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 Blackburn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blackburn is known to fans of The Beatles as the town featured in the song "A Day in the Life".
Blackburn is administered by Blackburn with Darwen Unitary Authority, which has been controlled by the Labour Party since 1945.
Bill Fox, chairman of Blackburn Rovers and president of the Football League from 1998 until his death in 1991, was born in Blackburn on 6 January 1928.
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 Blackburn -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Blackburn is a town in (A historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea; noted for textiles) Lancashire, (A division of the United Kingdom) England, with a population of about 140,000.
Blackburn is known to fans of (additional info and facts about The Beatles) The Beatles as the town featured in the song " (additional info and facts about A Day in the Life) A Day in the Life".
Bill Fox, chairman of Blackburn Rovers and president of the (A league of football teams) Football League from 1998 until his death in 1991, was born in Blackburn on 6 January 1928.
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 Encyclopedia: Blackburn Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Blackburn Cathedral is located in the centre of Blackburn, Lancashire.
The cathedral site has been home to a church for over a thousand years and the first stone church was built on there in This article talks about the Norman people.
Blackburn in 1926 (taken from the Diocese of Manchester) the impressive parish church of St. Mary the Virgin was raised to Cathedra is a Latin word for throne.
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 Bambooweb: City status in the United Kingdom
Towns that became seats of bishoprics in the 20th century, such as Guildford and Blackburn, were not automatically granted recognition as cities.
However, well into the 20th century, it was assumed that the presence of a cathedral was sufficient to elevate a town to city status, and that for cathedral cities, the city charters were recognising its city status rather than granting it.
cathedrals of the established Church of England, and the formerly established Church in Wales or Church of Ireland, in cities recognised pre-1888.
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 Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion: Foldout   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This former Parish church became a cathedral in 1905, and the diocese was established in 1905
The cathedral was founded in 995 as a final resting place for the remains of Saint Cuthbert, which had been moved about for many years after they had been removed from Lindisfarne and the threat of the Vikings.
The cathedral was ransacked during the Rising of the North.
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 Blackburn Cathedral
Blackburn, The Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin (SD684280).
This peal was recast and enlarged in 1949, while extensions to the Cathedral were being made.
Hare, Treasurer, Cathedral Fabric Funds from 1934, and of the Bishopric in 1926.
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 Cities In The United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This process was changed to allow Birmingham and other large settlements that didn't have cathedrals to become recognised as cities (Birmingham's parish church later became a cathedral).
Well into the 20th century it was assumed that the presence of a cathedral was sufficient to elevate a town to city status, and on that basis the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica makes the claim that Southwell (diocese established 1884) and St Asaph (diocese is historic) are cities.
*Cathedral or Episcopal Seat of the Church of England, Church in Wales or Church of Ireland.
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 Forbes Solicitors announce sponsorship of Christmas Spectacular : Forbes Commercial
Forbes Solicitors is delighted to announce that it is to be principal sponsor of the Christmas Spectacular at Blackburn Cathedral.
The concert which is the first of its kind to be held at Blackburn Cathedral is being held on Saturday 18th December at 7pm.
Blackburn Cathedral Choir broadcasts regularly on the radio and on BBC1's Songs of Praise and is recognised as a choir of national significance.
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 My Spirit Rejoiceth - Blackburn Cathedral Choir, Blackburn Cathedral Girls’ Choir and The Renaissance Singers of ...
Samuel Sebastian Wesley was almost appointed organist aged 17, however the Vicar of Blackburn rejected him on the grounds that he was too young and inexperienced to rid the gentlemen of the choir of their bad habits!
These include: the Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Paul's Cathedral (1999); a special service in the Cathedral, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal, in June 1999 to celebrate the rebuilding of the Cathedral's Lantern Tower; and the Memorial Service for Jack Walker (Chairman of Blackburn Rovers Football Club).
The Cathedral Girls' Choir was founded in 1997, and since September 1998 has greatly expanded in number and its musical output and repertoire has grown considerably.
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 Sounds Artistic - David Briggs plays the organ of Blackburn Cathedral
Blackburn Parish Church was built in 1826, and organs by Gray (1826 and 1831) and Cavaillé-Coll (1875) were placed on the west wall of the church.
The building was re-consecrated as a Cathedral in 1926, when the Diocese of Blackburn was established, and ambitious plans to extend the building were drawn up.
Recorded in Blackburn Cathedral on 18th and 19th November 2002 by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter.
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 BCSD - Blackburn Cathedral Choir
Blackburn Cathedral has no choir school, or links with any selected schools and all of the singers join the choirs on a voluntary basis.
Blackburn Cathedral Choir, The Renaissance Singers of Blackburn Cathedral and Zeneka Brass.
Blackburn Cathedral Choir, Blackburn Cathedral Girls’ Choir and The Renaissance Singers of Blackburn Cathedral.
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 English Cathedrals in pictures, guide books and music -
Coventry Cathedral has endured much in the century since it was given cathedral status, having been destroyed during a wartime bombing raid.
The current modern cathedral was built in the 1960s, at right-angles to the remains of the old building.
The Cathedral church and its outbuilings are a former monastic foundation.
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 Blackburn Cathedral _ Blackburn town centre regeneration project : Blackburn town centre : Regeneration : Business ...
Blackburn Cathedral A £400,000 scheme to complete Blackburn Anglican Cathedral was undertaken in 2000/2001.
The main focus of the work involved the re-building of the east end roofs and parapets, together with the construction of the high profile piece of public art on the blank eastern gable.
The regeneration of Blackburn town centre will be based on the aims and objectives of the Blackburn town centre strategy.
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 Blackburn tourist site including Blackburn Rovers and College links
Blackburn tourist information, Blackburn Rovers, Blackburn College information, Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn Gallery, Shows at King George's Hall and pictures of local landmarks in Blackburn.
Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery - is housed in a beautiful 'Arts and Crafts' style building in the town centre (near the Town Hall and cinema).
In 1926 the Diocese of Blackburn was founded and Blackburn Parish Church became the Cathedral.
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 Shopping in Blackburn | Blackburn Shopping |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cathedral also displays one of the finest collections of modern religious art in the U.K. The most recent addition being the spectacular ‘Healing of the Nations’ which is a colossal seven ton sculpture of steel and light on the East end gable wall.
The Cathedral precinct is a tranquil green space in the busy town and a popular spot for a peaceful lunch break on sunny days.
The “quarter” expands from the Boulevard to Church Street, Darwen Street and Mincing Lane and is dominated by Blackburn Cathedral Church of St Mary’s.
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 The Cathedral quarter : Blackburn town centre : Regeneration : Business & regeneration : Blackburn with Darwen ...
The first of these is the cathedral quarter, which extends from Church Street south to include the Darwen Street, Fleming Square and Mincing Lane.
Dominated by Blackburn Cathedral Church of St Mary’s this beautiful and historic area is already home to several of Blackburn’s flagship regeneration projects and has one of the most established identities in the town centre.
The cathedral quarter is fast becoming one of Blackburn’s hidden gems and offers tremendous opportunity for growth and development.
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 UK Firework Review - Blackburn Christmas Fireworks. Report by RocketRev
Blackburn Cathedral is right in the city centre, surrounded by buildings some of which are just a few yards from its walls.
Steve's plan was to fire a symmetrical display from both sides of the Cathedral using the Fire One system and plenty of Pyroclock to keep things synchronised.
The Cathedral was at times lit up as if floodlit and at times shrouded in smoke in the still air.
www.firework-review.org.uk /features/blackburn   (982 words)

 Articles - City status in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Note that the Cathedral column lists the diocesan cathedrals that were the grounds for the granting of city status, that is, cathedrals of the established Church of England, and the formerly established Church in Wales or Church of Ireland, in cities recognised prior to 1888.
Many of these cities have Roman Catholic cathedrals, but these are not listed.
Coventry has had three cathedrals, the first, St. Mary's from 1043–1539; the second, St. Michael's from 1918–1940, when it was destroyed by German bombardment; and its replacement, also St. Michael's, built alongside the old cathedral, consecrated in 1962.
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The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin was given the status of cathedral in 1926
The photo to the left shows the Lantern Tower which was built in 1967.
On the outside of the cathedral is the "Healing of the Nations" sculpture.
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 pennywarden.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
“This major and permanent exhibition of modern art is probably the most adventurous of its kind in any English cathedral,” Canon Andrew Clitherow of Blackburn Cathedral, March 2005.
"Football and fine art rarely go together, but Blackburn Rovers FC has sponsored one of a series of portraits of the anguished Christ installed in Blackburn Cathedral, Lancashire, in time for Easter.
“The Stations will be of national significance and compliment the already impressive stock of modern art at the Cathedral.” The Dean of Blackburn, the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong.
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 E-mail addresses of cathedral and church musicians
Steven Morris, layclerk at St David's Cathedral, Hobart, Australia and the Director of Choral Music at The Hutchins School (the oldest school for boys in Australia and where St David's choristers are educated).
Martin Setchell, has been music director at St Barnabas church, Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand for the last 10 years, and is also the organ curator of the Rieger pipe organ in the Christchurch, Town Hall.
Having taken early retirement from the position of Headmaster of a local grammar school in Gloucester, I have recently been appointed to succeed Antony Boden as Secretary of the Gloucester Three Choirs' Festival - that is after this year's festival, which includes a tremendously varied programme of music, both choral and orchestral.
www.churchmusic.org.uk /cathmus/mailaddr.php   (1389 words)

 This is Blackburn | Info | Music, Drama & the Arts
Blackburn Cathedral Choir & Blackburn Cathedral Girls' Choir: Director of Music Richard Tanner, Cathedral Office, Blackburn.
Blackburn School of Irish Dancing: Mrs P Keigher/Mrs E Duckworth, 23 Waverley Road, Redcap, Blackburn.
Blackburn Youth Theatre at the ThwaitesTheatre: Rebecca Marsden, tel 01254 59590.
www.thisislancashire.co.uk /lancashire/blackburn/info/music.html   (320 words)

 Cathedrals Abbeys North West England
The Cathedral was founded as a Benedictine monastery in 1092 and became a Cathedral in 1541.
This is the largest Anglican cathedral in Britain with panoramic views from the tower.
This is a very modern Roman Catholic Cathedral which was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and consecrated in 1967.
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 Virginia's Cathedrals Page
My interest in cathedrals probably derives originally from being taken to a number of them when I was young.
Later, as a graduate student at Cambridge, I started visiting them to sing services with my college chapel choir when the usual choir was away.
After doing five in one year, I was smitten, and decided I would try to sing in all English Church of England Cathedrals.
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 ANGLICAN WEB LINKS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The New Year's Eve Address of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, delivered at the Washington National Cathedral on December 31, 1999.
Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr, Cape Town, South Africa
Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, Diocese of Newcastle
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 This is Lancashire | PC Wallpaper | Blackburn with Darwen
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Blackburn with Darwen landmarks by night and day.
Just click on one of the thumbnails to download a full-size (800x600) image - instructions below.
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 Travelodge Blackburn M65 - Discount Hotel Rooms at Orbitz
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Close by: Blackburn Rovers FC at Ewood Park (2 miles), Blackburn Arena & Cathedral (1.5 miles), Blackburn University (1.5 miles), Blackburn (2miles), Manchester (10 miles), Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Preston University (8 miles), Witton Country Park & Visitor Centre, Waves - Blackburn's tropical water fun centre.
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 David Briggs Concerts
Recording of 'Blackburn Organ Concerto' and 'Requiem' (at Blackburn) - Manchester Chamber Soloists, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tanner (Conductor) and Greg Morris (Organ soloist)(to be released very soon on our new 'Chestnut' label - watch this space!)
Blackburn Cathedral at 7.30pm (Programme also includes Requiem, Maurice Durufle...
Truro Cathedral - Live Improvisation to 'Phantom of the Opera' (date to be confirmed)
www.david-briggs.org.uk /concerts.php   (361 words)

 Poetry Landmarks - Individual Landmark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A week of FOOD poetry on display within the moving setting of Blackburn Cathedral.
Feel free to drop in and soak up the atmosphere / read the work of Just Poets and local schools' competition winners.
All and any other reproduction is expressly prohibited, unless it is authorised in writing in advance by the Poetry Society.
www.poetrysociety.org.uk /landmark/display.php?id=655   (96 words)

November 9th 1905 William Edward V Billington son of John, married Mary Ann GREEN daugher of John and Ann.
Church not found yet of the marriage of a Margery Billington daughter of James and Alice Billington who married a James LEAVER in 1875 in Blackburn Ref 8E 485 in the CHI in the December 1/4.
Margery found in Witton Blackburn with her parents in the 1881 census.
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