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West Buckland School

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West Buckland School is an English independent school located on the outskirts of the village of West Buckland on the edge of Exmoor, 10 miles (12.9 km) east of Barnstaple, Devon. [1]

44 relations: Barnstaple, Baron Poltimore, Bertie Hill, Boarding school, Brian Aldiss, Craig Overton, Cross country running, Devon, Earl of Devon, Emblem, England, Equestrianism, Exmoor, Golf, Gothic architecture, Great Depression of British Agriculture, Harold Gimblett, Harold Hilton, Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue, Independent school, Independent school (United Kingdom), Jamie Overton, John Ashworth (biologist), Jonathan Edwards (triple jumper), Joseph Lloyd Brereton, London School of Economics, Lord of the manor, Manor of Bideford, Michael Morpurgo, North Devon, North Molton, Preparatory school (United Kingdom), R. F. Delderfield, Science fiction, Sixth form, State school, Steve Ojomoh, The Open Championship, Tim Wonnacott, To Serve Them All My Days, Triple jump, Victor Ubogu, West Buckland, Devon, World Golf Hall of Fame.

Barnstaple

Barnstaple is the main town of North Devon, England and possibly the oldest borough in the United Kingdom.

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Baron Poltimore

Baron Poltimore, of Poltimore in the County of Devon, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

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Bertie Hill

Albert "Bertie" Edwin Hill (7 February 1927 – 5 August 2005) was a British equestrian.

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Boarding school

A boarding school provides education for pupils who live on the premises, as opposed to a day school.

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Brian Aldiss

Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (18 August 1925 – 19 August 2017) was an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories.

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Craig Overton

Craig Overton (born 10 April 1994) is an English cricketer who plays for Somerset County Cricket Club.

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Cross country running

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass.

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Devon

Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Earl of Devon

The title of Earl of Devon was created several times in the English peerage, and was possessed first (after the Norman Conquest of 1066) by the de Redvers (alias de Reviers, Revieres, etc.) family, and later by the Courtenays.

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Emblem

An emblem is an abstract or representational pictorial image that represents a concept, like a moral truth, or an allegory, or a person, like a king or saint.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Equestrianism

Equestrianism (from Latin equester, equestr-, equus, horseman, horse), more often known as riding, horse riding (British English) or horseback riding (American English), refers to the skill of riding, driving, steeplechasing or vaulting with horses.

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Exmoor

Exmoor is loosely defined as an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West England.

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Golf

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

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Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.

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Great Depression of British Agriculture

The Great Depression of British Agriculture occurred during the late nineteenth century and is usually dated from 1873 to 1896.

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Harold Gimblett

Harold Gimblett (19 October 1914 – 30 March 1978) was a cricketer who played for Somerset and England.

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Harold Hilton

Harold Horsfall Hilton (12 January 1869 – 5 May 1942) was an English amateur golfer of the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue

Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue KG, PC (13 February 1783 – 14 September 1861), styled Viscount Ebrington from 1789 to 1841, was a British Whig politician.

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Independent school

An independent school is independent in its finances and governance; it is usually not dependent upon national or local government to finance its operations, nor reliant on taxpayer contributions, and is instead funded by a combination of tuition charges, donations, and in some cases the investment yield of an endowment.

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Independent school (United Kingdom)

In the United Kingdom, independent schools (also private schools) are fee-paying private schools, governed by an elected board of governors and independent of many of the regulations and conditions that apply to state-funded schools.

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Jamie Overton

Jamie Overton (born 10 April 1994) is an English cricketer who plays for Somerset County Cricket Club.

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John Ashworth (biologist)

Sir John Ashworth (born 27 November 1938) is a scientist and educationalist.

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Jonathan Edwards (triple jumper)

Jonathan David Edwards, (born 10 May 1966) is a British former triple jumper.

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Joseph Lloyd Brereton

Prebendary Joseph Lloyd Brereton, (19 October 1822 – 15 August 1901), was a British clergyman, educational reformer and writer, who founded inexpensive schools for the education of the middle classes.

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London School of Economics

The London School of Economics (officially The London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as LSE) is a public research university located in London, England and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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Lord of the manor

In British or Irish history, the lordship of a manor is a lordship emanating from the feudal system of manorialism.

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Manor of Bideford

The descent of the manor of Bideford in North Devon was as follows.

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Michael Morpurgo

Sir Michael Andrew Bridge Morpurgo, (born Michael Andrew Bridge; 5 October 1943) is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse (1982).

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North Devon

North Devon is a local government district in Devon, England.

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North Molton

North Molton is a village, parish and former manor in North Devon, England.

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Preparatory school (United Kingdom)

A preparatory school (or, shortened: prep school) in the United Kingdom is a selective, fee-charging independent primary school that caters primarily for children up to approximately the age of 13.

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R. F. Delderfield

Ronald Frederick Delderfield (12 February 1912 – 24 June 1972) was an English novelist and dramatist, some of whose works have been adapted for television.

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Science fiction

Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.

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Sixth form

In the education systems of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and some other Commonwealth countries, sixth form (sometimes referred to as Key Stage 5) represents the final 1-3 years of secondary education (high school), where students (typically between 16 and 18 years of age) prepare for their A-level (or equivalent) examinations.

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State school

State schools (also known as public schools outside England and Wales)In England and Wales, some independent schools for 13- to 18-year-olds are known as 'public schools'.

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Steve Ojomoh

Stephen Oziegebe Ojomoh, known as Steve Ojomoh (born Benin City, 25 May 1970), is a Nigerian-born English former rugby union footballer and a current coach.

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The Open Championship

The Open Championship, often referred to as The Open or the British Open, is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf.

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Tim Wonnacott

Timothy Wonnacott (born 6 May 1951) is an English chartered auctioneer, chartered surveyor, antiques expert, and a television presenter.

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To Serve Them All My Days

To Serve Them All My Days is a novel by British author R. F. Delderfield.

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Triple jump

The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field event, similar to the long jump.

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Victor Ubogu

Victor Eriakpo Ubogu (born 8 September 1964 in Nigeria) is a former Bath and England rugby union player.

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West Buckland, Devon

West Buckland is a small village and former manor located east-south-east of Barnstaple in North Devon, England.

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World Golf Hall of Fame

The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida, in the United States, and it is unusual among sports halls of fame in that a single site honors both men and women.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Buckland_School

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