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Post by witchfinder Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:21 pm

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What is the name of the cottage next door to The Crown & Anchor pub, near Kilnsea, East Yorkshire. ?
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Post by Phil Hornby Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:18 pm

" ...my regards to our mutual acquaintance Aubrey Webb- Foote..."

He often mentions you - in relation to that fiver you still owe him after you lost your wallet at the Henley Regatta in 1983...

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Post by oftenwrong Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:58 pm

Really? I always supposed that he had found it before I lost it, but that's all water under the bridge.

Onward and upward to Ivan's little poser ....

ça ne fait rien
Fred Emney in a 1965 film San Ferry Ann
and err umm worth a try I spose: Dame Sian Phillips (?)

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Post by Phil Hornby Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:44 pm

Ingenious!
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Post by Ivan Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:28 pm

Two out of three.  thumbsup

'San Ferry Ann' was a 1965 film telling the story of a holiday crossing from Dover to Calais. Fred Emney played the part of a gourmet. I doubt if it was a 'booze cruise' in those days, but the new dame who was a hiker in the film is well known for shouting: "Get out of my pub". Shocked
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Post by oftenwrong Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:21 am

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Dame Barbara sprang (as did an item of her swimwear in Carry on Camping) to mind, but I hadn't been aware of her other screen credits. Now of course it must be confusing for, especially, Americans to discover that there could apparently be another Duchess of Windsor.

There was indeed no booze-cruising in the mid-sixties, when Exchange Controls meant that the British tourist was allowed to take no more than £50 abroad on holiday.
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Post by Ivan Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:21 am

What's the connection between this 12th century château and modern day Turkey?

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Post by Phil Hornby Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:21 pm

The chateau is in Lausanne isn't it?

The Treaty of Lausanne ( signed in this chateau in 1923) included agreement of the borders of WW1- ravaged Turkey and maybe they are the ones which still apply today?
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Post by Ivan Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:34 pm

Spot on, sir. It's the Château d'Ouchy.  thumbsup
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Post by Phil Hornby Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:43 pm

" Which two people might you possibly find tinkling the ivories at The Hollywood, depending upon with whom you rolled up there on Friday...?"

If nobody resolves this by tomorrow , I'll post the answer - unless more time is requested...
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Post by oftenwrong Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:15 pm

Oh, yes, thanks for the breather. The answer must be Brahms & Liszt.

It was easy to figure out after I had made a smoothie with chia seeds, flaxseed oil, hemp, maca and protein powders plus vegetables cucumber and spinach. I mix it all with almond milk that I make myself by soaking almonds overnight and putting them in the whizzer. You should try it, for detoxifying the brain.
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Post by Phil Hornby Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:32 am

Sorry -answers achieved by means of artificial stimulants are automatically disqualified. You will be hearing from Lord Coe and the Drug Testing Agency and likely to face a lengthy ban from all forms of enjoyment...and especially reading about Lady Cowdray in the Sunday Times...
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:01 am

Oh, well, if you just wanted to drop names ... who is alleged to have said, "Include me out"? Rolling Eyes
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Post by Ivan Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:10 pm

who is alleged to have said, "Include me out"?
Half of the shadow cabinet, it seems. Sad

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Post by Phil Hornby Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:20 pm

Sam Goldwyn also said to the effect : " I don't want 'Yes Men' around me ; I want people who speak their mind - even if it costs them their jobs...!"

Almost in the Groucho Marx class...
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Post by Phil Hornby Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:35 pm

Marc Cohn wrote and recorded the song  'Walking in Memphis' in 1991 which includes the lines :

'Now Muriel plays piano every Friday at The Hollywood,
And they took me down to meet her and she asked me if I would
Play a little number and I sang with all my might -
She said 'Are you a Christian child?' and I said: 'Well I am tonight...'

However, in 1995 when Cher recorded the song, the pianist had changed gender to Gabriel - presumably to better suit a female singer's version.

Brahms and Liszt were otherwise occupied at the bar, but must surely have enjoyed what I believe is a really great composition...
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Post by Ivan Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:31 pm

No doubt this will prove too easy; the title of this thread is fast becoming perfect nonsense.  headbang

Who is this? Why was he threatened with prosecution?

- Born in Guildford.
- Moved to France for tax reasons.
- With a threat of prosecution hanging over him, he never returned to England, yet he was knighted six weeks before his death and died in Southampton. Shocked
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:39 pm

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Captured by Germans, broadcast on their behalf, not unlike Lord Haw-haw.

Died in the other Southampton, NY.
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Post by Phil Hornby Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:07 pm

We can forgive him - on account of his providing us the pleasure of the Jeeves and Wooster tales... Very Happy
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Post by Ivan Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:49 pm

Where, as a home for the keeper of a tunnel, was a folly built by a railway company in 1841?
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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:19 pm

Close to home for some.......at Clayton Tunnel near Brighton, with the magnificent portal, was it not?
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Post by Ivan Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:37 pm

Grrr, yes. Built by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company at the tunnel through the South Downs.

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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:56 pm

What a view of the line! I have some knowledge of railways and football, but not so strong on anything really intelligent or difficult.

Unlike some , of course... Smile
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:52 pm

"I have some knowledge of railways"

A hostage to fortune if ever there was one, Phil!  So what was the most convenient mainline station to Bournemouth before they built the more direct loop from Brockenhurst through Sway to Christchurch?

A regular coach-and-horses service linking Bournemouth with ???? paused for refreshment and to change horses at the Cat & Fiddle Inn, and became the Royal Blue motor coach service in due course.
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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:31 pm

" most convenient mainline station to Bournemouth"

I'm probably misunderstanding the question, having just returned from the pub, but are we talking Holmsley?
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Post by oftenwrong Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:13 am

Yes, but no, but alright, yes.  June 1st 1847 was the opening date of the station at Holmsley, located where the line met the A35, the main route from Christchurch to Southampton, and referred to (until 1894) as Christchurch Road.

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The station's finest hour will probably have been during WWII, when it played an instrumental part in the troop and freight deployment to the USAF airfield at Holmsley South in May 1944, preparing for the D-day landings.  It didn't survive Beeching, though curiously tickets for Bournemouth to Waterloo continued to read "via Sway" for years after that had become the only possible choice of route.
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Post by Phil Hornby Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:27 pm

I think there may be some mention of Holmsley ( and its earlier incarnation) on the Video 125 Driver's Eye View of the 'Wessex Line' DVD.

To the dismay and/or amusement of some of my family I have pretty much a full series set of the British-based productions, due to their regular appearance on my list for Father Christmas.
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Post by Ivan Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:44 pm

And now for something completely different.....

Can you name the TV soap which only ran for one year in the 1990s and which became infamous for its sound and acoustic problems?
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Post by Phil Hornby Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:57 pm

Surely not good old Eldorado...?
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Post by oftenwrong Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:59 pm

Costa del something? Actors speaking Spanish in a BRITISH soap ferchrissake? Eldorado.

¡Gracias, pero no gracias!
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Post by oftenwrong Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:21 pm

This particular segment of Cutting Edge is in danger of being dubbed something else ..

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How can others be persuaded to engage?  Should questions be perhaps restricted to Socialist politics, which is the other most popular discussion heading?

Just askin'
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Post by Ivan Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:17 pm

How can others be persuaded to engage?  
That's a question I've been asking with my endless attempts to recruit new members to the forum. If we could find some, maybe a few of them would contribute to this thread. Sad

In the meantime.....

Who had this conversation? scratch

Your IQ is lower than your shirt number.
What’s an IQ?
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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:27 pm

It's bound to be a footballer!  Paul Gascoigne or Robbie Savage maybe...?

Surely an IQ is the people waiting to be seen in the opticians isn't it?  Embarassed
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Post by Ivan Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:01 pm

Very good.  thumbsup

Gascoigne made the reply - but which now deceased footballer, who had a weakness in common with him, made the initial comment? (Have I just made that 'difficult' question too easy?)
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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:05 pm

Sounds like the 'Belfast Boy' - although George wasn't that rude usually, as I recall...
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Post by Ivan Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:18 pm

As always Phil, your best is usually good enough for my questions.... headbang

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George is also remembered for saying: “I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered”.  Shocked
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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:43 pm

What is the link between this man and George Best?

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Post by oftenwrong Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:14 pm

When George Best was shown that very photograph, he apparently responded "I'll never forget good old wotsisname!"
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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:22 am

Quite possibly - but why wouldn't he have forgotten him...?
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:18 am

Complete blank I'm afraid, as you may have suspected, but by the black arts I have discovered that a certain Eric McMordie as a fifteen year-old had travelled from Belfast to Manchester with a certain George Best for a two week trial with United. Homesick, the pair returned to Belfast after one day. Best of course returned to Old Trafford to become a legend, McMordie however stayed in Belfast, working as a plasterer and signing with Dundela.

But I wasn't there, so can't speak as to the story's accuracy. He might not have been a plasterer, though the other person involved was often plastered.
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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:56 am

Indeed, the lad is Alexander 'Eric' McMordie and the tale you tell is at least partially true.

But he did return to England to play for Middlesbrough, York City, Sheffield Wednesday and Hartlepool.

Clever detective work! cheers
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