Abbey Dawn

27 May 19
Cat Lady in the Canyon

“Daylight I must wait for the sunrise/I must think of a new life/And I mustn’t give inWhen the dawn comes/Tonight will be a memory too/And a new day will begin…” Lyrics from “Memory” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, from the musical Cats I was just about to embellish my picket fence entry gate with American flags in […]

26 May 19
News Directory

I am Carl H. Brumley and Eileen T. Brumley to Marc F. Birchenough and Eric Brumley, 10-12 Randall St., $ 260,000. Kevin B. Beginning to Bernard Frank Wilkes III, and Kelly Cristina Rocha Wilkes, 520 School Street, $ 297,000. Laura Vrettos, representative, Lola M. Shearer, estate, Charles K. Shearer Jr, Leo F. Vrettos and Joyce […]

26 May 19
L4LM

The String Cheese Incident played their first of three consecutive shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Saturday. Following their headlining performance at DelFest on Friday, veteran jam band brought the musical energy up from Maryland to “The Cap” where they even treated their fans to a pair of bust out covers […]

26 May 19
Archy news nety

Lo storico Aberdeen Inn a Valparaiso, risalente al 1800, ha aggiunto un ristorante di lusso e un piano bar che serve bistecche, frutti di mare e piatti di pasta. I nuovi proprietari Roxanne Chayhitz e Barb Sexton, che possiede anche la Clubhouse di Tommy B a Valparaiso, hanno recentemente acquistato l'accogliente locanda da 10 stanze […]

25 May 19
Making Good Stories

Everyone is special in their own particular way, but the specific allure experienced by Abbey in A Neophyte’s Tale by C.K. Dawn is a key to a world and existence beyond our own. Abbey and her mother don’t have much and get along quite well as her mother’s focus is more on fulfilling her addiction than […]

25 May 19
SADDLE FATIGUE

A little birdie chirped to me: Your daughter is turning eleven! Eleven?? I chirped back Oh me, oh my, good heavens!! Where has all that time gone? It has all rushed away And has left me with good memories Of the times we used to play I miss my little one Who’s not so little […]

24 May 19
Bob and Penny Lord Ministry Blog

Saint Dominic – Watchdog of God “I give you arms, with which throughout your life you may fight against the devil.” Reading the Lives of the Saints will bring you blessings! Bob and Penny Lord Arming a young man with the double-edge sword of which St. Paul spoke, St. Dominic intoned these words, as he […]

23 May 19
RGS History

There’s an argument for saying that it all began in England, not America. Sometimes, for reasons that are not easily explicable, a city suddenly finds itself at the centre of something. In 1966, that city was London. That something was, in fact, several things. It was fashion: Mary Quant, Biba, Lord John  and Carnaby Street […]

23 May 19
Around the World in 128 Days

It might have been an English history class, a writing class, or the Chaucer and Shakespeare that we were required to read in Annie Kleinsasser’s English literature class in high school that created my fascination with anything British – and now I am making a public confession – I am a “Royal Family Junkie”. Whether […]

23 May 19
The Opinionated Reader

Title: Under the Rock: Stories Carved from the Land Writer: Benjamin Myers Publishing House:  Elliott & Thompson Date of Publication: April 25th 2019 (first published May 17th 2018) ‘’Let things settle. Let tress reach downwards, their curling roots grasping deep into the underworld. Let weeds wander, and life crawl and colonise and entangle.  Let the seasons set the pace. […]

23 May 19
Katys Writing Coffee Shop

I’m thrilled to welcome Jo Fenton to the coffee shop today. I’m a huge fan of Jo’s writing as is obvious from the cover of her new book which I was lucky enough to read before publication next week. As well as being author of The Brotherhood, a story about a religious sect, Jo blogs […]

22 May 19
Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean

Booking.com Mosaiculture 2018, an artful garden in Gatineau, Quebec Since the inception of a Mosaiculture Competition/Exhibition back in 1998, Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal has launched 5 competitions and 6 exhibitions worldwide.  We have been fortunate enough to visit two of these, Mosaiculture 2018 in Gatineau,

22 May 19
The Sun
NOSTALGIC pictures show when Britain was the CENTRE of the world’s steel industry. Plants in Sheffield, Port Talbot, Doncaster and Rotherham made the country a booming metals powerhouse for decades. A worker checks the quality of a giant saw blade at Edgar Allen’s steel foundry in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1963 Generations of families worked in the factories, communities were built and Britain prospered. Black and white snaps capture the prosperity and relentless production of the steel industry in its hey-day as well as the men and women who worked the mills, plants and factories. But 150 years on from the start of Britain’s steel boom – hope for the future lies in tatters. British Steel – the product of 14 major companies first merged in the 1960s – has entered into insolvency proceedings, putting the future of thousands of jobs in doubt. A worker cleaning new carving knife blades at a Sheffield steel factory in 1959 Steel potter George Goodwin, who creates clay for crucibles, works at a plant in Sheffield in 1949 An employee of the Abbey Steelworks of Port Talbot measures a roll of steel Workers in the washroom facility at a steelworks, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1964 Workers leaving the Steel Company of Wales works at Port Talbot, at the end of the afternoon shift, 1949 The British steel industry has been fighting for survival for decades with major plants across the country closing. It was first nationalised by Clement Atlee in 1951, which saw the formation of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain. Two years Later Winston Churchill’s Tory government reversed the merger and it was not until 1967 that Harold Wilson’s Labour administration renationalised the industry. But the 1970s would provide new challenges, with a recession wreaking havoc for British Steel. Men work on making and repairing locomotives for the Great Northern Railway at Doncaster Works A worker at Vickers Naval Gun Making factory in Sheffield, stir molten steel in a furnace during the Second World War A huge steel plate is withdrawn from a furnace at the Doncaster works of L.N.E.R. in South Yorkshire, 1936 The Queen Mother, then the Duchess of York, visits Firth and Brown’s Steel Works in Sheffield The company later focused on steel production in five areas: South Wales, South Yorkshire, Scunthorpe, Teesside and Scotland. However, in a blow for the firm’s workers, employee numbers were slashed by Margaret Thatcher from 142,000 in 1980 to just 52,000 in 1988. Sadly the early 1990s did not herald a brighter dawn for the industry. While the country battled another recession, a plant in  Ravenscraig was closed and 1,800 jobs were lost  – marking the end of steelmaking in Scotland. The demand for steel dropped and it wasn’t until 1993 that British Steel started to post profits. British Steel men work at a foundry A worker at the Steel, Peech and Toyer works in Sheffield, Yorkshire A worker operating equipment at the Abbey Steelworks, Port Talbot, in October 1961 A worker makes steel bill hooks and knives in Sheffield by hand in 1932 Workers from Stewarts and Lloyds in Glasgow produce steel tubes for the proposed oil pipeline of the Iraq Petroleum Company Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (left) in conversation with craven lathe operator Joe Howsley in the Central Repair shop at the Steel Company of Wales at Margam, Port Talbot, 1952 In 1999, British Steel merged with Koninklijke Hoogovens, the biggest steelmaker in Europe, to form Corus. But eight years later Corus was bought by Indian firm, Tata Steel and sadly, the closure of plants in Redcar, Scunthorpe, Scotland and South Wales all followed. Barely a decade after Tata took over, it was bought by Greybull Capital for a nominal one pound. Greybull, which has specialised in trying to turn around struggling businesses, renamed the business British Steel. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Earlier this year British Steel was forced to go cap-in-hand to the government and ask for a £120million loan to pay emissions trading compliance costs. Greybull was hoping to get a further £30million in funding to keep the company going in the short term. But sadly, today British Steel collapsed with devastating news for employers at plants across the country. Steel worker Peter Dixon walks with his children through Port Talbot, South Wales in 1964 The rolling mill of Peech and Tozer steel plant in Rotherham The Abbey Works, Port Talbot, once the largest steel plant in Europe, in 1951 We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
NOSTALGIC pictures show when Britain was the CENTRE of the world’s steel industry. Plants in Sheffield, Port Talbot, Doncaster and Rotherham made the country a booming metals powerhouse for decades. A worker checks the quality of a giant saw blade at Edgar Allen’s steel foundry in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, 1963 Generations of families worked in the factories, communities were built and Britain prospered. Black and white snaps capture the prosperity and relentless production of the steel industry in its hey-day as well as the men and women who worked the mills, plants and factories. But 150 years on from the start of Britain’s steel boom – hope for the future lies in tatters. British Steel – the product of 14 major companies first merged in the 1960s – has entered into insolvency proceedings, putting the future of thousands of jobs in doubt. A worker cleaning new carving knife blades at a Sheffield steel factory in 1959 Steel potter George Goodwin, who creates clay for crucibles, works at a plant in Sheffield in 1949 An employee of the Abbey Steelworks of Port Talbot measures a roll of steel Workers in the washroom facility at a steelworks, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 1964 Workers leaving the Steel Company of Wales works at Port Talbot, at the end of the afternoon shift, 1949 The British steel industry has been fighting for survival for decades with major plants across the country closing. It was first nationalised by Clement Atlee in 1951, which saw the formation of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain. Two years Later Winston Churchill’s Tory government reversed the merger and it was not until 1967 that Harold Wilson’s Labour administration renationalised the industry. But the 1970s would provide new challenges, with a recession wreaking havoc for British Steel. Men work on making and repairing locomotives for the Great Northern Railway at Doncaster Works A worker at Vickers Naval Gun Making factory in Sheffield, stir molten steel in a furnace during the Second World War A huge steel plate is withdrawn from a furnace at the Doncaster works of L.N.E.R. in South Yorkshire, 1936 The Queen Mother, then the Duchess of York, visits Firth and Brown’s Steel Works in Sheffield The company later focused on steel production in five areas: South Wales, South Yorkshire, Scunthorpe, Teesside and Scotland. However, in a blow for the firm’s workers, employee numbers were slashed by Margaret Thatcher from 142,000 in 1980 to just 52,000 in 1988. Sadly the early 1990s did not herald a brighter dawn for the industry. While the country battled another recession, a plant in  Ravenscraig was closed and 1,800 jobs were lost  – marking the end of steelmaking in Scotland. The demand for steel dropped and it wasn’t until 1993 that British Steel started to post profits. British Steel men work at a foundry A worker at the Steel, Peech and Toyer works in Sheffield, Yorkshire A worker operating equipment at the Abbey Steelworks, Port Talbot, in October 1961 A worker makes steel bill hooks and knives in Sheffield by hand in 1932 Workers from Stewarts and Lloyds in Glasgow produce steel tubes for the proposed oil pipeline of the Iraq Petroleum Company Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (left) in conversation with craven lathe operator Joe Howsley in the Central Repair shop at the Steel Company of Wales at Margam, Port Talbot, 1952 In 1999, British Steel merged with Koninklijke Hoogovens, the biggest steelmaker in Europe, to form Corus. But eight years later Corus was bought by Indian firm, Tata Steel and sadly, the closure of plants in Redcar, Scunthorpe, Scotland and South Wales all followed. Barely a decade after Tata took over, it was bought by Greybull Capital for a nominal one pound. Greybull, which has specialised in trying to turn around struggling businesses, renamed the business British Steel. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Earlier this year British Steel was forced to go cap-in-hand to the government and ask for a £120million loan to pay emissions trading compliance costs. Greybull was hoping to get a further £30million in funding to keep the company going in the short term. But sadly, today British Steel collapsed with devastating news for employers at plants across the country. Steel worker Peter Dixon walks with his children through Port Talbot, South Wales in 1964 The rolling mill of Peech and Tozer steel plant in Rotherham The Abbey Works, Port Talbot, once the largest steel plant in Europe, in 1951 We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
22 May 19
Power of Process Tips by Steve Sherman

     I’ve been going up to Toronto for photography for the last 12 years, several times to teach Silver-printing workshops for Bob Carnie.  In my opinion, Carnie is one of the 5 best Silver printers on the planet, so, it’s an incredible honor to be asked to teach a silver printing workshop for Bob […]

21 May 19
henry flower

The call to adventure passed Nuneaton unnoticed shaking a severed head, after what you said and done when you were out sneak thieving sun I saw you turn away in shame, pretending you done looking for blessings to count, working on a wake up listings, chambermaiding. Sunlight on spring sill brings shivers. Evening post reports […]