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Gerrard's Cross

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Buckinghamshire

Village on the border of Greater London. John Betjeman taught at Thorpe House School after his rustication from Oxford.

Gerrard's Cross

Gerrard's Cross   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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...'s Cross Buckinghamshire Village on the border of Greater London. John Betjeman taught at Thorpe House School after his rustication from...

Gerrard's Cross

Gerrard's Cross  

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BuckinghamshireVillage on the border of Greater London. John Betjeman taught at Thorpe House School after his rustication from Oxford.
Gerrards Cross

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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... Cross Bucks . Gerards Cross 1692 . Named from a local family called Jarrard or Gerrard...

Denham

Denham  

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BuckinghamshireQuiet village off the A40, 3 m. E of Gerrard's Cross. John Dryden stayed (1692) with his wife's relatives, the Bowyers, at Denham Court, down a mile‐long avenue leading ...
Philip Fowke

Philip Fowke  

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(b Gerrards Cross, 1950).Eng. pianist. Début London 1974, Amer. début 1982. Prof. of pf., RAM.
Anthony Whitworth-Jones

Anthony Whitworth-Jones  

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(b Gerrards Cross, 1945).Eng. opera administrator. Admin. dir., London Sinfonietta 1972–81. Administrator, GTO 1981–8. Gen. dir. Glyndebourne Fest. Opera 1989–98, Dallas Opera 2000–2, Porto from ...
Phyllis Tate

Phyllis Tate  

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(b Gerrards Cross, 6 April 1911; d London, 29 May 1987).English composer. She studied at the RAM but was relatively slow to make her reputation as a composer. From ...
Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander  

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(b Gerrards Cross, 1939).Eng.‐born conductor and cellist. Began to comp. at age of 9. Lessons from Britten and Imogen Holst. At 10 took up cello and at 12 was youngest member of Nat. Youth Orch. of ...
Caitlín

Caitlín  

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This Irish version (one of many) of the French name Catherine has been borne by thousands of historical personages since the 12th century. The best-known mythical or folkloric bearer of the name is ...
Curwen

Curwen  

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Eng. family of mus. publishers and educationists. John Curwen (b Heckmondwike, 1816; d Manchester, 1880) was a Congregational minister. Adopted tonic sol‐fa system propounded by Sarah Glover, a ...
Diggers

Diggers  

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A member of a radical group that flourished briefly in 1649–50, when England's political future was uncertain. Led by Gerrard Winstanley, the Diggers began seizing common land and sharing it out. ...
fairy lover

fairy lover  

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1 The concept is commonly indicated in English by an anglicization of the ModIr. phrase leannán sídhe/sí [fairy lover], e.g. leannan shee, lannan shee, lannanshee, leanan sidhe, leanhaun shee, ...
Levellers

Levellers  

An extreme radical dissenter in the English Civil War (1642–9), wishing to level all differences of rank, and calling for the abolition of the monarchy, social and agrarian reforms, and religious ...
Fowke, Philip Francis

Fowke, Philip Francis (1950)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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...Philip Francis ( b Gerrards Cross , 1950 ) English pianist . Début London 1974 , Amer. début 1982 . Prof. of pf,...

Whitworth‐Jones, Anthony

Whitworth‐Jones, Anthony (1945)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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...Anthony ( b Gerrards Cross , 1945 ) English opera administrator . Admin. dir., London Sinfonietta 1972–81 . Administrator, GTO 1981–8 . Gen. dir. Glyndebourne Fest. Opera 1989–98 , Dallas Opera 2000–2 , Porto from 2002 , Garsington Opera from 2006...

Denham

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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... Buckinghamshire Quiet village off the A40, 3 m. E of Gerrard's Cross. John Dryden stayed ( 1692 ) with his wife's relatives, the Bowyers, at Denham Court, down a mile‐long avenue leading from the church. He wrote Alexander's Feast ( 1697 ) under the cedar tree by the...

Tate, Phyllis (Margaret Duncan)

Tate, Phyllis (Margaret Duncan) (6 April 1911)   Reference library

Paul Griffiths

The Oxford Companion to Music

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...Tate, Phyllis (Margaret Duncan) ( b Gerrards Cross , 6 April 1911 ; d London , 29 May 1987 ). English composer . She studied at the RAM but was relatively slow to make her reputation as a composer. From the 1950s, however, she won success with works for chamber groupings, choir, and children, all in a neat tonal style which does not forswear humour. Her output also includes a Saxophone Concerto ( 1944 ), the opera The Lodger ( 1960 ), and the television opera Dark Pilgrimage ( 1963 ). Paul...

Limerick lace

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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...introduced in Limerick in 1829 ; gradually Limerick lace became a type of lace that could be made anywhere in Ireland. P. Earnshaw : Limerick Run Laces: An Introduction (Guildford, 1992) N. Ó Cléirigh and V. Rowe : Limerick Lace: A Social History and a Maker's Manual (Gerrards Cross, 1995) S. Regan : The Art and Craft of Limerick Needle-run Lace (Swords, 1998) V. Rowe : Two Forgotten Talents of Limerick Lace: Michael Hayes and Eileen O’Donohue , Irish A. Rev.Yb. , xv (1999), pp....

Zander, Benjamin

Zander, Benjamin (1939)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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...Benjamin ( b Gerrards Cross , 1939 ) English‐born conductor and cellist . Began to comp. at age of 9. Lessons from Britten and Imogen Holst. At 10 took up cello and at 12 was youngest member of Nat. Youth Orch of Great Britain. Pupil of Herbert Withers , then of Cassadó in Florence 1954–9 . Completed cello studies at Cologne Cons. In 1965 went to USA for graduate work at Brandeis and Harvard Univs. On faculty of New England Cons. from 1967 . Cond. Boston PO from 1979 , specializing in Mahler and Romantics. Regular guest cond. of...

Tite, Sir William

Tite, Sir William (1798–1873)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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...City of London (1842–4), an opulent, perhaps rather coarsely detailed building, with a massive Corinthian portico . He designed railway stations, including the handsome Classical one at Gosport, Hants. (1840–2). His Rundbogenstil - Byzantine polychrome St James, Gerrard’s Cross, Bucks. (1858–9), is one of his best buildings, demonstrating he was an accomplished eclectic designer. His Gothic railway stations at Carlisle, Cumb. (1847), and Perth, Scotland (1848), are more successful architecturally than his churches in that style. He laid out the...

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