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— impossible job for a deaf teen Liam O’Dell, a deaf teenager, has an “impossible” job – as a radio DJ for a station in Ampthill, a small British town of some 7,500 people. He never thought it was possible, yet he got the job. His boss said Liam is very talented at what he does. • Liam O’Dell is the one in front of his computer. Apparently, the person in front of the picture just popped his head in front of the camera! Liam, deaf, is the radio DJ for a station in Ampthill, a small British…

Image of Ampthill Town Centre taken on Thursday 26th July 2012

All that remains to mark the spot where Ampthill Castle once stood - the gothic Katherine's Cross. Built by Sir John Cornewall, it was at Ampthill that Elizabeth of Lancaster lived and eventually died in 1425, choosing to be buried in Burford in Shropshire. The castle is better known in later years in connection with Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Nothing is left of this prestigious castle.

Image of Ampthill Town Centre taken on Thursday 26th July 2012

Ampthill Plantation, built by Henry Cary about 1730 http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/va0320.photos.160696p/ It was located in the Virginia Colony in Chesterfield County and later owned by Colonel Archibald Cary, who owned a flour mill & iron forge at nearby town of Warwick. In 1929, it was dismantled & moved and reassembled at 211 Ampthill Road in Richmond, Virginia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampthill_(Chesterfield_County,_Virginia)

Ampthill Park House was re-built between 1687-1689 under contract from the lease-holding Ossory family, by John Grumbold, the Cambridge mason and architect. It was altered between 1704-1707 under the direction of John Lumley and again by Robert Chambers between 1786-1772. The grounds were landscaped by Capability Brown.

Thatched cottages in Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire

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