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A city of north-central England east-northeast of Manchester. In the Battle of Wakefield (1460) Richard Plantagenet, the third duke of York (1411-1460), was slain by Lancastrian forces in the Wars of the Roses.


1. (Placename) a city in N England, in Wakefield unitary authority, West Yorkshire: important since medieval times as an agricultural and textile centre. Pop: 76 886 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N England, in West Yorkshire. Pop: 318 300 (2003 est). Area: 333 sq km (129 sq miles)



a city in West Yorkshire, in N England. 317,300.
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Introduced and orchestrated by the Drackett Company (maker of Windex, Renuzit and VANiSH) and the National Park Foundation (NPF), the Great American Clean-Up is designed to raise up to $100,000 for the preservation of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Popes Creek, Va.
Preservation efforts at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument include saving scenic waterfront threatened by erosion and restoring the Dancing Marsh Footbridge that was destroyed by a hurricane in 1963.
In addition to raising funds for preservation efforts at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Drackett is working with participating retailers, local city arts councils, parks departments and historic preservation societies to identify and support a variety of community clean-up projects.

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