Codford and Gillingham ? anything fishy about that ?
Codford is in Wiltshire and Gillingham is in Dorset
We had a great day with some
nice fish and although we didnt quite get the numbers of
codling we were hoping for we were not dissapointed with a
pleasant days fishing and some nice fish.
The village was formed from the two parishes of Codford St Mary and Codford St Peter.
The two adjacent
villages grew together and their union was formalised in
the approval of the union of the benefice of
the two Codfords. Six years later the two parishes became
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ring of 12 Circles - 12 Vesica pisces
Crop Circle At Codford St Peter, nr Warminster, Wiltshire.
Reported 3rd June 2010
Robert Dampier (1799–1874) was a British artist and clergyman.
Dampier was born in 1799 at the village of Codford
St Peter in Wiltshire,
England , He was baptised on the 20th of Dec. 1799
After returning to England, he studied law at Cambridge
then was ordained in theChurch
of England. He married Sophia Francis Roberts in
1828. In 1837 he became rector of Langton
Portrait of Princess Nahiennaena of Hawaii, oil on canvas painting, 1825, Honolulu Museum of Art
The neighbouring hamlets of Peacemarsh, Bay and Wyke have become part of Gillingham as it has expanded.
Gillingham is pronounced with a hard initial 'G' as in 'Goat', unlike Gillingham, Kent, which is pronounced with a soft 'G' as in 'Germany'.
Half of the town's population of 2,000 died of the Black Death in the four months following October 1348.
In the Middle Ages, Gillingham was the site of a royal hunting lodge, visited by Kings Henry I,Henry II, John and Henry III. A nearby royal forest was set aside for the king's deer. The lodge fell into disrepair and was destroyed in 1369 by Edward III.
The name Gillingham was used for the town in its 10th
century Saxon charter,
and also in an entry for 1016 in the annals, as the location
of a battle between Edmund
Edmund II (died 30 November 1016), usually known as Edmund Ironside was King of England from 23 April to 30 November 1016.
He was the son of King Æthelred the Unready and his first wife, Ælfgifu of York.
Edmund's reign was marred by a war he had inherited from his father, his cognomen "Ironside" was given to him "because of his valour" in resisting the Danish invasion led by Cnut the Great
more about the Saxon kings and queens and the likes of Sweyn Forkbeard - HERE
One of the local employers in Peacemarsh is Neal's Yard Remedies