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Old 12-02-2015, 08:08 PM   #227
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The Shankill Butchers was an Ulster loyalist gang—many of whom were members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)—that was active between 1975 and 1982 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.. It was based in the Shankill area and was responsible for the deaths of at least 23 people, most of whom were killed in sectarian attacks.. The gang was notorious for kidnapping and murdering random civilians from the Catholic community; each was beaten ferociously and had his throat hacked with a butcher's knife.. Some were also tortured and attacked with a hatchet.. The gang also killed six Protestants over personal disputes, and two other Protestants mistaken for Catholics..On 28 September 1972 Murphy (aged 20) shot and killed William Edward "Ted" Pavis (32) at the latter's home in East Belfast.. Pavis was a Protestant whom the UVF believed was selling weapons to the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA).. Murphy and an accomplice, Mervyn Connor, were arrested shortly afterwards and held on remand in Belfast's Crumlin Road prison.. After a visit by police to Connor, fellow inmates suspected that he might cut a deal with the authorities with regard to the Pavis killing.. On 22 April 1973, Connor died by ingesting a large dose of cyanide..On 2 October 1975, the gang raided a drinks premises in nearby Millfield. On finding that its 4 employees (2 females and 2 males) were Catholics, Murphy shot 3 of them dead and ordered an accomplice to kill the fourth.. By now Murphy was using the upper floor of the Brown Bear pub, at the corner of Mountjoy Street and the Shankill Road near his home, as an occasional meeting-place for his unit...Ultimately a new £1.4m state-of-the-art school was announced as a replacement for the old building and this new school, which is on the adjacent Cairnmartin Road, was officially opened by Prince Andrew, Duke of York in 2005..Although the Shankill Road initially grew as part of the main road to Antrim it is no longer part of any wider network linking Belfast to neighbouring towns with its peripheral roads all either terminating in the mountains or linking to the Springfield Road..Buses link Belfast City Centre to the estates at the top of the Shankill as well as the Ballysillan area of the Crumlin Road..11B and C turn right onto Ballygomartin Road with 11B continuing to Springmartin and 11C turning right at Forthriver Road up to terminus at Glencairn which is at the top of the hill...

Mural depicting James Buchanan on Ainsworth Street..

James Buchanan, Jr. April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th President of the United States (1857–1861), serving immediately prior to the American Civil War..He is, to date, the only president from Pennsylvania and the only president to remain a lifelong bachelor.. He was also the last president born in the 18th century..An active Freemason, he was the Master of Masonic Lodge No. 43 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania...

Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on the east coast's Sandown Bay. The sandy beach, its Old Village and a wooded ravine, Shanklin Chine, are its main attractions.. The esplanade along the beach is occupied by hotels and restaurants for the most part, and is one of the most tourist-oriented parts of the town..In July and August 1819 the poet John Keats lodged at Eglantine Cottage in the resort's High Street, where he completed the first book of Lamia and began a drama, Otho the Great, with his friend Charles Armitage Brown..In July 1868 the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stayed at the Crab Inn in Shanklin's Old Village during his last visit to Europe and left a poem about it on a stone by the pub.. It is not generally held to be amongst his best work The other is the Old Village, at the top of Shanklin Chine..The Chine is open to the public for a small fee and continues up to Rylstone Gardens in the Old Village.. It contains a small section of the pipe of the "Operation Pluto" pipeline which ran across the Isle of Wight and out from Shanklin and another branch from Sandown to supply fuel to the D-Day beaches..Bus services to nearby towns and suburbs are run by Southern Vectis and Wightbus, mainly on routes 2, 3, and 23, principally from the bus stands at The CO-OP.. Shanklin used to have a pier, but this was destroyed in the Great Storm of 87..Stenbury Down is a chalk down on the Isle of Wight..There are also two prominent radio masts..The Sten emerged while Britain was engaged in the Battle of Britain, facing invasion by Germany.. The army was forced to replace weapons lost during the evacuation from Dunkirk while expanding at the same time..

Ainsworth (archaically known as Cockey) is a small village—effectively a suburb—within Radcliffe,in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England..Historically a part of Lancashire, Ainsworth was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Middleton and hundred of Salford... will happen this way.. You may be walking.. Maybe the first sunny day of the spring.. And a cairn will slow beside you, and a door will open...

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