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  Lanark County, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lanark County is a county located in the Canadian province of Ontario.
The county took its name from the town of Lanark in Scotland.
Bruce - Dufferin - Elgin - Essex - Frontenac - Grey - Haliburton - Hastings - Huron - Lambton - Lanark - Leeds and Grenville - Lennox and Addington - Middlesex - Northumberland - Perth - Peterborough - Prescott and Russell - Renfrew - Simcoe - Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry - Wellington
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lanark_County,_Ontario   (456 words)

  
 Alasdair Gray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lanark has contracted dragonhide - a patch of hard, insensate skin on his arm is spreading.
Lanark saves the woman he will love thereafter from total dragonhood and is permitted to consult an oracle who tells him of the life...
Lanark is a kind of bog monster -- a gigantic book that surrounds a Bildungsroman about the education of a painter in Glasgow with a fantastic, almost Dadaist vision of a future city...
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~crumey/gray1.html   (1349 words)

  
 Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Lanark is an unusual book, employing techniques seldom used by other authors, although parallels have been drawn with literary greats such as Dante and Blake.
This section of Lanark is very much autobiographical, mirroring numerous events in Gray's life such as his evacuation during the war to Perthsire, the occasion of a dance at the Glasgow School of Art, and Gray's continuing health problems with asthma and eczema.
In book three, Lanark cannot remember his past, and so in the prologue (at the end of book three) Lanark asks an oracle to tell him who he is, with the oracle stating he will tell him about Duncan Thaw.
special.lib.gla.ac.uk /exhibns/month/may2002.html   (1341 words)

  
 village voice > books > Lanark by Alasdair Gray by Joy Press
Lanark's plot sometimes resembles a madcap fusion of Portrait of the Artist and The Trial and V.
In this dystopic hinterland, Lanark hangs out with a bohemian gang, becomes a writer, and falls in love with Rima, who masks her emotions with contempt.
Thaw's chapters (many of them written when he was in his late teens and twenties) vividly re-create the wild jags of youthful exhilaration and despair; Lanark's sections suggest the perspective and hard-earned wisdom of late adulthood.
www.villagevoice.com /books/0248,press,40123,10.html   (1093 words)

  
 Lanark Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Lanark lies high on the east bank of the River Clyde, close to its confluence with the Mouse Water.
Lanark Castle was later a residence of David I and William the Lion: and in 1140 David granted Lanark the status of a Royal Burgh.
The next chapter in Lanark's history is remembered by a plaque on a stone plinth set in an unpromising gap between two buildings facing across to St Nicholas' Church.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /lanark/lanark   (710 words)

  
 Township of Lanark Highlands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lanark Highlands is a new municipality created in 1998 by the amalgamation of the Village of Lanark, Township of Lanark, Township of Darling and the Township of Lavant, Dalhousie and North Sherbrooke.
According to the 1996 Census, the population of Lanark Highlands is 4,629.
Lanark Highlands is dotted with several dozen lakes, of which Dalhousie, Patterson, Stump, Flower Round and Clyde are the most notable.
www.county.lanark.on.ca /Page370.aspx   (237 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Lanark: A Life in Four Books: Books: Alasdair Gray,Janice Galloway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From its first publication in 1981, Lanark was hailed as a masterpiece and it has come to be widely regarded as the most remarkable and influential Scottish novel of the second half of the twentieth century.
Lanark is then sent on a mission to return to the institute to ask them to save Unthank, which has suffered a pollution spill that threatens to destroy the place.
This edition of Lanark is enhanced with a new foreword by novelist Janice Galloway and includes Alasdair Gray's "Tailpiece" which serves as an unusual addendum to this surreal and highly recommended novel.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1841951838?v=glance   (1639 words)

  
 New Lanark World Heritage Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The New Lanark Mill Hotel is a unique opportunity to stay in the heart of the World Heritage Site, on the banks of the River Clyde.
Owen transformed life in New Lanark with ideas and opportunities which were at least a hundred years ahead of their time.
New Lanark is still a living community, and the village is in the care of an independent charity.
www.newlanark.org /index2.shtml   (272 words)

  
 AWF - Welcome To Lanark
Lanark is located in Millbrook, Alabama just 10 miles north of Montgomery and only a couple of miles from I-65.
This wooden bridge leads to one of Lanark’s three ponds scattered among the 340-acres of upland and bottomland habitat.
Hill began talking with the AWF about how their life work at Lanark could be perpetuated and secured as a legacy to their efforts while also providing the opportunity for people to enjoy and learn from the beautiful and abundant resources that exist on the property.
www.alabamawildlife.org /lanark.asp   (893 words)

  
 Scotland, Glasgow, C18th water powered Cotton Mills, New Lanark
The Falls of the Clyde, New Lanark Mills
Dale persuaded them to come and work in his mills at New Lanark, and the bell they were taking to the new world came too.
New Lanark became world renowned as one of the earliest experiments in creating a civilised working environment and improved living conditions for a workforce as part of a large scale mechanised industrial process.
www.aboutscotland.co.uk /water/clydenl.html   (741 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Lanark: Life in Four Books (Canongate Classics S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alasdair Gray's first novel Lanark (first published in 1981) immediately established him as one of the most important Scottish voices of his generation and this astounding work as one of the key British novels of the last century.
From the moment it first appeared, Lanark was hailed as the most remarkable novel of the second half of the 20th century.
Given that Gray famously intended the component books of "Lanark" to be read in one order but eventually thought of in another, there's a case for saying that this edition is really the first to reflect the shape Gray wanted the book to have.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1841951838   (1027 words)

  
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Lanark Golf Club, after a period as a Limited Company, amalgamated in 1947 with Lanark "Junior" Club (founded 1893) and the Lanark Ladies Section (founded 1895).
Lanark Golf Course is not an easy course despite the excellent condition of its greens and fairways.
At the end of a thoroughly enjoyable day's play over The Moor at Lanark, the golfer can relax in the old smokeroom and reflect upon the good fortune that has brought him to such a fine course and to a club whose roots occupy a distinguished place in the golfing history of Scotland.
www.eurogolfing.com /courses/scotland/lanarkshire/lanark/index.htm   (468 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Lanark: A Life in 4 Books (Harvest Book): Books: Alasdair Gray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some of the characters are distant and cold, and Lanark isn't easy to deal with most of the time, especially toward the end when he becomes a bit ineffectual.
Lanark is thatways in a search of some kind of a new hope.
A typical scenario: Lanark, the protagonist (he doesn't deserve to be called a hero) has a job with the DSS in a dying future city.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0156003619?v=glance   (2086 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Lanark: A Life in 4 Books: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lanark is, in so many ways, a straight forward tale of two people-who may or may not be one and the same- struggling through their difficult lives.
Lanark, under the pen of any other author, would be two fairly regular stories, but Gray's wit and skill has turned it into something breath-taking.
As life (and death) mock Lanark the reader enters a world of frustration, dispair and anguish, but of course there is some happiness and love, if only he can find it.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0330319655   (532 words)

  
 Lanark Highlands
Meanwhile, Lanark Highlands is now embarking upon a major expansion of its riverside dump.
of their riverside dumps, Lanark Highlands is pushing the active fill area of its dump even closer to the river.
The continued operation of this dump is a serious impediment to the economic development, growth, and prosperity of Lanark Highlands.
www.lanarkhighlands.com   (238 words)

  
 New Lanark Intro Page on Undiscovered Scotland
But if the scale of the ambition realised in creating New Lanark was amazing, it was easily surpassed by the scale of the ambition realised in turning the vast and nearly derelict industrial wasteland of the early 1970s into the imposing, almost beautiful, complex that is New Lanark today.
But by far the most remarkable thing about New Lanark is the way the industrial history, the social history, the superb restoration and the beautiful natural environment have been brought together to produce a truly living and thriving village with a wide range of attractions for visitors.
New Lanark Mill Hotel focuses on the hotel housed largely in the restored Mill 1.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /lanark/newlanark   (754 words)

  
 Lanark: a life in 4 books -- Lanark 1982: an unofficial Alasdair Gray website
Books 3 and 4 (which you read first and last) are about Lanark, a man who arrives by train in a strange town.
Lanark develops 'dragonhide', a physical manifestation of Wilhelm Reich's emotional armouring, which smothers his arm in thick heavy scales and claws where his fingers were, one of his friends develops 'mouths' the symptoms of which involves mouths opening like wounds over the body which then speak independently of the sufferer.
The novel later trips back to Glasgow just after the war, where we meet Thaw (who it would appear is Lanark in a previous incarnation) for books 2 and 3.
www.lanark1982.co.uk /lanark.html   (752 words)

  
 Lanark: The Clyde Valley Web Site, Scotland - Scottish History
The historic burgh of Lanark was the location of the first meeting of the Scots Parliament in 978.
Lanark Market is one of Scotland's largest farming markets.
In Lanark lies the ruins of the church of St.
clyde-valley.com /lanark   (410 words)

  
 Education in Robert Owen's New Society: The New Lanark Institute and Schools
Reinstated as director of New Lanark and supported in capital and ideals by his philanthropic sleeping partners, who were safely located far away in London and thus unlikely to interfere much in day-to-day management, he had at last been able to pursue his goals.
In a lengthy 'Address to the Inhabitants of New Lanark', mercifully punctuated by a musical recital, Robert Owen expounded his educational aims and explained to an audience of 1,200 villagers the main objects of the Institute.
Dale Owen's Outline of the System of Education at New Lanark (1824) is perhaps the fullest description of the New Lanark schools, and is of particular value when set alongside the elder Owen's memories of the infant school in The New Existence and his later autobiography.
www.infed.org /thinkers/et-owen.htm   (4247 words)

  
 GENUKI: Lanarkshire - Lanark
The Presbytery of Lanark comprises the quoad civilia parishes of Carluke, Carmichael, Carnwath, Carstairs, Crawford, Crawfordjohn, Douglas, Lanark, Lesmahagow, Pettinain, and Wiston, the quoad sacra parishes of Forth, Leadhills and Lanark-St. Leonards, and the chapelries of Haywood, Carstairs Junction, and Kirkfieldbank.
The United Presbyterian Church has a presbytery of Lanark, with 2 churches at Lanark, 2 at Biggar, and 8 at Bonkle, Braehead, Carluke, Carnwath, Crossford, Douglas, Lesmahagow, and Roberton.
They gather before 6 pm, assembling at St Nicholas church, then as the wee bell rings the hour, they walk (run?) round the church three times anti-clockwise (widdershins) swinging balls, made of paper and tied with a piece of string, around their heads.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/sct/LKS/Lanark   (768 words)

  
 Lanark on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sir William Wallace 's first act of rebellion (1297) was the murder of the English sheriff of Lanark and the burning of the town.
Robert Owen conducted industrial and social experiments at the nearby New Lanark mills, founded by his father-in-law, David Dale, in 1785.
Mark Lower and his brother Chris, not shown, raise cattel and hogs and grow soybeans and corn in Lanark, Illinois, about 140 miles west of Chicago.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/L/Lanark.asp   (413 words)

  
 New Lanark - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
New Lanark is a small 18th- century village set in a sublime Scottish landscape where the philanthropist and Utopian idealist Robert Owen moulded a model industrial community in the early 19th century.
Criterion iv New Lanark saw the construction not only of well designed and equipped workers’ housing but also public buildings designed to improve their spiritual as well as their physical needs.
Criterion vi The name of New Lanark is synonymous with that of Robert Owen and his social philosophy in matters such as progressive education, factory reform, humane working practices, international cooperation, and garden cities, which was to have a profound influence on social developments throughout the 19th century and beyond.
whc.unesco.org /pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=429   (282 words)

  
 Lanark Village Information
Lanark Village (apartments/units) is bordered on the north by Oak Street, on the east by Debra Lane, on the west by Collins Avenue and on the south by Hwy 98.
Residents who live in Lanark Village, Lanark Beach, Gulf Terrace, and other areas within the Lanark Water & Sewer District 90 days or more a year or all property owners in the same area, are eligible to become full members by submitting an application for membership and dues of $10 per person per year.
There is a special county ordinance that applies to the Lanark apartment area that does not allow these type vehicles to be parked on the street.
www.angelfire.com /fl5/lvassoc/pg4fact.html   (2980 words)

  
 New Lanark store - Search results
The Story of New Lanark charts the history of the World Heritage Site from 18th Century to the present day.
This book traces the New Lanark community's history from its conception in 1785 to its present standing as a World Heritage Site.
"Aspects of New Lanark" is a compilation of six short audio-visual programmes that are shown in the New Lanark Visitor Centre.
moo.newlanark.org /newlan/searchreturn   (187 words)

  
 Prentices of Thorn, Carluke and Covington, Lanark, Scotland, 1646--
Thomas was described on his father's monument in Covington, Lanark at the "late tenant of Cleghorn Mills," although the inscription indicates that he died in Philadelphia at age 23.
He is buried in Lanark Cemetery as "Thomas of Castlepark" with his wife and some of his children.
HILSTON, born 1835 in Lanark, Lanark, Scotland; christened 16 Oct 1835 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
www3.sympatico.ca /karen.black/laird.html   (8897 words)

  
 Lanark - Ring'n'Ride Service 800
Lanark Mutual is a purely mutual, non profit, community based insurance You can purchase insurance from Lanark Mutual through one of our Brokers and
The Lanark Celtic Festival is sponsored by a number of people and organisations, Welcome to the official site of the 3rd annual Lanark Celtic Festival.
Lanark County, Ontario Lanark County is a county located in the Canadian province of Ontario.
enginespace.com /?q=lanark   (426 words)

  
 Scotsman.com Sport - Football - Third Lanark demise ought to be a warning to Hearts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
LORD Macaulay of Bragar, who hopes to chair the first meeting of his independent working group on the future of Hearts next month, believes the very survival of the club is at stake as they seek a solution to their stadium crisis.
It is to a patch of land near to the National Stadium, however, where Macaulay sees the grim warning signs Hearts must heed as they search for a solution to their long term home and future.
At the start of the Sixties, Thirds under the management of the great George Young, the former Rangers and Scotland captain, were a power in the land and no-one ever thought a club like that could ever go downhill and die as quickly as Thirds did, over a very short period.
sport.scotsman.com /football.cfm?id=730902004   (872 words)

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