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THE BATTLE of TRAFALGAR

( Naval engagement fought by the Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies, during the Napoleonic Wars. )

WASHINGTON MAN

fought aboard

HMS Victory

at the

The Battle of Trafalgar

(21st October 1805)

AB Thomas Wood, aged 42, from Washington

was a crew member on Lord Nelson's flagship Victory.
He is not listed among the casualties.

(Source: Tony Barrow's book - Trafalgar Geordies)

 

THE ROYAL SOCIETY

( The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. )

FELLOWS of the ROYAL SOCIETY

  • • HM Queen Elizabeth II (Patron)
  • • HM Queen Victoria (Patron)
  • • Sir Isaac Newton
  • • Albert Einstein
  • • Michael Faraday
  • • Stephen Hawking
  • • Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  • • Robert Boyle
  • • Sir Humphry Davy
  • • Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
  • • Enrico Fermi
  • • Sir Alexander Fleming
  • • Werner Karl Heisenberg
  • • Sir Frederick William Herschel
  • • Robert Hooke
  • • Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier
  • • Charles Messier
  • • Joseph Priestley
  • • Erwin Schrödinger
  • (Small sample of Fellows)

WASHINGTON MEN

who were

Fellows of the Royal Society

Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell FRS

of New Washington (later, Dame Margaret's) Hall
See What's Where: People; Gertrude Bell.

Sir Harold Jeffreys FRS

of Fatfield
See What's Where: People; Sir Harold Jeffreys.

 

 

Why call it
THE MILL HOUSE?

( There's a clue in the map! )


The Mill House Hotel


Extract from Map of Washington Moor - 1858

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FOOTBALL SENSATION!

( Almost impossible to believe ... but absolutely true! )

USWORTH MINER'S SON

leads

BENFICA FC

to

3 Consecutive League Championships

(1970 - 1973)

Jimmy Hagan

was Benfica's Manager / Head Coach.

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