Sir George Newnes, 1st Baronet (March 13, 1851 – June 9, 1910) was a publisher and editor in England. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. 1851 ( MDCCCLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
He was born in Matlock, Derbyshire. Matlock is the County town of Derbyshire, England. It is situated at the south eastern edge of the Peak District, and is twinned History The area that is now Derbyshire was first visited probably briefly by humans 200000 years ago during the Aveley Interglacial as evidenced by a Middle  His father, Thomas M Newnes, was a Congregational church minister. Congregational churches are Protestant Christian churches practicing Congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform clergy functions such as teaching of beliefs He was educated at Silcoates School and then at Shireland Hall, Warwickshire, and the City of London School. Geography Warwickshire is bounded to the northwest by the West Midlands Metropolitan county and Staffordshire, by Leicestershire to The City of London School ( CLS) is a boys' Independent school on the banks of the River Thames in the City of London.
His arguably best known publication was The Strand Magazine, begun in 1891, in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was first able to publish his Sherlock Holmes mystery series. The Strand Magazine was a monthly fiction magazine founded by George Newnes. Year 1891 ( MDCCCXCI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930 was an Anglo-Scottish Author most noted for his stories about the Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional detective of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who first appeared in Publication in 1887 He also founded other magazine titles, including The Westminster Gazette (1873), Tit-Bits (1881), The Wide World Magazine (1888), and Country Life (1897). Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally Tit-Bits (or to give it its full title Tit-Bits from all the interesting Books Periodicals and Newspapers of the World was a British weekly magazine founded by George Newnes Country Life is a British weekly Magazine. It covers the pleasures and joys of Rural life as well as the concerns of rural people The company that bore his name, George Newnes, Ltd. , continued publishing long after his death, with magazines such as Practical Mechanics. Practical Mechanics was a monthly British magazine devoted mostly to home mechanics and technology In 1963, the company was folded into IPC Media (now a branch of Time Warner). IPC Media is one of the United Kingdom 's leading consumer Magazine and digital publisher with a large portfolio selling over 350 million copies each year Time Warner Inc ( is the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered in New York City. Today Newnes books continue to be published by Elsevier. Elsevier, the world's largest Publisher of Medical and Scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group
Newnes served as a member of the British parliament representing the constituency of Newmarket (1885–1895). The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures goals or loyalty Newmarket is a former United Kingdom Parliamentary Constituency. Year 1885 ( MDCCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year
Aside from his publishing activities, Newnes built a large home in the West Country, and was a key player in the development of the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon. The West Country is an informal term for the area of south western England roughly corresponding to the modern South West England government region Lynton is a small Village in Devon, England. It lies on the northern edge of Exmoor and is located at the top of a Gorge above Distinguish from Lynemouth in Northumberland. The Lynmouth lifeboat At 752pm on 12 January 1899, a 1900 Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name He built an innovative cliff railway to join the two towns, and also provided the Town Hall and other amenities.
Largely as a result of Sir George's efforts, the 19-mile Lynton and Barnstaple Railway opened in 1898 ostensibly to bring visitors from the mainline railways at Barnstaple. The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (L&B opened as an independent railway in May 1898 Year 1898 ( MDCCCXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common At the time, Newnes was seen as being a great benefactor to the area by bringing the railway, but in truth, he may have been less altruistic. By building the line to a narrow gauge of only 1' 11 1/2", by terminating the line some distance from both towns (and incidentally, also hidden from his own home at Hollerday Hill) and by linking the twin towns to Barnstaple, rather than Minehead, from where more people wanted to travel, it is believed that he may have been keen to preserve what was known as "The little Switzerland of England" for the wealthier classes. A little Switzerland or Schweiz is a Landscape, often of wooded hills
Never a major revenue earner, the line closed, after passing into Southern Ownership, in 1935, largely as a result of increased competition from road transport and the private motor car. The Southern Railway (SR was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.
Seventy years on, a group of enthusiasts are now recreating the atmosphere of Newnes' Railway, and steam trains are once again carrying passengers along part of the old route.
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