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Old 18-02-2016, 12:36 AM   #190
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Coronation portrait by Sir Luke Fildes, 1911..
George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the UK and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936..He was the second son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and the grandson of the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria.. From the time of his birth, he was third in the line of succession behind his father and his elder brother, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale.. From 1877 to 1891, George served in the Royal Navy, until the unexpected death of his elder brother in early 1892 put him directly in line for the throne.. On the death of his grandmother in 1901, George's father became King-Emperor of the British Empire, and George was created Prince of Wales.. He succeeded his father in 1910...

King George V Visit To Hull (1914-18)..

He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar..Knight of the Order of the Elephant (Denmark), 11 October 1885..The badge of the confraternity showed the Virgin Mary holding her Son within a crescent moon and surrounded with the rays of the sun, and was hung from a collar of links in the form of elephants much like the present collar of the Order.. After the Reformation in 1536 the confraternity died out, but a badge in the form of an elephant with his profile on its right side was still awarded by Frederick II...The order was instituted in its current form on 1 December 1693 by King Christian V as having only one class consisting of only 30 noble knights in addition to the Grand Master (i.e., the king) and his sons..The statutes of the order were amended in 1958 by a Royal Ordinance so that both men and women could be members of the order..A howdah, or houdah ( हौदा), derived from the Arabic هودج (hawdaj), that means "bed carried by a camel", also known as hathi howdah (हाथी हौदा), is a carriage which is positioned on the back of an elephant, or occasionally some other animal such as camels, used most often in the past to carry wealthy people or for use in hunting or warfare..The Museum at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan has a gallery of royal Howdahs.."The Elephant", as locally abbreviated, consists of major traffic junctions connected by a short road called Elephant and Castle, part of the A3..Traffic runs to and from the south-east of England along the A2 (New Kent Road and Old Kent Road), the south of England on the A3, to the West End via St George's Road..The name "Elephant and Castle" is derived from a coaching inn..Knight of the Order of the Seraphim (Sweden), 14 June 1905..I told him not to mention the elephant..Beverley Postcode district HU17..

A 17th century map by Wenceslaus Hollar..

1 January 1901: Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Marine Forces..As Duke of York, George's arms were the royal arms, with an inescutcheon of the arms of Saxony, all differenced with a label of three points argent, the centre point bearing an anchor azure. As Prince of Wales the centre label lost its anchor..Colonel-in-Chief is a ceremonial position in a military regiment..The Norwegian Army has taken a more whimsical approach to the position, appointing the penguin Sir Nils Olav as a Colonel-in-Chief ..The Order of the Red Eagle (German: Roter Adlerorden) was an order of chivalry of the Kingdom of Prussia..26 January 1902: Colonel-in-Chief of the Rhenish Cuirassier Regiment "Count Ge├čler" No. 8 (Prussia)...

Seabourne trade at the port can be traced to at least the 13th century, originally conducted mainly at the outfall of the River Hull, known as The Haven..The first dock east of the river, Victoria Dock, was opened 1850.. Docks in along the banks of the Humber to the west were begun in 1862 with the construction of the West Dock (later Albert Dock), the William Wright extension opened 1880, and a dock further west, St. Andrew's Dock opened in 1883.. In 1885 a new eastern dock was built, Alexandra Dock, connected to a new railway line constructed by the same company - the Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company.. In 1914, King George Dock, was built jointly by the competing railway companies the Hull and Barnsley company and the North Eastern Railway; this was extended in 1969 by the Queen Elizabeth Dock extension.. As of 2016 Alexandra is being modernised for use in wind farm construction, with a factory, and estuary side quay under construction - the development known as Green Port Hull..The town of Hull was founded late in the 12th century..The monks of Meaux Abbey needed a port where the wool from their estates could be exported...

An important event in the history of Hull as a port was its acquisition by king (Edward I).. In 1297, it then became the only port from which goods could be exported overseas from the county of Yorkshire.. Thus in the 13th and 14th centuries Hull was a major English port for the export of wool, much of it to Flanders, with wine being a major import..During this period the River Hull was made navigable as far as the then important town of Beverley.. In 1773 the Hull Corporation, Hull Trinity House and Hull merchants formed the "Dock Company"..Three docks (known as the Town Docks) which followed the path of the town walls were constructed by the company..In 1885 Alexandra Dock opened, which was owned and operated by the Hull Barnsley & West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Company..The Victoria Dock In 1863 was expanded eastwards by 8 acres (3.2 ha)..Albert Dock..A small wharf was built outside the main dock for shipping activities of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway..William Wright Dock opened in 1880..St. Andrews's Dock was constructed at the same time as the extension of Albert Dock opened in 1883 extended by about 10 acres..It was originally to be used for coal handling but was used entirely for the fishing industry taken over by the North Eastern Railway, with work beginning in 1894..The Alexandra Dock was built between 1881 and 1885 on land reclaimed from the Humber officially opened 16 July 1885, named after Alexandra, Princess of Wales..The entrance lock was 550 ft (170 m) long and 85 ft (26 m) wide.. The extension was originally fitted for the handling of coal and pit props, with 4 coal hoists..A pier onto the Humber Estuary (West Wharf) was added in 1911..The eastern pier was a wooden structure, from 1920s known as the Minerva Pier..

The Dock Company and North Eastern Railway were legally amalgamated in 1893..The new dock was opened in 1914 as the King George Dock..The 1919 grain silo was demolished in 2010/11.. As part of the development the 'Dead Bod' graffiti, painted by Captain Len (Pongo) Rood in the 1960s on one of the West Wharf buildings, which had become a landmark to Humber shipping, was removed and saved for posterity..In addition to the dry docks in King George, Alexandra, and William Wright docks there were dry docks on the sides of the River Hull..To the west of Victoria were the "L" shaped piers enclosing the Humber Dock basin..In 1837 the packet steamer Union exploded in the Humber Dock basin, resulting in the darth of over 20 people including bystanders on the dock side, and a large number of injuries, the vessel itself being sunk by the explosion...In 1921 a R38-class airship broke apart whilst performing a sharp turn near to Victoria Pier, the air-vessel then exploded, and the flaming wreckage crashed into the Humber near to the Victoria Pier killing 45 of the 49 on board..During the Second World War the Hull docks were actively targeted; in addition to mines in the Humber, the docks in Hull were bombed..27 churches, 14 schools or hospitals, 42 pubs and 8 cinemas ruined..Major fires destroyed the fish market at St. Andrews Dock in 1929, and a general cargo shed at Humber Dock in 1951..In 1970 a vehicle carrying liquefied gas struck the top of a road subway leading to the William Wright and St. Andrew's docks, resulting in a gas explosion and fire.. The incident caused 2 da'ats and 17 serious injuries..The Hull Trinity House, locally known as Trinity House is a seafaring organization consisting of a charity for seafarers, a school, and a guild of mariners... I ask you something?. Why do you insist on referring to yourself in the third person?. It is intensely irritating!.When you asked if I knew who was the killer..I knew, but had to make sure.. It did not take long..He had a hard time at school, and disliked blood and violence - a trait most un-English..But he had a sympathetic character, and soon discovered how easy it was to make use of it.. By understanding people, he could penetrate their innermost thoughts..Do you always paint men?..

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