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michael norton

Alverdiscott in Devon
How interesting
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/Alverdiscott_National_Grid_Substation_-_geograph.org.uk_-_89419.jpg
Presumably, this is where the Interconnector will land.
Wibbery is an historic manor in the parish of Alverdiscott. Nicholas the Bowman, was a servant of King William the Conqueror. Nicholas was the king’s artilleryman, whose role was “the captain or officer in charge of the stone and missile discharging engines used in sieges” These devices were known in Latin as ballista, weapons for throwing “balls”, bolts or other projectiles, ranging in size from a cross bow to a large artillery piece. His name was traditionally translated as “the Gunner”, as the word gun was in use in the English language for such purely mechanical devices before the introduction of gunpowder.
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That is at least as interesting as the fact that the cable from North Africa, will take land here to give us renewable electricity.

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