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Specially commissioned poems offer a unique portrayal of the country and times in which we have lived since This is an unforgettable commemoration: not only a monarch's reign but of a way of life. A Pitkin Souvenir Guide. With the exception of Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, The Queen is the longest-serving monarch. This special souvenir guide, illustrated with over 80 photographs, looks at every aspect of her life: her childhood: her role as Heir Presumptive; her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh and as mother to her young family; her accession and coronation, as well as her rare 'off-duty' moments.

In lavish and fascinating detail, featuring over photographs, this book presents a balanced and absorbing account of the Queen's life and of her role as the head of state in a country and a world that have changed almost beyond recognition in the sixty years since she inherited the throne. Packed with wonderful memorabilia and rarely seen archive photography a wonderful tribute to our inexhaustible Queen.

A Ladybird Souvenir. The Queen's year reign has seen many changes but her reputation as the world's most famous and beloved monarch continues to this day. Read about her early childhood, coronation, family life, and the way she has shaped the modern monarchy over the last sixty years. There are also fascinating facts about the number of Prime Ministers and leaders she's known, all the countries visited, her official portraits and more.

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What better way to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, than by dressing her and members of the Royal Family in an array of right royal outfits? This fun paper doll book features a range of clothing options so that you can help Her Majesty look her regal best for this very special year.

Also included are dressup dolls of some of Ma'am's nearest and dearest, from Prince Philip to those lovable little corgis. Reviews provided by Mold Book Shop One of these aims is to keep our town a vibrant and healthy place. In the group organised a successful celebration to coincide with the Royal Wedding bank holiday. At the end of the year we felt that the Queens Diamond Jubilee needed to be a grander event that needed more assistance and so organised a town-wide meeting for other interested organisations and individuals to participate. I am extremely grateful to the resulting enthusiastic and hard working steering group, together with the large number of business associates and friends who have given such support to our venture.

We were also fortunate in securing a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, which has helped make the day possible. I hope the weather is kind to us and everyone will come out and enjoy the attractions, entertainment and fun so making it a truly memorable celebration for the community.

Thank you for your support on this once in a lifetime event and please feel free to get in touch if you would like to become involved in future Mold Celebrates events. We have a full programme of events for you today, which will appeal to all ages and tastes. The celebration begins at Pauls and finishing at A special thanks must also go to the Big Lottery Fund who have so generously provided a grant as without their generous help and support we would not be able to stage the celebration.

I hope you all enjoy your day here in Mold and continue to support our beautiful and vibrant town. Councillor Geoff Collett.

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My personal memory was that Durham County Education Committee presented schoolchildren with a coronation book and a plastic mug containing a post-war Britain treat, rationed sweets. The book is still in my possession but the sweets probably did not last a day. In Flintshire I am advised that the Education committee had other priorities and children received a copy of the New Testament.

So how did people of Mold celebrate the Coronation? As can be seen from the official Coronation programme, Mold Urban District Council organised a week long programme of events which included football competitions, a Coronation Ball at the Assembly Hall, singing festival and church service, open air dancing on Earl Road Car Park, schoolchildren visiting the Savoy Cinema, sports at the recreation ground, the Band of the Nautical Training School with gymnastic display, best baby competition, tea for school children, community singing, firework display,.

The Queen and her visits to Mold. The great respect the people of the area have for the Queen is evident from the large crowds turning out during her visits to Mold. The picture shows the Queen wearing a citrus yellow coat and matching polka dot hat as she arrived to unveil a plaque to commemorate the event. The proceeds for the evening event were shared between.

The latest visit was on the 4th June when, as part of the Golden Jubilee tour, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were greeted by a peal of bells as they arrived at St. Mary's Church just before noon. Outside the church, schoolchildren and youth groups formed a guard of honour and inside many members of volunteer and community groups, churchwardens and the Captain of the bell-ringers lined up to meet the Royal visitors.

The Royal couple were then entertained at County Hall for lunch before leaving Mold for other engagements. The author would like to thank local people and staff of the nswers Centre who have assisted in providing the photographs and stories associated with royal visits. He is widely regarded as the Mold Town Historian. On Sunday 24th June, from 12 noon to 6pm across four sites, hundreds of visitors will be entertained with live music, dancing, drum workshops, circus skills, Living History displays, craft stalls and much More.

Bring the family and a picnic! The event will be a great celebration of flowers and floral displays with contributions from across the community. To contribute or find out further details please contact Kathy Flint on kfflint btinternet. Sunday 15th July — Mold Carnival With a procession throughout the town and finishing at Mold Rugby Club, the annual Mold Carnival is sure to be a fun time for both young and old.

To get involved please contact Helen Perry on helen. English and International folk music and poetry. This is truly an event not to be missed in the Mold summer festival season. More information from www. With an entertaining mix of celebrity chef cookery demonstrations, local chef competitions, hands-on foodie workshops, food tastings, activities for children, an outdoor food court, and a packed line up of live music, the Festival offers a weekend of fun for the whole family with something to suit all tastes.

A week long literary experience will be brought together at different venues throughout the town. For more information please visit www. Our magazines are read, retained and respected.

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Many have been with us for at least 3 years. We want to help more local companies so why not give us a call. By using social media. The rep is a Twitter user. The point of the tweet was how poorly web conferencing works. Moments later he was talking to the CEO, who, after marveling at the power of Twitter, described his frustration with the various web platforms he had used. Twitter is, after all, a social network, and no aspect of business is more social than selling. And some companies forbid their employees to use social networks on company time. Social media selling has risks, but sitting on the sidelines is the greatest risk of all.

And the way to venture in wisely is becoming clear. Certainly there are risks, but as customers increasingly engage with social media, sitting on the sidelines is the greatest risk of all. And with early adopters beginning to book their wins and take their hits, the way to venture in wisely is becoming clear. And by that point they are far more informed about your business than you are about theirs. Much of this online activity involves social media.

LinkedIn, the most professionally oriented of the major sites, announced more than a year ago that it had registered its millionth member and was adding a million more each week. While your communications people are busily creating high-production-value brochureware, your prospects are going to social networking channels to get the lowdown.

They know that a peer-to-peer environment holds more promise for candid referrals—and warnings. Chances are that your salespeople are already on social media sites and are even using them in their work. But their activity is probably scattershot, with different people using different tools in various ways and no one person using them consistently. Like selling itself, social media can be approached idiosyncratically, but the highest-performing organizations have outlined a clear process and figured out how to execute on it in a disciplined way.

To bring that kind of order to your organization, start with the sales cycle your representatives are already familiar with. It typically runs from prospecting and qualifying leads all the way through implementing a solution and measuring results. One activity pervades the entire process: Managing relationships is vital to each stage and can lead from the end of one sales cycle to the beginning of a new one.

Your organization probably has detailed procedures to follow and metrics to track at each stage. The question is, How do platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter fit in? How can they be integrated with other important activities, and how can they support better outcomes? But social platforms also offer a means of maintaining customer relationships and building brand loyalty throughout. Sales professionals know that in order to make their numbers month after month, they need to regularly look for new leads.

In B2B settings, much of their prospecting has traditionally been done through cold calling. That might produce a higher return than other direct-marketing activities, such as direct mail and e-mail communications, paid searches, and internet display ads, but the return on cold calling is dropping with every passing year. But salespeople frequently tell us that potential customers are surprisingly responsive to short messages sent via social media. They can often find potential customers expressing hints of interest in the solutions they sell.

Identifying these slightly warm prospects can save a rep from making many unwelcome calls. Could this sort of fortuitous find become routine? Yes, thanks to social monitoring tools like HootSuite, which act as radar to pick up signals of need.

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I was committed to Johnson-Forest. It was a different way of looking at the world from the rest of the left.

Working-class people were central—not backward and to be led, but the source of the revolution. I was in the movement and I never thought that I should be doing something else. My commitment was much the same as C. But I was an American working-class girl, and he was a European intellectual and an anti-imperialist colonial. I never remember finding the age difference problematic.

I think the class difference between us was the greater gap, though my instinctive responses to all kinds of things interested him greatly, and I learned from him every day. RA : You would describe him as an intellectual, although he had no formal academic background? SJ : He had an educated and well-stocked mind. He had always read voraciously and carefully. He would read one book several times. I think he probably would learn some books by heart. I gathered, finally, that this was a way he would concentrate on developing his own ideas. He would finish a book and go back to particular sections until he had conquered what the author was saying and therefore incorporated it into his own thinking.

At different points there would be different subjects on which he concentrated. He was well beyond the restraints of the university. The person he was in Britain was not the person he had been in the States. That has to be said. In Britain, there was an anti-imperialist movement and the class struggle and a Labour Party. In the United States, race was central to class politics, and the struggle against U. It felt like an entirely different context.

Also, when we work in an organization, we are very different people, and when he was in Britain without Johnson-Forest, he was much more of an individual. I also missed an organizational framework.

And the left in the United Kingdom seemed out of date and out of touch, especially to my generation. Some on the left were lovely people, and they liked Correspondence , the newspaper put out in the United States by the Correspondence Publishing Committee, the organization that succeeded the Johnson-Forest Tendency.

RA : Does that mean that you were rather isolated during the first years after you came to the United Kingdom? SJ : Yes, I was. I went to work in a factory similar to the one in which I had worked in the States. I wanted to know what British society was about and to find my connections.

I was an immigrant, and it takes a couple of years for any immigrant, no matter who you are, to settle in. I had to work hard to find my feet. That was an entirely foreign life to me, and I had to find and make my own life, and I did. Also, it took us a while to get to know each other since we had never lived in the same city before I came to England. He told me once that he was never completely relaxed in the United Kingdom; he was more comfortable even on the continent—despite it being largely white and racist, it was not the British Empire and the particular antagonism with which he had always lived.

I was shocked by racism and the absence of people of color in Britain and the rest of Europe in ways that he took for granted. They were unselfconsciously racist. The Wages for Housework Campaign—WFH—had a crucial split with Italy in the s and it was on race: the black women stayed in the Campaign and the white women left. It was the only split we ever had over race. Did you look for new political avenues? The left was not very interested in what C. Before he was deported from the United States, Johnson-Forest had been engaged in putting into practice what they had worked out as a new political and organizational perspective that left the vanguard party behind.

This was the return to Karl Marx, after Stalinism had corrupted the left by echoing capitalist forms of management and repression in the vanguard party. The vanguard party, we were told, made the revolution in and we all had to form a vanguard party to make the revolution elsewhere.

The fact that the party was out of V. Even Trotskyism, the prime enemy of Stalinism, formed a vanguard party in which the intelligentsia were in charge.

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Johnson-Forest was based on the rejection of a vanguard and experimented with new ways of organizing within the working-class movement, twenty years before the mass movements of the s undermined the whole hierarchical concept of a vanguard. We were trying to build an organization based on the power of the grassroots and the end of domination over working-class people.

My work on women was encouraged by that. In industry, for example in Detroit, our people did not engage in competition with other left organizations for union posts. We put out a newspaper that working-class people wrote and helped edit. When C.

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RA : When did it become clear to you that, in fact, something was over? SJ : It became clear to me in the s, because the organization hobbled along and then Martin Glaberman, who was keeping it going in the States, wanted to put forward a motion to dissolve it. I voted for dissolution and C. It was obvious to me that Johnson-Forest was falling behind where the new movements were leading, including the connection between industrial countries and the third world. But the years of Johnson-Forest, the return to Marx, had pointed the way—no question.

It meant that it could not go further in that form. But what Johnson-Forest stood for and worked for has been my political perspective ever since, enriched by all kinds of struggles and campaigning, and many people have rediscovered it in recent years. SJ : Yes, we were in Spain, we had gone there so C. The West Indies were celebrating the federation of the islands in preparation for independence and he was invited to stay and work for the federation. I also loved the place. Eric Williams, his old student and then chief minister, would come to see C.

RA : But politically there was not much in common between him and Williams, was there? SJ : Well, looking back when I was no longer so ignorant, I finally understood that all differences could be blurred in the nationalist movement, especially if you are working in or around the rarified atmosphere of governments. But we were definitely for the West Indies against the British empire, we were for independence, obviously, and at that moment in time, the basic differences between C.

But, of course, the differences ultimately emerged. One day, Williams came to tell us that the British representative had refused to hand over control of the police. Once Williams had left, C. We had a good laugh. That was — The Bandung Conference had happened in Ghana became independent in The anti-imperialist movement was the biggest movement the world has ever seen.

In the words of cricket, we were on a winning wicket, it seemed to us that there was not a lot you could do wrong. The leadership in the English-speaking Caribbean was not facing any of the serious questions, except a federation of the islands. Only Trinidad had oil, which meant an income independent of other islands. Each of the politicians was more interested in their own power than in bringing the populations together. Norman Manley in Jamaica was an exception but he lost.

We knew it was a major defeat. The politicians had not explained to the people what was at stake and how joining forces and resources would give each of the islands much more bargaining power against the neighbor to the north. Independence would not be held back but it would be a flag-and-national-anthem one, with the personally ambitious in charge and vulnerable to the imperialists. Later still, when I edited and introduced a book on the socialist villages in Tanzania under Julius Nyerere, another fantastic leader, it was again clear how much the personally ambitious in his government undermined all he was trying to do.

The issues that mattered in the West Indies—the question of what to do with the economy, the racial split in the population between those of African and Indian descent, and how the Amerindians were finally to be acknowledged —were never seriously tackled. RA : Why did you leave the Caribbean in the end? Williams made a deal with the United States and dissociated himself from C. The movement wanted the U.