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2011-06-13 04:55:00

SWINDON, England, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The National Trust has revealed that it will be broadcasting the birth of a foal live over the internet as part of its MyFarm experiment*. Queenie, the only Shire Horse [http://www.my-farm.org.uk/news-and-blog/queenies-having-a-baby ] mare at Wimpole Home Farm in Cambridgeshire is preparing to give birth, and the live streaming - which can be viewed now - is a key part of the MyFarm project...

2011-05-16 14:44:00

SWINDON, England, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that over 500,000 pounds has been donated just one month after it launched an appeal to secure the future of one of Snowdonia's most precious landscapes. The campaign to raise 1 million pounds to secure Llyndy Isaf was given an extra boost as Welsh Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones declared her support: "The National Trust plays a key role in protecting and managing the Welsh countryside, the beauty and...

2011-05-06 07:15:00

SWINDON, England, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust is offering visitors an exciting new way to explore its great outdoor places by partnering with GPS experts Garmin this summer. Geocaching, a family friendly 'digital' treasure hunt, will be taking place at over 40 National Trust places across the country*. Visitors will be able to borrow a Garmin handheld GPS device to guide them to treasure 'caches' hidden in the countryside and coastland of National Trust sites. These...

2011-05-04 05:25:00

SWINDON, England, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has launched a campaign to raise 600,000 pounds Sterling to save the "time capsule" home of the man who made motoring affordable for the British masses. The Morris Motor Company was started in 1910 when bicycle manufacturer William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, turned his attention to cars. Three years later the two-seat Morris Oxford 'Bullnose' was introduced, helping change the lives of thousands of ordinary people with...

2011-04-12 09:26:00

SWINDON, England, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has predicted an early and fantastic display of bluebells this year following the mild and dry start to 2011. After an exceptionally cold December, the coldest for more than a century, bluebells are beginning to bloom a couple of weeks earlier than usual following the mildest February in nearly a decade* and the driest March for 40 years that had higher than average sunshine levels**. In 2010 bluebells were emerging up to...

2011-03-30 13:26:00

SWINDON, England, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust, the country's biggest owner of outdoor spaces, has for the first time ever teamed up with a cycling team, Shred, in a new partnership for the 2011 season. Throughout the season Shred, a well known UK mountain biking and road racing team based in the south west of England, will wear National Trust branded cycling kit and will be working closely with the Trust at a number of biking events over the coming months. They will...

2011-03-18 09:42:00

SWINDON, England, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that a Victorian dress decorated with 1,000 real beetle wings is set to go back on display following 1,300 hours of painstaking conservation. A stage costume worn by Ellen Terry, one of the most celebrated and glamorous actresses of the Victorian age, has returned to her home, Smallhythe Place in Kent, cared for by the National Trust. The emerald and sea green gown, covered with the iridescent wings of the...

2011-03-03 13:29:00

SWINDON, England, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that a superb state coach which was last used at the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, is to go on display at the National Trust's Arlington Court in Devon. The Speaker's State Coach, a symbol of the power and status of the Speaker of the House of Commons, has been in use for state occasions since the early 18th century. The loan of the coach by the House of Commons is the first...

2011-02-22 08:37:00

SWINDON, England, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Trust has created a new series of National Trust challenge rides (also known as sportives) for anyone who's ever fancied the idea of taking part in a challenging cycle ride through stunning countryside or around a beautiful country estate. All of the routes will start and finish at National Trust sites and the first ride will take place in Pembrokeshire in West Wales on the 1 May. Philip Broadbent-Yale, outdoors programme manager...

2011-02-17 11:33:00

SWINDON, England, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced a major shift in its focus as it aims to help more people enjoy to outdoors and get closer to nature by focusing on walking, cycling and camping. The charity -- often narrowly and wrongly associated only with country houses -- will promote a range of activities that take place on the land it looks after, including walking, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing and camping, with over a thousand summer events...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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