. Wilfrid in the seventh century, to the perpendicular style in the nave and aisles. Ripon has a history dating back to Saxon times. Its first charter of incorporation was granted in 886 by Alfred the Great--the chief magistrate being then termed the Wakeman. This official caused a horn to be blown at the market cross every night at 9 o'clock, as a signal to all good citizens to close their houses, and draw bolt and bar, after which he was responsible for law and order in the city. This custom has been carried on ever since Saxon times, and the city hornblower still nightly performs his functions on a huge horn at the market cross. There are, as might be expected in a city full of historical associations, many other old and curious customs--among which may be mentioned the annual procession and Feast of St. Wilfrid in the first week in August--which commemorates the saint's triumphant return in the seventh century to his native place, after his successful appeal to the Pope against the indignities which had been put upon him by the Saxon King. In addition to the many objects of interest in the city itself, the neighbourhood abounds in places well worth a visit, among them being the Abbeys of Jervaulx and Rievaulx, Tanfield, with its Marmion Tower--tombs of the Marmions, and many others too numerous to mention. G. R. Green. Medical Officer of Health. HASTINGS AND ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA. The summer season has been a good one in every way. Apart from a bad spell at the end of August, the weather has been very fine, and the heat not excessive. The sunshine records of July, August, and September show a total of 646 hours, 26 above the average, while the rainfall was be...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: unknownauthor • British Balneological and Society
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 92
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16579-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16579-0
Barcode: 9781150165795

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