Sport, always part of Leongatha and district culture

By Lyn Skillern COUNTRY communities have always enjoyed their sport and many sports we enjoy today were established in the pioneering days. This week as part of ‘history month’, Leongatha historian Lyn Skillern focuses attention on sport, the formation of some of the local sporting clubs and the important role they played in establishing a …

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A Medieval English Manor With Ties to Winston Churchill Could Be Yours For $8 Million

There’s no shortage of stately homes in the English countryside. However, not all have as fascinating a history as Long Crendon Manor. The Grade II-listed property, which recently hit the market for £6.9 million (about $7.8 million), dates back to the 11th century and is a true architectural relic. On top of that, it offers …

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‘Only Wear Bjorn Borg Underwear’ – When ‘Superbrat’ John McEnroe Went Overboard While Promoting His Arch-Rival’s Venture

Former American tennis star John McEnroe is among the humorous characters in the tennis world. Back in his playing days, he was a tough athlete. People from his generation remember the aggression and his spats with opponents and umpires. ADVERTISING Article continues below this ad However, after his retirement, he has become one of the …

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Kenneth L. Hardin: I don’t suffer from an identity crisis – Salisbury Post

Kenneth L. Hardin: I don’t suffer from an identity crisis Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 30, 2022 As a writer and motivational speaker, I often quote profound and inspirational people. Recently, I reached all the way back to my childhood of the 1970s and pulled from a man who was a hero and inspiration to …

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CRAIG BROWN: Bad loser? No, but I can be a first-class fool

When I win at my favorite games — ping-pong, Jenga, croquet — I’ve noticed that my opponents tend to say: ‘Ooh, you’re so competitive!’ But when I lose, they smile good-naturedly and say: ‘Bad luck! Good game!’ This suggests that accurate sporting conjugations should go something like this: I am sporty. You are competitive. They …

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Jasmin Vardimon Company: ALiCE – Sadler’s Wells, London

Choreographer and Director: Jasmin Vardimon There is a real darkness at the heart of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland, one that makes it endlessly inventible for adults and children alike. Jasmin Vardimon’s latest interpretation, arriving at Sadler’s Wells for two nights, is a bleak and bizarre experience, following a version of Alice who may …

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