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  Flat Holm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flat Holm (Welsh: Ynys Echni) is a Welsh island lying in the Bristol Channel approximately 3.5 miles from Lavernock Point in South Wales.
Flat Holm has also been the site of a cholera sanatorium, but is now uninhabited and is known for its gulls and shelducks.
Flat Holm Battery is a series of gun emplacements on Flat Holm Island in the Bristol Channel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flat_Holm   (491 words)

 Bemused mumblings....Flat Holm
Flat Holm and Steep Holm are two small islands in the Bristol Channel, lying between Cardiff and Western-super-Mare.
In the late 6th century the island of Flat Holm was known as Echni and it's earliest known visitor was St. Cadoc, one of the founders of Llancarfan Monastery near Llantwit Major.
Flat Holm became non-operational in 1944 and by 1946 was abandoned.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/walk/xhm80/flatholm.htm   (1171 words)

 Real Cardiff - Flat Holm
Flat Holm is a mere 500 metres in diameter.
The nearest is on Steep Holm and, there, the landlord actually travels out on the same boat as the visitors, jumping off first and nipping up the cliff to turn on the lights and set out the glasses before anyone arrives.
Flat Holm's bookshop is a cupboard in the corner of the farmhouse.
ds.dial.pipex.com /peter.finch/holm.htm   (927 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Flat
Its dense, flat coat of long, shiny hair may be liver or fl in color.
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The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Flat   (712 words)

 Barry, Wales : Visit Flat Holm
Located just five miles off the coast of Barry and Cardiff, Flat Holm is a tiny island with a wealth of history and wildlife (especially Gulls!).
The Flat Holm Project is now part of Cardiff County Council, and operates to conserve the history and wildlife of Flat Holm.
The Flat Holm Society is a voluntary group that assists the project in many aspects of its work.
www.barrywales.co.uk /flatholm.htm   (670 words)

 Senior Times: January: Features & News: Celeste Holm: just a girl who can say no 1/1/98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Holm said that the floor-to-ceiling windows drink in the light once the sun clears the phalanx of high-rises that line Fifth Avenue on the opposite side of Central Park.
Less prominent is Holm's Oscar for "Gentleman's Agreement," barely visible on a side tables and half hidden by the overhang of a summer flower arrangement.
Holm currently stars in the CBS series "Promised Land," playing "Hattie Greene," the spunky matriarch of a close-knit family traveling across America in a battered RV.
www.theflashes.net /seniortimes/jan98/stories/010198/ftr_celeste.html   (1036 words)

 Matthew 2004
Flat Holm has a distinctive lighthouse and a ruined cholera isolation hospital, as well as fortifications from Victorian times and WWII.
Flat Holm is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Local Nature Reserve.
The Kenneth Allsop Memorial Trust took over the charitable administration of Steep Holm during the period 1974/5 in memory of the well-known broadcaster and naturalist.
www.pcurtis.com /matthew04.htm   (2134 words)

 USA Department of Music Faculty/Staff
Robert Holm is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of South Alabama, where he teaches private piano, coordinates class piano instruction and serves as staff accompanist.
In addition to his university duties, Dr. Holm is president of the Mobile Music Teachers Association and pianist for the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and at Dauphin Way Baptist Church.
Holm began playing the piano at age five and later studied at the University of Illinois School of Music with Professor Kenneth Drake, where, in1999, he graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature.
www.southalabama.edu /music/faculty/holm   (352 words)

 Harold Holmes Family Reunion 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Holmes, a 1-syllable boy's name of Teutonic/Norse origin, means: One who dwells on the river's island.
In Scotland holm is flat fertile land along river banks, farmers of this type of land took it as their surnane.
Harold Holmes in the uniform of the 96
reunion.dhs.org /mindex.shtml   (288 words)

Just 5 miles from Penarth and in sight from Rock House, the tiny Island of Flat Holm is a different world with a wealth of history and wildlife.
Flat Holm offers a unique learning experience for people of all ages, discovering and interacting with the Island’s geography, history and wildlife and a wide range of educational activities have been developed for school groups.
The Flat Holm Project is part of Cardiff County Council and operates to conserve the history and wildlife of Flat Holm.
www.rockhouse-penarth.co.uk /flatholm.htm   (487 words)

The mouthful of a name came when Terry Holm approached the Brainerd Dispatch in Brainerd, Minn., about the possibility of assisting in an as yet unnamed new inline race two years ago.
What Holm did to make it more fun was add in a lot of turns.
Holm points out that the race is for inline skates only no roller skis, ski poles, baby strollers, baby joggers, automobiles, skateboards, bikes, bandits, pets or wagons.
www.silentsports.net /features/inline_skaters_have_two_races_.html   (1302 words)

 BBC News | WALES | Tourism hope for island's foghorn
Originally built by Trinity House in 1906, the building was restored by volunteers from the Flat Holm Society with the help of a Prince's Trust grant.
Cardiff Council bought the island in 1995 and runs it as the Flat Holm Project, which operates to conserve the history and wildlife of Flat Holm.
Flat Holm is now a Local Nature Reserve and a haven for wildlife, home to the largest colony of gulls in Wales.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/wales/730653.stm   (248 words)

 WWII and victorian Military Fortifications on Steep holm Island
Steep Holm and Flat Holm islands lie in a rough line between Cardiff and Weston Super Mare.
Steep Holm was fortified originally in the 1860's in response to the threat from France and then again during World War 2 as an anti-shipping and anti-aircraft fort.
The landing stage itself was constructed from prefabricated girders and was demolished at the end of the war.
www.willys-mb.co.uk /steep-holm.htm   (435 words)

 WWF-UK: Flat Holm Island competition prize and rules
During the stay on Flat Holm the winning school group will be involved in a programme of activities focussing on climate change and living in a sustainable manner.
In the unlikely event of the trip being cancelled due to inclement weather the alternative date is Wednesday 5 July to Friday 7 July 2006.
The winner must be available to travel to Flat Holm on Wednesday 28th June 2006, returning on Friday 30 June 2006.
www.wwf.org.uk /core/about/cymru_0000002524.asp   (477 words)

 Dredging News Online - Vibrocoring from the MV Flat Holm
In August and September, Coastline Surveys Ltd's vessel MV Flat Holm was chartered by Alluvial Mining of Sudbury in the UK to carry out a coring programme in the Bristol Channel in the UK.
Alluvial Mining's 3m vibrocorer was mobilised to the Flat Holm and rigged for deployment over the stern using the 5m A-frame.
MV Flat Holm is 24m long and economical to use, says the company.
www.sandandgravel.com /news/company/company_28.htm   (254 words)

 Flat Holm (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Society was set up to promote Flat Holm and to assist the Flat Holm Project in as many ways as possible.
It is not all work, You will have time to yourself, and you will see Flat Holm at its best when you watch the sun setting over the water and see it rise again in the morning.
Pages and images may be used for private or educational use without prior permission but credit must be given to the Flat Holm society and if used on a web site a link back to flatholm.co.uk must be predominantly displayed and the webmaster notified.
www.flatholm.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888   (408 words)

 Model of Survey Vessel Flat Holm (ex Al Khubar 3)
I have been fortunate in being able to gain access to 'Flat Holm' and have taken numerous detail photographs and measured the alterations made during her conversion.
Al Khubar III: PDF History (approx 105 kb) Flat Holm.
I am fitting rubber fendering to both the sides and stern of the hull (all as per the prototype).
website.lineone.net /~alanann/flatholm.htm   (298 words)

In April 1735, William Crispe of Bristol informed Trinity House that he had leased Flat Holm Island for 99 years from John Stuart, Earl of Bute, and wished to build a lighthouse at his own expense, but in the name of Trinity House.
Crispe may have demanded too high a toll, or possibly he was not prepared to pay enough to build the tower considered essential for an efficient light by the Society of Merchant Venturers.
At the end of 1736 sixty soldiers were drowned when a vessel was wrecked near the Holms, and this gave added impetus for further negotiations to erect a light.
members.tripod.com /~jamiemaund/Flatholm.html   (1181 words)

 South East Sea Kayakers ~ View topic - Flat Holm 9/10 June 06
On Sat 10 June a group from nwsk.org.uk are planning to visit Flat Holm and Steep Holm from Wales; Andy Biggs i/c.
I have booked to stay on Flat Holm Fri night so that I can join the NW Sea Kayakers trips to the two Holms on Sat, but I will return to Somerset Sat night.
Accommodation on Flat Holm is limited, but the distance from Brean or Weston Super Mare to the Holms is only about five miles.
www.sesk.co.uk /viewtopic.php?p=424   (312 words)

 Penarth Town Trails
Further to the right is Seabank Flats and, in the trees above the multi-storey car park, The Kymin, an 1870s houses owned by the Town Council with grounds recently landscaped for public use.
The nearer Flat Holm is a nature reserve and gull colony.
In May 1897 Marconi achieved his first radio transmission over water when his Morse message, "Are you ready?" was transmitted from Flat Holm and received by an 110-foot mast on the farm at Lavernock Point.
www.civictrustwales.org /trails/Penarth_trails/penarth1.html   (1503 words)

 STEEP HOLM, FLAT HOLM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Steep Holm and Flat Holm are very small islands in the Bristol Channel.
They were fortified during the 1860s, at the same time as the fortifications on the coast at Brean Down, Flat Holm and Lavernock Point, to protect the Bristol Channel ports.
During refortification during the Second World War the original Steep Holm guns were pushed aside, and now lie nearby.
www.ecastles.co.uk /holm.html   (166 words)

 The John Williams Web Pages: Bachelor Flat
Based on Budd Grossman's play of the same name, Bachelor Flat is a silly but innocuous comedy about archeology professor Bruce Patterson (Terry-Thomas), who finds that his female students and neighbors are inexplicably attracted to his British demeanor.
This turned out to be the first in a string of "hip 60s comedies" scored by Williams in a similar vein.
Although Bachelor Flat doesn't rank among his greatest achievements, it is delightful score, thankfully free of the semi-obligatory main title pop song, and points toward future successes.
www.johnwilliams.org /compositions/bachelorflat.html   (596 words)

 The Towy Boat Club - Bristol Channel Cruise - 2002 Part 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Leaving Penarth astern, we planned to land on Flat Holm, the base used by Marconi in 1897 for the first over-water wireless signals.
The Flat Holm website led us to the supply vessel skipper, Raymond Brown, who had given us precise instructions.
Unfortunately, when we arrived at the anchorage to the north east of the island, the rough conditions made a dinghy landing hazardous.
www.towyboatclub.org /page.php?id=14   (1407 words)

 Dredging News Online - Good year for Coastline Surveys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Working both as a port bed leveller and as a versatile multi-sensor survey vessel, Flat Holm completed more than 220 days of work in the last 12 months, including hydrographic, geophysical, oceanographic and biological surveys.
Based on a wide and stable tug design, Flat Holm has a large clear aft deck from which coring, grab and water sampling equipment can be deployed from, plus a purpose built 7.5 tonne hydraulic A frame and/or a 14 tonne/metre knuckleboom crane.
Operating from dual bases in Lowestoft and Sharpness the Flat Holm is available at minimal mobilisation costs and very competitive daily rates for complete survey or dredging services, or for use by other surveying and dredging companies on a crewed vessel charter.
www.sandandgravel.com /news/company/company_14.htm   (238 words)

 Cardiff - Home, Flat Holm, Experience Flat Holm island
Since Dark Age times, Flat Holm has been a retreat for monks and since then has acted as sanctuary for Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, silver miners, smugglers and cholera victims.
Fortified in Victorian times and again in World War II it is perhaps most famous for receiving the first ever radio message across water sent by Marconi in 1897.
Walk over Viking bones and explore the Victorian gun pits before coming face to face with a gull chick or slow worm.
www.cardiff.gov.uk /flatholm   (213 words)

 Waverley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Waverley passing Steep Holm and Flat Holm islands in the Bristol Channel on May 27th, 2001
Waverley leaves the wildlife sanctuary of Steep Holm....
steaming on to the close - by island of Flat Holm
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /tramways/Waverley2001-05.htm   (35 words)

 Wales on the Web: Geology, hydrology, metereology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Cardiff City's Council project on the Flat Holme project.
The island of Flat Home is located 5 miles from Cardiff, and is site of special scientific interest and a local nature reserve.
The Flat Holm Society was established to promote Flat Holm and to assist the Flat Holm Project in any way possible.
www.walesontheweb.org /cayw/index/en/551/42   (771 words)

 Ipix Virtual Tours to promote your business - Wales,England,UK
Flat Holm Island — Rich in Wildlife, Steeped in History
Experience Flat Holm Island, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve.
There will be a chance to relax and enjoy the Island’s atmosphere with a cup of tea or coffee, and to visit our small shop which sells a range of confectionery and souvenirs.
www.windowonwales.co.uk /sendcard.asp?id=73   (182 words)

 Site-ations Sense in Place 2005/06 - International Arts Event   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Local and International artists will converge on the Cardiff Bay area, Flat Holm Island, the docklands and shorelines of Cardiff to create various artworks in response to the city and its history.
A group show of all participating artists to be held at the Bay Art Gallery.
Radio Transmissions from Flat Holm Island to Cardiff and the six European project countries.
www.site-ations.org /senseinplace/country.cfm?localId=26   (340 words)

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