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Its changed! Back in 2001 Beckwith and Son ran an Antique Business if their notice is to be believed. Looks like it is an art gallery now as Dormouse pointed out
Plenty Hertford stuff in this guys blog
https://www.johnbarber.com/the-decline- ... art-three/

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Where is this, what is this and and what is the link to Steve's colourful turn of Phrase this morning. :?:
apologies for the deviousness of preventing a simple image search from coming up with the answer...you'll have to cut and paste at the very least!
apologies for the deviousness of preventing a simple image search from coming up with the answer...you'll have to cut and paste at the very least!
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st Mary's church Gosforth Pole and celebrated Viking Hogback tombs
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hogback tombstones depicting nordic battles
https://www.visitcumbria.com/photos/jul ... f18p21.jpg
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Dormouse wrote:
08 Oct 2021, 12:34
st Mary's church Gosforth Pole and celebrated Viking Hogback tombs
Indeed well done. Are you prepared to disclose youe method of deduction :?:

We have driven through the Cumbria Gosforth on the way to Ravensglass and Eskdale Railway, and had I known I would have paused for a visit and a photograph or two.

It was Steve's use of the word Ragnarök this morning, which had me looking it up on wiki. Which mentioned the Gosforth Cross. That caught my eye because of Gosforth on the Great North Road out of Newcastle, but its the Gosforth in Cumbria.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar%C3%B6k
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The combination of that and my hopeless mobile phone would signal Ragnarök
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I had no idea about the St Mary's church but I Wikied Ragnar and also got the gist of Ragnarok on there as well. I did a search for churches with Norse/viking connections and then trawled a very large number of churches until I came across one in Visit Cumbria - bingo.

In years gone by it would have been Encyclopedia Brittanica, a darkened room and a doctor's line to find these answers.
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I love doing these searches even if I don't always answer on the Forum. Keep it up everyone. Loving it.
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May be the wrong reference but I said "Gasforth" not Gosforth.

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Ha de Ha! Seduction by gaslight or rabbit in the headlights moment.
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Not a detective search for this. Just a simple set of questions on the subject which the cream of UK Universities know less about than 13th Century Popes...
Questions
1 The Gower Peninsula, South Wales, became the first AONB in 1956 - what does the acronym AONB stand for?
2 Which seaside village near Bideford in Devon gets its name from the title of a Charles Kingsley novel?
3 Lowestoft is a town in which English county?
4 Queen Victoria built Balmoral Castle on the banks of which river?
5 Which headland on the coast of Kent is formed largely of a shingle beach?
6 Which peninsula is bounded to the west by the River Dee and to the north by the Irish Sea?
7 What is 70 m long, formed in columnar basalt, and named after the hero of an 18th-century epic poem by James Macpherson?
8 Which large freshwater lake supplies 40% of Northern Ireland's water?
9 Which mountain range is often described as the 'backbone of England'?
10 Which 618-acre island is off the southwest coast of the Isle of Man?
11 Which Norfolk town, a noted seaside resort since 1760, is the gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North Sea?
12 Name the largest town in West Lothian, Scotland?
13 What is the name of the highest peak in the Southern Fells?
14 Which island of the Isles of Scilly is the southernmost settlement in the United Kingdom?
15 The Uffington White Horse is a white chalk prehistoric hill figure in which Englisn county?
Mark your attempts yourself

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Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Westward Ho!
Suffolk
The River Dee
Dungeness
The Wirral
Fingal's Cave (a sea cave on the island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides)
Lough Neagh
The Pennines
Calf of Man
Great Yarmouth
Livingstone
Scafell Pike
St Agnes
Oxfordshire
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ToH 11/15
8, 10, 12, 14 I did not know!
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mickthemaverick wrote:
09 Oct 2021, 22:08
ToH 11/15
8, 10, 12, 14 I did not know!
I was around the same, Mick knew my Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not my white Horse or my Charles Kingsley Novel :-D

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When I realised how much of my knowledge was down to personal links I was quite surprised!! :)
This is how it went:
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Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Just know that
Westward Ho! - My sister lives in Ilfracombe so I know the area very well!
Suffolk - My ex moved to Lowestoft after our divorce - then came back to Houghton Regis and now down in Plymouth!
The River Dee - Looking at it earlier on the FCF
Dungeness - Just down the coast from St Mary's Bay holiday camp which I have covered on the FCF!
The Wirral - Paul lives there!! and we visited on the September Stroll
Fingal's Cave (a sea cave on the island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides) - Did the poem at school!
Lough Neagh - Ignorant
The Pennines - The scene of many of my holiday trips both real and virtual!!
Calf of Man - Ignorant
Great Yarmouth - Many holidays on Norfolk Broads and one in G Yarmouth itself!
Livingstone - Ignorant
Scafell Pike - Visited during rallying days in the Peak District as part of a motorised 3 peaks.
St Agnes - Ignorant
Oxfordshire - Often fly over it with Bob when just up for fun!!
Makes me realise how old I am getting!! :-D
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Lucky to go to many different places on holiday in the UK in virtually every County at one time or another which helps with the geography questions. One of the ones missing was Lincolnshire, which from up north you skate past but rarely go through, so we had a midweek break near Lincoln itself a couple of years ago just due to never having been there before. Similar thing with short holidays in Herefordshire, and Betws-y-Coed in North Wales.

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I have an answer on my card....there may be other answers
What is Sweden the World Leader per capita in (In 2018 1.7 Million of them for 10 Million inhabitants):?:


Answer on the card
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Heat Pumps. Sweden has now by far the highest penetration of heat pumps per capita in the world, with the result that energy use for heating and DHW has drastically decreased in the last 30 years.

The heat pump - a Swedish success story!
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