There was rain and wind and troubled sleep.
There were tired eyes and weary limbs.
But it was worth it. For the thrill of a new and strange experience. 1,419 more words
John Knill was an articled clerk to a solicitor in Penzance. He was a Collector of Customs at St. Ives between 1762 and 1782 and was, also, Mayor of the town in 1767. 298 more words
Kingsbridge Town in Devon was granted a charter in 1461 to hold a fair. The Glove Ceremony is still observed – it’s a white glove and is displayed to indicate an amnesty from prosecution for minor offenses committed during the fair – and precedes the picturesque Floral Dance through the main shopping street. 333 more words
The Order of the Garter is the most senior, and oldest, British Order of Chivalry. It was founded by Edward III in 1348 and consists of the King and twenty-five knights to be reserved as the highest reward for loyalty and for military merit. 660 more words