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Petts Wood
PETTS WOOD is a suburb of south east London
London
, England
England
and is a part of the London Borough of Bromley
London Borough of Bromley
. It lies north west of Orpington
Orpington
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 The woods * 3 Notable people * 4 Nearby Areas * 5 Transport * 6 Sports facilities * 7 Blue Plaques * 8 References * 9 External links * 9.1 Schools * 9.2 Other HISTORYThe name appeared first in 1577 as "the wood of the Pett family ", who were shipbuilders and leased the wood as a source of timber . William Willett
William Willett
, a campaigner for daylight saving time , lived in nearby Chislehurst
Chislehurst
for most of his life, and is commemorated by a memorial sundial in the wood. The Daylight Inn in the suburb of Petts Wood is named in his honour
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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London
LONDON (/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen )) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London
London
has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans , who named it Londinium . London's ancient core, the City of London
London
, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Pett Dynasty
The so-called PETT DYNASTY was a family of shipwrights who prospered in England between the 15th and 17th centuries. It was once said of the family that they were "so knit together that the Devil
Devil
himself could not discover them". This saying refers to the era during which Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
was much involved in getting royal aid for Ann Pett, widow of Christopher Pett. CONTENTS * 1 The four Peter Petts * 2 Phineas Pett, designer of the Sovereign of the Seas * 3 Joseph Pett of Limehouse, Master Shipwright * 4 Details of Pett families * 4.1 Family 1 * 4.2 Family 2 * 4.3 Family 3 * 4.4 Extension of Family 2 * 5 References * 6 External links THE FOUR PETER PETTSPeter Pett, Master Shipwright of Deptford
Deptford
, was granted a Coat of Arms in 1563. His son, Joseph Pett of Limehouse, succeeded his father as Master Shipwright before Peter's death in 1605
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List Of Places In England
Here is a LIST OF PLACES, divided by ceremonial county of England
England
. Northumberland Durham Lancashire Cheshire Derbs. Notts. Lincolnshire Leics. Staffs. Shropshire Warks. Northants. Norfolk Suffolk Essex Herts. Beds. Bucks. Oxon. Glos. Somerset Wiltshire Berkshire Kent Surrey Hampshire Dorset Devon Cornwall Heref. Worcs. Bristol East Riding of Yorkshire Rutland Cambs. Greater London Tyne font-size:85%; left:205.15px; top:136.2px">Cumbria North Yorkshire South Yorks. West Yorkshire Greater Manc
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List Of United Kingdom Locations
A gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
showing each place's county , unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates
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List Of United Kingdom Parliament Constituencies
An ELECTORAL DISTRICT (also known as a CONSTITUENCY, LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT, RIDING, WARD, DIVISION, ELECTORAL AREA, or ELECTORATE) is a territorial subdivision for electing members to a legislative body . Generally, only voters (constituents) who reside within the district are permitted to vote in an election held there. From a single district, a single member or multiple members might be chosen. Members might be chosen by a first-past-the-post system or a proportional representative system, or another voting method entirely. Members might be chosen through a direct election under universal suffrage , an indirect election , or another form of suffrage
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List Of London Assembly Constituencies
Greater London is divided into fourteen territorial constituencies for London Assembly elections, each returning one member. The electoral system used is Additional Member System without an overhang and there are, therefore, a fixed number of eleven additional members elected from a party list
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Greater London
GREATER LONDON, or LONDON, is a region of England
England
which forms the administrative boundaries of London
London
, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies . It is organised into 33 local government districts : the 32 London
London
boroughs (which make up the county of Greater London) and the City of London
City of London
(which is a separate county, but still part of the region). The Greater London Authority , based in Southwark
Southwark
, is responsible for strategic local government across the region and consists of the Mayor of London
London
and the London Assembly . The City of London
City of London
Corporation is responsible for the local government of only the City of London
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Shipbuilder
SHIPBUILDING is the construction of ships and other floating vessels . It normally takes place in a specialized facility known as a shipyard . SHIPBUILDERS, also called SHIPWRIGHTS, follow a specialized occupation that traces its roots to before recorded history . Shipbuilding and ship repairs, both commercial and military, are referred to as "naval engineering ". The construction of boats is a similar activity called boat building . The dismantling of ships is called ship breaking
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Timber
LUMBER (American English; used only in North America) or TIMBER (used in the rest of the English speaking world) is a type of wood that has been processed into beams and planks, a stage in the process of wood production . Lumber
Lumber
may also refer to currently un-needed furniture, as in Lumber room , or an awkward gait, ultimately derived from the look of unfashionable and unwanted furniture. Lumber
Lumber
may be supplied either rough-sawn , or surfaced on one or more of its faces. Besides pulpwood , rough lumber is the raw material for furniture -making and other items requiring additional cutting and shaping. It is available in many species, usually hardwoods ; but it is also readily available in softwoods , such as white pine and red pine , because of their low cost
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Second World War
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations
League of Nations
* Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIED POWERS AXIS POWERS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS * Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
* Franklin D
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Sir Geraint Evans
Sir GERAINT LLEWELLYN EVANS (16 February 1922 – 19 September 1992) was a Welsh bass-baritone noted for operatic roles including Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro , Papageno in Die Zauberflöte , and the title roles in Falstaff and Wozzeck . He sang more than 70 different roles in a career that lasted from his first appearance at Covent Garden in 1948 to his farewell there in 1984. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Roles * 3 Recordings and television * 4 Reputation, honours and retirement * 5 Notes * 6 References EARLY LIFEEvans was born in Cilfynydd , the only son of William John Evans (1899–1978), a coal miner, and his wife, Charlotte May, née Thomas (1901–1923). His family was Welsh speaking, and Evans spoke Welsh before he learned English. On leaving school, aged 14, he worked as a window dresser for the High Class Ladies' Wear store in Pontypridd
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Ivor Spencer
IVOR SPENCER, MBE (20 November 1924 – 10 January 2009) was the founder of the Ivor Spencer International School for Butlers and the Professional School for Toastmasters. Spencer was born in East London and started out as a chef at the Dorchester Hotel in that city before choosing to become a toastmaster in 1956. In 1977, he established the Professional School for Toastmasters and has since gone to officiate at over 1,000 royal events. In 1981, he opened up the Ivor Spencer School of Butlers and Personal Assistants in Dulwich, a suburb of London. Under this school, he has trained butlers and catering staff throughout the world in hotels such as the Ocean Club in the Bahamas and the Park Tower in Argentina. One of his graduates, David Morgan, is now Head Butler and in charge of 28 butlers at The St. Regis Hotel in New York . As of 2006 , Spencer's course for aspiring butlers runs twice a year and costs approximately £5,375
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National Trust For Places Of Historic Interest Or Natural Beauty
The NATIONAL TRUST FOR PLACES OF HISTORIC INTEREST OR NATURAL BEAUTY, known as the NATIONAL TRUST, is a conservation organisation in England , Wales
Wales
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
, and the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. The trust describes itself as "a charity that works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces—for ever, for everyone." The trust was founded in 1895 and given statutory powers, starting with the National Trust Act 1907. Historically, the trust tended to focus on English country houses , which still make up the largest part of its holdings, but it also protects historic landscapes such as in the Lake District
Lake District
, historic urban properties, and nature reserves. In Scotland, there is an independent National Trust for Scotland
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