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Bister

 

a transparent brown pigment made from wood ash mixed with water-soluble vegetable glue. It was used by European artists of the 15th to 18th centuries for pen and brush drawing. At the end of the 18th century it was replaced by sepia and India ink.

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It seems likely that food rent at Bistre, although a Welsh practice, was retained when the region was conquered by the English.
Lynn Raye, manager at Bistre Nursing Home, added: "The money had been raised by staff through a Christmas fete and raffle - the prizes for which were donated by local shops.
Festivities wind up on Sunday, July 19, at 8pm, with a hymn singing festival at Bistre Methodist Chapel, led by the Rev Brian Acty.
The animals suffered horrific face and neck injuries during the attack in a field at Bistre Farm in Buckley.
When she appeared before Flintshire magistrates at Mold yesterday, Jennings of Phylmar, Bistre Avenue in Buckley, admitted wasting police time.
Peacefully at Bistre Care Home, Buckley, aged 88 years.
The committee which runs Bistre Church Hall in Buckley has had to hire portable heaters as the heating has been put out of action as a result.
The honour of leading this year's procession went to St Matthew's Church, followed by Trinity Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, St John's United Reformed Church, Buckley Cross Methodist, Bistre Methodist, Bryn Methodist, Pentrobin Methodist, Drury Lane Methodist and Emmanuel Church, Bistre.
But last night, independent leader and Buckley Bistre East councillor Wooley defended claims staff have had to wait three months, saying the time scale was more likely to be six weeks from May 13: "I think Coun Shotton is being a little disingenuous.
What used to be a derelict piece of land behind Bistre Parish Church has been transformed into an attractive community area with the help of a pounds 57,000 lottery grant.
Independent Arnold Woolley is fighting to retain his seat in Buckley Bistre East ward, while son John is standing in Buckley Bistre West.
45am at Emanuel Church, Bistre, Buckley, followed by cremation at Pentrebychan crematorium.