By Tarvin Webteam - 16th October 2015 6:00am
Tarvinonline brings you news from the past with our regular "On This Day" feature
On This Day in 1878: Thomas Edison founded the Edison Electric Light Co.
Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
He was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
His inventions contributed to mass communication and, in particular, telecommunications. These included a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures.
On This Day in 1881: P.G. Wodehouse, novelist and playwright born.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. His early novels were mostly school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years.
On This Day in 1920: Mario Puzo born
Mario Puzo was an American author and screenwriter. He is known for his novels about the Mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
On This Day in 1960: The Beatles (minus Pete Best) and two members of Rory Storm's Hurricanes ( Ringo Starr and Lou Walters) recorded a version of George Gershwin's 'Summertime' in a Hamburg recording studio.
The track which was cut onto a 78-rpm disc marked the first session that included John, Paul, George, and Ringo together.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
We have been informed that recycling centres are dealing with an influx of visitors. Please only visit the sites if your journey is essential. Kerbside garden waste collections have resumed. There are currently long queues for the Household Waste Recycling centres. Sites close promptly at 4pm. Please be aware that you will not gain entry after 4pm regardless of the size of the queue and you may...
Back at a time before the A51 Tarvin Bypass was built, the land presently occupied by the woodland was all farmed fields — with not a daffodil in sight. Following the completion of the bypass in 1984, the part-fields nearest to the village were landscaped to an extent by the Highways Agency and thereafter planted with some trees to help with sound mitigation — after which they...
We recently became aware that some Tarvin residents were concerned over the apparent closure of some of our local businesses. We all know that there are currently government imposed restrictions on which shops can be open to trade. Even allowing for this the recent closure of Greenacre Garage was a cause of concern.We have been told that this is due to an unfortunate case of Covid-19 and hence...