He also invented a foot-operated dating machine, which was the menace of ticket office clerks because of its ability to crush fingers.

The last and most important Edmondson's invention was a machine, which could print tickets and number them at once.

Originally he printed little pieces of cardboard by types, imbedded in a wooden slide.

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You can choose a 5.7 kilometre; 10 kilometre; or 17 kilometre run, or, join the 10 kilometre Nordic Walk.

June 3rd – Askham & Irelith Carnival 2017 A colourful parade of Askham's “Carnival Royals” accompanied by music, dancers and floats sets off at 12.30pm from Parklands Drive to be followed by an afternoon of family entertainment at Duddon Sports & Social Club. June 3rd – Hospice at Home 20 Challenge at Braithwaite Institute Teams of four are invited to enter this tough 20 miles walking challenge over a route which includes 10 summits.

Although there is some small variation nowadays (metricated to 30 x 57 x 0.75 mm for example), it is still a vital component of the system.

The tickets in each series were individually numbered.

How do you take a nation of free and independent citizens and turn them into slaves?

How do you do this slowly and imperceptibly, without violence, and with the willing participation of the slaves-to-be?

The only rules for competitors are age limits and the requirement to wear a wetsuit (there are no exceptions to this rule) The age categories are a minimum age of 14 years for the 1600 metres swim and 17years for the 3.8 kilometre event, and, all entrants should be capable of swimming 1 mile in a swimming pool without stopping. Near Ullswater Steamers/St Patrick's Boat Landings. Competitors, who may enter as a member of a team or go solo, have a choice of either the Fell Yomp of 23 miles; the Half Yomp of 11.5 miles or the 6.5 mile Short Yomp.

All routes are over fell land where in places the full course rises to over 700 metres and for long sections continues at over 600 metres.

Thomas Edmondson, station master in Milton on Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.

He was born in 1792 and was originally a cabinet-maker, which he applied for improving the system of ticket office, which he was inventing in his free time, because the Milton station was not very busy.

As the sorceress Circe, with a wave of her magic wand, turned the followers of Ulysses into grunting swine, you can wield your weapon of mass hypnosis, the media, over a nation and transform its citizens into willing slaves.