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We have just ridden up through Meltham and we were surprised to hear the sound of go-karts buzzing around. When we went to investigate we came across another interesting fact from the history of the area which linked it back to Slaithwaite via the answer to Q4. so Question 7 Can you dig up that link? :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 May 2020, 17:47
My initial thoughts for questions 4-6 (TOH) are:
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Q4 Roger Moore played James Bond in Moonraker which is the nickname given to Slaithwaite locals (read that bit during researching our B&B)

Q5 Norman Clegg Peter Sallis
Foggy Brian Wilde
Compo Bill Owen
Stephen Lewis
Frank Thornton
Nora Batty Kathy Staff
Antiques lady Thora Herd
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Barry's fionce
Walter
Walter's Wife
Walter's Tart
Sid
Sid's wife
Farmer/Mechanic

Q6 Not fair to put my answer here as I worked on them both during the ICI radio system project for the trans pennine pipeline and hence have a considerable advantage! :-D
Very good effort that Mick especially on the last of the summer wine.

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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 May 2020, 18:16
We have just ridden up through Meltham and we were surprised to hear the sound of go-karts buzzing around. When we went to investigate we came across another interesting fact from the history of the area which linked it back to Slaithwaite via the answer to Q4. so :-D

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Question 7 Can you dig up that link?
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Well there used to be a David Brown Tractor Factory on Meltham Mills and Sir David Brown was the owner of Aston Martin associated with James Bond and was a local man born in Huddersfield. Dont think Aston Martins appeared in Moonraker and from the little I have read not considered to be the best film. In the Bond novels Casino Royale, Live and Let Die and Moonraker James drives one of the last of the 4,5 Litre Bentleys with Amherst Villiers Supercharger. It's a battleship-grey convertible coupé from 1930. Did they trust David Niven with a Bentley but not Roger Moore :-D I'm sure he was driving one in the "awful" Casino Royale film I saw the other week.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bro ... repreneur)
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19 May 2020, 17:19
Come on James come and join us:

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I assume that I might be overdressed if I turn up in this clobber (and somebody might chuck a lump of coal at my hat). Mind you, I might bring a guest, and she has a nice set of wheels;
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You can never be over dressed in our virtual world James, so come on in and bring the floosey :-D :-D


Indeed it was as you described Neil, :-D
We have just booked in to the B&B and are ready to wander over the railway to the chip shop, where are you all? :)

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Come and give it a go:


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Crikey just having a nap be there in a minute. Its going to be mighty impressive for that little Chippy having James chauffeur up her Majesty for a fish supper (sorry thats the part scottish coming in that will confuse them more than the North-East voice.)

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Here is a question for you;

Which horse (that caused her so much joy in one year) cost Her Majesty a loss of winnings, why, and why was nobody (in the stables) in trouble for this?

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Would that be Moonlit Path about 10 years ago? The vet had injected the horse for a medicinal reason and it was still present when the horse took its routine drug test. So loss of winnings, and stable not to blame!

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Possibly, but not the horse I had in mind. A (weak) clue is in my pictures.

EDIT; Nicky Henderson, trainer, did receive a 3 month ban (basically, for that three months he could not enter any horses into races; owners who wanted their horses to race during that three month period had to send their horses elsewhere), so, no, not Moonlit Path.
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mickthemaverick wrote:
19 May 2020, 15:42

While on the subject of trip questions here is Day 2 Question Number 3: What product could American Soldiers find easily in Slaithwaite?
Is the question as obscure as my answer?
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American soldiers in ww1 were known as "Doughboys", I presume they could find plenty of Dough at the Handmade Bakery Ltd in Slaithwaite.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
19 May 2020, 19:50
Is the question as obscure as my answer?
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American soldiers in ww1 were known as "Doughboys", I presume they could find plenty of Dough at the Handmade Bakery Ltd in Slaithwaite.
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I would say it is a lot less obscure although I do like your answer. I think the answer on the card is obvious when you come across it!!

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19 May 2020, 19:37
Here is a question for you;

Which horse (that caused her so much joy in one year) cost Her Majesty a loss of winnings, why, and why was nobody (in the stables) in trouble for this?
Now James try this is the Her Majesty you are talking about Her Majesty the Queen, or Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

If so would Devon Loch fit the bill, and the 1956 Grand National where he "jumped" a non existant fence when poised to win the race. Afterwards the Queen Mother said "Oh, thats racing" with no repercussions for jockey Dick Francis or the stables.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
19 May 2020, 19:37
Here is a question for you;

Which horse (that caused her so much joy in one year) cost Her Majesty a loss of winnings, why, and why was nobody (in the stables) in trouble for this?
Now James try this is the Her Majesty you are talking about Her Majesty the Queen, or Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

If so would Devon Lock fit the bill, and the 1956 Grand National where he "jumped" a non existant fence when poised to win the race. Afterwards the Queen Mother said "Oh, thats racing" with no repercussions for jockey Dick Francis or the stables.

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Sorry, I should have made it clearer. The Queen is the owner in question.

I have read "The Sport of Queens" by Dick Francis, and he believed that Devon Loch was not too tired, and was not trying to jump a non-existent fence. What he believed (but nobody but Devon Loch could really know) was that, as they were on the run in, the crowd was going wild (after all, it looked like there was going to be a Royal horse winning the Grand National). Devon Loch had his ears back (as is normal in a race, horses often listen to their jockeys), was running well (hard, but well), heard the noise (very faintly initially), flicked his ears forward to hear what the noise was, and got a wall of sound slamming down his ears (horses have very good hearing). Because of this he was very startled and tried to get away from it, with the results we know about.

Once Devon Loch was up and about again he was given a very thorough examination, but there was nothing obviously wrong, so it was put down as one of those things. If he had been exhausted I feel certain that this would have been looked into, and Dick Francis might have had to answer some stern questions.
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OK James how about Estimate, disqualified from 2nd place in the Gold Cup in 2014, having won it in 2013, after testing positive for morphine. It was believed to have come from contaminated food so no one was blamed?