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Ok leaving Haltwhistle now and heading up the road. Just saw this attractive sign but too easy for a question: :-D
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However it is worth a ponder while canoeing later, what exactly do they mean by "Centre" of Britain. In my fiendish engineering brain I would have thought that Britain is considerably deeper than it is high so the centre must surely be underground somewhere? No? :-D

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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 May 2020, 14:16
Ok leaving Haltwhistle now and heading up the road. Just saw this attractive sign but too easy for a question: :-D
Shoved another quiz question up but forgot to load the picture....corrected now!
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 May 2020, 14:12
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 5
What is this structure called? (grade easy)
Which Firm Supply the teas and Coffees? (grade easy for me but I know!)
Well now, as you say the building is easy. It is called
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The Old Water Tower

As for the tea supplier not quite so easy. From Neil's description I am assuming the two companies to be
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Ringtons and Mrs Pumphreys
however I can only find the logo of the first of those which is nothing like the sandwich board so I must conclude it is the second supplier's name on the card
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Having said that the sandwich board picture could be that of a cook type older woman which would fit with the name!

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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 May 2020, 15:26
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 May 2020, 14:12
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 5
What is this structure called? (grade easy)
Which Firm Supply the teas and Coffees? (grade easy for me but I know!)
Well now, as you say the building is easy. It is called
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The Old Water Tower

As for the tea supplier not quite so easy. From Neil's description I am assuming the two companies to be
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Ringtons and Mrs Pumphreys
however I can only find the logo of the first of those which is nothing like the sandwich board so I must conclude it is the second supplier's name on the card
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Having said that the sandwich board picture could be that of a cook type older woman which would fit with the name!
I would drop the Mrs and you are spot on Mick maybe you were thinkin of this lady. The dog is Tricky-woo and Mr Herriot was the Vet
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Heres a "Sandwich Board" thing used at the Grainger Market
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..and the start point for the Bracing Walk is here

https://www.google.com/maps/@55.0023334 ... 312!8i6656

Along up the top of the crags overlooking the Lough and back. One of the best things to do. Look around and it gives you the impression of what life may have been like stationed up here. Splendid isolation.
So the walk takes you past a particular living landmark and an easy research or top of your head answer.

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 6
Which film made this Hadrians Wall living landmark famous :?:
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Ringtons deliver in my street every Friday - they were next door for ages yesterday, don't usually deliver there, only further along.
My mother used them for years and bought tons of promotional stuff from them - willow pattern china mostly. Probably paid through the nose for it.

Years since I was in the Grainger market but did used to buy coffee from Pumphrey's.

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And onto Vindolanda, couple of miles away

This is what I had come to see
"The Vindolanda Tablets" http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk/tablets/index.shtml
The Vindolanda writing tablets, written in ink on post-card sized sheets of wood, have been excavated at the fort of Vindolanda, immediately south of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Dating to the the late first and early second centuries AD, the formative period of Roman Britain’s northern frontier, they were written by and for soldiers, merchants, women and slaves. Through their contents, life in one community on the edge of the Roman world can be reconstructed in detail.
Lets not make the question too difficult....the answer is in the information on the link above, and plenty other information on the Vindolanda Tablets if that is of interest.

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 7
In Vindolanda Tablet 291 Who did Claudia Severa wife of Aelius Brocchus invite to her Birthday? :?:

Answer a simple search here http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk/4DLink2 ... questQuery
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myglaren wrote:
23 May 2020, 16:10
Ringtons deliver in my street every Friday - they were next door for ages yesterday, don't usually deliver there, only further along.
My mother used them for years and bought tons of promotional stuff from them - willow pattern china mostly. Probably paid through the nose for it.
Ringtons Maling Ware quite collectable now Steve.

Does any other part of the Country still have doorstep deliveries of Tea and Coffee a la Ringtons :?:
Chip in if you have any info.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 7
In Vindolanda Tablet 291 Who did Claudia Severa wife of Aelius Brocchus invite to her Birthday? :?:

Answer a simple search here http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk/4DLink2 ... questQuery



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Simple indeed but I cannot follow the wall walk link to find the landmark for Q6 due to my google ban!!

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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 May 2020, 16:37
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 May 2020, 16:30

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 7
In Vindolanda Tablet 291 Who did Claudia Severa wife of Aelius Brocchus invite to her Birthday? :?:

Answer a simple search here http://vindolanda.csad.ox.ac.uk/4DLink2 ... questQuery



Regards Neil.
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..nice name and correct Mick
Simple indeed but I cannot follow the wall walk link to find the landmark for Q6 due to my google ban!!
I would think that a "Hadrians Wall film location" search would come up with it Mick. I will assist if it doesnt.

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I'll get back to that in a minute more pressing matters having arrived at The Riverside Cafe:
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and We've both ordered this little top-u-up:
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 May 2020, 15:57
So the walk takes you past a particular living landmark and an easy research or top of your head answer.

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 6 Number 6
Which film made this Hadrians Wall living landmark famous :?:

Regards Neil.
Now judging by Steve's reaction this morning to a track I posted on the jukebox last night he isn't going to like the answer to this one, surely the greatest hoody of them all? :-D
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Robin Hood Prince of Thieves made in 1991 with Kevin Costner in the lead role, and I have to say I preferred Richard Greene!!

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Correct again!

I'll have the same Mick and a Cafetiere of nice Pumhreys Ipanema Yellow Catuai Pulped Natural Coffee.

I'm sure its lovely and of course gives me a chance to put this on the Jukebox



Did you go for a paddle?

Cheers Neil

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Purely out of interest this is where the 'Mrs' came from in my earlier answer, look below the picture. I did wonder if there was any connection with TrickyWoo at the time!! :-D

https://www.pumphreys-coffee.co.uk/curious-leaves/

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 May 2020, 17:02

I'll have the same Mick and a Cafetiere of nice Pumhreys Ipanema Yellow Catuai Pulped Natural Coffee.

Did you go for a paddle?

Cheers Neil
Don't want a cup of Nescafe Original then? :-D

Yes we had a brainwave involving our third, as yet unused bike. We took it with us in the canoe and then used it for portering the rapids. Worked ok. As ever our friendly farmer was passing and he took the rest of the gear to the end of the run for us.... did you get the sausages or havn't we got there yet, I can't remember!! #-o