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

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I've got another finding out question related to our picnic spot right at the top of the Flodden memorial at the top of the hill.
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 5
What links St Leonard's Parish Church, Middleton Nr Rochdale with Flodden?

Ive got a bottle of Fentimans Ginger Beer (large) and Pork Pie for my Picnic but will have to adjourn for the afternoon and virtually rejoin my postings later on when washing machine drain hoses and pump have been satisfacorily unblocked!

Can you keep me synced in with your progress Mick and Bob I'll add some photos later. You know the type of thing I would choose for lunch so assume I am "virtually" with you :-D

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OK willdo, happy poking!! :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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I've got another finding out question related to our picnic spot right at the top of the Flodden memorial at the top of the hill.
Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 5
What links St Leonard's Parish Church, Middleton Nr Rochdale with Flodden?
Cheers Neil
The answer to this question is nicely summed up in:
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The church of St Leonard was completed in 1524 by Sir Richard Assheton, in celebration of the knighthood granted to him by Henry VIII for his part in the Battle of Flodden in 1513. The Flodden Window, in the sanctuary, is thought to be the oldest war memorial in the UK.[2] It commemorates on it the names of the Middleton archers who fought at Flodden. The church also has one of the finest collections of monumental brasses in the area, including the only brass in the UK of an English Civil War officer in full armour, Major-General Sir Ralph Assheton. In 1958 George Pace added a new north porch and vestries. He also installed light fittings, and designed a memorial to the First World War.[3]

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Here we are at the Salutation Inn and lunch is ordered. The cottage pie for Bob and the steak and ale pies for Neil and I:
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Once we've cleared our plates here we'll be heading up to Chainbridge Honey Farm where we hope to find a few souvenirs for the folks back home. On the way we will pass through Horncliffe:

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 6
What is this village's claim to fame?

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 7
Where might we find these forgotten steeds?
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We've made it to Chainbridge and a very quaint place it is:
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The chain bridge itself is brilliant:
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In fact there are so many good things to see it would be best to go and see for yourself

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractio ... gland.html

I hope to find a trinket for SWMBO while munching my 99!! :-D

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Neil and I were talking to the beekeeper here and I asked him about fishing the river. He said I should talk to Brian Palmer if I wanted to know about the fishing. The trouble is he didn't say anymore so:

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 8
Who is Brian Palmer and where might I find him?
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I found this photo on the Bristol Lodekker, it seems that on the final leg of the route into Berwick we should look out for this magnificent house and

Pennine Cycleway Quiz Question Day 8 Number 9
Name this building:
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Well I finally found what I was looking for to put a smile on SWMBO's face when I get home, she does love a candle:
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so its time to head up the road, next stop The Chandlery at Berwick:
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Last one there gets the bill!!! :-D

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Here is some music to cheer us along on our final leg:


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mickthemaverick wrote:
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OK willdo, happy poking!! :-D
Kirby grip and a bit of cord gumming up the pump propeller, mission accomlished for now!


Thanks for lunch Mick Lovely steak and ale pie! I am actually back on our virtual ride now. I took a smattering of pictures at
Flodden
Flodden Shadow-o-meter
Flodden Shadow-o-meter
Flodden
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..and Chainbridge
Chainbridge Shadow-o-meter
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Chainbridge Lodekker Cafe
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Some of the Stuff in the Barn
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REgards Neil

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We're in Berwick!!!! Chandlery is ½mile away......... No its not we're here!!! Quick look at the menu:
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A cheese and pickle sandwich and a bottle of ginger beer for me, Bob is not eating, saving himself for our last meal but He'll have a coke...
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For someone who wasn't eating he's not doing too bad, he's just polished off my salad and 1 of my sandwich quarters!!! :-D

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Looks like the labrador has followed the bike from Flodden :-D Needed a Lie Down.

Just up on the elizabethan walls Mick this viewpoint is about 100 yards from our pub on the Bridge for the pre Train meal. I'll freewheel down to Lowry's at the Chandelry and join you in lets say 1 minute!

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Regards Neil