on to receive gold (music recording sales certification) and platinum (music recording sales certification) awards with the band (band (music)) for their hit (hit record) singles (Single (music)), "Rush (Rush (BAD song))" and "The Globe (The Globe (song))". He left the band in 1997, but continued to write and produce music and moved to the United States. Hawkins scored for films as well as producing his wife, Jo Beng's debut album, which was released on his
emerged from the 16th century onwards. The woodlands had been a source of firewood for London during the mediaeval period. A small-scale woodenware industry; making shovels, brooms, spoons and chairs, began around 1538 and its expansion was accompanied by the planting of beechwoods between 17th and 19th centuries. Straw plaiting was seen as home-based work for the wives and daughters of labourers from the 18th century. Straw was also imported from Italy to produce the superior 'Tuscan plait' traded at a Saturday market for the Luton and Dunstable hat trade and remained the major cottage industry until around 1860, providing employment for women and girls some of whom attended a 'plait-school' in Waterside (Waterside, Buckinghamshire). Lace making developed in the 16th century as a cottage industry and was valued for its quality. Chesham specialised in black lace. The industry declined in the 1850s due to mechinisation in Nottingham. Between 1838 and 1864 silk-spinning, powered by a steam-driven mill in Waterside was started to make use of unemployed lace workers. This trend was relatively short-lived as changes in fashion and the growth of the railways resulted in competition from elsewhere for the valuable London markets. However one exception was the firm of George Tutill, which specialised in high-quality banners (Banner-making) and was responsible for three-quarters of those made for trade unions. The firm is still a going concern still specialising in flags and banners. Personality Miles was in many ways a controversial figure. Once, in the last round of a tournament (Luton, UK, 1975), with Miles needing a draw for first place, and his opponent, Stewart Reuben, wanting a draw for a high placing, he agreed a draw without playing any moves. The arbiter decided to give both players no points for this non-game; the players claimed this "game" had been played often, when players prearranged a draw – this was the only time it had been scored 0–0, rather than playing out some anodyne non-moves. This sparked a hefty amount of correspondence in British chess journals. It was at this point that the New Zealand Arts Council came to the rescue with a five thousand dollar grant. They immediately booked a tiny 8-track studio in Luton and with the help of 18-year-old English engineer David Tickle, they knocked out demo recordings of around 28 new songs in less than five days. These legendary sessions, (the ''Rootin' Tootin' Luton Tapes''), displayed both a newfound edge and considerable commercial potential. Around the same time, they recorded a new single with Tickle, a frenetic new song by Tim called "I See Red (I See Red (Split Enz song))". - Luton Bedfordshire EGGW LTN '''''London Luton Airport''''' Public 7,086 Asphalt - * A5 (A5 road (Great Britain)) London to Holyhead * A6 (A6 road (Great Britain)) Luton to Carlisle (Carlisle, Cumbria) (The A6 originally started in Barnet on the old A1. When the A1 was moved onto the Barnet Bypass in the 1950s, the A6 was cut back to the A1 M25 junction. Further renumbering in the St Albans area means that it now starts in Luton town centre. The old route is numbered as A1081). Wikipedia:Luton Commons:Category:Luton
soldiers at an inn on the corner of the current Bridge Street. Most of the royalists escaped but nine were killed. 18th century The hat making (hat) industry began in the 17th century and became synonymous with the town. By the 18th century
railway_station St Pancras International , Gatwick Airport and Brighton. The Fancott Arms hosts the ridable miniature railway (Fancott Miniature Railway) at (Fancott). birth_date Wikipedia:Luton Commons:Category:Luton
with the nearby towns of Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Tring, Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted, and slightly further on to the larger towns of Luton, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. The nearest villages to Dagnall are Ashridge, Studham and Whipsnade. Whipsnade Zoo is on the hill above the village. In popular culture thumb A hansom cab on display in the Mossman Collection, Luton (File:Hansom-cab.jpg), England * ''Black Beauty'' by Anna Sewell
a cultural icon in the UK with audiences of up to 8 million watching him live on national television whenever he fights. He represents Britain in boxing and he is the current WBA (World Boxing Association) world light welterweight champion. Another notable boxer is Haider Ali (Haider Ali (boxer)) who won the first ever gold medal for Pakistan in boxing at the commonwealth games in Manchester in 2002 in the featherweight division he now fights professionally out
'''Tom Chadbon''' (born 27 February 1946 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK (United Kingdom)) is an English (England) actor, who has spent the larger part of his career appearing on British television. While principally a character actor, he has occasionally had leading or recurring roles. DATE OF BIRTH 27 February 1946 PLACE OF BIRTH Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK (United Kingdom) DATE OF DEATH * Spain: Zaragoza (GM (General Motors) factory), employed 7,001 workers. * UK: Ellesmere Port and Luton (Vauxhall (Vauxhall Motors) factories), employed 4,279 workers. * Sweden: Trollhattan (Saab (Saab Automobile) factory), employed 3,892 workers. Wrestling Total Action Wrestling (TAW) in a Pro-Wrestling promotion based in Wolverton. Notable guest trainers include Doug Williams (wrestler), Alex Shane, Kenny Omega, Davey Richards and British wrestling legend Johnny Kincaid. The school was originally in Bletchley Leisure centre until the final session in December 2009. The promotion runs events in Milton Keynes, Luton, Dunstable, Hitchin and other towns in the region. The training school moved to Atlas Fitness in Wolverton in January 2010. '''Ian Cashmore''' (born 28 May 1970 in Luton, Bedfordshire, died 10 December 2011 in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire) was a British television personality Wikipedia:Luton Commons:Category:Luton
was a notable local historian and a leading authority on folk life. Bagshawe was born in Dunstable in 1901 and became a director of the family engineering firm. The collection only contains examples from Bedfordshire and the borders of neighbouring counties, giving the collection a very strong regional identity. Mossman Collection thumb right Part of the Mossman Collection (File:Part of the Mossman Collection (1) - geograph.org.uk - 1548315.jpg).
the county, at Luton, Tring and Milton Keynes, for one-day games. thumb 200px County Ground (image:Northants 780.JPG) As with all county cricket clubs, Northamptonshire CCC represents the historic county and not any modern or current administrative unit. In Northamptonshire's case, this means the county of Northamptonshire and the Town of Northampton, although the club have in the past played some home matches outside the historic borders such as in Peterborough, Luton
and closed for teaching in 2007. Wikipedia:Luton Commons:Category:Luton
'''Luton''' ( . Dunstable wards 36,253. Houghton Regis wards 17,283.
Luton is home to League Two (Football League Two) team Luton Town Football Club (Luton Town F.C.), whose history includes several spells in the top flight of the English league as well as a Football League Cup triumph in 1988. They play at Kenilworth Road stadium, which has been their home since 1905.
London Luton Airport, opened in 1938, is one of England's major airports. During the Second World War it doubled as an RAF (Royal Air Force) base.
The University of Bedfordshire is based in the town.
The Luton Carnival, which has traditionally been held on the Whitsun May bank holiday, is the largest one-day carnival in Europe. It has for the past two years been held on the Sunday instead. In 2012, it was moved to July to coincide with the Olympic Torch Relay and celebrations.
The town was for many years famous for hat-making, and was also home to a large Vauxhall Motors factory; the head office of Vauxhall Motors is still situated in the town. Car production at the plant began in 1905 and continued until 2002, where commercial vehicle production remains.