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Old 18-02-2017, 10:22 PM   #47
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The Abergavenny Murder - First transmitted on 18 May 2004, this story is based on a reference from Conan Doyle's short story The Adventure of the Priory School: "...Holmes receives a visit from Dr. Thorneycroft Huxtable, the founder and principal of a preparatory school called Priory School in Northern England..He beseeches Holmes to come back to Mackleton with him to look into the disappearance of one of his pupils, the ten-year-old Lord Saltire, whose father is the very rich and famous Duke of Holdernesse.. Huxtable explains that not only the boy has disappeared, but also the German master, Heidegger, along with his bicycle..The Client - Ioan Meredith..

Andrew Sachs as Doctor John Watson..

Abergavenny is promoted as a "Gateway to Wales"..The Offa's Dyke Path is close by and the Marches Way, the Beacons Way and Usk Valley Walk all pass through the town..The name derives from a Brythonic word Gobannia meaning "river of the blacksmiths", and relates to the town's pre-Roman importance in iron smelting..Abergavenny grew as a town in early Norman times under the protection of the Lords of Abergavenny..The first Baron was Hamelin de Balun, from Ballon, a small town and castle in Maine-Anjou called "Gateway to Maine", near Le Mans, today in the Sarthe département of France..He founded the Benedictine priory, now the Priory Church of St Mary, in the late 11th century..The church contains some unique alabaster effigies, church monuments and unique medieval wood carving, such as the Tree of Jesse..In 1175, Abergavenny Castle was the site of the Massacre - Owain Glyndwr attacked Abergavenny in 1404..According to popular legend, his raiders gained access to the walled town with the aid of a local woman who sympathised with the rebellion, letting a small party in via the Market Street gate at midnight.. They were able to open the gate and allow a much larger party who set fire to the town and plundered its churches and homes leaving Abergavenny Castle intact..Market Street has been referred to as "Traitors' Lane" thereafter..

The Tudors - Anne to Jane ..

Is there time before we leave, for lesson number 3?..Black Queen on the red King, Mistress..

Lord Abergavenny is a character in William Shakespeare's play Henry VIII...

Abergavenny railway station opened 2 January 1854 by the Newport & Hereford Railway..A cattle market has been held in Abergavenny on its current site since 1863..Various markets are held in the Market Hall, for example, Wednesdays– flea market, 2nd Saturday of each month – craft fair - Thomas Watkins was born in about 1876, the fifth of se7en children, and grew up in Abergavenny, Wales..In June 1909 he responded to an advert for the position of manservant to Lawrence Kirbridge..When newly married Elizabeth arrived with Rose at her new home in Greenwich - Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess was kept under escort at Maindiff Court Military Hospital during the Second World War, after his flight to Britain..Abergavenny is twinned with Östringen in Germany, Beaupréau in France and Sarno in Italy...'m sorry you had to use the door knocker, sir..An electric bell system is being installed..Special delivery huh..Let me Guess, Chinese?.Thai, maybe?..Windows found some shredded long johns, but the nametag was missing..I can see they don't teach manners in German kitchens..Somebody in this camp ain't what he appears to be...

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