Michael Sharvell-Martin 2 February — 28 October  was a popular British television and stage actor whose career spanned more than three decades. He was a familiar character actor on British television screens, guest starring in most prime time dramas and comedies throughout the seventies and eighties. His acting debut was in at
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Sharvell-Martin was mainly a supporting cast actor and is best remembered for his many appearances in the long-running television series Dave Allen at Large.
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On the south coast of the Thames Estuary it is 7 miles north of Canterbury and 5 miles east of Whitstable and it neighbours the ancient villages of Herne and Reculver and is part of the City of Canterbury local government district. The town began as a shipping community, receiving goods and passengers from London en route to Canterbury.
The town of Herne Bay took its name from the village of Herne.
The word herne, meaning a place on a corner of land, evolved from the Old English hyrne, the village was first recorded in around as Hyrnan. The corner may relate to the turn in the minor Roman road between Canterbury and Reculver at Herne. One of the oldest buildings in Herne Bay is the late 18th-century inn, The Ship, during this time, passenger and cargo boats regularly ran between Herne Bay and London and boats carrying coal ran from Newcastle.
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It is believed Chris sharvell professionals dating be the first freestanding purpose built clock tower in the world, during the s, steamboats began running between Herne Bay and London. There was a type of beach boat unique to Herne Bay and nearby Thanet, known as the Thanet wherry and these boats were mainly used for fishing, however, with the advent of tourism and the decline of fishing, they became mainly used for pleasure trips.
During World War II, a sea-fort was built off the coast of Herne Bay and Whitstable, the coastal village of Reculver, to the east of Herne Bay, was the site of the testing of the bouncing bomb used by the Dam Busters during the war. It borders Greater London to the north west, Surrey to the west East Sussex to the south west, the county also shares borders with Essex via the Dartford Crossing and the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel.
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East Kent became a Chris sharvell professionals dating of the Jutes during the 5th century and was known as Cantia from aboutthe early medieval inhabitants of the county were known as the Cantwara, or Kent people. These people regarded the city of Canterbury as their capital, inPope Gregory I appointed the religious missionary as the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
The second designated English cathedral was in Kent at Rochester Cathedral, in the 11th century, the people of Kent adopted the motto Invicta, meaning undefeated. This naming followed the invasion of Britain by William of Normandy, the Kent peoples continued resistance against the Normans led to Kents designation as a semi-autonomous county palatine in Under the nominal rule of Williams half-brother Odo of Bayeux, the county was Chris sharvell professionals dating powers to those granted in the areas bordering Wales.
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The earliest recorded use of the term, as Engla londe, is in the ninth century translation into Old English of Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its spelling was first used in The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars, it has been suggested that it derives from the
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The town and electoral ward has a population of 5, windmill Hill was the site of a Bronze Age Beaker culture burial,
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Prior to the Norman Conquest Wincanton was frequently the scene of battles between the Britons, Danes and Saxons, during the reign of Edmund Ironside, the English, under his command, defeated the Danes, forcing them to leave England. In the Domesday Book the name of the town was
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The parish of Wincanton was Chris sharvell professionals dating of the Norton Chris sharvell professionals dating Hundred, Wincanton was probably the site of a market in the medieval period but did not gain a market and fair charter until The town was the scene of one of the few armed skirmishes in England during the Revolution ofa troop of Horse Guards under Patrick Sarsfield, loyal to James II, defeated an advance party of troops fighting for William of Orange, on 20 November A great part of the town was destroyed by fires the years andin the early 19th century Wincanton was a depot for French officers, during the Napoleonic Wars.
By there had been an influx of foreign nationals, especially Portuguese, Wincanton is within the area of
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The current member of parliament is the conservative politician David Warburton, Wincanton Community Hospital in Dancing Lane was formerly known as Verrington Hospital and in had 28 beds on two wards intermediate care unit. The Memorial Hall, which opened on 9 Januaryhas a stage as well as facilities for dancing or for seating and it also has a separate committee room that can seat Along with the rest of South West England, Wincanton has a climate which is generally wetter and milder than the rest of the country.
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Chris sharvell professionals dating. There is evidence of occupation from Paleolithic times, and of subsequent settlement in the Roman.
Somerset settlement names are mostly Anglo-Saxon in origin, but some hill names include Brittonic Celtic elements, for example, an Anglo-Saxon charter of refers to Creechborough Hill as the hill the British call Cructan and Chris sharvell professionals dating call Crychbeorh.
Some modern names are Brythonic in origin, such as Tarnock, the caves of the Mendip Hills were settled during the Palaeolithic period, and contain extensive archaeological sites such as those at Cheddar Gorge. Some caves continued to be occupied until modern times, including Wookey Hole, the Somerset Levels—specifically dry points at Glastonbury and Brent Knoll— also have a long history of settlement, and are known to have been settled by Mesolithic hunters.
Travel in the area was facilitated by the construction of one of the worlds oldest known engineered roadways, the Sweet Chris sharvell professionals dating, the exact age of the henge monument at Stanton Drew stone circles is unknown, but it is believed to be Neolithic.
There are numerous Iron Age hill forts, some of which, like Cadbury Castle, on the authority of the future emperor Vespasian, as part of the ongoing expansion of the Roman presence in Britain, the Second Legion Augusta invaded Somerset from the south-east in AD After the Romans left, Britain was invaded by Anglo-Saxon peoples, by AD they had established control over much of what is now England, but Somerset was still in native British hands.
The Saxon royal palace in Cheddar was used several times in the 10th century to host the Witenagemot. After the Norman Conquest, the county was divided into fiefs, Somerset contains HM Prison Shepton Mallet, which was Englands oldest prison still in use prior to its closure inhaving opened in It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on the BBC from tothe sitcom ran for 9 series and 80 episodes in total, plus a radio version based on the television scripts, Chris sharvell professionals dating feature film and a stage show.
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The Chris sharvell professionals dating has influenced British popular culture, with the series catchphrases and it highlighted a forgotten aspect of defence during the Second World War, although it greatly distorted the true history and function of the Home Guard.
A new feature film of Dads Army with a different cast was released inoriginally intended Chris sharvell professionals dating be called The Fighting Tigers, Dads Army was based partly on co-writer and creator Jimmy Perrys experiences the Local Defence Volunteers. Perry was only 17 years old when he joined the 10th Hertfordshire Battalion and his mother did not like him being out at night and feared he might catch cold, he partly resembled the character of Private Pike.
An elderly lance corporal in the often referred to fighting under Kitchener against the Fuzzy Wuzzies and was the model for Corporal Jones. Other influences included the work of such as Will Hay whose film Oh.
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was he who renamed the show Dads Army and he did not like Brightsea-on-Sea so the location was changed to Walmington-on-Sea. He also suggested adding
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Seeing a Chris sharvell professionals dating End show is a common tourist activity in London, inticket sales reached a record Famous screen actors frequently appear on the London stage, helen Mirren received an award for her performance as the Queen on the West End stage, and then stated, theatre is such an important part of British history and British culture.
Theatre in London flourished after the English Reformation, the first permanent public playhouse, known simply as The Theatre, was constructed in in Shoreditch by James Burbage. Chris sharvell professionals dating was soon joined by The Curtain, both are known to have been used by William Shakespeares company. Inthe timber from The Theatre was moved to Southwark and these theatres were closed in due to the Puritans who would later influence the interregnum of After the Restoration, two companies were licensed to perform, the Dukes Company and the Kings Company, performances were held in converted buildings, such as Lisles Tennis Court.