Mafeking


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Mafeking

(ˈmæfɪˌkɪŋ)
n
(Placename) the former name (until 1980) of Mafikeng

Maf•e•king

(ˈmæf ɪˌkɪŋ)

n.
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Brown accepted it with some surprise and read on it: "Cab to Wagga Wagga, 379, Mafeking Avenue, Putney.
1899: Mafeking was besieged by the Boers and was gallantly defended by Baden-Powell, until relieved 217 days later.
1899: Mafeking was besieged by the Boers and was gallantly defended by Baden-Powell, until 1901: President Theodore Roosevelt, above, renamed the Executive Mansion 'The White House'.
Street cycle races cause concern, Stones bring Cardiff some Satisfaction, Mafeking vet in search for comrades, and much more made the news 50 years ago this week Estate cycle racing circuit idea not popular SOME people living on Caerphilly housing estates are perturbed about the prospect of seeing racing cyclists flashing down the street.
Department for Transport TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 THE SECRETARY OF STATE hereby gives notice of the proposal to make an Order under section 247 of the above Act to authorise the stopping up of a western part width of Pottery Bank and a length and two northern part widths of the highway connecting Pottery Bank to Mafeking Street at Walker, in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.
1857: Lord Baden Powell, English hero of the siege |of Mafeking during the Boer War and founder of the Boy Scout movement in 1908, was born in London.
com/ Johnson, of Mafeking Close, Wavertree, was arrested after DNA evidence linked him to the weapon and faced a charge of possession of a prohibited firearm which carries a minimum five-year sentence.
1900: Mafeking was relieved by British Forces in the Boer War after 217 days.
Paul Foster, 21, of Mafeking Street, Gateshead Admitted stealing perfume and gloves worth PS102.
it, no states for course, 1900: The besieged town of Mafeking - the defenders ably led by future Boy Scouts founder Robert Baden Powell - was relieved by British forces in the Boer War after 217 days.
Fantasy Gladiator will arguably be the chief sufferer if this turns tactical, and as Mafeking is the only habitual frontrunner in the line-up, and he's used to setting the tempo in races over further than 1m, there's every chance that this will develop into a bit of a sprint from the home turn.
Her best run since joining the former jump jockey came earlier in the week at her spiritual home, where she finished with a rattle to get to within a length of Mafeking.