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Woburn

(wo͞o`bərn), city (1990 pop. 35,943), Middlesex co., NE Mass.; settled 1640, inc. as a city 1888. Formerly a major center for tanneries, the city has electrical, pharmaceutical, chemical, and leather industries, as well as greenhouses. The scientist Benjamin Thompson (Count RumfordRumford, Benjamin Thompson, Count,
1753–1814, American-British scientist and administrator, b. Woburn, Mass. In 1776 he went to England, where he served (1780–81) as undersecretary of the colonies, conducting significant experiments with gunpowder in his spare time.
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) was born there; his house is now a museum.

Woburn

(wo͞o`bərn), village, Central Bedfordshire, S central England. It is famous for Woburn Abbey (seat of the dukes of Bedford; see RussellRussell,
English noble family. It first appeared prominently in the reign of Henry VIII when John Russell, 1st earl of Bedford, 1486?–1555, rose to military and diplomatic importance.
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, family), an 18th-century mansion constructed on the site of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1145. It contains a noteworthy art collection with many classical works brought from Rome in the 18th cent. A safari park also is there.
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Woburn spokesman Drew Mullin said park staff were left "devastated" after the blaze ripped through the Patas monkey house, killing all 13 animals inside.
Families and kids can RSVP or learn more about the event on the Zaniac Woburn Campus Facecbook event page or by contacting Rob Schimmel at (603) 580-1088.
Poulter, who has a long association with Woburn, said: "It is fantastic news that the British Masters is back on e European Tour T schedule and I am proud and delighted to be bringing the tournament to Woburn.
Poulter, who has a long association with Woburn, said: "I am proud and delighted to be bringing the tournament to Woburn Golf Club, which is obviously a place that means a great deal to me.
Rates for a Classic break B&B start from PS190 a night for two; a Safari break, which includes entry to Woburn Safari Park and Woburn Abbey Gardens and an allowance towards dinner at the 2 AA Rosette Olivier's restaurant, starts at PS250.
Woburn police say they received a report of a man prowling around a home Friday evening.
Center Parks UK, the operator of a network of holiday villages in the United Kingdom, has revealed details of its new Woburn Forest park, which is currently under construction.
Latest accounts for Woburn Enterprises, who own the park, show a pounds 10million drop in turnover last year and a total loss of pounds 300,000 (although the park made a profit).
But in reality, writes the Globe's Beam, "Everyone familiar with the Woburn trial knows that Schlichtmann had a terribly weak case.
The best seller ``A Civil Action'' tells the true story of a battle between a bold but flawed plaintiff lawyer named Jan Schlichtmann and two big corporations over whether they polluted the drinking water of Woburn, Mass.
During the same period, 20 Woburn residents developed leukemia.