Weekley is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Northamptonshire. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 242 people,[1] increasing to 297 at the 2011 Census.[2] It is administered as part of the borough of Kettering. Of the 56 houses in the village, 20 have thatched roofs. Weekley is situated on the outskirts of Kettering. The busy A4300 road runs through the heart of the village dividing the village in two.

Weekley is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population297 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP8880
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKettering
Postcode districtNN16
Dialling code01536
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Weekley CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 28 November 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 July 2016.

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Boo Weekley

Thomas Brent "Boo" Weekley (born July 23, 1973) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Death of Aiyana Jones

Aiyana Mo'Nay Stanley-Jones (July 20, 2002 – May 16, 2010), was a seven-year-old African-American girl from the east side of Detroit, Michigan who was shot and killed during a raid conducted by the Detroit Police Department's Special Response Team on May 16, 2010. Her death drew national media attention and led U.S. Representative John Conyers to ask U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a federal investigation into the incident.Officer Joseph Weekley was charged in connection with Jones' death. In October 2011, Weekley was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment with a gun. Weekley's first trial ended in a mistrial in June 2013.

Weekley's retrial began in September 2014. On October 3, the judge dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge against Weekley, leaving him on trial for only one charge: recklessly discharging a firearm.

On October 10, the second trial ended in another mistrial.

On January 28, 2015, a prosecutor cleared Weekley of the last remaining charge against him, ensuring there would not be a third trial.

Ernest Weekley

Ernest Weekley (27 April 1865 – 7 May 1954) was a British philologist, best known as the author of a number of works on etymology. His An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (1921) (850 pages) has been cited as a source by most authors of similar books over the 90 years since it was published. From 1898 to 1938, he was Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Nottingham.

He married Frieda von Richthofen in 1899. Together they had three children. Weekley divorced Frieda in 1913 following her elopement with D. H. Lawrence.

First Contact (Australian TV series)

First Contact is an Australian reality television documentary series that aired on SBS One, SBS Two and NITV. It documents the journey of six European Australians who are challenged over a period of 28 days about their pre-existing perceptions of Indigenous Australians.

Frieda Lawrence

Frieda Lawrence (August 11, 1879 – August 11, 1956) was a German literary figure mainly known for her marriage to the British novelist D. H. Lawrence. She was a distant relative of Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron".

Jim Weekley

James F. "Jimmy" Weekley (born 1947 in Key West, Florida) is an American politician, who served as mayor of Key West from 1999 to 2005. Prior to his election as mayor, he served fourteen years as a member of the City Commission and was elected three times as mayor pro tem. He was re-elected to the city commission in 2009.In the 1980s, as Key West experienced rapid growth in the tourism industry, Weekley was instrumental in passage of a Growth Management Ordinance. The ordinance insured that growth in the hotel sector would be matched with the production of work force housing. The ordinance received the Award for Excellence from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. Weekly was also active in cultural and environmental preservation initiatives designed to protect the character of Key West in the face of rapid economic and social change.

Weekley and his family own Fausto's Food Palace, a gourmet grocery store in Key West. He graduated from Mary Immaculate High School and Florida Southern College.

A past chairman of the Monroe County Democratic Party, Weekley serves on the South Florida Regional Planning Council and was chairman in 1997 and 1998. From 1985 to 1990, he served as chairman and member of the environmental quality committee of the Florida League of Cities. He is a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Weekley has also been a member of the Jaycees, Art and Historical Society of Key West, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Guild. He is also a member of the board of the Associated Grocers of Florida.


A pearmain, also formerly spelt "permain", is a type of apple. The name may once have been applied to a particular variety of apple that kept well, although in more modern times its inclusion in varietal names was, like the term 'Pippin', "largely decoration" rather than indicating any shared qualities. The original 'Pearmain' variety has not been conclusively identified and may now be extinct.

There has been some debate over the origin of the name "pearmain". The pomologist Robert Hogg suggested that it originated in mediaeval times from pyrus magnus, "great pear", and referred to a type of apple having a large pear-like shape. Hogg believed that the variety 'Winter Pearmain' was both "the original of all the Pearmains" and the oldest recorded variety of apple in England, with evidence it was cultivated in Norfolk in c.1200. Other sources suggest that the name was in fact originally used for a type of pear, before being applied to apples during the 16th century; it was derived from Old French pearmain and possibly ultimately from Latin parmensia "of Parma", though the latter is probably folk etymology. A third and more likely derivation, by the philologist Ernest Weekley, suggests the term was again originally applied to pears and came from Middle English parmain, permain, derived from Old French parmaindre "to endure", and referred to the long keeping qualities of some varieties. Rejecting the etymology from parmensia, Weekley noted that 17th century references to a "pompire" or "pyramalum" (i.e. an "apple-pear") suggested that the original 'Pearmain' apple was named for some quality associated with the pearmain pear; i.e. hardness and long keeping ability.Pearmain apple cultivars include:

Adams Pearmain

Baxters Pearmain

Blue Pearmain

John Pearmain

Christmas Pearmain

Claygate Pearmain

Foulden Pearmain

Grange's Pearmain

Hormead Pearmain

Hubbard's Pearmain

King Charles Pearmain

Lamb Abbey Pearmain

Laxton's Pearmain

London Pearmain

Mannington's Pearmain

Old Pearmain

Winter Pearmain

Worcester PearmainThere have been many efforts to identify the original 'Pearmain' apple, of supposedly mediaeval origin. Hogg suggested the 'Winter Pearmain' to be the original, and synonymous with the 'Old Pearmain', though S. A. Beach, in his work Apples of New York, noted that "several different varieties" had been propagated in America and England under the name 'Winter Pearmain' and that in many descriptions "it is impossible to determine which Winter Pearmain the writer had in mind". By contrast, Hogg believed the apple identified in some catalogues of the time as 'Old Pearmain' to in fact be a variety called 'Royal Pearmain'. Hogg later claimed to have identified the "true Old Pearmain" growing in the Dymock area. The current 'Old Pearmain' in the National Fruit Collection was received in 1924 from a Mr. Kelsey in Surrey, but is probably neither Hogg's variety nor the ancient 'Pearmain'.

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