Pickled Egg Quiz

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
10 Jun 2021, 22:30
Where is this precisely :?:
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So some easy enough clues. It has Seven of those windows and each has a stanza/verse from a poem on it you can guess the sequence from the pic.

So answer the question Who is the Poet :?: and you are half way there to the location.
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Well I cant be bothered to join-in.....<br />Me neither
Well I cant be bothered to join-in.....
Me neither
The answer is Rose Street Edinburgh, The building is a former Telephone Exchange 149 Rose Street

http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/ ... on/LB27724

The poem illustrated in each of the Seven Windows is Beachcomer by George Mackay Brown

Telephone exchange, Rose Street, Edinburgh
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..and to draw an appropriate line under the story.

Should anyone ever set foot in Rose Street Edinburgh, the poem is in the windows for anyone who cares to stop a while and notice it.

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This is It
Monday I found a boot –
Rust and salt leather.
I gave it back to the sea, to dance in.

Tuesday a spar of timber worth thirty bob.
Next winter
It will be a chair, a coffin, a bed.

Wednesday a half can of Swedish spirits.
I tilted my head.
The shore was cold with mermaids and angels.

Thursday I got nothing, seaweed,
A whale bone,
Wet feet and a loud cough.

Friday I held a seaman’s skull,
Sand spilling from it
The way time is told on kirkyard stones.

Saturday a barrel of sodden oranges.
A Spanish ship
Was wrecked last month at The Kame.

Sunday, for fear of the elders,
I sit on my bum.
What’s heaven? A sea chest with a thousand gold coins.
George Mackay Brown
from Fishermen with Ploughs (Hogarth Press, 1971), and included in The Collected Poems of George Mackay Brown (John Murray, 2005)
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Steve posted about James Mays hydrogen fuel cell car here....
myglaren wrote:
09 Jul 2021, 19:31
James May's Mirai - hydrogen cell motor.



So for 50 points each - where's the tower shown for the aerial shot near the start of the video, and where's the car park where he did the 'walkaround' of the car ? :)

Clues can be given.
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bobins wrote:
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Steve posted about James Mays hydrogen fuel cell car here....
So for 50 points each - where's the tower shown for the aerial shot near the start of the video,

Clues can be given.
The tower looks like this one...
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https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/five-spoo ... l-cleaver/
The Car Park try this one
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The Triangle car park by Goodwood Racecourse
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Très bien for the tower - 50 points, impressive. :)
As dubious as it might sound, I've known a few people be decidely ill at ease when visiting that place. :o

So very very close for the car park, but not quite there :-D
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One of the Geograph pics of the tower has this in the write up...
Rumour has it that the Greek singer Demis Roussos was interested in purchasing the tower, but I cannot verify this!
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bobins wrote:
10 Jul 2021, 09:37
So very very close for the car park, but not quite there :-D
He May have trundled up to this one then Bobins
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https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.89168 ... 2!1b1!2i35
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Spot on, Neil. 50 points to add to your tally :-)
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Where can you find a hotel equipped with a motor pit? :)
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This could be close

http://the-pitstop.net/

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Nice try but not the answer I'm afraid. Clues can be issued after the third guess if necessary! :-D
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Have you been flicking through your old AA Handbook Mick :?:

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Sorry for delayed response, knackered by my day with the kids yesterday and flaked out!! No not my AA Guide, though nice find!! Clue after the next guess!! :-D
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I reckon that meets the criteria...."hotel with motor pit"

So here's a throwaway guess to get the clue to the answer on the card.

So "motor pit" in the thinking of a known purveyor of the "play on words" could be a "car pit".

Now I know for a fact that the Travelodge at Cockermouth in Cumbria definitely has a "carpit" in most of the rooms as one of the normal features, although most of the en-suite's have tiled floors.

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I love the way that a random question can generate so many correct but not as on the card answers!! The answer on the card has been posted on the FCF recently!! :-D