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A tripod is the most naturally stable platform, as (assuming the ground is reasonably stable) all three feet will be in contact with the ground.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 18:20
A tripod is the most naturally stable platform, as (assuming the ground is reasonably stable) all three feet will be in contact with the ground.
That's what Reliant told me when they sold me my MK6 sidevalve!! :-D
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And here's a Scottish Connnection
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1870. Alfred Nobel chose Ardeer, in Ayrshire, as the location of what was to become the largest explosives factory in the world.
"The surroundings are rather trying to sensitive nerves - your life depends, at every moment, upon a thermometer and a man on a one legged stool.

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One of my recent birthday presents was a book called AA British Road Map PuzzleBook. It contains a huge range of motoring map related questions which I feel I should share, so here is number 1:

Can you name the 7 Roman Gates to London?
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The correct answer to that is : No. I can't. :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:25
One of my recent birthday presents was a book called AA British Road Map PuzzleBook. It contains a huge range of motoring map related questions which I feel I should share, so here is number 1:

Can you name the 7 Roman Gates to London?
Nor me but probably too easily googlable so I'll approach it with guesses elimination and clues if I can Mick.

So the first crop of seven

Highgate, Newgate, Aldgate, Southgate, Stanegate, Eastgate, Westgate

Not expecting many right so I hapent bothered spoilerising it!

REgards Nril
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:47
mickthemaverick wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:25
One of my recent birthday presents was a book called AA British Road Map PuzzleBook. It contains a huge range of motoring map related questions which I feel I should share, so here is number 1:

Can you name the 7 Roman Gates to London?
Nor me but probably too easily googlable so I'll approach it with guesses elimination and clues if I can Mick.

So the first crop of seven

Highgate, Newgate, Aldgate, Southgate, Stanegate, Eastgate, Westgate

Not expecting many right so I haven't bothered spoilerising it!

REgards Nril
I think you can work out the marking system! :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:47


Highgate, Newgate, Aldgate, Southgate, Stanegate, Eastgate, Westgate


REgards Nril

MORNINGTON CRESCENT !

I win :lol:
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First clue: of the remaining 5, 4 are still in use (the names not the gates!) but I have not heard of the fifth myself, so an element of research is likely to be needed but I think you should go for the other 4 first to get more fun out of it!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:50
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:47
mickthemaverick wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:25
One of my recent birthday presents was a book called AA British Road Map PuzzleBook. It contains a huge range of motoring map related questions which I feel I should share, so here is number 1:

Can you name the 7 Roman Gates to London?
Nor me but probably too easily googlable so I'll approach it with guesses elimination and clues if I can Mick.

So the first crop of seven

Highgate, Newgate, Aldgate, Southgate, Stanegate, Eastgate, Westgate

Not expecting many right so I haven't bothered spoilerising it!
Try the next crop please Mick
Ludgate, Moorgate, Billingsgate, Notting Hill Gate, temple gate
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 14:15
mickthemaverick wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:50
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 13:47


Nor me but probably too easily googlable so I'll approach it with guesses elimination and clues if I can Mick.

So the first crop of seven

Highgate, Newgate, Aldgate, Southgate, Stanegate, Eastgate, Westgate

Not expecting many right so I haven't bothered spoilerising it!
Try the next crop please Mick
Ludgate, Moorgate, Billingsgate, Notting Hill Gate, temple gate
Next clue one of the two remaining still in use, begins with the same three letters as one you have already named! :)
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mickthemaverick wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 14:32
Correct so far
Aldgate, Newgate, Ludgate, Moorgate,
Next clue the remaining two still in use both begin with the same three letters! :)
Well I'm scraping the barrel of my London knowledge now I've rejected Lancaster Gate (Lancaster probably wasnt even invented in roman times.) but are we moving on now to gates that dont have *gate on the end of the place?

but just to keep the guesses going I'll try a few gates form other parts of the country which may be reflected in the remaining London Roman Gates....expecting a zero for these.
Tollgate, Cowgate, Gallowgate, Micklegate

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You got your zero :-D but I amended the last clue as I had it wrong when I first wrote it. So to clarify:
3 remaining, two names still in use one of which uses the same first three letters as one you have already named, the third I had not heard of either!! :)
Extra clue, they all end in gate.! :-D
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Well on my minor musings around the London Underground I did spot Aldersgate which is now just Barbican.

So does ALdersgate take us onto 5

Possibly Crossgate

Regards Neil
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 15:02
Well on my minor musings around the London Underground I did spot Aldersgate which is now just Barbican.

So does ALdersgate take us onto 5

Possibly Crossgate

Regards Neil
Indeed it does, now you may need some help from the clergy!! :-D