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

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This extremely difficult quiz question is possible to answer using the internet, lets see who gets the correct answer first.

What is the name of the cottage next door to The Crown & Anchor pub, near Kilnsea, East Yorkshire. ?
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:32 am

Thought I'd get it once Ivan had dropped enough hints, so patience scores over any implied cleverness.

When I was quite a young boy,” Uriah Heep tells David Copperfield, “I got to know what umbleness did, and I took to it. I ate umble pie with an appetite. I stopped at the umble point of my learning, and says I, ‘Hard hard!’ When you offered to teach me Latin, I knew better. ‘People like to be above you,’ says father, ‘keep yourself down.’ I am very umble to the present moment, Master Copperfield, but I’ve got a little power!


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Post by oftenwrong Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:37 pm

Among the member states of the European Union is one which, with just 1.3 million citizens, is clearly a small country.
Of that number only 650,000 citizens are of working age, a figure expected to plummet in the next decade due to an ageing population and emigration.

Just name that Country, please.
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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:15 pm

This is probably Estonia...and we might still find it hard to beat them at football...
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Post by oftenwrong Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:13 pm

Right answer, Phil. Not sure whether women's scores count, but England 5-0 Estonia: Danielle Carter helped Lionesses top Euro 2017 group today.
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:22 pm

In any group of people with similar interests, you're likely to find them speaking a private language amongst themselves.  Doctors or Lawyers are an example, and in the company of botanists you will hear the latin names of plants quite often.

So, whose animated chatter includes things such as "Perfs"; "Gums"; "Sydney Views"; Cape Triangulars"; a beautiful "Tyrian Plum" or a clean-looking "Prussian Blue"?

Those people are all ........ what?
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Post by boatlady Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:05 pm

Either philatelists or lepidopterists would be my guess - based on 'perfs' and 'gums' I'm more attracted to philatelists
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:15 pm

Yes indeed, and "phosphor bands" are quite important, but a Penny Black is not nearly so difficult to acquire as people might suppose.

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Your turn.
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Post by boatlady Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:05 am

imagine my pride - will need to give it some thought - a difficult enough questi0on doesn't occur just at present
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Post by boatlady Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:14 pm

Having a chat today with my other half about his previous career choices

He tells me he was a slinger and a radiac operator - what he really wanted to be was a grinder or a bar peeler - sadly, made redundant before reaching those heights

Can anyone suggest what was his line of work and where he was employed?
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Post by oftenwrong Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:11 am

Felixtowe

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Post by boatlady Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:47 am

Nice guess, but no cigar
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Post by oftenwrong Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:42 am

Such job descriptions could be associated with a Foundry, so the location might possibly be Sheffield, Corby or Port Talbot.

It stays guesswork for me unless a clue might perhaps be forthcoming.

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Post by boatlady Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:22 pm

My other half comes from Barnsley and was made redundant from his job as an overhead crane driver in the late '70's I believe

You're essentially correct - but I'll have to ask him, for the precise job descriptions - I believe a bar peeler trimmed lengths of steel to precision requirements - Kevin never progressed beyond semi-skilled work
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Post by oftenwrong Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:23 pm

Possibly not a lot of support for Thatcher's activities chez vous then, one might presume.
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Post by boatlady Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:33 pm

You could say that - actually she didn't do me much harm - University educated etc - but for the men in Kevin's town (and my home town) they were condemned to minimum wage in light industry or the dole queue.

I will never forgive that government for the destruction of the industrial infrastructure of England which has reduced us to a third world country in my view
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Post by oftenwrong Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:50 am

This is the type of picture sometimes selected to be an extremely difficult jigsaw puzzle.  It's a photo taken in the grounds of a Stately Home.

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Can you name this National Trust Property?  and can you name the Banking family who created it?
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Post by boatlady Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:17 pm

Stourhead was created in the 18th century by a banking family, the Hoares. The bank was originally created in the 17th century by Sir Richard Hoare. Its funds aided the development of Stourheads garden, house and estate under seven owners from the Hoare family, until it passed to us in 1947. These seven owners had varying levels of input, both in the family bank and at Stourhead. Find out about each mans influence at Stourhead and how they shape the place we know today.


This is easy - once you have worked out the principle. Does this mean I'll be able to do the quiz once others have joined - or are you being kind?
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:00 am

I'd guess you're ready to mix it with anybody on this thread now, boatlady.

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Post by boatlady Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:11 pm

So kind of you to say so - trying to think of something clever now --- don't hold your breath
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Post by Phil Hornby Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:41 pm

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Which teams, where and when? Free entry to Pease Pottage Conservative club tonight for getting the score correct, too...!
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PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009.
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Post by oftenwrong Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:57 am

I have consulted the Under-Butler, who displays an unhealthy interest in feet-ball, and who disabused me of an earlier supposition that the photo was some nouvelle-vague aerial ballet.

Apparently it depicts the 1968 FA Cup Final contested by West Bromwich Albion and Everton at Wembley. West Brom won by a single goal.

I presume others will understand the significance. (I bet Bruce Springsteen isn't one of them.)
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Post by Phil Hornby Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:29 pm

The winner's medal and lap of honour goes to ow's Under-Butler, whom one hopes is paid at least the minimum wage, given the obviously extensive range of duties required in the household...
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:49 am

Fear not for the man's welfare, Sir. The lady wife sees to it that all the staff's expectations are met.




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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:50 pm

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This staggeringly handsome chap is clearly on a train - but where is it ; and what is the next station it will come to...?
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Post by oftenwrong Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:47 pm

Tay Bridge to Dundee
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:25 am

The only time I ever did that journey, the scenery was enveloped in a dank sea mist which the locals call The Haar.

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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:31 am

True class, ow - but not quite the total infallibility I anticipated!  However, you can be entirely forgiven for not seeing that the train is, in fact travelling south - the next station approached therefore being Leuchars. However, it would not have surprised me if you had detected the direction of travel since there is insufficient room between the railings on the side shown and the train for the other track. Additionally, the curve of the bridge in the distance shows that it is not a northbound train.

( The train shown was the daily Cross-Country service all the way from Aberdeen to Penzance which , from memory had 43 station stops and took 13.75 hours and which my business chum and I did last year for a bit of a hoot. Tip- avoid the Station Hotel in Aberdeen - it cost £160 p.n. without breakfast and all the magazines in the foyer were about the Oil Industry).

Ok - I'll take off my anorak now...   Shocked
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:37 pm

Very generous. I was possibly misled by the suave globe-trotter in the photo having his back to the engine.

Anoraks are an assumption on this particular thread, Phil. Keep yours on for a moment, please. In the literature of Abellio Scotrail, Virgin and Cross Country (the Aberdeen-Penzance provider) the station name Leuchars usually has a three-word tail appended. What is it, and what is the number of the connecting Bus service? No prize, though it ought to be an ice-cream.

For the total rail-anorak, there is a (computer-generated simulation) driver's eye view of the departure from Dundee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxEg0EetEvA





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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:15 pm

It's probably ' for St. Andrew's ' - unless it is something to do with the RAF base. My father used to attend lectures at the university most Summer closures on topics on interest and alighted at Leuchars.

The bus looks like services 99A-D...
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:48 pm

Hole-in-one, as expected. RAF base no longer at Leuchars however, now at Lossiemouth I believe.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) (SCOTS DG) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, and the senior Scottish regiment. The regiment, through the Royal Scots Greys, is the oldest surviving Cavalry Regiment of the Line in the British Army. The regiment is currently based at Leuchars Station, as part of the Scottish 51st Infantry Brigade.

We wouldn't wish to meddle with those guys, they have Waterloo as a Battle Honour.

(Seems there's just no way of getting away from Railway Stations once you're on that topic.)
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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:05 pm

Clearly, I am not up-to-date on my RAF Stations!

And the only thing I know about Army Regiments is that I would not meddle with any of their number - I know a few brave fellows who toured Iraq and Afghanistan and they are somewhat tougher than I was even in my best 'fighting days'...
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Post by Phil Hornby Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:07 pm

Here's an easy one :

who regarded themselves as moldy, shy, wouldn't dance and professed themselves humble...?
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Post by oftenwrong Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:13 pm

Phil, I think it's probably time to let someone else pit their wits against this one, assuming that's alwrite with you.
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Post by Phil Hornby Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:56 pm

A gallant gesture - and, naturally, alwrite with me... Smile

( PS- You know too much and will have to be shot...)
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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:24 pm

Here's another teaser :

On 12 September 1959 the Tory-loving DJ, Pete Murray, lost what was up to that time a 100% record. What occurred to result in this?
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Post by oftenwrong Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:34 pm

My Mum had a favourite saying (well, many more than just one actually) along the lines of, "If you can't find something nice to say about someone, don't say anything."

I think Mr. Murray is still with us, and there really is nothing nice I can think of to say about a rabid Tory lifetime-vegetarian and teetotaller who shamelessly exploited his position in the BBC in order to persuade listeners to vote Tory.

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Post by Phil Hornby Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:48 pm

Mum was obviously a wise and thoughtful woman, ow.

Now, what about the answer...? Very Happy
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Post by oftenwrong Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:55 pm

Possibly something to do with epic TV progs like  Six Five Special or Juke Box Jury, maybe even the illustrious Eurovision song contest.
Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile, OBE, KCSG hadn't really got into his stride in 1959, but later shared Top of the Pops with Murray.
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Post by Phil Hornby Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:09 am

Your Under-Butler is sniffing around the right lamppost, ow.

Pete Murray appeared on the first eleven Juke Box Jury panels but missed out on making it a dozen consecutively on 12 September 1959.

The repulsive Savile first adorned the programme on 17 October 1959, together with a chap called Wolfe - how's that for ( almost) a topical name...?
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Post by oftenwrong Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:02 am

The motto might be, "Even if you're not looking for trouble it will somehow manage to find you."

But here's a smile for Friday, which somehow reflects the efforts of the Brexit Three:

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