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an island in northwestern Lake Baikal, Irkutsk Oblast, RSFSR. It is separated from the shore by the Maloe More and Ol’khonskie Vorota straits. Area, 730 sq km; elevations, to 1,276 m. The island is composed of Archean gneisses, marbles, quartzites, and granites. There is larch taiga in the north and steppe in the south. Strong northwest winds are typical. The settlement of Khuzhir is located on Ol’khon Island.

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Evercore Wealth Management, LLC has announced the appointment of Thomas Olchon as a Managing Director and Wealth & Fiduciary Advisor, the company said.
In the cattle classes, the championship was awarded for the sixth consecutive year to Andrew & Merril Pritchard & Sons, Olchon Mill, Longtown.
FINISHED CATTLE In the cattle Classes the Championship was awarded for the fifth consecutive year to Messrs Pritchard, Olchon Mill, Longtown by Judges Doug Willis, Cwmbran & Huw Beavan, Abergavenny.
In the isolated Welsh valley of Olchon, farmer's wife Sarah (Andrea Riseborough) finds herself drawn to a German captain.
So too have the other men of the isolated Welsh border valley of Olchon, leaving wives and girlfriends to fend for themselves in the occupation.
So too have all of the other men in the isolated Welsh border valley of Olchon, leaving wives and girlfriends to fend for themselves.
It is set in the magnificent Olchon Valley, right on the border of Herefordshire and Wales in the Black Mountains.
A medieval break in 14th century Olchon Court including full historic tour.
It is on the southern slope of the Black Hill with astounding views down the Olchon Valley to the Black Mountains in an area known for its bridleways and footpaths.
This is seen in Cameleac, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle form for |Cyfeiliog', a bishop of Llandaff mentioned in an entry for 918; but it also appears in the English place-name forms Roden (east of Shrewsbury), Clodock and river Olchon (in Herefordshire, in the Black Mountains massif), and river Olway (near Raglan), all of Welsh origin.
Another excellent entry of homebred cattle came from A & M Pritchard, Olchon Mill, Longtown, selling to pounds 1,098 for 20mths steers (475kgs), and pounds 970 for 21mths heifers (450kgs).
The movie, directed by Amit Gupta, was filmed in the nearby Olchon Valley, and has inspired an exhibition at Abergavenny Museum, which runs until February 25 next year.