May 2023:Quickfire A to Z of anything/everything

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Quainton Road Railway Station...
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Part of the Buckingham Railway Centre and currently a hive of HS2 activity...
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Good opener Jim, I don't think entries for Q-Day should be too difficult to find.

In car journey spotting games Q tended to be a sticking point especially if on a dual carriageway or motorway. In the more urban areas you may have a "ReQuest" stop sign at a bus stop, but in those days it was absent from number plates. It was only in 1983 that the "Q" plate came into more regular use, and was never used as an area identifier.

ImageLondon Transport Request Stop, Waterside, Chesham by Ray's Photo Collection, on Flickr

This is an old Wolverhampton sign, reminded me of OOmpus from Tootle the Taxi see O-day post :-D
ImageWolverhampton Corporation Transport "Omnibuses" bus stop plate, c1925? by mikeyashworth, on Flickr
from Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_r ... 83_to_2001
The changes in 1983 also brought the letter Q into use – although on a very small and limited scale. It was used on vehicles of indeterminate age, such as those assembled from kits, substantial rebuilds, or imported vehicles where the documentation is insufficient to determine the age. There was a marked increase in the use of Q registrations in the late 1980s and early 1990s, fuelled by car crime. Many stolen vehicles had false identities given to them, and when this was discovered and the original identity could not be determined, a Q registration would be issued to such vehicle. It was seen as an aid to consumer protection. Due to indeterminate age, origin and specification of Q registration vehicles, most motor insurers are reluctant to offer cover for these 'Q-plate' vehicles.
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Bit of north West Durham nostalgia. Langley Park may be wider known as the home village of Sir Bobby Robson, or for music fans the title of a well known prefab Sprout album "from Langley Park to Memphis, but on Q-day its memories of its quirkily named former bus and coach company Gypsy Queen.

The name arrived by pure chance...
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/ ... n-soldier/
Willy Benton, a Langley Park off-licence owner, started this business in the village around 1920. For years he had delivered goods to villagers with his horse and cart, until the army confiscated the horse during World War One. In its place Benton bought a car and then in 1920 he purchased a charabanc or open-topped bus with a retractable canvas hood.

Benton called his fledgling bus service Gypsy Queen, after a horse that unexpectedly won him £3,000 in the Irish Sweepstakes after the race leader and favourite fell at the final fence. Benton acquired newer buses as time passed and the business grew. It was eventually bought by Go-Ahead Northern in 1989.
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In Petrol of the Day surely there is only one contender for "Q-Day"

The penny only dropped the other day for me of the derivation of the Q8 brand never made the connection before but it is pretty obvious...

Q8

As it turns out I have an original photo of a Q8 service station sometime after it finished trading. This article has some fascinating photos of what was lying in and around the garage when he put together a few pictures. All would grace the rust wrecks thread...some I can identify, I may nick the yellow one and shove it up as a whatsthisthen? for someone to tell me what it is.
Willow Bridge Service Station: Pricey Diesel, Free Iron Oxide
link https://sometimes-interesting.com/willo ... ron-oxide/
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Q is for quite

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Queen.

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Queen Letizia of Spain.
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And the last one from me today, continuing the railway theme...

A Bulleid Q1 class wartime Austerity locomotive...
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Wikipedia tells all about them here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR_Q1_class
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Gibbo has graced the thread with a couple of his childhood Cimema's the Odeon on O day, and the Mayfair Cinema on M-Day.

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Well I have had a delve into Cinematreasures.org too and rediscovered a cinema in Newcastle which was a real treat to go to, and probably contributed to "The Sound of Music" and "Where Eagles Dare" as being my most memorable film experiences. The Sound of Music " famously ran twice a day for 140 Weeks from 18th April 1965. I was pleased to read in the comments for the site

"My favourite movie being the 1969 Blockbuster:– “Where Eagles Dare” and I remember seeing this at the Queens in 1974 in all its glory on the 70mm giant screen… never forget it… nothing ever compares to this presentation…."

Its title was the Queens Hall, but turned into the "Queen's Cinerama Theatre",, always just known as "the Queens".

Very inauspicious entrance but inside a huge screen, and some serious projectors.

Photos N.Thomson http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/26353/photos/18784

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Possibly my favourite Q from the world of cinema would be Robert Shaw as Quinn in Jaws: :-D
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Closely followed by the original Q played by Desmond Llewelyn in 17 Bond films:
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Quarrel:-
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Alternative name for a crossbow bolt.

Qualley. Something completely different.



This Qualley is of the Margaret description.
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For R day... A bit of running...
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In this instance, the start of the first run leg at the January Mallory Park Duathlon...
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R is for a word I use when necessary in polite company: :-D
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First up for me, not the best ever, or anywhere near rare subject matter, but appropriate kudos for today, May 2023:Quickfire A-to Z of Anything/Everything R-Day, because it is a captured moment fresh this very day from the camera.
Builders yard Rabbit<br />Falcon Original<br />R-Day May 2023
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Oh yes, and when did you buy your last bar of carbolic soap :?:

Had it not been R-day <br />I would never have noticed this!<br />Falcon Original R-Day
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