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Re: On Your Virtual Bike:The Pennine Cycleway (&quiz)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
22 May 2020, 12:16
While we are in Orton I noticed the rather impressive church tower that you can see in the picture which just warrants a question so
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 5 Number 2- Who made some alterations to the church in the second half of the 19th Century and what was done?

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This account https://www.visitcumbria.com/evnp/orton ... ts-church/ says the church was restored and enlarged by "Paley and Austin" https://www.visitcumbria.com/paley-and-austin/ The rather odd looking appearance of the tower maybe results from, in 2007, the tower being treated with a coat of lime to help pevent damage from damp.

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Time to dig something novel up about Appleby to join the quiz setting. Course its famous for its Horse Fair so I'll have to steer clear of that. I did like the discovery from Orton as I wandered around that church that Beatrice Whistler did this in the Church, there is a tangental story to be told there, not covered in the Visit Cumbria coiuple of sentences. Maybe one for a revisit when the ride is done!

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Its not far from Appleby but I do fancy calling off here at Dufton.

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Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 5 Number 3
What link is there between Augustine Washington of Virginia USA and Appelby?
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Its not far from Appleby but I do fancy calling off here at Dufton.

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I have to agree that looks good, so I am going to forego my dessert in Temptations and have it in Dufton, then we can still stop in Melmerby at the Village Bakery & Cafe as suggested earlier for afternoon tea and a battery charge before the climb. Now to ponder Q3.

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Initial thoughts on Question 3:
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Well my research has informed me of the existence of two Augustine Washington's Senior and Junior. Senior was the father of the first USA President George Washington and Junior was the President's half brother. on reading through their respective biographies I found no direct link to Appleby other than the fact that both were born in Westmoreland as was Appleby. I shall turn my attention to Appleby and see if I can find a more direct link from this end!!

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Theres the odd interesting thing about Dufton so I may ponder another question there. Yes Melmerby is an excellent stop later on to gather a bit of fortitude for Hartside which will be the highest point on Route 68.


and another to keep you going Mick
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 5 Number 4
Appelby West Station Footbridge is a grade II Listed Building. Which Station was it Moved From to Appleby? not electrification this time much much earlier....

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So far I have not found a more convincing answer to Q3 but I have come across another fact which is worthy of Q4:
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 5 Number 5
Whereabouts in Appleby will you find the oldest working construction of its type in England, and when did it come into service?
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Re: On Your Virtual Bike:The Pennine Cycleway (&quiz)

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Initial thoughts on Question 3:
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Well my research has informed me of the existence of two Augustine Washington's Senior and Junior. Senior was the father of the first USA President George Washington and Junior was the President's half brother. on reading through their respective biographies I found no direct link to Appleby other than the fact that both were born in Westmoreland as was Appleby. I shall turn my attention to Appleby and see if I can find a more direct link from this end!!
Thats pretty much there I just pulled ot the "facts" from this source.
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That is the link all apart from "George Washington's father and two half-brothers, born in Virginia, were still educated at Appleby Grammar School. He would have followed, but in 1743, when he reached the age at which the two older boys had made the voyage, his father died suddenly. George Washington never crossed the Atlantic or gained the classical education offered by schools like Appleby (wiki)
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Weve had a snap moment while I posted up Q4 you were posting your Q4. Let me know if you want me to alter mine to 5 or whether you will change yours to 5 :-D

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I've changed mine to keep the order! :-D

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Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 5 Number 4
Appelby West Station Footbridge is a grade II Listed Building. Which Station was it Moved From to Appleby? not electrification this time much much earlier....

Now as it happens I read the answer to this one while researching Appleby! :-D
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Moved from Mansfield Station in 1901
Supplementary Question for number watchers :-D Where can you see four little ducks on this page? (but not for long I suspect!! :-D )

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Correct,

and the suplementary 11 times the number of posts you were on when you had completed your 202nd post. Well done :-D
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 5 Number 6
Who's this then? and where is he (reasonably precisely)?
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Well I'm having a rhubarb tart and one of those things at the PostBox Pantry and after that next stop Melmerby about 5 ish I think. I'll save the power pack for Hartside after Melmerby.

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Mick if you arrive at Melmerby before me can I send you off on a minor quest around the village. :?:

Can you find and photograph for me the round yellow old AA Village Sign for Melmerby. By photograph I will be satisfied with the one which already exists on our forum posted by yours truly!

Not really a Quiz Question......just a small mission, if you are willing to accept it (as in the old mission impossible days)

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