St GEORGE'S DAY 23rd APRIL



St George's Day (Patron Saint of England)

It is the church festival of St. George, regarded as England’s national day (although not an official bank holiday). On this day some patriotic English people wear a rose pinned to their jackets.

St George's Day History

St George's Flag

St George's Day Celebration

The Legend of St George and the Dragon

Only in Britain

LONDON BRIDGE

On 18 April 1968, the London bridge built in 1831, was sold to the American entrepreneur Robert McCulloch for US$2,460,000.


Why was the old London Bridge sold?
In 1962 the bridge was found to be in disrepair and sinking into the Thames due to the increased traffic. It needed to be replace.

Where is the old London Bridge now?
The ols London Bridge which spanned the River Thames for almost 140 years, from the 1830's until 1968, was moved moved 7,000 miles to Lake Havasu City, USA, as a tourist attraction.

Brief history of London Bridge
There has been many London Bridges - each one either falling down or having to b replaced due to not being fit for purpose. The first London Bridge is thought to have been built by the Romans sometime in the first century. The first few London Bridges were wooden bridges, these were eventualy replaced with a stone bridge, the first one being started in 1176.
Throughout its history, London bridge has been a busy thoroughfare, and was once lined with shops. The road over the bridge was only about 4m wide between the shops. It was so narrow it often jammed with people, horses and carts.

2010 UK Calendar dates 2010 british festivals .... folklore ... anniversaries .... on this day
 
In 1757 the houses and shops on the bridge were demolished. A new bridge was built in 1831 to replace the old one. The present london bridge opened in 1973

SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET 18

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometimes declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd; But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest: As long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

TITANIC - 100th ANNIVERSARY 15th APRIL

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, RMS Titanic sank.



On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic embarked on its maiden voyage, sailing from Southampton, England, to New York City. One of the largest and most luxurious passenger liners at the time, the Titanic was also considered by many to be unsinkable. On April 14, however, the ship struck an iceberg, and early the next day it sank. Some 1,500 people perished. Because of the tragedy, the Titanic became perhaps the best-known ship in the world, capturing the public imagination and inspiring popular books and movies. After the 1985 discovery of its wreckage, interest in the famed liner only increased. Some 100 years after its sinking, the Titanic remains an enduring legend.
Through articles, photographs, and interactive features, Encyclopædia Britannica presents the story of the Titanic, from its construction to its early demise to its lasting influence on popular culture. Select a link on the left to begin the journey.



TITANIC - THE REAL STORY



MY HEART WILL GO ON

MAUNDY THURSDAY ZAMARRILLA AND ESPERANZA

La Virgen de la Amargura (Zamarrilla) as it returns to its temple passing in front of La Esperanza Basilica.

MAUNDY THURSDAY IN MÁLAGA

 
 
It was on this day that Jesus attended the Last Supper, where he created the Eucharist and washed the
feet of his disciples to show that we must clean our hearts. Following the betrayal of Judas, Jesus Christ was arrested, judged before Pontius Pilate and condemned.
The Thursday is without doubt the most popular day of the Holy Week Malaga in terms of attendance.
The processions of this day are:

Santa Cruz
Sagrada Cena
Viñeros
Mena
Misericordia
Zamarrilla
Esperanza