The Chain...make the next link

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Came across this in my travels which may be of interest Mick. Not sure where they get the "Letter" index from but for "L" there are plenty of locations in and around Watford. not just for The Avengers but quite a list of TV Series.

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http://avengerland.theavengers.tv/
The Watford bit
http://avengerland.theavengers.tv/l.htm#l3

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They have divided the area they cover into a grid an labelled each grid square with a letter. The letters L and M cover watford and places east. The maps are on the right side of the index page. A lot of the places depicted have changed considerably now. I will have a better browse tomorrow but I am on the phone at the moment and I find browsing with the small screen is a pain!! :-D

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Well I think I'll make the next link in the chain from this wonderful resource referred to earlier, bearing in mind it doesn't just cover the Avengers.

http://avengerland.theavengers.tv/

So I was looking for an "Avengers Pub" last night with mixed results so is there another random pub or location to be found from within the pages of the avengerland locations database so I am going for the "About Britain" tab for locations outside "Avengerland"

Well first up for a lazy choice is this, not a pub but a Station featured in "The Champions" , Episode "The Body Snatchers"

http://avengerland.theavengers.tv/Aberganolwyn.jpg

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..and here it is...episode on dailymotion

Abergynolwyn railway station is a station on the Talyllyn Railway near Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd, in Mid-Wales. It is 6.55 miles (10.54 km) from Tywyn Wharf. The name 'Abergynolwyn' means 'Mouth-of-the-River-with-a-Whirlpool'.

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So Might as well have a pint in the Railway inn

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5F171CD7

and in another what are the chances of that happening, on draught from an oxfordshire brewery, in the depths of Wales at the Railway Inn Abergynolwyn......Hobgoblin Gold......and guess what my selection was this evening....yes a bottle of Hobgoblin Gold :-D
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and nice little car chase at the end between these two
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So as far as The Champions with artistic licence go all that action took place in Wales, but obviously we know know that that the location of the final car chase was Grim's Dykes (Hotel now) near the Harrow Viewpoint nearer the studios in London, designed by Norman Shaw, for painter Frederick Goodhall, and lived in for many years by W.S.Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan Fame.

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It seems to me that the mention of W S Gilbert and his partner always brings up an unruly bunch of seafaring fellows. But for the next link where might you find their Merry Maidens and how many are there?

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Well I may be on the wrong track but I would go for 19, and you would find them in Cornwall
G&S do have this song in the gondoliers so maybe that is the link between the two



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I love it when this happens - you've found the right maidens but because you havn't been precise enough with the location the link hasn't popped out! :-D

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Now The precise location is in the middle of a field in Cornwall, but is the middle of a field nearish Penzance the link you have on the card :?: with the G&S link to Pirates of Penzance.

or is is a more convoluted link to the Lamorna Group of Artists and the true story of the love triangle between British artist Alfred Munnings, his friend Gilbert Evans and Florence Carter-Wood as portrayed in the Novel and Film Summer in February!

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 22:34
Now The precise location is in the middle of a field in Cornwall, but is the middle of a field nearish Penzance the link you have on the card :?: with the G&S link to Pirates of Penzance.

or is is a more convoluted link to the Lamorra Group of Artists and the true story of the love triangle between British artist Alfred Munnings, his friend Gilbert Evans and Florence Carter-Wood as portrayed in the Novel and Film Summer in February!

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Here's the answer card which depicts the list of attractions Penzance has to offer:
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My question mentioned the "unruly bunch of seafaring fellows" from Gilbert & Sullivan who I deemed to be the Pirates of Penzance who had maidens in Penzance!! Or something like that :-D

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Well the chain has taken us down to Cornwall, and near Lamorra.

Free vitrual Pint for FCF members at this quaintly named pub in Lamorra
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Will the next link take us away from Cornwall? You decide! :-D

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I've been known to devour more than the occasional Cornish Yarg from TheCheeseShed :-D

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bobins wrote:
26 Jun 2020, 20:57
I've been known to devour more than the occasional Cornish Yarg from TheCheeseShed :-D
That's what we used to call the changing rooms at our Sunday morning football club!! :-D

With a little imagination you can see that it contained things cornish!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 19:21
Sometimes people come up with clever names. Take TWAIN, for example (normally associated with scanners. I wonder how many people know what TWAIN stands for?
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Technology Without An Interesting Name
I thought a twain wan on a twack?
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