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Thursday, January 30
Cycle lamp time at Whitehaven at 5:46 p.m.
Moon rises at midnight.
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1649--Execution of Charles I.

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            Saturday, February 1
Cycle lamp time at Whitehaven from 5-50
p.m. till 7-4 a.m.
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1901 - The body of Queen Victoria was
removed from Osborne House, carried by
Highlanders and Bluejackets, to the
Royal yacht "Alberta" and conveyed
across the Solent between an imposing
line of British and foreign war vessels,
each warship saluting as the "Alberta"
slowly steamed along. Portsmouth was
reached at 4-30 p.m., and the yacht was
moored in the harbour during the night.

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Friday, January 31
Last quarter of the moon at 1-9 p.m.
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1606 - Guy Fawkes hanged.

1842 - " A splendid new ship was launched
from the building yard of Messrs. Robert
RITSON and Co., at Maryport, called the
measurement, and intended for the Sing-
apore and China trade. She is named in
compliment to Mr. BUCKHAM, of White-
haven, one of the largest shipowners in
the country."
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               Sunday, February 2
Sexagesima Sunday.
Candlemas Day.  This day, according to
several traditional sayings, has an inti-
mate connection with the weather.  One
of these sayings is as follows:--
"If Candlemas Day be fair and bright,
Winter will have another flight;
But if Candlemas Day be clouds and rain,
Winter is gone, and will not come again."
Moon rises at 2-45 a.m.
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 1901 - The funeral day of Queen Victoria.
At 8-30 a.m. the remains were placed in
a train at Portsmouth for conveyance to
London, which was reached by 10-50.
Placed upon a gun-carriage adapted as a
funeral-car, the coffin was drawn by
eight cream-coloured horses which had
been used in the Jubilee procession of
1897. The streets were filled by millions
of the late Queen's subjects eager to pay
their last tribute of respect to their be-
loved Sovereign. Paddington was reached
by 12-30, and the Royal train conveying
the coffin of the late Queen and the ill-
ustrious mourners reached Windsor at
ten minutes after two.  From Windsor
Station a procession was formed to the
Albert Memorial Chapel, where the Queen's
body remained until February 4, when it
was transferred to the Mausoleum at Frog-
more and laid by the side of the tomb of
her husband.

1830 - The Marquis of Salisbury born.

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               Monday, February 3
Cycle lamp time at Whitehaven from 5-54
p.m. till 7-1 a.m.

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                Tuesday, February 4
Moon rises at 4-31 a.m.
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1874 - Kumasi captured by Sir Garnet
WOLSELEY.

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                Wednesday, February 5
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1896 - Sir Henry CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
elected Leader of the Liberal Party.

1881 - Thomas CARLYLE died.

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                Thursday, February 6
                            
Cycle lamp time at Whitehaven from 6-1
p.m. till 6-55 a.m.
Moon rises at 5-54 a.m.
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1895 - Great blizzard in Cumberland.
1838 - Sir Henry IRVING born.

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Transcribed by Diane Moore, 28/10/2006 - 01/11/2006