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Honington Bridge it is well done. Now The Coach and Horses is not what I have on the card. Can you justify that answer Neil? :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
31 Mar 2022, 22:19
Honington Bridge it is well done. Now The Coach and Horses is not what I have on the card. Can you justify that answer Neil? :-D
God bless Hooky street...part of the lyrics of Only Fools and Horses theme song.

Coach and Horses is a Hooky Pub the self styled monniker of Hook and Norton Brewery.

https://www.hooky.co.uk/our_pubs/the-co ... -on-stour/

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Consider yourself congratulated, a verified and therefore acceptable answer!! Well done. The answer on the card can be found in Henley-in-Arden:
https://www.thenagsheadhenley.co.uk/

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So where would you go for ice cream?
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
01 Apr 2022, 09:15
So where would you go for ice cream?
As I've just come out of The Nags Head I expect I would go to Henley Ice Cream for a short slurp! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
01 Apr 2022, 09:29
Gibbo2286 wrote:
01 Apr 2022, 09:15
So where would you go for ice cream?
As I've just come out of The Nags Head I expect I would go to Henley Ice Cream for a short slurp! :-D
Yep, that's the place Mick, 'when I were a lad' I used to call in there on my Sunday bike ride from Kingstanding to Stratford on Avon. :)
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______________Warwickshire Done!_____12 done 80 to go_

and the next one please. There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each will have a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.
Here's the tool
https://www.random.org/
Here's the pool
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Just needs someone to run it? :-D
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Number is 5

Hang on while I look it up!

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01 Apr 2022, 11:00
Number is 5

Hang on while I look it up!
ARGYLLSHIRE

Bit of a challenge not sure where the old historic County Starts and Finishes.

Campbelltown is definitely in it...take it away Andy!




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Well, I know very little about Argyllshire but there is plenty to be found out. This link will take you to a site listing all the historic buildings to be found like the one below!! :-D
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I've just been up to Laphroaig on Islay (in Argyllshire) for one of those distillery tours. I've been on a couple before Edradour (Perthshire) and Glenlivet (Morayshire). Samesort of thing, but the head honcho of Laphroaig does quite a decent enough 11 minutes here on what makes Laphroaig different.

Must admit I selected a look at Laphroaig amongst many many Argyll distilleries, because I have a liking for names and that one appeals for some reason. I do like the simplicity of the large black letters on a whitewashed wall too, plainly declaring the distillery's presence.



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Hope you weren't over the limit after the sampling.
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Fascinating Argyllshire Quiz
"The who wrote Handel's Messiah" easy one
1. Which has the shorter coastline Argyllshire or the entire Country of France :?:
Bit more difficult, some may know TOH, but some enquiries may have to be made.
2 In which Film did Loch Craignish in Argyll, double for Yugoslavia. :?:
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Apr 2022, 18:23
Fascinating Argyllshire Quiz
"The who wrote Handel's Messiah" easy one
1. Which has the shorter coastline Argyllshire or the entire Country of France :?:
I have found Argyll quoted at 2918 km and France 4853 km so Argyll is the shorter!
Bit more difficult, some may know TOH, but some enquiries may have to be made.
2 In which Film did Loch Craignish in Argyll, double for Yugoslavia. :?: Might that be the boat chase in From Russia With Love ? :-D
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On the "Scottish Field" fascinating facts for Argyllshire it was the other way round Mick. Loads and loads of islands within Argyllshire would make it believable that its coastline was longer than France. Correct on the From Russia with Love where various scenes from the movie were filmed in the hills of Argyllshire as well.

https://www.scottishfield.co.uk/travel/ ... ut-argyll/

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