Stunning 5 star three bedroom townhouse
Keyed Entry Parking
Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge, Office
Spa Bath + Shower Room
5 Star Self Catering for a
family of 6 or 7
Captain John Smith -
Captain John Smith has become a mythic hero in American history,
largely because of the myths he himself created. Smith promoted the
Virginia Company's interests in the New World and he provided the
leadership necessary to save the colonists during the early years of
the settlement. Although many of his narratives seem boastful and
swashbuckling, his accounts were intended to lure adventurous new
settlers to Virginia. Smith's descriptions of the settlement of
Jamestown and his encounters with the Indians of the region are
invaluable resources of American history.
John Smith was baptized in Willoughby by Alford, England, on
January 9, 1579. He was the eldest son of George Smith and Alice
Rickards. George Smith was a yeoman farmer who most probably worked
for Peregrine Bertie (Lord Willoughby). Smith was educated in Alford
and later he attended the King Edward VI Grammar school in nearby
Louth (the same school which educated the Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson
230 years later)
Captain John Smith Key Dates
Virginia Company Charter; in December, 105 English men and boys,
including Smith sail in three small ships for Virginia,
Ships arrive in Virginia; May 13th Jamestown Colony
Smith elected President of Virginia; Scrooby Separatists, later
known as the Pilgrim Fathers, leave England for Holland
Smith has to return to England, badly injured; 1609 2nd Virginia
Company Charter appointing a Governor, rather than rule by Council;
1612 3rd Virginia Company Charter extends boundaries to include
marries John Rolfe in Virginia 1616 Pocahontas
and John Rolfe visit England; Pocahontas dies in 1617 at Gravesend
Smith dies in London
Captain John Smith portrayed by
Colin Farrell in the 2005 Movie "The New World"
James Gillick is an artist who lives in Louth, his
most famous works to date include his commissions to paint Pope John
Paul II and Baroness Margaret Thatcher.
click above for larger image
Sister Wendy on James Gillick........
"At a time when too much contemporary art is
both adolescent and unexciting, it is a joy to find a true artist,
committed heart, soul and hand to celebrate the beauty of the world.
James Gillick sees this beauty in the ordinary: nothing here is
picturesque or Romanticised.
A lone jonquil in a glass jar is depicted with the same reverent
attention as vegetables and fruit on a kitchen table. He catches all
the subtleties of light, the simplicity or complexity of form, the
shiny textures of fish scales and the coarse smoothness of vegetable
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Alfred Tennyson was born in Somersby
Lincolnshire in 1809 and before going on to Cambridge he studied at
the Grammar School here in Louth for 4 years.
Alfred Tennyson became was the most popular
poet of the Victorian era and was made poet Laureate at the insistence
of Prince Albert.
Not only was he popular in Victorian times but he's
well known on the internet. Have a look at a few of these sites for
more information. He is often know as Lord Alfred Tennyson, which
is incorrect as he wasn't a Lord. His middle Christian name was in
The charge of the light brigade link also has a
recording of Tennyson reading his poem in 1890 whilst being recorded
by Thomas Edisons wax cylinder.
Alfred Lord Tennyson Died in 1892 and is buried in Westminster
Abbey in Poets corner
of the Light Brigade
Research Centre, Lincoln
was a founding member of the Soft Machine, who
along with Pink Floyd Helped to transform the late sixties
psychedelic scene in the UK into something more lasting. Through
successive albums, Soft Machine soon moved toward a more
jazz-based fusion with rock music, punctuated by Wyatt's
distinctive drumming and vocals, attracting a massive
following across Europe. After extensive touring, Wyatt left
intending to pursue a solo career, but instead assembled
Matching Mole who released two critically acclaimed LP's before
In 1973, Wyatt fell from a third floor window during a
party, leaving him paralysed from the waist downwards.
From that day onwards he has concentrated his efforts into solo
recordings, mixing simple and effective keyboard melody lines
with poignant lyrics, often filled with personal and political
references. The results have proved both haunting and
reflective, even producing two chart hits - his 1974 re-working
of 'I'm a Believer', and the 1983 Falklands War indictment
'Shipbuilding' written especially for him by Elvis Costello.
Robert lives in Louth.
Roy Chubby Brown
Left home at 14, then lived rough until joining the merchant navy among
various other jobs. Got into the working men's clubs in the 50s, first as
a drummer, then evolved a comedy act.
He appeared on Opportunity Knocks in the 70s and came fourth. He then
decided to 'go blue' and became one of the most foul-mouthed comics on his
His act causes offence to many, but has built up a dedicated following,
even though the nature of his material has kept him off TV. Sales of his
videos and audio tapes are phenomenal.
He now lives close to Louth (forgotten which village)
One half - with Andy Connell - of Swing Out Sister, veterans of
British pop since their 1987 hit, Breakout. Although their last UK
release came in 1994, they haven't been lazy, tackling America and
conquering the Japanese market.
Based in Lincolnshire and seen in Louth on a occasion. Possibly
lives in Louth?
By 2002, 'Somewhere Deep in the Night' hit the streets
and contained the popular 'Alpine Crossing' that saw a remix, named
after the U.K. deejay Robbie Vincent, issued.
Two years later and the duo released 'Where Our Love
Grows', which is perhaps the duo's strongest album to date.
Patrick Mower made his name as a special agent in the 1970s TV series
The Avengers, Patrick has not stopped working, making films and
television series for America and other countries.
Patrick lives near Louth with his family and has done a number of
years. He is a thoroughly nice chap and can seen around Louth from
time to time.
He is currently acting as the character Rodney Blackstock in ITV1's
soap opera Emmerdale.
Born in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk in 1974.
He is married to former Spooks co-star and fellow actor Keeley Hawes.
They have a young daughter called Maggie.
His mother was an actress and a trained drama teacher teaching at
Kidgate school in Louth. His father was in the Oil business, and he
spent much of his childhood moving around, as his father's job often
took the family overseas to such places as the Far East and Brazil.
He attended Kidgate School in Louth before moving on to Oakham School
in Rutland, Leicestershire, where he was a drama scholar from
1990 to 1992.
In 1999, he was nominated for an RSC Ian Charleson Award for 'Best
Classical Actor under 30'.
He made his television debut in the 1998 Granada Television production
of 'Wuthering Heights' in the role of Hareton Earnshaw.
In 2002 he took on his most mainstream role to date -
starring as MI5 Senior Case Officer Tom Quinn in the Bafta
Award-winning BBC1 drama series 'Spooks'.
In the Summer of 2004 he filmed the lead role of Mr Darcy in Working
Title Film's brand new production of Pride and Prejudice.
"The vehicle transfer hatch was open on January 31, 2004 at
The Expedition crew ISS-8 consisting of Russian cosmonaut Alexander
Kaleri (Flight engineer) and US astronaut Michael Foule (Commander)
will have to transfer and accommodate the delivered cargoes to the
Station, deinstall the vehicle rendezvous system equipment for its
subsequent utilization, as well as load the wasted materials and
equipment to the vehicle"
Yes it all sounds very technical but NASA have made one huge
error! Michael Foule isn't a US astronaut he's a Lincolnshire
astronaut - Louth to be exact!
FOULE HEADS FOR SPACE)
astronaut sets sights on Mars from BBC news!
Biographical Data page on Michael Foale
terror for Shuttle crew
Charlotte AlingtonPye, [pseudonym: Claribel]
23 Dec. 1830
Daughter of solicitor Henry Alington Pye and Charlotte Yerburgh,
Charlotte became one of the most successful and prolific ballad
composers of the 19th century.
After attending a “Vocal and Miscellaneous Entertainment” at
the Mansion House in Louth in 1838, she declared that she would become
a poet and writer. And, a little over a year later when her father,
the Warden of Louth, carried out the old custom of distributing cloth
to poor women, Charlotte wrote a 20-verse poem to commemorate the
By 1847, she was well enough known that when the new railway
station was built at Louth, she was asked to lay the
Charlotte married Charles Barnard in 1854, and they lived at The
Firs in Westgate, though Charles was parson of St. Olave’s in
Ruckland. Following Charlotte’s presentation at court in 1856, the
couple moved to Pimlico in London. Among their neighbours was Michael
Costa, conductor at Covent Garden, where Charlotte often attended
Fellows (AKA John Shuttleworth)
Graham first rose to fame as Jilted John, who in
August 1978 got to number 4 in the UK charts with 'Jilted John'.
the time he said his ambition was to appear on Coronation Street - his
wish was fulfilled four months later, and in the process became the
only Coronation Street actor to have a top-ten hit before
appearing in the Street (David
Jones and Peter
Noone went on to have recording careers; in 1968 Sue Nicholls only
got to No17 with Where Will You Be).
Graham lives in Louth and is now best known for his portrayal
of Sheffield-born bon viveur and keyboard ace John
His TV credits have been Reeves and Mortimor,
Coogans Run,Comics and more including the feature film "Morons
from Outer Space"
Barbara is our neighbour here in Louth. She is
an A1 celebrity- I've met her and I was impressed, she's charming and
not at all pretentious - unlike many celebrities.
Here is a quote from Barbaras website about her
recent album "Full Circle"-
Circle' is my latest studio album which is now available from RandM
Records. The album has been produced and arranged by Troy Donockley
and we had a wonderful time making it. I am extremely proud of the
end result and I hope you will love it as much as we do.
Jeffrey Howard Archer was born on April 15, 1940, in the City of
London maternity hospital to William Archer and his wife Lola, a
journalist. Jeffrey became a star athlete
and eventually reached the national schools championship for track.
After dropping out of the army, tending bar and spending some time in
San Francisco, Jeffrey found himself back at school. Though never
before a scholar, he gained admittance to Brasenose College, Oxford,
to pursue a graduate diploma in education. Once there he thrived, even
managing to persuade The Beatles to play a charity concert on campus.
In the summer of 1966 he married Mary Weeden, a fellow student at the
university who was studying chemistry. After Oxford he landed a
position as a professional fundraiser, and set out to become prime
minister. At age 29, he became one of the youngest MPs in the history
of the House of Commons when he became MP for Louth, Lincolnshire.
More stuff on Matthew Macfadyen with thanks to Wickepedia.
Matthew Macfadyen (born October
is a British
known for his role as MI5
agent Tom Quinn in the BBC
drama series Spooks
and for starring as Fitzwilliam
Darcy in the 2005 film version of Pride
After having studied at the renowned Royal
Academy of Dramatic Arts from 1992
Macfadyen quickly became a well-known actor on the British
stage, due primarily to his work with the stage company Cheek
by Jowl, for whom he played Antonio in The
Duchess of Malfi, Charles Surface in The
School for Scandal, and Benedick in Much
Ado About Nothing. His Benedick was particularly memorable, played
as an officer-class buffoon with a moustache and a braying laugh. In 2005,
he played to further great acclaim the part of Prince Hal in Henry IV,
at the Royal
National Theatre, with Michael
Gambon in the lead. He has recently accepted to portray Clay, a stay
at home father with a liberal attitude in the play The
Pain and the Itch. It opens on June 21 and will be running until July
Macfadyen's major TV
breakthrough came when he appeared as Hareton Earnshaw in a television
adaptation of the Emily
Brontė novel Wuthering
Heights, screened on the ITV
network in 1998.
Further television drama work followed, including starring roles in the
(1999) and The
Way We Live Now (2001),
both for the BBC.
Also in 2001, he earned much critical acclaim for his starring role in the
drama serial Perfect
Strangers, which was written and directed by Stephen
Poliakoff. In 2002
he starred in The
Project, a BBC drama charting New
Labour's rise to power.
Also in 2002, he took his highest-profile role to date, when he was
picked to star in Spooks, which went on to become a huge popular
and critical success when screened on BBC
One. A longer second season was screened in 2003,
and a third season was broadcast in the autumn of 2004,
with Macfayden leaving the series in the second episode. The series also
found a following on cable
television in the United
States, where it aired as MI-5 on the A&E
One of his most recent projects is a television movie called Secret
Life (2007) which deals with the controversial subject of paedophilia. It
started filming in October 2006 and is scheduled to be shown on Channel 4
on April 19 .
He also appeared in a short sketch for Comic
Relief as the groom
Bean's Wedding", alongside Rowan
Atkinson and Michelle
Macfadyen has also appeared in several films,
most notably Enigma
(released in 2001),
in which he was cast as a battle-scarred submarine commander, and the
starring role as Fitzwilliam
Darcy in a highly acclaimed adaptation of Pride
and Prejudice, released in the UK in September 2005.
Later this year he will star in Frank Oz's "Death
At A Funeral" with Rupert
Donovan, and his Spooks
Hawes. He has also accepted a part in Incendiary,
which is based off Chris Cleave's novel about a woman whose life is torn
apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a
soccer match. Her trauma is intensified by the fact that she was
committing adultery at the time. Macfadyen a senior anti-terrorist police
officer alongside Michelle
Williams and Ewan
he began a relationship with Keeley
Hawes. They were married on 8
Their first child, daughter Maggie, was born in December
2004. Macfadyen is stepfather to Hawes' son, Myles (b. 2000),
from a previous marriage. The couple announced the birth of a baby boy,
Ralph, in September 2006.
A peculiar fact about Mathew is he is this websites most popular
celebrity searched on the internet. Whilst this is not odd in its own
right it is strange that most of the searches for him are for Matthew
Macfayden and not for the correctly spelt - Matthew Macfadyen !