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Egham

(ĕg`əm), city (1991 pop. 21,810), Surrey, SE England. Light engineering and gravel working are the main industries. RunnymedeRunnymede
or Runnimede
, meadow, in Egham, Surrey, S England, on the south bank of the Thames River, W of London. Either on this meadow or on nearby Charter Island, King John accepted the Magna Carta (1215), which is commemorated by a memorial.
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 and part of Windsor Great Park, the royal estate, are in the outlying region. Nearby is Cooper's Hill, celebrated in poems by John DenhamDenham, Sir John
, 1615–69, English poet and dramatist. His fame rests largely on two works: Cooper's Hill (1642), a topographical poem, combining descriptions of scenery with moral reflections, and The Sophy,
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 and Alexander PopePope, Alexander,
1688–1744, English poet. Although his literary reputation declined somewhat during the 19th cent., he is now recognized as the greatest poet of the 18th cent. and the greatest verse satirist in English.
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. The Royal Holloway College of the Univ. of London is in Egham.

Egham

a town in S England, in N Surrey on the River Thames. Pop.: 27 666 (2001)
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WEATHER From Hull to the Isle of Grain There is a very good chance of rain In Egham, Staines and Bow There has been a fluttering of snow To the west in Gloucester and Stroud There is a bank broken cloud From the borders down to Lanercost There will be an early morning frost From Dover to the Isle of Wight The rain will be rather light While in the Shetlands and Hebrides We expect very stormy seas And the Forth down to the Tyne The weather is set to be fine And the weather back to Hull Is looking to be very dull COLIN BELL, North View, Forest Hall.
This deal has expanded the Sytner Group's involvement with Ferrari and Maserati to four locations in the United Kingdom - Nottingham, Egham, Edinburgh and now Birmingham.
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LAST weekend was probably the busiest of the entire indoor season with clubs throughout the country involved in the early rounds of the Denny Cup and the Egham Trophy.
Areas around Egham and Old Windsor, in Surrey, have now been formally declared free of the disease.
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Mrs Hepplethwaite kept the animals mostly as pets and said that two of her lambs would sleep in the kitchen at the farm near Egham, Surrey.
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Meanwhile, pigs on a farm close to the two infected premises at Egham are to be culled.
On Wednesday chief veterinary officer Debby Reynolds confirmed the latest outbreak, near Milton Park Farm, Egham, Surrey, prompting fresh export and national movement bans--just a week after Britain was declared free of the disease.