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  1. "Not all that long ago, when children were even smaller and people had especially hairy knees, there lived an old man of Lochnagar." Written by HRH the Prince of Wales, before he became King Charles III, this timeless adventure is filled with wild imagination, invention and storytelling joy.

  2. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › The_StorrThe Storr - Wikipedia

    In January 2012, production of the science-fiction film Prometheus moved to the Isle of Skye, with filming taking place at the Old Man of Storr. British composer Matthew Taylor composed the orchestral piece Storr , which takes its name and inspiration from the rock formation, which the composer found awe-inspiring on a visit there.

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › LochnagarLochnagar - Wikipedia

    It is also the setting for a children's story, The Old Man of Lochnagar, originally told by Prince Charles. The poet Lord Byron spent time in the area in his youth, and wrote the poem, Lachin y Gair (also known as Dark Lochnagar), which also forms the basis of a song: England! thy beauties are tame and domestic,

  4. Photographs replaced the drawings in the 1930s, and the Striding Man was miniaturised to a coloured logo in 1939; it first appeared on the Johnnie Walker labels in 1960. In the late 1990s, the direction of the Striding Man was reversed as part of a "Keep Walking" campaign. The Striding Man icon was most recently redrawn in 2015.

  5. Around nine in the morning of 30 May 1626, an explosion at the Wanggongchang Armory in Ming-era Beijing Xuanwumen Gate in the South to today's West Chang'an Boulevard in the North, was affected. Guard units stationed as far away as Tongzhou, nearly 40 kilometres (25 mi) away, reported hearing the blast and feeling the earth tremble.. Great Torrington, Devon. On 16 February 1646, 80 barrels (5. ...

  6. Lochnagar is one of the most celebrated of the Munros, a pointed summit rising high above one of Scotland's most beautiful corries. It was also featured in a poem by Lord Byron, ending with the following lines:England thy beauties are tame and domesticTo one who has roved on the mountains afarOh! For the crags that are wild and magesticThe steep frowning glories of dark Lochnagar.

  7. No man's land 50 yd (46 m) back from the front trench was to be bombarded by 25 percent of the 18-pounders, to cover the infantry as it advanced from the British line. After six minutes the bombardment would creep forward at 100 yd (91 m) in five minutes, pausing on the reserve line of the German front trench system before moving on.