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Found on film: the last survivor of the final slave ship from Africa to the US

Found on film: the last survivor of the final slave ship from Africa to the US https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/slave-redoshi-sally-smith-...

Her name was Redoshi. They took her from Africa, and probably forced her to become a child bride so she would fetch a higher price in the US as one half of a “breeding couple”.

The overseers beat her if she failed to understand English. She passed on the language of her African homeland to her children and grandchildren anyway.

Even as an old woman, she kept the memory of home alive, decorating her Alabama yard as they did in west Africa, keeping the old spiritual beliefs beneath her Christianity.

Renewing the Water Bounds at Truro....

RENEWAL OF THE WATER BOUNDS OF THE PORT OF TRURO

On Friday last, the water bounds of the port were renewed by the Town Council, according to ancient custom. The officers of her Majesty's Customs and other persons officially connected with the port, and some personal friends of the Town Council, were invited to take part in the proceedings. The party left the quay at nine o'clock, on board the "SYDNEY" steamer, and proceeded down the river to Messick Point, where the ancient practice of formally arresting one of her Majesty's lieges for the sum of GBP 999.19s.11 1/4 d. was gone through and the necessary bail for his appearance at the Court of Record was accepted. The other usual forms were also observed, and the boundary marks were renewed on a rock near the point.

The steamer then proceeded to the Mylor or opposite bank of the river, where the arresting was again proceeded with, and the necessary bail put in for an appearance. The boundary marks T.B. were also made at this spot, when the party returned to the steamer, and had a pleasant cruise through the harbour, and beyond the Black Rock. After this, they returned to

Word of the day: "clinkerbell" - icicle (Somerset; archaic). Other regional names for icicles include "aquabob" (Kent), "ickle"

Word of the day: "clinkerbell" - icicle (Somerset; archaic).
Other regional names for icicles include "aquabob" (Kent), "ickle"
(Yorkshire), "tankle" (Durham), "shuckle" (Cumbria) & "conkerbill"
(Newfoundland).


Cornish dialect: Conkerbell, Cockabell or Cockerbell………….. An icicle
according to The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary By Frederick W. P. Jago

Cornish language: 

English Words

kleghi

kleghi

n.coll

Word of the day: “Eisvogel” - German for kingfisher, literally “ice-bird”; in Russian Зимородок, lit. “winter-born”

Word of the day: “Eisvogel” - German for kingfisher, literally
“ice-bird”; in Russian Зимородок, lit. “winter-born”. Names possibly
given because kingfishers appear in new territories when their
established fishing grounds freeze in winter.

Sample of women's suffrage petition presented #onthisday 1884

A thousand acres of London's super-prime real estate is owned by 5 aristocratic families, the Crown & the Church

A thousand acres of London's super-prime real estate is owned by 5 aristocratic families, the Crown & the Church

Who owns central London? – Who owns England? https://whoownsengland.org/2017/10/28/who-owns-central-london/

In 1925, the radical journalist W.B. Northrup published a postcard
depicting a giant octopus, labelled ‘landlordism’, spreading its
tentacles across London. Each tentacle curled around the boundaries of
one of the Great Estates in possession of central London, listing their
acreage and yearly rents. (You can see it pictured above.)

"England has in all times given foreigners flying for refuge against oppression" #migrantcrisis

"England has in all times given foreigners flying for refuge against oppression"

Thoughtprovoking

Beautifully written

Book/DVD: 

So how long has Canada had reading of rights?

Looking up history of Kojak on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kojak#Cultural_impact came across ...

In Canada, some Canadians were concerned that the show left an impression in Canadian youth that they had rights, such as to be informed of an offense, and that it depicted American police reading people their rights in accordance with the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_v._Arizona]Miranda ruling[/url]. In his 1980 book [i]Deference to Authority: The Case of Canada[/i], American sociologist Edgar Fredenberg who came to Canada in the early 1970s to avoid the draft was concerned that Canadians were more upset over depictions of Americans practising their civil rights on a TV show dealing with civil rights issues than that they did not have those rights.

Tony Benn...


see also http://boingboing.net/2014/03/14/tony-benn-secret-mounter-of-i.html

 


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