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The Ancient Roots of Barry, South Wales: Part 2.

by on Mar.05, 2012, under Travel

In the Eighteenth Century, they found dishes, saws, knives, flints, a scraper, a prehistoric horn celt with strange markings, a spokeshave and some arrowheads from the Neolithic Period. These artifacts are safely ensconced in the Museum of Wales in Cardiff, but unfortunately, no one at the time thought the find significant enough to warrant a dig and now there are houses on it.

An ancient Roman kitchen replete with cooking utensils and food remains was also abandoned without investigation. In 1533, Leland, the King’s Antiquary, was ordered to visit ‘all places where records are held’. It took him nine years and he wrote of Barry Island:

“It is about a mile in circumference and has good corn, grass and some wood, and there is no dwelling on the Island, but in the midst of it is a fair little Chapel of St. Baruch which is visited by many pilgrims. It took the name Barri from this holy man who was buried there and whose remains are yet on the Island”. (The Welsh name for Barry is Y Barri).

Vikings raided the coastline of south Wales in the Tenth Century often taking hostages from the monasteries, but they did not seek to settle the area. The island was known as the ‘Saints’ Retreat’ or the ‘Island of Saints’ for a long time. Later, in the Sixteenth Century, the island was used by smugglers and pirates and was known locally as the ‘Smugglers’ Fortress’. This occurred at the same time as Bristol, Britain’s second largest port, was growing rapidly.

Barry Island soon became the centre of piracy and smuggling in the Bristol Channel. In 1784, the island became known as the “Fortress of Knight”. Knight was the most prolific pirate and smuggler in the channel and people were to terrified to speak out in court against him., although he was also considered a bit of a local hero. His armed ship was called ‘John O’ Combe’. He was eventually forced out to Lundy, which he also fortified. He and his successor, Arthur, returned to Barry so frequently that H.M. Customs asked the government to station a cutter in Penarth and 60 troops to Barry.

The small seaside village of Rhoose, five miles from Barry, was so well-known for its wreckers that George II sent troops to break up them up. They landed at Aberthaw, just up the coast a bit further, “the Rhoose men’s favourite landing zone, from where they could easily transport the contraband along Port Road to Cardiff, the main market for such things”. While digging out for the docks at Barry in the late nineteenth century, several large caves were filled in. They had probably been used by the pirates who were moved on in about 1850.

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    Finding an Apartment in Orlando, Florida

    by on May.30, 2011, under Travel

    The decision to move to another city or state can be very difficult and stressful for many people. For others picking up and moving on a whim is an easy decision, and is viewed as adventurous. Whether you are the type of person who likes to move around a lot, or the type of person who thinks moving is a critical decision, checking out the Orlando apartments for rent will be an exiting and rewarding experience.

    Why are the apartments in Orlando, Florida so wonderful? Of course the close proximity an apartment in Orlando would have to the city’s attractions like Sea World, Disney World, Convention Center, and the Orlando International airport is a plus. Also the city offers great jogging trails, delicious food, and a beautifully diverse community. Depending on where you choose to live, shopping districts are scattered all around the city, and some may even be within walking distance of your new home. Also, finding employment downtown Orlando would be a bonus and provide for a short commute.

    The first step to finding a new apartment in Orlando is to make a list of the features and amenities you would like for your apartment. Do you need a pool, covered parking, or a storage space? Will you need access to a gym, computer lab, or media room? Do you have a family if so, is there a park nearby, a school, the church of your preference? How far will the commute be to and from work? Do you have a pet, and if so what is the pet policy at the apartments you are looking at? Also, determine your price range for rent and other upfront fees such as an application fee, security deposit, and pet fee.

    After you have narrowed down the prices and features you want, do an online search to help narrow down the locations you might like to live in. This will allow you to find out some information about the neighborhoods in those areas. Visit during both daylight and night time to make sure you’ll be comfortable getting around and you feel safe. Also, look to see if the area has the nearby conveniences you need. For example, if you are single, see if there are some clubs and bars close by. Also, don’t forget to make sure you are happy with the terms of the lease at the place you choose.

    Apartments in Orlando will differ in amenities offered, size, and level of comfort level depending on what you are willing to spend. Save some time researching Orlando apartment rentals by checking out The District at Universal Boulevard. The District Apartments are a popular place to live in Orlando. This is a new complex and leasing fast. The District at Universal Boulevard offers a variety of amenities, floor plans, and price plans to fit a variety of needs. Also, this complex is in a great location and offers some great community and apartment features! Where ever you chose to live just remember location and style of your apartment influences your life in many ways so make sure your new home gives you luxurious feeling.

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      An Overview Of A Music Store

      by on Apr.10, 2011, under Canada

      A music store can be a fascinating place to go where all the instruments which create lovely melodies can be found and caressed. For those who are not yet musicians, these stores are where you begin your magical journey into the realm of auditory delights. Let’s take a look at some of the items which can be found in the world of sounds.

      Pianos are like playing a harp with tiny little felt covered hammers, and the result is very pleasing to the ear, and the soul. These instruments come in three models, which are the spinet, console, and grand. If you wish, there is also an electronic version called the Electronic Piano. All of these are touch responsive and follow the expression requirements of composers.

      Guitars are also acoustic instruments and have six strings which can be plucked, picked or strummed. Single notes, as well as chords, can be used to create auditory beauty from these most desirable wooden boxes. They are tuned by the tuning pins located at the outermost end of the fret board, and can be equipped with electronic pickups for use with stage bands.

      Typical percussion instruments include the snare drum, bass drum, and cymbals. A full set of these is usually found with a live band that is performing almost any type of music. There are also kettle drums which are used by orchestras, and have a deeper timbre that makes them uniquely their own sound. Marching bands have large bass drums which are struck with the same type of mallet as the kettle drum.

      Wind instruments can be made of brass, silver and different types of wood. Typical brass instruments are trumpets, trombones and tubas. Silver is used primarily for the flute, and wood is used for such units as the clarinet, saxophone, and oboe. Some of these wind driven musical tones can soothe more than the savage beast with their haunting qualities left by good blues riffs.

      Sheet music can be important when several musicians are in a band, or orchestra, to help keep everyone focused on the same goal and beat. People who play a single instrument, without any other players, might also need sheet music to know what notes to play next. Special orders can assist in getting whatever songs might be currently out of print.

      Something as large as a piano needs special equipment to safely move it, and a team of professionals who know the details involved are the ones who deliver these instruments. Teachers are needed for those who wish to take lessons on piano, guitar and other instruments. Metronomes and piano lamps make nice accessories.

      Everything in nature has its harmony, and when day to day life gets stressful it can help restore the balance in humans to sit down and play a musical instrument. From pianos to sheet music, and instrument tuning to delivery, there is a music store Canada which an help provide whatever is needed to join the world of harmonious living.

      Visit online music stores to find top quality musical instruments Canada and accessories. Inquire about our free shipping deals are available online.

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