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Cheques

Following the recent statement by the UK’s Payments Council that cheqiues would phased out by October 2018, Santander / Alliance and Leicester have taken the first step by advising their customers that no new cheque guarantee cards will be issued to customers. The cheques guareente scheeme will be withdrawd by 30th June 2011. It appears that we will still be able to use unguaranteed cheques, providing they are accepted.

 Despite assurances that customers would be able to use an alternative to the cheque this has proven to be yet another lie by the banking industry. Credit cards may be an alternative but like many, being unemployed but retired Santander like several credit card companies have refussed me this alternative, perhaps using cash is the way forward.

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Evelyn Millard

Evelyn Millard, (1869-1941) a popular stage “beauty,” made her first appearance in 1891 as a walk-on at the Haymarket Theatre. Her first major parts came when she joined Sarah Thorne at the Theatre Royal in Margate; she played, among other roles, Juliet and then Hero in Much Ado About Nothing. When she joined the company of Beerbohm Tree in 1897 she was given the role of Portia in Julius Caesar.

Between 1903 and 1916 she played in several more Shakespeare productions: Jessica in The Merchant of Venice (1903), Juliet in 1905, and Desdemona in Lewis Waller’s production of Othello in 1906. After forming her own company in 1908 she played Ophelia (1910) and Olivia in Twelfth Night in 1912. Her last recorded Shakespeare role was as Calpurnia in Julius Caesar during the Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebration in 1916.

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Isabel Jay

Isabel Jay (17th October 1879 – 26th February 1927) was an English opera singer and actress, best known for her performances in soprano roles of the Savoy Operas with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company and in musical comedies. During Jay’s career, picture postcards were immensely popular, and Jay was photographed for over 400 different postcards.

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Obedience

Rachael had learned through diligent training the correct way to present her bottom whenever ordered by her Master.

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A Gentle Kiss

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More Memories

A soft cover for the chair was very considerate.

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Gabrielle Ray

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Gabrielle Ray

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Gabrielle Ray

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Phyllis Dare

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