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Things to do in Bovington Camp, Dorset

rayfiber3 2 years ago 0

Bovington Camp is an active army base in Dorset, situated between the towns of historic Dorchester and Poole. Although named a camp, Bovington is actually a fully contained barracks town. It is home to many service families and there is even a school on the base.


The Allenby and Stanley Barracks onsite are the base for the Armour Centre which was formerly and more grandly known as the Royal Armoured Corps Centre.


Bovington Camp covers not only the residential area and training grounds but also a small forested area and heathland which are used by the army for military exercises. The camp is also frequently used by Dorset army and air cadets who practise their fieldcraft exercises there.

One of the most famous recruits at Bovington Camp was T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia. He led daring raids in the Middle East against the Turks and was a well-known war hero as well as an accomplished writer.


Lawrence chose to live off-campus for a time at his simple cottage known as Clouds Hill at nearby Moreton. It is now a National Trust owned property well worth visiting from Bovington Camp.


Lawrence was killed in a freak motorcycle accident while travelling between his home and Bovington Camp. His needless death eventually brought about the use of crash helmets for military dispatch riders and then for civilian motorcyclists. His grave can be visited in a quiet cemetery just a short distance down the road from St Nicholas Church in Moreton.


Things to do in Bovington Camp


The main attraction for visitors to Bovington Camp is the Tank Museum. It has what is said to be the finest collection of tanks in the world, making it ideal for would-be recruits and those with an interest in armoured warfare. Altogether the museum has over 200 tanks which date back to the World War I era, including the first experimental tank known as Little Willie, developed in 1915.


The history of tanks and the life of tank personnel are shown in the exhibits. During school holidays the Tank Museum puts on some live displays. It continually offers a program of educational lectures and its extensive library has one of the largest collections of books specifically on armoured warfare.


Visitors can see the last surviving German Tiger Tank, a CV-33Tankette, Mathilda II, Pzkfw V Panther Medium tank and many other Crusader and Churchill tanks as well as a Rolls Royce armoured car. Not all the museum exhibits are old as it also showcases some of the latest battle tanks available for present day manoeuvres and armed combat.


On a slightly different theme, Lulworth Heritage Centre is just four miles from Bovington Camp and covers the history of Lulworth Cove and the unusual formations over the last 150 million years or so.


Athelhampton House and Gardens also offers a fabulous day out from Bovington Camp. The splendid 15th century house is furnished in keeping with its stately appearance. The gardens are a peaceful place to stroll around and enjoy the fountains and the riverside setting.

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Things to do in Dorset by Group Holiday in Southbourne Dorset

Faith Watson 2 years ago 0


Dorset is situated on the south coast of England, between Devon in the west and Hampshire in the east - much of the County is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Few major roads run through the county, allowing Dorset to retain much of its rural character and charm.


Dorset is a delightful county, with a variety of contrasting landscapes, consisting of coastline with high cliffs, inland there are wooded hills and fertile valleys, rolling chalk hills and wild heath-land.


There are several interesting towns along the coast, starting in the east at Christchurch, a Saxon town on the estuaries of the Rivers Avon and Stour, with a picturesque harbour and magnificent 11th century Priory Church.


Bournemouth is a vibrant city, with beautiful sandy beaches, gardens, shopping, night life and entertainment for holiday makers. Poole has the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney - you can explore the old quarter by the quayside, with many historic buildings.


'The Isle of Purbeck' is a coastal peninsula below Pool harbour. The towns of Wareham, encircled by its original Saxon walls and home of the oldest church in Dorset, and Swanage, a seaside resort and home to the famous local Purbeck stone often referred to as 'marble', are worth visiting. Nearby, the historic village of Corfe Castle is a beauty spot not to miss.


Weymouth is a popular seaside town with many interesting family attractions. Bridport also has a Dorset Tourist Information centre - the town is known for rope and net making and still makes tennis nets for Wimbledon, the All England Tennis Club.


Portland is connected to the mainland by a causeway at the eastern end of Chesil Beach, a barren pebbled beach, stretching from Weymouth to Bridport. In the hills behind the Chesil Bank, the old village of Abbotsbury is famous for the 600 year old bird sanctuary, Abbotsbury Swannery. Portland is the origin of the stone used by Sir Christopher Wren for St. Paul's Cathedral and for the UN headquarters in New York.


West Dorset's coast is known as 'Jurassic Coast' - it has been awarded World Heritage Site status, and consists of rocks formed during the Jurassic Period. This 25 mile stretch is fossil hunting country, with the beaches around Charmouth and Lyme Regis being the best places to hunt for fossils. Call at the tourist information centre in Lyme Regis for a guide to the area.


Lyme Regis is a charming historic town set on cliffs overlooking a spectacular bay with a 13th century harbour known as 'The Cob'. On a visit to Lyme Regis, Jane Austen was inspired to make it the setting for 'Persuasion', it was also the setting for John Fowles book 'A French Lieutenants Woman'.


Inland, large areas of Dorset are designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as the Blackmore Vale in the north of the County, a delightful rural area with a lush landscape, with many footpaths and bridal ways. The Dorset Downs in the centre of the County consists of chalk hillsides and, to the south, ancient woodland.


At Cerne Abbas, you can see the Cerne Abbas Giant, carved into the chalk hillside. Cranborne Chase, was once a royal hunting forest, where the deer can still be spotted and native wildlife and plants flourish.


Other towns of note include:


Blandford Forum - a gracious Georgian town on the banks of the River Stour, with a fine church and town hall and host to the Great Dorset Steam Fair each September.


Dorchester is the County town, where you can still see the remains of the original Roman town wall. Dorchester is at the heart of Thomas Hardy country - his birthplace at nearby Higher Brockhampton, and Max Gate, his home in the town, can both be visited.


Shaftsbury is a gem of a Saxon hill top town, founded by Alfred the Great. The Abbey ruins and herb gardens are open to the public. Gold Hill behind the town hall, is a steep cobbled street with tiny cottages, a quintessential English scene.


Sherborne, in the north of the County has a medieval high street, a superb 15th century Abbey and two castles.


Wimborne Minster is named for its Minster church, which is unique for having two towers, a lantern tower of the late Norman period, and a later western tower of the 15th century. Visit the miniature town with 300 model buildings.

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Things to do in Bournemouth, Dorset

Adrew Eaton 2 years ago 0

Internationally renowned for being one of Europe's most fashionable resorts, Bournemouth attracts millions of visitors of all ages and nationalities each year. Seven miles of golden sand, vibrant nightlife, first-class attractions, beautiful gardens and summer festivals promise something for everyone.


Seven miles of golden sand and sheltered waters make Bournemouth a firm favourite for beach and activity holidays. Perfect not only for families with its pioneering beach safety KidZone scheme and dog-free areas, Bournemouth's daily average of 7.7 hours of summer sunshine also attracts serious sun-worshippers of all ages and nationalities. You will enjoy the award winning parks at Bournemouth; why not spend a lazy summer afternoon listening to the band playing in the Pine Walk bandstand, or take a stroll to the sub-tropical and Italianate gardens.


By day, the town is a shopper's paradise, a combination of high-street favourites and exclusive boutiques. The fashionable new-look Square, with its mosaics and stylish camera Obscura centrepiece, gives an atmosphere of continental chic. As the sun sets over the Victorian architecture, the nightlife in the vibrant and cosmopolitan town centre starts to hot up. Bournemouth caters for all tastes from West End blockbusters, hilarious comedians, classical concerts and plays to some of the hottest night-clubs in the country. Night owls will certainly be spoilt for choice.


Bournemouth's summer Festival For Families offers six weeks of free first-class entertainment for all ages. For children, a Kids Free Entertain-tent and beach GameZones offer a packed daily programme of activities. Adults will enjoy the Musicmakers Festival which welcomes music groups from all over the world, Flowers by candlelight where the Lower gardens are transformed into a twinkling fairyland, and the spectacular Friday Night Fireworks. Why not also visit the new indoor Wacky Warehouse play area, or discover the wonders of the world's oceans at the Oceanarium.


Bournemouth's beautiful beach and excellent leisure facilities make it a popular choice for sports enthusiasts and international sporting events. The seafront plays host to a number of high profile events each year, including the UKOBA Powerboating Grand Prix, Beach volleyball Grand Prix and, for motoring enthusiasts, the first leg of the Mintex National Rally Championship. The Liverpool Victoria UK Snooker championship and Allis-Merlo Pro-Am Celebrity Golf tournament have also become regulars to Bournemouth. Bournemouth's location makes it ideal for recreational sport as diverse as fishing, pony-trekking, cycling and water-sports.


Bournemouth's central location on the south coast makes it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding cultural heritage and stunning countryside that complement its own coastal beauty. To the west, the spectacular craggy rock formations of the Purbecks are the perfect setting for some breathtaking coastal walks. Inland, picturesque Dorset villages nestle amid a rich literary heritage, inspiration for many of Thomas Hardy's classics. Impressive historical ruins and stately homes stand proud in rolling countryside, whilst to the east the ancient New Forest remains a symbol of traditional England.

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Frank Owens Limited Home Building Industry Company Overview

Wally Cournier 2 years ago 0

Company Information for

FRANK OWENS LTD


50 MAIN STREET, LIMAVADY, CO L'DERRY,


Company Overview

About Frank Owens Ltd


FRANK OWENS LTD was founded on 2002-11-18 and has its registered office in Co L'derry. The organisation's status is listed as "Active". Frank Owens Ltd is a Private Limited Company registered in with Companies House and the accounts submission requirement is categorised as TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL


  • Annual turnover is £6.5 million or less
  • The balance sheet total is £ 3.26 million or less
  • Employs 50 or less employees
  • Company is exempt from audit

Key Data

Company Name

FRANK OWENS LTD


Legal Registered Office


50 MAIN STREET

LIMAVADY

CO L'DERRY


Filing Information


Company Number NI044715

Date formed 2002-11-18

Country

Origin Country United Kingdom

Type Private Limited Company

CompanyStatus Active

Lastest accounts 31/03/2015

Account next due 31/12/2016

Latest return 18/11/2015

Return next due 16/12/2016

Type of accounts TOTAL EXEMPTION SMALL


Last Datalog update: 2016-06-05 13:40:58

Primary Source: Companies House

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Frank Owens LTD Home Building Industry - Filing History

Lyndon Cooper 2 years ago • updated 2 years ago 0

Date Description


22 Dec 2015 Total exemption small company accounts made up to 31 March 2015


26 Nov 2015 Annual return made up to 18 November 2015 with full list of shareholders Statement of capital on 2015-11-26

GBP 2


17 Dec 2014 Total exemption small company accounts made up to 31 March 2014


26 Nov 2014 Annual return made up to 18 November 2014 with full list of shareholders Statement of capital on 2014-11-26

GBP 2


20 Dec 2013 Annual return made up to 18 November 2013 with full list of shareholders Statement of capital on 2013-12-20

GBP 2


20 Dec 2013 Total exemption small company accounts made up to 31 March 2013


21 Dec 2012 Total exemption small company accounts made up to 31 March 2012


28 Nov 2012 Annual return made up to 18 November 2012 with full list of shareholders


04 Jan 2012 Annual return made up to 18 November 2011 with full list of shareholders


24 Nov 2011 Total exemption small company accounts made up to 31 March 2011


17 Jan 2011 Annual return made up to 18 November 2010 with full list of shareholders


24 Nov 2010 Total exemption small company accounts made up to 31 March 2010


22 Apr 2010 Annual return made up to 18 November 2009 with full list of shareholders


22 Apr 2010 Director's details changed for Francis Gareth Owens on 18 November 2009


22 Apr 2010 Secretary's details changed for Francis Gareth Owens on 18 November 2009


22 Apr 2010 Director's details changed for Damian Owens on 18 November 2009


31 Jan 2010 Total exemption small company accounts made up to 31 March 2009


09 Feb 2009 18/11/08 annual return shuttle


22 Jan 2009 31/03/08 annual accts


10 Feb 2008 18/11/07 annual return shuttle


09 Feb 2008 31/03/07 annual accts


24 Jan 2007 31/03/06 annual accts


27 Nov 2006 18/11/06 annual return shuttle


28 Feb 2006 31/03/05 annual accts


15 Dec 2005 18/11/05 annual return shuttle


02 Dec 2004 18/11/04 annual return shuttle


01 Dec 2004 31/03/04 annual accts


17 Sep 2004 Change of ARD


23 Dec 2003 Return of allot of shares


17 Dec 2003 18/11/03 annual return shuttle


24 Apr 2003 Updated mem and arts


24 Apr 2003 Change in sit reg add


24 Apr 2003 Change of dirs/sec


24 Apr 2003 Change of dirs/sec


24 Apr 2003 Change of dirs/sec


24 Apr 2003 Resolutions

Special/extra resolution


03 Apr 2003 Resolution to change name


18 Nov 2002 Pars re dirs/sit reg off

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(0)303 1234 500. There is a £3.00 charge per document.


18 Nov 2002 Decln complnce reg new co

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18 Nov 2002 Articles

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18 Nov 2002 Memorandum

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Frank Owens Limited Home Building Industry

Ana G. Jackson 2 years ago 0


Summary

Over 25 years as an executive recruiter for the Home Building Industry.

Specialties: A Retained Executive Search Firm for the Home Building Industry.


Experience

Owner

Frank Owens LTD


January 1985 – Present (31 years 8 months)


Executive Search firm founded in 1985 at a time when the Home Building Industry was entering a decline from it’s heydays of the late seventies and early eighties. Armed with over 10 years of relationship-building experience with senior level managers in the Home Building Industry and knowledge of the cyclical nature and market dynamics of the sector, Frank acted on advice of friends in the real estate community to start Frank Owens Ltd.


Twenty years later, Frank’s 1985 theory that industry consolidation and securitization of the mortgage portifolios would combine to be a driving force in the country’s economic growth has proven true.


On the heels of the success of his search firm comes THE FRANK REPORTS, a compilation of housing permit activity for over 110 MSAs from 1960- 2008. This one-of-a-kind document is available along with other housing related reports at www.thefrankreports.com

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Frank Owens Limited Home Building Industry

Ray Fiber 2 years ago 0

Summary


Over 25 years as an executive recruiter for the Home Building Industry.

Specialties: A Retained Executive Search Firm for the Home Building Industry.


Experience

Owner

Frank Owens LTD

January 1985 – Present (31 years 8 months)


Executive Search firm founded in 1985 at a time when the Home Building Industry was entering a decline from it's heydays of the late seventies and early eighties. Armed with over 10 years of relationship-building experience with senior level managers in the Home Building Industry and knowledge of the cyclical nature and market dynamics of the sector, Frank acted on advice of friends in the real estate community to start Frank Owens Ltd.


Twenty years later, Frank's 1985 theory that industry consolidation and securitization of the mortgage portifolios would combine to be a driving force in the country's economic growth has proven true.


On the heels of the success of his search firm comes THE FRANK REPORTS, a compilation of housing permit activity for over 110 MSAs from 1960- 2008. This one-of-a-kind document is available along with other housing related reports at www.thefrankreports.com

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Cambridge Associates: How can we align our social values with our investing strategy?

Ohnicio Kalb 2 years ago 0

Whether you’re a charitable foundation looking to have a direct impact on community programs or a family eager to make investments that align with your personal priorities, you need to consider a few things. How will you define success? What impact will these investments have on the overall risk/return profile of your portfolio? How can you measure the non-financial accomplishments of these investments? Will there be additional resources or Committee time to address MRI-related issues?


Our MRI team of 25 professionals provides research and services that encompass a broad range of strategies, such as positive and negative portfolio screening, microfinance, clean energy and technology, community investments, real assets, bespoke and illiquid impact investments, and program-related investments. And our databases track more than 450 funds that meet various MRI criteria.


We’re spearheading MRI manager due diligence and analysis, creating an infrastructure for the inclusion of MRI managers in our proprietary databases, and publishing research on a variety of MRI topics. Whether you are debating the topic for the first time or you have already adopted a commitment to MRI, we can help you navigate the many policy questions and investment decisions you need to make.

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Solving Your Challenges by Cambridge Associates Asia Singapore

Fres Dersky 2 years ago 0

How do we build a diversified portfolio with limited time and resources?


The rewards of intelligent portfolio diversification are considerable, but diversified portfolios simply cost more to manage effectively both in time and resources. We know your investment staff and committee is dedicated to your organization’s success. But often these ambitions are accompanied by unrealistic expectations about the ability to first implement and then to oversee a complex, multi-manager asset allocation structure.


You may need deeper resources and experience to govern effectively, establish and review your investment policies, successfully implement your plan and then evaluate your results in terms of both risk and return. That’s when it becomes attractive—and potentially cost effective—to outsource.


Outsourcing your investment office can be a source of complementary expertise and advice or a fully delegated solution for your organization. We serve as the outsourced investment office for 25 institutions representing approximately $8B in assets under management. Some of them have a CIO, some do not. Some have historically involved their finance team in the oversight and management of the endowment or pension. What should you expect of us? You should feel like you have a professional in-house investment office at your service.

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Bacall Development: How to find a good commercial property

Paul D. Parvin 2 years ago 0

There are a lot of things to consider when you're looking for a commercial property. Finding the perfect property for your business can be difficult, so Bacall Development advise you to keep reading to help you search for the right one.


Location can set a great difference to the kind of business you own. Not every business rely on location for the success of their business. If you depend on customer contact in a retail setting, then be in a place that is accessible to your customers because it could affect the success (or failure) of your business. You may choose a location that offers a peaceful environment if you don't see clients that much. Your staff will be more focused to do their tasks with serene surroundings. Creating a home office is also advisable to save on operating costs and provide potential tax savings if you're not expecting visits from your customers and don't have any employees in site.


Size is also an important factor to consider, based on reviews gathered by Bacall Development and its associates. See to it that the property fits perfectly to the kind of business you have. To avoid added expenses because of retrofitting, make sure that the place has been outfitted with wiring to complement your communication and electrical needs. You should know the zoning ordinances of the place as well.


Even though the location has high rent but is accessible to your potential customers and meets the needs of your business, then it is perfect for the growth of your enterprise. It's good for a retail business owner to place its business near similar businesses according to reviews. Ensure that the property offers comfort and safety to your customers.


You can find affordable properties through courthouses and get a list of business closings or property foreclosures. Consider different alternatives as well such as buying a lot and have control over the construction and design, leasing a build-to-suit, and renting an existing space.


Consulting a real estate broker can help you find a commercial property and lessen your options. If there are places that interest you, better visit them in person to assess some issues that may affect your business such as competition, traffic, and overall convenience.


But if you're not the type that likes to go in different places by foot, you can search available properties online through real estate websites. Bacall Development wants you to act quickly in case you already found the right one for you and your business because a good commercial property does not stay available for long.