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mickthemaverick wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 22:10
It certainly is!! Well done. Just watching Derek pick up a mini pickup on Bangers and Cash on Yesterday!! :)
Havent checked recently but Mathewsons do accumulate vehicles for their next sale and add to the catalogue on a daily basis. Hope they have some interesting stuff for your visit on the stroll!

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I have picked out a Humber so far and asled if we can see it and they havn't confirmed it will be onsite but we are very welcome to look over what they do have so it should be interesting! :)
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More a Pickled Egg Answer...

Roald Dahl I found out tonight on "Who Wants To Be A Millionairre" wrote the screenplay for "Chitty Chiity Bang Bang" and "You only live twice"

Who knew :?: Mr Maverick at a guess... Useful "phone a Friend" if you are ever on the programme :-D

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I didn't know that.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
10 Sep 2020, 21:13
More a Pickled Egg Answer...

Roald Dahl I found out tonight on "Who Wants To Be A Millionairre" wrote the screenplay for "Chitty Chiity Bang Bang" and "You only live twice"

Who knew :?: Mr Maverick at a guess... Useful "phone a Friend" if you are ever on the programme :-D

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I can only claim 50% knowledge on that one, obviously didn't know about Chitty Chitty :-D
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The mention of Consett, apart from a miserable failure of a shopping trip there last week, reminds me that a fellow I worked with, who lives in Shotley Bridge, just outside Consett, is the son of a civil engineer - who built the Derwent Reservoir Dam.

As I said in another post, we used to be there a lot when the kids were young.

The civil engineer and his wife were Indian, but had lived in Burma until the Japanese invaded and came to Britain as refugees.
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There was a chap lived in our street from Bradford who was also an engineer involved in the construction of Derwent Reservoir back in the early 1960's. Once the job was finished they returned to Bradford but remained family friends.

Strange what you recall as early memories, I was very young but remember they had a white sheepskin rug in their house. They also had a car which we didnt at the time, and we would often go out on picnics in the great outdoors with them.

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Well I got the million pound question on who wants to be a millionairre! Would have got James Callaghan for the £500,000 question if I had thought for a bit instead of jumping in with John Major but wouldnt have got the chance because of the nearest of four islands to Florida bit for £125,000 or the whales one for £250,000.

Still worthy winner, history teacher, obviously taking joy in acquiring knowledge, and wanted to take his final students through to their A-Level exams before embarking on hopefully a bit of seeing the world. He also modestly acknowledged that the questions just fell for him, and he was pleased there was no trivia.

Yes well done!

He would probably struggle with some of the FCF Pickled Egg Quiz posers but thats a different league to Who Wants to Be A Millionairre....no easy multiple choice :-D

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Whats the link between this and three Knights of First Class of the Order of St. Olav :?:
Feeling just a touch sorry for this question....its been lying around for a few days now. So lets break it down a bit.

1. Which Nationality would most likely receive the title Knights of First Class of the Order of St. Olav :?:
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Norwegian
2 What is the song :?:
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This Must Be THe Place I waited years to Leave....Pet Shop Boys
3 Search the song title what is its most notable claim to fame :?:
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It was rejected for the Bond film the Living Daylights
4 What possible Link is there between the Country and the song's most notable claim to fame :?:
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AHa from Norway performed the song which was chosen..."The Living Daylights" and all 3 Members of AHA are Knights of First Class of the Order of St. Olaf
and hey presto the answer pops out at step 4.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
10 Sep 2020, 21:13
More a Pickled Egg Answer...

Roald Dahl I found out tonight on "Who Wants To Be A Millionairre" wrote the screenplay for "Chitty Chiity Bang Bang" and "You only live twice"

Who knew :?: Mr Maverick at a guess... Useful "phone a Friend" if you are ever on the programme :-D

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I was out that evening, but I did know that. There were a couple of Roald Dahl biography programmes on in the last few months.
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If you didnt watch Pointless tonight these may take some time...
What is the only City in the UK to only have the letters A to M in its name :?:

What is the only City in the UK to only have the letters N to Z in its name :?:

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Lichfield and Truro
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Having missed last week's delve into my birthday puzzle book, thanks to the Stroll, it is time for a bumper edition this week. There are ten questions about this map of the Great Road to Land's End:
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Questions:

1. Who wrote the poem 'Meditation on the A30' ?

2. How far is it from Launceston to Redruth?

3. Which ridge of hills is included within the Exmoor National Park?

4. Which three 'tors' are labelled on the map?

5. Which river on the map is a palindrome?

6. A Charles Kingsley novel is named after which place?

7. Packhorse bridge over the River Teign on Dartmoor?

8. The four Norman castles of Cornwall were Launceston, Tintagel, Trematon and which other on the map?

9. Which place on the map is an anagram of DOCTRINE?

10. Act of regret about that last letter!
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My answers to a few of them:
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3: Brendon Hills
5: Exe
9: Crediton
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3 correct answers there Bobins, 30 points scored. :)
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Sep 2020, 18:27
If you didnt watch Pointless tonight these may take some time...
What is the only City in the UK to only have the letters A to M in its name :?:
What is the only City in the UK to only have the letters N to Z in its name :?:
the answers
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Lichfield and Truro
Regards Neil
Have a go at ^ if you havent already

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22 Sep 2020, 20:02
Having missed last week's delve into my birthday puzzle book, thanks to the Stroll, it is time for a bumper edition this week. There are ten questions about this map of the Great Road to Land's End:
Questions:

TOH
5. Which river on the map is a palindrome?
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EXE or TAMAR

Anagram Solver
9. Which place on the map is an anagram of DOCTRINE?
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Crediton

Part TOH
4. Which three 'tors' are labelled on the map?
Spoiler: show
apparently no proper Tors so Torrington, Torquay And Torpoint will have to do

Researched
1. Who wrote the poem 'Meditation on the A30' ?
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John Betjeman

2. How far is it from Launceston to Redruth?
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52 miles to the nearest mile

3. Which ridge of hills is included within the Exmoor National Park?
Spoiler: show
brendon hills

6. A Charles Kingsley novel is named after which place?
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Westward Ho!

7. Packhorse bridge over the River Teign on Dartmoor?
Spoiler: show
Fingle Bridge

8. The four Norman castles of Cornwall were Launceston, Tintagel, Trematon and which other on the map?
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Restormel

10. Act of regret about that last letter!
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Post Bridge ? or Lost withi el
Regards Neil