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Suffolk in the spotlight

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Word Association

Suffolk...

Punch for me the heavy horse...

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...not the lawnmower.
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Nice place for Tea and a pun

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Sizewell B reactor dome
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One of my favourite places in Suffolk is: :-D
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But you can't go to Suffolk without a visit to Flatford Mill, there are many pictures included in the following link but there was only one to put here: :-D
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For our lighthouse appreciation society there is always Southwold Lighthouse: :-D
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The great John Peel lived near the village of Great Finborough, Stowmarket in Suffolk, He cheekily called his thatched cottage house Peel Acres and built a sound studio there so he didn't need to go to London too often.
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I have located the house but I won't post the location as I believe the family still lives there.
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My turn to put up a quick quiz about the current county Suffolk. I very much doubt anyone will know the answers to these without some research which gives you all the chance to prove me wrong! :-D

1 What event might you see in October at RSPB Minsmere?

2. Who had a scallop on the beach?

3. Who was Willy Lott?

4. What special building depends on the River Deben?

5. Which famous character was born in Lavenham?


Answers in spoilers please to allow others the choice of seeing them or not. :-D
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Your Framlingham castle is in the middle of Sheeran-ville, and featured in Ed's song "Castle on the Hill" and the video. I'm not keen on the lyrics from that song about "driving at 90 down those country lanes", and you'd need a bit of poetic licence if indeed recklessly about to plough into another road user driving at such speeds you would ever select "tiny dancer" to sing to, good as the song is.
I'm on my way
Driving at 90 down those country lanes
Singing to Tiny Dancer
And I miss the way you make me feel, and it's real
When we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill
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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 Mar 2022, 22:22
My turn to put up a quick quiz about the current county Suffolk. I very much doubt anyone will know the answers to these without some research which gives you all the chance to prove me wrong! :-D
Nice little quiz Mick, TOH for the scallop, looked up the rest
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1 What event might you see in October at RSPB Minsmere? The red deer rut is the star attraction on the heath during October. !

2. Who had a scallop on the beach? Sculpture on the beach at Aldborough by Maggi Hambling https://bitaboutbritain.com/the-scallop/

3. Who was Willy Lott? Willy Lott (1761-1849) was a tenant farmer who worked the 39 acres around Flatford that made up Gibbeon's Gate Farm. formed the background to many of Constable's paintings. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatfo ... t-flatford

4. What special building depends on the River Deben? Woodbridge Tide Mills https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodbridge_Tide_Mill

5. Which famous character was born in Lavenham?
Harry Potter! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-45589803
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mickthemaverick wrote:
23 Mar 2022, 22:22
My turn to put up a quick quiz about the current county Suffolk. I very much doubt anyone will know the answers to these without some research which gives you all the chance to prove me wrong! :-D
The only one I know the answer to is Willy Lott....
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He lived in the cottage depicted in The Hay Wain and was the chap that the bloke with the stuck hay wain got to drag them out with his Massey Ferguson. Or possibly not :lol:
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bobins wrote:
24 Mar 2022, 07:56
mickthemaverick wrote:
23 Mar 2022, 22:22
My turn to put up a quick quiz about the current county Suffolk. I very much doubt anyone will know the answers to these without some research which gives you all the chance to prove me wrong! :-D
The only one I know the answer to is Willy Lott....
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He lived in the cottage depicted in The Hay Wain and was the chap that the bloke with the stuck hay wain got to drag them out with his Massey Ferguson. Or possibly not :lol:
Yes correct bobins, though it may have been his Suffolk Punch, :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
23 Mar 2022, 23:48
mickthemaverick wrote:
23 Mar 2022, 22:22
My turn to put up a quick quiz about the current county Suffolk. I very much doubt anyone will know the answers to these without some research which gives you all the chance to prove me wrong! :-D
Nice little quiz Mick, TOH for the scallop, looked up the rest
Spoiler: show
1 What event might you see in October at RSPB Minsmere? The red deer rut is the star attraction on the heath during October. !

2. Who had a scallop on the beach? Sculpture on the beach at Aldborough by Maggi Hambling https://bitaboutbritain.com/the-scallop/

3. Who was Willy Lott? Willy Lott (1761-1849) was a tenant farmer who worked the 39 acres around Flatford that made up Gibbeon's Gate Farm. formed the background to many of Constable's paintings. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatfo ... t-flatford

4. What special building depends on the River Deben? Woodbridge Tide Mills https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodbridge_Tide_Mill

5. Which famous character was born in Lavenham?
Harry Potter! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-45589803
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Correct Neil, a full house well done! :-D
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Know your Sheep :!:
Could do with a dab of boot polish<br />Suffolk Sheep Near Winston Suffolk
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Suffolk does have the most easternmost point in Great Britain, but maybe doesn't offer the Land's end tourist fingerpost signpost experience down in Cornwall, as you have to negotiate your way through an industrial estate to get there, and you arrive at a very underwhelming "Euroscope" set in concrete in a concrete "promenade" with distances to notable cities across the water marked inconspicuously in a metal outer ring.

Still for the wind turbine tourist nearby is a wind turbine which once upon a time was Britain's largest.
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