Besides the works mentioned, Liddon published several volumes of sermons, including a book on sermons on the Magnificat, a volume of Lent lectures entitled Some Elements of Religion , and a collection of Essays and Addresses on such themes as Buddhism, Dante , etc. The story of Paddy Hopkirk’s David versus Goliath victory 50 years ago was the stuff of legend and turned the fun-loving Ulsterman into a household name. The plane had been rented by Toyota team management as a spotter plane. The combination of the two appointments gave him extensive influence over the Church of England. He died on 9 September at the height of his reputation, having nearly completed a biography of Pusey, whom he admired; this work was completed after his death by John Octavius Johnston and Robert Wilson. Northern Ireland health bosses make ‘rich list’. At the podium, they were presented a trophy by Prince Rainier and his lovely wife Princess Grace.

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It also changed the face of the British motor industry, elevating the biscuit box Mini from a thing of curiosity into the must-have car for everyone from the Beatles to city bankers. Coming nine years after Ronnie Adams had become the first Ulsterman to win the Monte, Hopkirk’s victory was, and still is, the most talked about in the history of the world’s most famous rally and, 50 years on, will be celebrated next Saturday with a gala dinner in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

All that remained were a series of three-lap races around the Monaco GP circuit and although the Mini was out-powered by Ljunfeldt’s Falcon, which swept past the Carlssons, Hopkirk used every ounce of his skill and tenacity to maintain his lead. Liddon’s influence during his life was due to his personal fascination and his pulpit oratory rather than to his intellect. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brian Moylan, a team mechanic, was dragged from his seat to sort the problem with no tools.

And the Minsk caviar? As vice principal of the theological college at Cuddesdon — he wielded considerable influence, and, on returning to Oxford as vice-principal of St Edmund Hallbecame a force among the undergraduates, exercising his influence in opposition to the liberal reaction against Tractarianismwhich had set in after John Henry Newman ‘s conversion to Catholicism in He demanded their rally road book to record a breach of traffic regulations — an offence which carried disqualification.


Then it was off to London, where the team and the Mini were to be placed on a podium to appear on the popular show Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Ulsterman Hopkirk recalls that astonishing victory in the Monte Carlo Rally

In he was made canon of St Paul’s CathedralLondon. At the time, Liddon was serving as sporting director for the TTE.

In the arrangement of his material, he is thought to have imitated the French preachers of the age of Louis XIV. Navigating their way through Paris en route to Reims, Hopkirk and Liddon made a mistake, piddon up a one-way street where they were confronted by an angry gendarme.

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I can imagine trying to hold the clipboard with brittle fingers and read off instructions to navigate across half of Europe through frozen eyeballs in what Hopkirk reported to be temps around 39 degrees below zero.

Daily News Headlines Newsletter Today’s news headlines, directly to your inbox. Liddon was praised for grasp of his subject, clarity and lucidity, use of illustration, vividness of imagination, elegance of diction, and sympathy with the intellectual position of those whom he addressed. Much more than it is today, the Monte was a huge event then, attracting over drivers and factory teams from Europe and America. Yet Hopkirk still managed to keep pace with the Falcon of Ljunfeldt and the Saabs of the Carlssons, arriving in Monte Carlo with a second lead based on the ‘factor of performance’ — although he didn’t know it.

Partly because the little Mini, with its cross-mounted engine of not much more than cc, was such an unlikely rally car at a time when bigger was deemed to be better and partly because of the sheer force of Hopkirk’s personality.


Retrieved from ” https: It was so close that Paddy, awakened to be told he was the outright leader of the Monte Carlo, couldn’t be persuaded he wasn’t just winning his class!

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They were stopped by the authorities who put Liddon to a breathalyzer test before realizing the Mini was right hand drive and stopped again for motoring the wrong way down a one-way street and were let off after telling a tale about being late for a funeral. From that time his fame as a preacher was established.

We cannot forget what our faith teaches us about its origin, its present purpose, and its coming destiny…For our part, as we contemplate the human body, we cannot forget lidron author. Paddy remembers it mostly for the bitter cold, an awful hotel, lliddon worse food and the giant tin of Beluga caviar he swapped for some ladies nylon stockings he had brought with him!

Henry Liddon – Wikipedia

The format then was so different, too, with drivers choosing their starting points from cities like Oslo, Lisbon, Frankfurt or even Monte Carlo itself. Paul’s Cathedral, close to the grave of Henry Hart Milman.

Together, they won the Rallye de Monte-Carlo in As a theologian his outlook was old-fashioned; to the last he maintained the narrow standpoint of Pusey and Keble, in defiance of modern thought and modern scholarship. Why was it so special? But like modern day rallying, Hopkirk knew what lay ahead.

His opposed the Church Discipline Act ofand denounced the Bulgarian atrocities of