Showing posts with label Historic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Historic. Show all posts

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Full text of Universal Declaration

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Bells in Kingsley

Following the piece in the Kings World on bellringing so many people from Kingsley have applied to become bellringers that the Ringing Foundation has agreed to provide matching funds to build a new tower at All Saints, Kingsley!

This will be the first new tower in the district since 1897 when St Matthews' tower was built in Blackmoor and is a very exciting project. The tower will contain a ring of six to replace the current three chimes and on completion Punch Taverns have agreed to change the name of The Cricketers Inn to The Six Bells.

If funding proceeds in an orderly fashion the new tower and bells will be complete in time for Easter 2016.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee Pageant

The BBC saw fit to include shots of three or four (100 according to them) "republicans" chanting "votes not boats" or some such nonsense yesterday when seven miles of the Thames, both banks, in places 30-40 deep, hosted spectators cheering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion marking her 60 years on the throne.

I'm sure that there are those who would prefer to elect some creep like Nicolas Sarkozy or perhaps a dictator like Hosni Mubarak than be called "subjects" but I think that, if pressed, even the republicans would admit that Liz has done a first class job.

The weather yesterday was British through and through, partly warm, partly cold, partly dry, partly tipping down. The spectacle unfolding before us was uniquely British, no swaggering warships, no goosestepping armies just a vast armada of the queen's subjects, volunteers every one of them, rowing or paddling, powered by steam or more modern fuels.

The queen came to the throne the year before I was born. I've only been doing my job 40 years and it's one I chose for myself.