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9th of March - St Constantines Day

9th of March is the 68th day of the year


St Constantines Day:
The figure celebrated as St Constantine on March 9th may be a pattern woven from aspects of the lives of numerous people with a similar name, but there is a principal thread to be picked out of the complex cloth. Most indications are that Constantine was either wealthy or even a minor regional king in South-Western Britain in the 5th or 6th centuries, elevated to greater importance by the historian Gildas who has him succeeding Arthur. He is often associated with the Cornish St Petroc, who is supposed to have converted him to Christianity and whose monastery at Padstow he may have occupied. Two villages in Cornwall – Constantine and Constantine Bay – bear his name, the former settlement marking his saint’s day with a traditional feast on the Sunday nearest to March 9th.

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Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential - Winston Churchill
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Battle of Fulford - 1066, Executions of Babington Plotters Begin - 1586, Battle of Newbury - 1st - 1643, QE2 Launched - 1967
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