What are Wells?

  • (noun): Prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946).
    Synonyms: H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wells


Wells is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. Although the population recorded in the 2001 census is 10,406, it has had city status since 1205. It is the second smallest English city in terms of area and population after the City of London although, unlike the latter, Wells is not part of a larger metropolitan conurbation, and is consequently described in some sources as being England's smallest city.

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Wells, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 180 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Llangammarch Wells
... Llangammarch Wells or simply Llangammarch (Welsh Llangamarch) is a village in the parish of Llangammarch in Powys, within the historic boundaries of ... is the smallest of the four spa villages of mid-Wales, alongside Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells ... The spa was focused on a barium well, which is now closed, but the village is still popular with anglers ...
Aldbourne - Bell Foundry
... Read (active 1751–57), Edne Witts (active 1759–74), Robert I Wells (active 1760–81), Robert II Wells (active 1781–93), James Wells (active 1792–1826) ... Bells cast by the Wells family survive at parish churches including SS ...
Wells And Walsingham Light Railway - Overview
... It runs from the coastal town of Wells-next-the-Sea to the pilgrimage centre at Walsingham ... It is the northern section of the former Wymondham, Dereham, Fakenham and Wells-next-the-Sea line which was closed to passengers in stages from 1964 ... half a mile south of the original terminus at Wells ...
Wells–Bennett–Grant Family - Members - Robert Foster Bennett
... Grant Great-grandson of Jedediah Morgan Grant Great-grandson of Daniel Hanmer Wells Great-nephew of Heber Manning Wells Half-great-nephew of Elizabeth Ann Wells (Cannon) Half-great-nephe ...

Famous quotes containing the word wells:

    All through the nineties I met people. Crowds of people. Met and met and met, until it seemed that people were born and hastily grew up, just to be met.
    —Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)

    Yes, that’s what I needed. Living flesh from humans for my experiments. What difference did it make if a few people had to die? Their flesh taught me how to manufacture arms, legs, faces that are human. I’ll make a crippled world whole again.
    Robert Tusker, and Michael Curtiz. Wells (Preston Foster)

    The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry;
    The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy;
    The books that people talk about we never can recall;
    And the books that people give us, oh, they’re the worst of all.
    —Carolyn Wells (1870–1942)