Thomas Cook

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Thomas Cook
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Cook, Thomas,

1808–92, English travel agent. In Leicester in 1841 he founded the travel agency that bears his name. The idea of the guided tour met with quick success, and by 1852 Cook had moved his office to London. Shortly thereafter he set up (1856) his Circular Tour of Europe, and 10 years later he was arranging tours of the United States. His most spectacular achievement was the transportation of an entire expeditionary force (18,000 men) up the Nile for the attempted relief of Gen. Charles George GordonGordon, Charles George,
1833–85, British soldier and administrator. He served in the Crimean War, went to China in the expedition of 1860, taking part in the capture of Beijing, and in 1863 took over the command of F. T.
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BEADS beat Wearside League side Teesside Athletic 3-1 with goals from Thomas Cook, Thomas Jones and Ross Whatmore.
CRAWLEY also scored four as Lewis Killeen, Jamie Cook, Thomas Pinault and Jon-Paul Pittman secured a 4-0 win over ALTRINCHAM.
Third honors: Cody Boone, Tiffany Bosse, Kayla Brennan, Joshua Butler, William Cook, Thomas Cote, Michael Fedirko, Anthony Girouard, Alysha Hutchinson, Daniela Oliveras, Robert Pappas, Carol Seremeth, Dylan Shablin, Kaylee Shutts, James Zalatores and Joseph Zalatores.
Regulars are Mr Cook, Thomas Duffy and Kevin Sabin.
CRAWLEY delivered a 4-0 trouncing of ALTRINCHAM, with Lewis Killeen, Jamie Cook, Thomas Pinault and Jon-Paul Pittman on target.
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Nuneaton: McGrory; Takarangi, Brocklehurst, Peacock, Williams; Cook, Thomas, Fowles, Bray, Hartland, Campton, Griffiths, Holmes, Critchley, Southwell Reps: S Wright, Pickard, Marston, A Wright, Douglas, Chatwin, Solomon.