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Title: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 06:27:56 PM
Like the title says, a topic for quiz questions about general knowledge and/or anything outside of the local area.  :)
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Post by: Pendragon on November 03, 2010, 07:12:18 PM
When the Links pub  was first built (by Lady Augusta) how did the locals get to it ?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 07:39:08 PM
By boat across what is now an underground river.
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Post by: Pendragon on November 03, 2010, 07:48:25 PM
No it wasn't by boat  :P
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Post by: Trojan on November 03, 2010, 08:10:38 PM
They walked down the bl**dy Conway Road.  Z**
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 08:14:46 PM
There must have been a bridge then.     $uk
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Post by: Pendragon on November 03, 2010, 08:17:20 PM
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There must have been a bridge then.     $uk
Nope there was no bridge....................d'ya give up?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on November 03, 2010, 08:22:58 PM
"The locals" would have been in Llanrhos, as The Links was built to replace the Mostyn Arms, which was across from Llanrhos Church......so like I said, down the bl**dy Conway Road.

 :cyclist40:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 03, 2010, 08:26:27 PM
I endorse Trojan's answer!  <:<:<:<
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 08:32:08 PM
Dog cart.
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Post by: Pendragon on November 03, 2010, 08:34:42 PM
Lady Augusta built the Links in the middle of boggy marsh land and as a result the locals had to get to the pub walking on PLANKS of wood.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on November 03, 2010, 08:39:21 PM
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Lady Augusta built the Links in the middle of boggy marsh land and as a result the locals had to get to the pub walking on PLANKS of wood.

Ah yes, Morfa Rhianedd.

You can still walk over a few planks, especially after closing time on a Saturday.
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Post by: Pendragon on November 03, 2010, 08:43:04 PM
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Lady Augusta built the Links in the middle of boggy marsh land and as a result the locals had to get to the pub walking on PLANKS of wood.

Ah yes, Morfa Rhianedd.

You can still walk over a few planks, especially after closing time on a Saturday.
HBow true  _))* _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 08:43:46 PM
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Lady Augusta built the Links in the middle of boggy marsh land and as a result the locals had to get to the pub walking on PLANKS of wood.

Those planks came off my boat!!!!       _))*  L0L
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Post by: Trojan on November 03, 2010, 09:03:37 PM
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Lady Augusta built the Links in the middle of boggy marsh land and as a result the locals had to get to the pub walking on PLANKS of wood.

Those planks came off my boat!!!!       _))*  L0L

Where did they disembark.....the pier head?  L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 09:07:17 PM
Where is, or was, Abergavenny Road in Llandudno?                      $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on November 03, 2010, 09:15:45 PM
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Where is, or was, Abergavenny Road in Llandudno?                      $wales

Penrhyn Bay.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 03, 2010, 09:26:54 PM
Not PB.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 03, 2010, 10:27:53 PM
an access to the rear of the Cae Mor Hotel, intended to link The Parade and Mostyn Broadway,  named after Lady Augusta Mostyn's father, the Earl of Abergavenny
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 04, 2010, 08:57:55 AM
Right - the road went down the side of the Cae Mor and the Theatre but disappeared when the cafe extension was put on the Venue Cymru complex.  I suppose it is now the Cae Mor car park!!
 ZXZ
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Post by: Nemesis on November 04, 2010, 10:11:17 AM
What was the original name of Jubilee Street?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on November 04, 2010, 11:24:34 AM
Jubilee Terraces ?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 04, 2010, 11:30:10 AM
Warehouse Street until 1910
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Post by: Yorkie on November 04, 2010, 11:34:31 AM
There still is a Warehouse Street on the left as you go down Jubilee Street.

I think it was called Railway Street - but then I'm normally wrong!    :P
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 04, 2010, 11:59:29 AM
I'm just quoting from my book, 'Streets of Llandudno' Published by 'Llandudno Historical Society' bought at a car boot sale earlier this year  D) handy for quiz questions,  if it's right! L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on November 04, 2010, 01:39:09 PM
When I did some family history research a few years ago, I found two lines of my family tree living in that road during the late 1800's and I seem to remember noticing it was called Jubilee Terrace(s).

Maybe someone who has simple access the census returns can confirm whether or not I was dreaming.

Mind you I suppose Jubilee Terrace(s) could have been somewhere else altogther in Llandudno !!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 04, 2010, 02:18:07 PM
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I'm just quoting from my book, 'Streets of Llandudno' Published by 'Llandudno Historical Society' bought at a car boot sale earlier this year  D) handy for quiz questions,  if it's right! L0L

Yes that is the answer I was expecting--- got the same book! A good little book as you say.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 04, 2010, 05:11:40 PM
I've just realised that all of these 'non local' questions in the non local section are in fact local  L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 04, 2010, 05:52:55 PM
What is it that a man does standing up, a woman sitting down and a dog on three legs?
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Post by: barney on November 04, 2010, 08:03:29 PM
Shake hands
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Post by: Yorkie on November 04, 2010, 08:16:16 PM
No - have a pee of course!   

OK so you've answered the clean version!  Well done !   Z**   ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 04, 2010, 09:24:04 PM
The Links was built beside an ancient footpath, traces of which can still be identified running fron Nant Y Gammar to the West Shore.    So if any one was inside The Links drinking Ye Old John Willy Lees then the planks were inside the links too!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on November 05, 2010, 04:00:52 AM
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The Links was built beside an ancient footpath, traces of which can still be identified running fron Nant Y Gammar to the West Shore.    So if any one was inside The Links drinking Ye Old John Willy Lees then the planks were inside the links too!

The ancient footpath to West Shore is called Maesdu Road now Hugo.  L0L

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on November 05, 2010, 06:15:27 AM
This is a map of the Walton area of Liverpool, in the 1960's.

Where will you find Owen and William Owen?




Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 05, 2010, 07:50:15 AM
In the Cemetery.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on November 05, 2010, 08:24:31 AM
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In the Cemetery.

is that the dead centre of Liverpool?  L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on November 05, 2010, 10:11:01 AM
Owen and William Owen were a family of builders, called Owen and William Owen Elias, they were father and son and built streets in Walton, Liverpool that spelt out the name of their firm in alphabetical order.   ZXZ

And I claim the prize!    :P
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 05, 2010, 11:06:38 AM
Not an easy one this - but topical

Whose signature is this on his confession?

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Dwyforite on November 05, 2010, 12:10:40 PM
remember remember the fifth of november
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Post by: Dwyforite on November 05, 2010, 12:48:52 PM
its ff  hard trying to write your name when some b****ard has pulled your fingernails out
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Post by: Hugo on November 05, 2010, 04:41:48 PM
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Lady Augusta built the Links in the middle of boggy marsh land and as a result the locals had to get to the pub walking on PLANKS of wood.

Conway Road was opened in 1844 yet Sam Hughes didn't open the Links until 1898 so the main road had been open for 54 years so why walk on planks unless you've had a skinful of that awful John Willy Lees beforehand.
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Post by: Trojan on November 06, 2010, 06:09:54 AM
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Owen and William Owen were a family of builders, called Owen and William Owen Elias, they were father and son and built streets in Walton, Liverpool that spelt out the name of their firm in alphabetical order.   ZXZ

And I claim the prize!    :P

You could have shown everyone how to read the name of the Welsh building firm:

Start to the left of Goodison Park (Everton's ground) with Oxton Str, then go up to Arnot Str. On the other side of County Road, continue with Makin Str, up to Nixon Str. The name of the firm is spelt backwards.

N-ixon Str
E-uston Str
W-eldon Str
O-lney Str
M-akin Str
A-rnot Str
I-ndex Str
L-owell Str
L-ind Str
I-smay Str
W-illburn Str
D-ane Str
N-imrod Str
A-ndrew Str
N-eston Str
E-ton Str
W-inslow Str
O-xton Str
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 06, 2010, 07:30:51 AM
Now that the day is over I can reveal that the signature is that of none other than the famous Guy Fawkes himself, who failed so miserably to do what many of us wished someone would do!!     L0L   L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 06, 2010, 07:42:17 AM
Whose memorial is this and where is it?
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Post by: Nemesis on November 06, 2010, 08:58:34 AM
Tomb of the unknown soldier. Westminster Abbey.
Only a guess!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 06, 2010, 11:05:34 AM
Good guess!

LEST WE FORGET.
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Post by: Nemesis on November 06, 2010, 01:00:43 PM
Even though I thought I knew--- just read the Daily Express and there is a very interesting article on the subject
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Post by: Trojan on November 07, 2010, 04:14:01 AM
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Now that the day is over I can reveal that the signature is that of none other than the famous Guy Fawkes himself, who failed so miserably to do what many of us wished someone would do!!     L0L   L0L

Looks like Dwyforite had the correct answer:

remember remember the fifth of november

its ff  hard trying to write your name when some b****ard has pulled your fingernails out

 :D
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Post by: Yorkie on November 07, 2010, 08:35:14 AM
The answer was Guy or Guido Fawkes!   Let's be pedantic, it's Sunday!     _))*
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Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 04:32:24 AM
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The answer was Guy or Guido Fawkes!   Let's be pedantic, it's Sunday!     _))*

 L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 04:37:06 AM
Where will you find these bells?

(That's not Stan in the photo)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 08, 2010, 11:28:13 AM
I am almost sure it is Westminster Abbey.
The bells at the Abbey were overhauled in 1971. The ring is now made up of ten bells, hung for change ringing, cast in 1971, by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, tuned to the notes: F#, E, D, C#, B, A, G, F#, E and D.
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Post by: Bellringer on November 08, 2010, 04:00:46 PM
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Where will you find these bells?

(That's not Stan in the photo)

Definitely not, he's too well dressed and wearing specs!
In any case you wouldn't catch me standing by a bell that size in the "ready for ringing" position, could be highly dangerous and does not follow good safety practice. ))*
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Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 07:24:07 PM
No it's not Westminster Abbey - they're in a different city.  D)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 08, 2010, 08:19:44 PM
Could be anywhere, so I'll have another stab at
Christ Church, Oxford.
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Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 08:38:48 PM
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Could be anywhere, so I'll have another stab at
Christ Church, Oxford.

Come on now my old china...........they're not in the City of Westminster, but you have to climb quite a few apples & pears to reach 'em.  :D
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Post by: DaveR on November 08, 2010, 08:44:07 PM
*Nips in quickly to say its Bow Bells*
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Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 08:57:37 PM
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*Nips in quickly to say its Bow Bells*

 8) Yep, pity Yorkie isn't logged-in. He's going to be BARKING mad now.  :P
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Post by: Yorkie on November 08, 2010, 09:21:21 PM
BROMLEY  by Bow - not Barking!   Thought with your background it would have been a Cathedral at the very least!!    _))*  L0L  _))*  L0L

Question: Where will you find these bells?
Correct answer should be - Church of St Mary-le-Bow    >>>

I now claim the prize!   L0L  L0L
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Post by: Trojan on November 08, 2010, 11:57:05 PM
Gordon Bennett, I've just ad a butchers an I fink you're right.

The Bow Bells is a boozer in E3.

The Bells are to be faaahnd in the church of St Mary-Le-Bow, in Cheapside.

Yorkie wins it on a tekneycalitee.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 09, 2010, 09:12:06 AM
Lot of History and info here
http://www.stmarylebow.co.uk/?History#/bow-bells/4535373284 (http://www.stmarylebow.co.uk/?History#/bow-bells/4535373284)

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 09, 2010, 10:40:39 AM
What and where is this familiar (?) landmark!
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Post by: DaveR on November 09, 2010, 11:22:10 AM
Taj Mahal
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Post by: Yorkie on November 09, 2010, 12:17:16 PM
As you know - you are absolutely correct - again!    ZXZ
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Post by: Pendragon on November 10, 2010, 02:51:53 PM
Princess Carmen Silva stayed in Bodysgallen Hall in 1890, what was locked in a room awaiting her return ?
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Post by: suepp on November 10, 2010, 03:47:56 PM
I'm tempted to say a goat!
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Post by: Pendragon on November 10, 2010, 03:53:42 PM
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I'm tempted to say a goat!
Ha ha  _))*  No wasn't a goat  L0L
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Post by: Trojan on November 10, 2010, 04:35:09 PM
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I'm tempted to say a goat!
Ha ha  _))*  No wasn't a goat  L0L

Well, I know it can't have been a Rabbit, as they didn't start making them until the 1990's.  :twoface:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 10, 2010, 04:45:45 PM
"hardd, hafan, hedd"

The Town's Motto was a transaltion of her comment about Llandudno!                           )*)&
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Post by: Pendragon on November 10, 2010, 04:59:19 PM
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I'm tempted to say a goat!
Ha ha  _))*  No wasn't a goat  L0L

Well, I know it can't have been a Rabbit, as they didn't start making them until the 1990's.  :twoface:
Carmen Silva never returned to Bodysgallen, so animals would of died x
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on November 10, 2010, 06:13:49 PM
She was a writer, so how about a half finished book, or a journal/diary?
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Post by: Pendragon on November 10, 2010, 06:17:55 PM
No wasn't a journal. d'you give up ...........
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Post by: suepp on November 10, 2010, 06:22:29 PM
a chocolate on the pillow?
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Post by: Pendragon on November 10, 2010, 06:30:09 PM
When Carmen Silva stayed at Bodysgallen Hall she liked the four poster bed so much she asked for the bed and room to be saved exclusivly for her on her next visit and so the room was locked. Carmen Silva never returned. When the room was eventually unlocked years later it also contained wedding presents from 1893 (can't remember whos) They (the pressies) along with the rest of the contents of the house were sold at auction raising approx £35,000 in the 60s. Bodysgallen hall was sold 3 years later for £15,000. Back of the net x
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Post by: DaveR on November 10, 2010, 06:56:56 PM
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A Local question.   Where was the Playhouse and what is it now?
The Cinema in Rhos that's now the Co-op?

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/24/65126559_3ad0287b8a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/65126559/)
Former Cinema (?), Rhos On Sea (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davellandudno/65126559/#) by SnakeCorp (http://www.flickr.com/people/davellandudno/), on Flickr
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Post by: DaveR on November 10, 2010, 06:57:57 PM
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Back of the net x
(http://www.digicamreview.co.uk/olympus_mju_mini_digital/back_of_the_net.jpg)
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Post by: Yorkie on November 10, 2010, 10:30:51 PM
Where, when and what??  It happened in Cardiff!
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Post by: Fester on November 11, 2010, 12:01:47 AM
Bluddy Hell .... looks gruesome !
I have to go to bed, and I'll dream about that!

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Post by: Pendragon on November 11, 2010, 11:35:56 AM
Its the hoax of the cardiff giant  :P

1869
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Post by: Yorkie on November 11, 2010, 11:54:29 AM
I did omit to mention that the Cardiff was in the States!!!   Thought that may have got you!      ¢¢##
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Post by: Yorkie on November 11, 2010, 12:02:38 PM
What about this one?  Where or what?

Clue a famous building from an unusual angle.
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Post by: Pendragon on November 11, 2010, 02:08:40 PM
Erm....................looks like a Shreddie ?

Is it one of nanas rejects?
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Post by: mull on November 11, 2010, 06:09:35 PM
Is it Centre point ?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 11, 2010, 06:21:20 PM
It never fails to amaze me how quickly these quizes get answered.  You are correct so now we need a new puzzel.      $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 11, 2010, 06:31:32 PM
I've never heard of Centrepoint ... until now.

This quiz is definitely biased ... it discriminates against thick people, like me. ¢¢##
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: mull on November 11, 2010, 08:10:26 PM
So you were not a child of the 60s then Fester.
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Post by: Yorkie on November 11, 2010, 08:20:40 PM
Centre Point is one of London's most famous, if not most-loved, buildings, Centre Point stands in the centre of the West End, looking over the busy Oxford Street and Charing Cross Rd junction where I spent many an hour on point duty sorting out the traffic chaos.

Built on land originally designated for a traffic roundabout, a long drawn out process led to planning permission being granted in August, 1959.

Where is this street and what happened here?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on November 11, 2010, 08:53:32 PM
The Great Fire of London started in the King's Bakery in Pudding Lane in 1666. Pudding Lane I believe is near London Bridge.
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Post by: DaveR on November 11, 2010, 09:02:05 PM
I remember taking a slight detour on one visit to London to see the memorial placed at the spot where the Great Fire started:
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/203/441728643_85f37a5d4b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dittmars/441728643/)
Fire of London memorial (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dittmars/441728643/#) by Percita (http://www.flickr.com/people/dittmars/), on Flickr
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Post by: TheMedz on November 11, 2010, 09:11:42 PM
Happy days. I used to work in the old Billingsgate Market building, just down the road from this monument.  I have to admit to having spent many nights, after a few beers,  sat on those steps trying to figure out what my hotel was called so I could hail a taxi!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on November 11, 2010, 09:55:12 PM
Assuming the Great Fire of London was the correct answer, can I ask "What is this and where is it?"

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on November 11, 2010, 09:58:39 PM
The Eden Project in Cornwall?
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Post by: TheMedz on November 11, 2010, 10:04:59 PM
How about this one?
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Post by: Bellringer on November 11, 2010, 10:08:51 PM
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The Eden Project in Cornwall?


Correct of course.
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Post by: Mikethewatch on November 11, 2010, 11:10:42 PM
Statue of  liberty in Paris ?
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Post by: Fester on November 12, 2010, 12:57:38 AM
Yeah, Mike is correct,  it sits on the Isle De Grenelle in Paris .... I was sick of the sight of it when I used to work for a French company.
I did hope I would never see it again in my entire life...   a bit like Paris CDG airport,  or the TGV Train ...

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Post by: Trojan on November 12, 2010, 02:33:54 AM
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I remember taking a slight detour on one visit to London to see the memorial placed at the spot where the Great Fire started:

I saw it from the Thames.
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Post by: Trojan on November 12, 2010, 03:28:58 AM
While we're in London, what's the name of this church and what was once attached to it.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 12, 2010, 09:57:20 AM
It is the Church of St Martin with Ludgate and the Ludgate and Newgate Prisons were nearby.     ZXZ

The gate was one of three separate sites that bore the name Ludgate Prison. In 1378 it was decided that Newgate Prison would be used for serious criminals, and Ludgate for Freemen of the City and clergy who were imprisoned for minor offences such as debt. By 1419 it became clear that prisoners were far too comfortable here, as they were more likely to want to stay than to pay their debts and leave. They were all transferred to Newgate prison for this reason, although that prison was so overcrowded and unhealthy that they soon returned.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 12, 2010, 12:28:56 PM
Where is this house and who lived there?
Clue : It is NOT in the UK.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 12, 2010, 01:34:13 PM
I think its the house of Anne Frank ... in the Netherlands, ...your country of origin I believe?

Have the prize sent round without delay.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 12, 2010, 02:44:16 PM
Knowing full well that you would be the first person to correctly guess, I left the prize, neatly wrapped in Xmas paper, on the front step (there was no back one) of the shop.  I trust you found it and are happy with the contents!    :laugh:

And I am half Dutch, half Yorkshire hence Yorkie.  Yutch or Dorky wouldn't look right!     _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 12, 2010, 02:47:06 PM
Just one of four - but where in the UK?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on November 12, 2010, 05:53:44 PM
Battersea Power Station?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 12, 2010, 10:28:30 PM
I give up trying to catch you lot!   Well done !   :rage:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 12, 2010, 10:41:58 PM
Which Castle?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 12, 2010, 10:57:16 PM
From that angle... I'm guessing the Castle at Cardiff.?   ?{}?

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 13, 2010, 07:48:42 AM
   $wales   $wales   $wales   $wales

You're darn right !    I knew that would be easy peasy!    :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 13, 2010, 09:16:19 PM
On which famous monument will you find this:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 14, 2010, 08:06:02 PM
Clue time - it is in a European Capital and also topical.   :twoface:

This is part of the monument.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 14, 2010, 10:14:51 PM
Is it on The Arc de Triomphe , Champs Elysees, Paris?

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 15, 2010, 07:40:01 AM
Which side?  Left or right?    Excellent deduction once again!   10 Brownie points.    :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2010, 08:24:12 AM
You're getting good at this game, Fester.  +}}{--
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 15, 2010, 12:04:56 PM
A tall story that needs solving - what and where?     $eu   It's easy peasy!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 15, 2010, 04:59:15 PM
Is that a clue you have given us Yorkie or is it just a red herring from the Tallinn TV Tower and restaurant?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 15, 2010, 05:42:53 PM
Not Estonia - sorry!     ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 16, 2010, 01:10:57 PM
Seems we have no takers for Rotterdam's Eurotower!

So try this.  What is held back by this Dam in Wales and what lies at the bottom of it?
Both parts of the answer required to get the Brownie points.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: suepp on November 16, 2010, 02:04:18 PM
 Craig Goch dam is at the top, and at the bottom is the Caban Coch dam the lowest of a series of four dams in the Elan Valley


The River Elan is held back?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 16, 2010, 02:52:24 PM
If not my suggestion is ---Clywedog Dam holding back Llyn Clywedog and the River Severn which feeds it and at the bottom is Bryn Tail-- the old lead mine
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 16, 2010, 04:10:51 PM
No - sorry.   Not quite so far away as those.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Quiggs on November 16, 2010, 05:24:16 PM
Llyn Brenig, Village at the bottom ?  ( If I've got the correct lake )
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 16, 2010, 05:54:29 PM
Wrong lake!  Which Village was flooded over?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Quiggs on November 16, 2010, 06:00:51 PM
 Vyrnwy ? and Llanwddyn village.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 16, 2010, 06:15:03 PM
Well done Quiggs!   Go to the top of the Class!      Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 17, 2010, 12:15:04 PM
Twin Towers but what and where?                             $eu
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 17, 2010, 12:50:04 PM
York Minster?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 17, 2010, 01:33:48 PM
Should have added not in UK!    :-}}}
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on November 17, 2010, 03:14:15 PM
the vatican ?  a wild guess
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 17, 2010, 03:24:21 PM
Looks like Notre Dame in Paris.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 17, 2010, 04:01:54 PM
It should look like Notre Dame, 'cos it IS Notre Dame!    It is just impossible to catch you lot!     ¢¢##
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 17, 2010, 05:22:56 PM
I thought Belringer Stan would have got that last one.... given his prediliction for bell-towers and church architecture?

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 17, 2010, 06:44:20 PM
OK see how long it takes to get this one.
What, where, when and why?
Answer required to all 4 parts!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on November 17, 2010, 06:55:33 PM
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I thought Belringer Stan would have got that last one.... given his prediliction for bell-towers and church architecture?



Been out all afternoon and only saw it (and the answer) on my return.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 17, 2010, 07:08:35 PM
1950's science fiction comes to mind Yorkie!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 18, 2010, 10:30:32 AM
Not science fiction - more science fact!       ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 18, 2010, 11:21:12 AM
Skylon Tower
London ( banks of the Thames)
Festival of Britain
1951

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylon_(tower) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylon_(tower)) for more details
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 18, 2010, 11:24:51 AM
Correct of course - what a great event it was too if one is old enough to remember it!    ¢¢##
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 18, 2010, 11:26:33 AM
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Correct of course - what a great event it was too if one is old enough to remember it!    ¢¢##

Just about !!!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 18, 2010, 11:29:16 AM
What great house is this?  And what famous seat is close by?    It is in the UK.     $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 18, 2010, 08:11:43 PM
That's Hollyrood House and Arthur's Seat is nearby.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 18, 2010, 09:04:36 PM
There was I thinking that would last more than a few hours - how wrong I was.  No prizes Hugo but well done!     D)

Close by also is Prestonfield House which had a first class restaurant loast time I was there.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 18, 2010, 09:10:00 PM
This Railway Station is in Wales but where?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 19, 2010, 07:57:23 AM
Just to get things going, wild guess of Dolgarrog.                             Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 19, 2010, 08:08:32 AM
Not quite wild enough, Yorkie, although you are on the right line.  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 19, 2010, 08:41:11 AM
Tal-y-Cafn?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 19, 2010, 10:39:35 AM
I'll try http://www.penmorfa.com/Conwy/20902+903-dolwyddelan.jpg (http://www.penmorfa.com/Conwy/20902+903-dolwyddelan.jpg)                 $wales

Dolwyddelan
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 19, 2010, 10:47:54 AM
Roman Bridge ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 19, 2010, 12:44:04 PM
Yorkie is correct, it is Dolwyddelan Station, on the Conwy Valley Line. It's been tidied up a lot since the first photo was taken:
(http://www.nwrail.org.uk/ld100508-dolwyddelan.jpg)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 19, 2010, 01:00:17 PM
There are some great pictures of the Conwy Valley Railway on http://conwy-valley-railway.fotopic.net/ (http://conwy-valley-railway.fotopic.net/) by some chap named Dave Roberts!   D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 19, 2010, 02:00:07 PM
There's a lot of us about.  ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 19, 2010, 02:50:24 PM
I must confess that when you post a "Quiz" picture I always pop along to Flikr to see if I can find it on your albums!      8)   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 22, 2010, 07:58:59 PM
What is this block structure in the foreground, and what is its purpose?  An extra point if you can say where it is.      $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 22, 2010, 08:06:33 PM
An overflow for the Reservoir? No idea where, though.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 22, 2010, 08:29:34 PM
Absolutely correct.    Derbyshire's Ladybower reservoir was completed in 1945, providing drinking water for the cities of the north and east Midlands.   It is the largest of a chain of 3 massive reservoirs which are known collectively as the " Peakland Lake District".
 
Howden and Derwent Dams lie further up the valley. These two were used by the famous "Dambusters" in their experiments with Barnes Wallis' "bouncing bomb". Much of the film "The Dambusters" was filmed here.


Was going to ask the Dambuster question but thought it would then be too easy!!    Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 27, 2010, 05:20:31 PM
What is this and where is it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 27, 2010, 05:32:16 PM
Sorry about the size of the photo, is there any way that it can be enlarged otherwise people will need a magnifying glass for it!     :-[
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: chris99 on November 27, 2010, 05:33:37 PM
It looks a bit like the Hydro in happier days.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2010, 05:41:46 PM
As I can't see it I will make a guess that it is a building somewhere in the Three Towns.   L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 27, 2010, 06:17:09 PM
I think a clue (or a magnifying glass) may be needed on this one, Hugo!  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 27, 2010, 07:29:55 PM
It's not  the Hydro it's more French in style and in the middle of the country.   
   Apologies again for the size of the picture
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2010, 07:55:16 PM
Cara sings Somebody to Love by Queen - Confused.com TV advert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeuaMuRP9FI#ws)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 27, 2010, 09:13:58 PM
The man who had this place built was certainly worth his salt!        ::)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 27, 2010, 09:38:01 PM
Abbey-cwm-hir, Llandrindod Wells
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 10:27:05 AM
No thats not it.    Sorry again about the size of the photo but I was sure that Yorkie would have brought his magnifying glass out of retirement and cracked this case 'cos the clues are there.

Let's recap:-

A French style building   ----------    easy peasy

In the middle of the country   -----------   Mid land

A man worth his salt    -------------------   a salt Baron

Does anything spring to mind now?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 11:04:48 AM
Got all the clues but just can't get them together.    ¢¢##

Tried a magnifying glass but that just made the half a dozen dots bigger!     L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 11:49:43 AM
Chateau Impney Hotel
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 11:59:58 AM
Well done Yorkie,  The Chateau Impney it is.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 12:01:48 PM
And now you give us a decent picture!!!                 _))*   L0L   ¢¢##
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 12:21:05 PM
Well I knew that I had to make it difficult if I was to beat the Yorkie.   ;)

Seriously though, I took them when I stayed there earlier this year but as I had named each picture I thought that it would make it too easy for you.  As it has turned out when I posted them now the names haven't appeared.     ::)

The original picture was copied but I forgot to check on its size.    ))*      but I had every confidence in you getting the answer correct.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 12:51:14 PM
The funny thing Hugo, is that I couldn't find any reference to salt that made any sense or got me anywhere!   Eventually I tried another tack which worked!  Giz another one please.    D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 01:01:51 PM
Yorkie, here's some info on the place.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search
 
Chateau Impney.Chateau Impney is an imposing 19th century house built in the style of an elaborate French château near Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire, England. Of the large mansions in Worcestershire supported by industrial fortunes, Sir Nicolas Pevsner judged Impney to be the "the showiest of them all in the county".[1]

It was designed from 1869 onwards and built in 1873-75[2] for local industrialist the saltworks magnate John Corbett in the style of a Louis XIII château, for Corbett's wife, Hannah Eliza O'Meara, was of mixed French/Irish descent and had been raised in Paris, where her father was secretary to the Displomatic Corps.[3] Corbett applied for designs to the Parisian architect Auguste Tronquois[4] and employed the Beaux-Arts trained English architect Richard Phené Spiers as executive architect on site;[5] the house cost GBP £247,000 (equivalent to £16,685,895.00 in 2007) [1], to satisfy her nostalgia for Paris. Sadly, the marriage was not a happy one, and she later took up residence in one of Corbett's properties in Tywyn, North Wales.

In 1945, the house was purchased by Ralph Edwards who restored it and developed it as a hotel. As of 2007[update], it remains an upmarket hotel [2] and presents an eye-catching sight from the road [3].

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 01:11:38 PM
These photos were taken inside which building?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 02:43:18 PM
Here are a couple more photos of the inside.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 03:42:46 PM
A quick stab in the dark - St George's Chapel, Windsor.                      $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 04:14:00 PM
Your miles away I'm afraid Yorkie.

Here's a photo leaving the place.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 07:25:54 PM
Can't get this one with the evidence given but will have another wild guess:

Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh due to the excellent Masonry displayed in the pictures!   ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 07:40:57 PM
Your going further afield now!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 28, 2010, 07:42:10 PM
St. Davids
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 28, 2010, 07:45:27 PM
Spot on Dave     $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 08:28:06 PM
Where and what is this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 28, 2010, 08:30:18 PM
The former prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 08:33:06 PM
Gosh, I've only just posted it!!!   You must have been watching like a hawk!!!  And you know you are completely correct.     $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on November 28, 2010, 08:35:50 PM
Me too but Dave obviously types quicker!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 28, 2010, 08:37:37 PM
Yep me too .... I was prowling!

Pretty easy one that.

More???
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 28, 2010, 08:46:22 PM
OK,  one from me....

Where is this beautiful gothic abbey?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 28, 2010, 08:57:28 PM
Whitby?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 28, 2010, 08:59:08 PM
Dead right beat me to it!

Whitby Fountains Abbey to be precise.
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Post by: Nemesis on November 28, 2010, 09:27:11 PM
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Dead right beat me to it!

Whitby Fountains Abbey to be precise.

Fountains is the Mother Abbey-- situated near Ripon.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 28, 2010, 09:59:33 PM
Yes... way too easy for Nem and Yorkie.

I'm impressed with Dave though!

Fountains Abbey near Ripon is a much larger site, its vast... and I have wandered around it in awe many times.

What a complete tosser Henry VIII was to destroy such fabulous edifices.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 29, 2010, 12:38:45 AM
Right.... where will you find this huge and ancient complex?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 29, 2010, 07:45:05 AM
Thailand
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 29, 2010, 01:02:57 PM
Not Thailand Pal.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 29, 2010, 01:29:23 PM
Ok I'll try  Prambanan Shiva Temple - central Java Indonesia
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Quiggs on November 29, 2010, 02:32:08 PM
 Or Angkor Wat ?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 29, 2010, 04:35:40 PM
I reckon you got it there Quiggs!     D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 29, 2010, 08:39:03 PM
Quiggs, you are spot on.... and what an amazing and mysterious collection of buildings that is.

It is indeed Angkor Wat,   and the answer is CAMBODIA.


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Post by: DaveR on November 29, 2010, 08:40:13 PM
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Quiggs, you are spot on.... and what an amazing and mysterious collection of buildings that is.

It is indeed Angkor Wat,   and the answer is CAMBODIA.
One of my favourite tracks is 'Holiday in Cambodia' by the Dead Kennedys.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 29, 2010, 09:06:16 PM
Where is this and what is it used for?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 29, 2010, 09:13:01 PM
Press Box at Lords?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 29, 2010, 09:14:14 PM
Hi Dave - didn't expect it to last that long - what kept you???     _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 29, 2010, 09:17:30 PM
Was having a cup of tea.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 30, 2010, 12:23:00 AM
OK, I'll try again...

A beautiful castle, but which one?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 30, 2010, 08:47:48 AM
With your Yorkshire connections, I would say it's Leeds Castle in Kent!!!   And I didn't have to look it up!     _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 30, 2010, 08:56:43 AM
Stonework looks more like Beaumaris !
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 30, 2010, 09:26:57 AM
It's not Leeds Castle and does in fact look like Beaumaris from an unusual angle.     $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 30, 2010, 01:22:59 PM
Too much water for Beaumaris me thinks.  Any black swans in sight?    ¢¢##
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 30, 2010, 05:09:36 PM
Its Neither Leeds castle, nor Beaumaris.... but I can see what you mean about it looking similar to Beaumaris...

Keep guessing guys....  another 12 hours and I'll drop a clue in.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on November 30, 2010, 05:56:26 PM
So you're going to be up and about at 5.09 in the morning?  Or will you take your laptop to bed with you?   L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 30, 2010, 06:38:36 PM
How about Caerphilly Castle then?     $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on November 30, 2010, 11:12:35 PM
I often post on here at ridiculous times of the night...

But I have no need to drop any clues in the middle of the night...because HUGO has solved it.

Caerphilly Castle it is!   Well done sir, I shall have my man-servant deliver your prize directly.   $welsh$ &well& &well& &well& $welsh$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 01, 2010, 12:36:44 AM
..and now this one.

An unfamiliar view of a well known castle, but which one?

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on December 01, 2010, 07:33:10 AM
My immediate thought was Harlech but the longer I look at it the less I'm sure.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 08:34:30 AM
Could be a Motte and Bailey Castle but no idea which one.    )*)&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on December 01, 2010, 08:34:52 AM
That was my first thought too ! Harlech that is
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 01, 2010, 12:03:31 PM
Nemesis and Medz..... despite your hesitation you are CORRECT !!

I shall split the prize, thats half a ticket each for last nights Status Quo concert.

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Post by: Nemesis on December 01, 2010, 02:23:53 PM
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Nemesis and Medz..... despite your hesitation you are CORRECT !!

I shall split the prize, thats half a ticket each for last nights Status Quo concert.



Tell you what swap 'em for tonights concert and you're on ! Do I sit on his knee or he on mine? ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 04:38:10 PM
Now just where is this magnificent beast located and what is it dedicated to?
I give it about 10 minutes for the answer to appear!
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Post by: DaveR on December 01, 2010, 05:16:37 PM
The Lion's Mound, dedicated to Prince William of Orange who died at the battle of Waterloo.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Michael on December 01, 2010, 05:47:25 PM
It must be. I climbed up the 278 steps to it a few years ago
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 01, 2010, 05:55:51 PM
It lasted 38 minutes - that must be a record!!     L0L

Of course, you're correct!  And it is replicated at Waterloo Station in London.       $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 01, 2010, 11:48:27 PM
A quite amazing structure this...For one point, Do you know what is is?
2 further points at stake here...

One point for Which country of the world will you find this..?
Another point for  What is it used for?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Paddy on December 02, 2010, 01:57:31 AM
Is it the floating Chinese restaurant in Amsterdam?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 02, 2010, 08:32:42 AM
Dragon Boat Floating Restauant Shanghai.  
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Post by: Fester on December 02, 2010, 11:05:47 AM
Paddy and Yorkie,  you can have one point each, because it is used as a restaurant.... but its not in Amsterdam or China.

It is a much larger structure than The Dragon Boat, and has a rich history to it.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 02, 2010, 01:06:39 PM
Yangon, Myanmar or as previously known Rangoon, Burma.

Karaweik Hall
The floating Karaweik Restaurant on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake is one of the landmarks of Yangon. This modern architecture of a mythical creature Karaweik Hall was constructed in 1972. This whole building was gilded with gold about 20 years ago. Karaweik Hall will serve lunch and dinner with Myanmar, Chinese, Eastern and Western cuisine at moderate prices. It is also an excellent idea to examine the beauty of this royal barge and the stunning view of the Shwedagon. Traditional dance performances are normally held here in the evenings.

 ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 02, 2010, 04:07:54 PM
Where will you find this and an extra point if you can guess the estimated weight of the capstone.
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Post by: Hugo on December 02, 2010, 04:10:31 PM
 ))* $booboo$

No points for guessing where the cromlech is but just one for guessing the weight.   :-[
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 02, 2010, 04:36:55 PM
Is there any information regarding dimensions, or do we have to guess them also in order to calculate the weight?


I'll try 8,500 kilos   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 02, 2010, 05:25:53 PM
By the way Yorkie... as you know you were spot on with the Karaweik Hall (or the Karaweik Palace as it is known)

I thought it would be hard to track down because it is in the closed and secretive country of Burma (Myanmar)
Just what wonders hide behind closed borders, eh!
It is modelled on the Royal Barge of the former King of Burma.

Well done Yorkie.   &well& &well& &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 02, 2010, 05:37:24 PM
Must confess I had to  get my magnifying glass out and my deerstalker on for that one.     :votive:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 02, 2010, 06:23:19 PM
Yorkie, I'm still working in pounds and ounces so you've made me get my calculator out!      :o
Anyway, you're out, way out because it's a lot bigger.
Don't know how these ancients did it but they must have been strong in those days.  Try guessing to the nearest ton so I won't have to get the calculator out again,   ;)

By the way anyone who guesses the wrong location gets a minus point!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 02, 2010, 06:34:41 PM
Its 25 Tons mate... not an ounce more.   $happy$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 02, 2010, 06:42:44 PM
Located close to Moelfre on Anglesey, Din Lligwy Cromlech (burial chamber) boasts an 18 by 15 foot capstone weighing in at 25 tons, and standing on eight short stones. The Cromlech dates from about 5000BC. When it was excavated in 1908, the site gave up its dead. Bones of men, women, and children were found.

So 25 is about right but due to erosion since 5000 BC it is now only 24 tons which is my guess!     :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 02, 2010, 06:52:00 PM
I'll accept Fester's answer at 25 tons unless you want to lift it up and reweigh it Yorkie.    ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 02, 2010, 07:00:27 PM
Very fair decision Hugo.

Where will you find this monument and what is it about?  Europe.
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Post by: Hugo on December 02, 2010, 10:07:51 PM
That's the Vasco Da Gama statue in Lisbon.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 03, 2010, 07:44:21 AM
Not quite correct Hugo, it is Discoveries Monument (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), built on the north bank of the Tagus River, Lisbon in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator.

Detail of the monument showing the mathematician and cosmographer Pedro Nunes holding an armillary sphere (center). To his left, Jácome de Maiorca (cosmographer and chart maker) and Pedro Escobar (navigator); to his right, Pêro de Alenquer (navigator), Gil Eanes (navigator) and João Gonçalves Zarco (navigator).

It represents a three-sailed ship ready to depart, with sculptures of important historical figures such as King Manuel I carrying an armillary sphere, poet Camões holding verses from The Lusiads, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and several other notable Portuguese explorers, crusaders, monks, cartographers, and cosmographers, following Prince Henry the Navigator at the prow holding a small vessel. The only female is queen Felipa of Lancaster, mother of Henry the navigator, the brain of the discoveries.

Inside is an exhibition space with temporary exhibits, an interesting film about the city of Lisbon, and an elevator that takes visitors to the top for some bird's-eye views of Belem and its monuments.

The pavement in front of the monument is decorated with a mosaic that was offered by the South African government in 1960, representing a compass with the map of the world charting the routes taken by the Portuguese explorers.

Sorry only half a point for that!   :D

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 03, 2010, 03:32:08 PM
Thanks Yorkie that was very generous of you.  I recognised the Lisbon Bridge in the background and remember the monument from photos when I went to Portugal.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 03, 2010, 03:46:42 PM
I do try to be fair!      ;D

I hope you liked Lisbon -- I know that we do and very handy for the Grand Prix circuit too!     :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 03, 2010, 04:57:05 PM
It was Carvoeiro on the Algarve where we actually went to.   A beautiful little fishing village and we had a great holiday there.
I read up so much on Portugal prior to going and that's the reason I knew about Lisbon etc.   I'd like to think we can go back again one day.   :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 03, 2010, 05:56:45 PM
We have been going for 40 years, mainly to the Algarve coast which we know very well.  Off there for 3 weeks in the new year to get out of the cold for a bit.     :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 04, 2010, 12:28:13 PM
Don't know if this may be too difficult for some:  Where, which building and why is it famous?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on December 04, 2010, 01:41:15 PM
The dome of St Paul's Cathedral or possibly the Royal Albert Hall?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 04, 2010, 01:52:44 PM
looks like the whispering gallery in St Pauls where your voice travels round the wall
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 04, 2010, 02:04:25 PM
You are spot on Merddin.... it certainly is the Whispering Gallery...  Yorkie will have to deliver the prize to Penrhyn BAy.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 04, 2010, 03:04:59 PM
You are all just too b****y clever - and if you want the prize you'll have to come and collect it.   :laugh: Any day of the week providing it is not Monday to Sunday inclusive!   I'll have to think of a very hard one next time.    )*)&

And the answer is the Whispering Gallery at St Pauls which really does work.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Michael on December 04, 2010, 07:30:00 PM
I've just spotted a gap in quiztime. First time for months and I havent got any photos. But, here goes. Kwik Save became a famous store. Where did the first store bearing that name open?  (In the U.K.of course, I dont know about America)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 04, 2010, 07:34:18 PM
Wasn't Kwik Save opened by Robin Gubay (he had a binocular and camera shop down by bog island) was his first shop the one in Junction.  ::)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 04, 2010, 07:35:29 PM
Founded as Value Foods by Welsh entrepreneur Albert Gubay on 11 May 1959 and based in Prestatyn, the company rented its first retail shop in Queen Street, Rhyl in July 1959. Further traditional stores were opened in Chester and Wrexham.


First Kwik Save opened in Colwyn Bay on the main street close to Martins Bank as Barclays was then..

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 04, 2010, 07:39:56 PM
aah got the Gubay bit right, ha ha  wrong name and wrong place though. ???
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 04, 2010, 07:42:30 PM
Must confess I had a little help from the OH who knew his Daughter(s).     :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Michael on December 04, 2010, 07:44:19 PM
Yorkie---you've got it right. I thought it was a trick question, I thought you would all say Rhyl or Prestatyn.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Michael on December 04, 2010, 07:49:27 PM
Mind you, Yorkie, you say they rented the first premises in Queen Street, Rhyl. Well---yes---in a fashion. The property belonged to Alberts sister (I think she was called ---I don't know how to spell it so this is phonetic  "Efon"}  The Father, Marcus, had left it to her.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 04, 2010, 07:56:49 PM
The Gubays owned a cafe in Pen. Affectionatly known as Edies Caf because a Edie worked there for donkeys years.  She was the nosiest woman in the world everyone liked her. We used to sit near the counter and say loudly "did you hear about......." then start whispering, Edie had the longest neck in the history of man due to her craning her head over the counter trying to hear what you were saying.  _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 04, 2010, 07:58:58 PM
Where is this tower, what is its claim to fame?  In Europe.  There is a small clue in the picture,
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: white rabbit on December 04, 2010, 08:22:15 PM
Leaning tower of Pisa?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 04, 2010, 08:29:48 PM
I was going to say that but thought it was too obviouse
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 04, 2010, 08:31:14 PM
Get your eyes tested - this one ain't leaning!      L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 04, 2010, 10:57:58 PM
I visited Denmark on business, (a few years back) .. and it looks like a tower I saw in Copenhagen.

I think it was some sort of Observatory for the King .... Don't know its name, but I think it has no steps, just a spiral ramp or path which leads to the top.

But it might not be that tower at all.... just reminds me of it.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 05, 2010, 09:20:11 AM
Google what you think and the answer will be (as Arthur Askey used to say, "Before your very eyes!"

You fellas (and lasses) just amaze me with your knowledge!

The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. It was the first part of the Trinitatis Complex, which combined church, library and observatory in a single building.

The Tower once soared far above the rest of the rooftops in the city, and University astronomers studied the stars and planets from the Observatory at the top. The scholars may have forsaken the building a long time ago, but during the winter visitors are still able to gaze at the cosmos from Europe's oldest functioning observatory. The platform that runs around the outside of the Observatory affords views over the old Latin Quarter – from here, you can spot most of the city's famous buildings.  

5 points for that Fester.   Lovely city to visit. I did Copenhagen when I worked for the Swedes

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 05, 2010, 04:50:30 PM
Not Denmark this time.  What, where, what claim to fame?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on December 05, 2010, 09:25:26 PM
Emley Moor TV mast? The original one fell down weighted with ice on the guys
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 06, 2010, 12:07:57 AM
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Google what you think and the answer will be (as Arthur Askey used to say, "Before your very eyes!"

You fellas (and lasses) just amaze me with your knowledge!

The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. It was the first part of the Trinitatis Complex, which combined church, library and observatory in a single building.

The Tower once soared far above the rest of the rooftops in the city, and University astronomers studied the stars and planets from the Observatory at the top. The scholars may have forsaken the building a long time ago, but during the winter visitors are still able to gaze at the cosmos from Europe's oldest functioning observatory. The platform that runs around the outside of the Observatory affords views over the old Latin Quarter – from here, you can spot most of the city's famous buildings.  

5 points for that Fester.   Lovely city to visit. I did Copenhagen when I worked for the Swedes



I'm surprised that I'm right.... but I too was working for a Swedish arm of a French company when I was in Copenhagen.  Those days are over now.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 06, 2010, 07:42:57 AM
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Emley Moor TV mast? The original one fell down weighted with ice on the guys

Quite right - I guessed someone from God's own would get the answer.   Fester was a bit slow.    ZXZ

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on December 06, 2010, 09:08:28 AM
 :D I was actually watching TV when it fell down and everything went black !
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 06, 2010, 11:48:01 AM
Its claim to fame is that it is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK.    $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 06, 2010, 11:58:52 AM
What is the name of this Church?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Quiggs on December 06, 2010, 12:29:31 PM
St. Dwynwen's. ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on December 06, 2010, 12:35:54 PM
Llangwyfan.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 06, 2010, 01:05:48 PM
Well that didn't last very long did it?  Llangwyfan it is, the Church of St Cwfan or the Island Church as it is commonly known.
I took my wife in the car down the lane from Aberffraw to see the Church a few years ago and as we were looking at it, the Bride and Groom were actually walking down the causeway to the church dressed in all their refinery apart from the fact that they were both wearing wellies.
It was obviously a low tide and they climbed up the steps to the Church and the Vicar then came out of the Church to greet them.
If anyone wants to get married there they have to check the tide table as well as a calendar, :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 06, 2010, 04:37:26 PM
Here's a quickie.  What is happening here?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 06, 2010, 04:46:45 PM
That's the one o' clock gun in Edinburgh Castle.

Gather at 1pm to see the master gunner fire the gun – every day except Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Fired almost every day since 1861, it is a tradition remaining from the days when it was a time signal for ships in the Firth of Forth and the port of Leith.

- The One o’clock Gun was first fired from the Castle on 7 June 1861, and has continued ever since, six days a week, except during the two World Wars.

- The Gun is timed to coincide perfectly with the Time-Ball, a large white ball which is raised above the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill, and drops at exactly 1300 hours.

- Together, the One o’clock Gun and the Time-Ball provide a time signal for shipping in the Firth of Forth and the Port of Leith.

- The gun was originally a 64-pounder cannon mounted on the Half-Moon Battery. It is now a 105mm field gun, fired manually by the District Gunner from the Mills Mount Battery.

- The castle hosts a permanent exhibition about the One o’ clock Gun. It was created by the One O'clock Gun Association in collaboration with Historic Scotland
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 06, 2010, 06:37:33 PM
Too much information!!!    L0L   L0L   L0L   L0L

Well done Hugo!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 06, 2010, 06:43:30 PM
Here is a really (I believe) hard one.  Name and where are these?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 06, 2010, 06:48:42 PM
are they in the uk. If so are they in Dorset ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 06, 2010, 08:32:51 PM
Looks a bit like the South Ronaldsay in Orkney.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 06, 2010, 08:38:15 PM
UK Mainland except for the bit water twixt them and coast.   Not Orkney or Dorset that must be the furthest the guesses could be apart!    ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on December 06, 2010, 09:44:35 PM
Duncansby Head near John 0'Groats

(Planning a trip up there next summer)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2010, 08:56:29 AM
Obviously not as difficult as I thought.  What a well travelled bunch we have on this Forum!   You have certainly rang the right bell on that one!   Well done!                  D)

Originally I was going to put the Old Man of Hoy but thought that would be too easy!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2010, 10:52:08 AM
Let's try another easy one.  Which Lighthouse is this?   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2010, 12:08:46 PM
Is it Lizard lighthouse in cornwall  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2010, 12:15:04 PM
Sorry - not the Lizard.     ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2010, 12:39:49 PM
ok...............is it the new london harbour lighthouse  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2010, 01:05:40 PM
No!  Sorry again!  Only another 70 to go!   It is a UK one.    ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2010, 01:13:04 PM
I'm determined to get one of these questions right.  Orme Vixen on Oscars called me a  Dimwit, I'm beginning to think she has a point............So I'll try again.

North Foreland Lighthouse, Kent     ???
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2010, 01:27:58 PM
Hooray!   One of the most important lighthouses in the UK Guarding the approach to the Thames Estuary.   Used to me my homing beacon when I was coming back from my sailing trips to the Continent!  Right at last.    ZXZ

Ormevixen ?  Haven't see her around on Oscar or anywhere for a time, must have come out of her lair.    aaa.gif
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2010, 01:40:28 PM
Where is this? and what's its purpose ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 07, 2010, 04:10:55 PM
I think it is a type of Sun Dial.  The months are down the centre, the hours are round the edge but not the complete circle just like a sundial.  It has pointers (decorative) of the four elements, sun, wind fire and water.

I believe one uses ones own body as the gnomon and ones shadow to tell the time.

I could be completely wrong of course!     >>>
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 07, 2010, 09:20:24 PM
It is a human sun dail but where ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 08, 2010, 08:31:38 AM
No idea where it is.  There are 1000's in the World and unfortunately your picture does not give any sort of clue as to its location.   I will take my usual wild guess and say your back garden!     ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on December 08, 2010, 09:07:31 AM
Think we might need a clue on this one, Pendragon.  )*)&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 08, 2010, 01:40:59 PM
I knew I would find it in the end.

The rotunda on Minehead's seafront has an analemmatic sundial, also known as  human sundial!       D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 08, 2010, 02:05:11 PM
What are they building here?   And where is "here"?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Paddy on December 08, 2010, 02:11:31 PM
Looks like a Trojan horse under construction so I'll say Troy!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 08, 2010, 02:46:12 PM
Yes Yorkie it was Minehead, I lived there for 2 years when I left school  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on December 08, 2010, 03:28:46 PM
THe shape looks like The Angel of the North
Tyneside?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 08, 2010, 04:08:38 PM
Closer to home than Troy and a few years before the Angel of the North.

More picture clues available.  I will post when I feel you need help!     ££$

Clue number one.  And clue number two.  And clue number 3
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 09, 2010, 11:08:08 AM
Is it the Mulberry Harbours from WW 2 ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 12:28:34 PM
Not Mulberry harbours (cast in Conwy).    Another clue:

A strange bed-fellow:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: BrianP on December 09, 2010, 12:36:07 PM
Hello,
Cleopatra's Needle, on the Thames embankment, London. Link:http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/England-History/CleopatrasNeedle.htm
Cheers,
BrianP
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 02:01:23 PM
Correct.  The pictures show it being towed up the Thames, the special cigar shaped barge, the erection gantry etc and one of the Sphinx's guarding the thing.   Well done.    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 02:40:24 PM
Another easy, peasy one whilst we are waiting for someone else to think of another quiz item.

Where and what are the questions.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 09, 2010, 04:22:31 PM
Sydney....Opera House, and the stairs to the entrance.
 
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 04:44:29 PM
You know you're right.  It is a shot of a familiar place taken from an unusual angle.   As Cliff would say, "Congratulations!"       ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 09, 2010, 04:50:10 PM
OK, here goes...

This boat plies its trade in the UK, but does anyone know where?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 05:10:03 PM
Wroxham Broads - named Vintage Broadsman -  Hello Sailor!!    $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on December 09, 2010, 05:14:04 PM
Wroxham Broads - named Vintage Broadsman -  Hello Sailor!!   

Yorkie please tell me you haven't got your hand on your hip with one leg in the air  _))* _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 05:28:42 PM
Pendragon - I haven't got my hand on my hip with one leg in the air!   :rage:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 08:04:38 PM
UK - another unusual shot.  What and Where!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: BrianP on December 09, 2010, 08:59:01 PM
Humber bridge
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 09, 2010, 09:09:37 PM
Right again, thought it may have lasted a bit longer.    Z**
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Post by: Fester on December 09, 2010, 11:10:15 PM
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Wroxham Broads - named Vintage Broadsman -  Hello Sailor!!    $uk

Yorkie,  I am very impressed by your CORRECT answer to my question.
I thought that one would have had everyone stumped.... but no.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 10, 2010, 08:50:52 AM
It is all a matter of knowing what to search for and the most appropriate keyword.  Plus the fact that I went to the Broads for many a year with my fishing exploits and considered it as a suitable piece of water for such a vessel rather than a river.  Q.E.D.                 ;D
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Post by: DaveR on December 10, 2010, 09:27:05 AM
It also helps when you leave most of the name of the boat visible in the photo!
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Post by: Yorkie on December 10, 2010, 11:15:03 AM
That was useful to confirm that I actually had the right boat.  Just waiting for the next Quiz item now!     :twoface:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 10, 2010, 12:05:14 PM
Now if DaveR doesn't get this one in 5 minutes, I'll eat my hat!

What and where?
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Post by: Fester on December 10, 2010, 01:17:18 PM
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It also helps when you leave most of the name of the boat visible in the photo!

Ah but that was a teaser.... cos I knew the boat, googled half the name, and the answer didn't come up...(not for me at least)
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Post by: Yorkie on December 10, 2010, 01:23:59 PM
I didn't search the name - but hit it first time!     D)
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Post by: DaveR on December 10, 2010, 02:06:14 PM
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It also helps when you leave most of the name of the boat visible in the photo!

Ah but that was a teaser.... cos I knew the boat, googled half the name, and the answer didn't come up...(not for me at least)
It does come up in Google Images, the 10th result!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 10, 2010, 04:46:33 PM
Surprised you haven't got the latest one yet.  Clue 1, it ain't in the UK.

Clue 2, on its web site it says, " It's a fun place to visit."

Clue3, the Sun sets in the West.

Clue 4, but rises in the East!
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Post by: Paddy on December 10, 2010, 07:00:19 PM
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It is all a matter of knowing what to search for and the most appropriate keyword.  Plus the fact that I went to the Broads for many a year with my fishing exploits and considered it as a suitable piece of water for such a vessel rather than a river.  Q.E.D.                 ;D

An easy question to get me started on this thread. What does QED, as quoted in Yorkie's post, mean?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 10, 2010, 07:17:05 PM
quod erat demonstrandum  -  or in English "What was set out to be proved"  -  mainly used in Mathematics.   D)


Clue 5 (back to the Guessing game),  The sphere-shaped observation deck located in the 25th floor costs ............. for adults.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 10, 2010, 10:00:11 PM
As nothing seems to be happening with this Guessathon I will tell:  It is

The Fuji Television Building (Nearest monorail station: Odaiba-kaihinkoen)
Lit by lasers at night, the head office of Fuji Television is the landmark of Odaiba. The building was designed by Japanese Architect, Kenzo Tange. It's fully earthquake proof and took three years to build.

The ball on top of the building weighs a colossal one thousand two hundred tons! With a diameter of thirty two meters it was first constructed on the roof of the smaller building, then on April 17th 1995, using a special technique it was raised into position.

Inside there are ten studios. Tickets for a studio tour are available from the booth at the top of the escalator. The same ticket also gains you access to the inside of the ball. (Adults 500 yen, children 300 yen 10:00 am to 8:00pm daily).

Website: www.fujitv.co.jp (http://www.fujitv.co.jp)

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 10, 2010, 11:58:19 PM
Is it in Tokyo Yorkie?
I was there twice in the last decade, and I've never seen or heard of it.
Impressive though.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 11, 2010, 07:55:59 AM
Tourist area in Tokyo.  Fascinating place Japan.  One of those places I would like to go back to especially Tokyo itself.
It seems we've followed each other around - you're alter ego isn't Arthur Helliwell is it?     L0L

Now there's a thought - does anyone remember who Arhur Helliwell was?   Without having to Google it!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 11, 2010, 11:02:40 AM
Here's one for Bellringer.

Where and what?  Not in Europe.
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Post by: DaveR on December 11, 2010, 11:05:45 AM
Looks like the Cathedral of Brasília to me.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 11, 2010, 12:03:00 PM
Absolutely correct yet again.  Our bell toller never got a look in!       :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on December 11, 2010, 12:05:05 PM
Thanks Yorkie. Having been pointed in the right direction by Dave, I "googled" and agree with Dave's answer.

Strange bell-tower and it only has 4 bells which are open to the 'elements', Holy Trinity has 8 and if they were open to the 'elements' we would have to be doing major restoration every few years!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 11, 2010, 05:10:16 PM
I've given up on buildings now!   Seems thay are too easy!    D)

So here is a sea bird.   But what is it?  where does it breed?   It is not a UK bird but does migrate here.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 12, 2010, 06:50:42 PM
It looks like the one that tried to pinch my ice cream in Mostyn Street, wish I knew where it is now Yorkie!     ?{}?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 12, 2010, 09:11:03 PM
It is the Iceland Gull, Larus glaucoides.  It is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland, but not Iceland, where it is only seen in the winter. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic as far south as the British Isles and northernmost states of the eastern USA, as well as in the interior of North America as far W as the western Great Lakes. It is much scarcer in Europe than the similar Glaucous Gull.

I don't think he was the one who nicked your ice-cream.   WWW

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 01:10:08 PM
Where are these buildings and what are they called?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 14, 2010, 02:51:32 PM
They look like buildings in a slate quarry, I would guess they are the worker's barracks from Monday to Saturday and I'm also guessing the location to be on the higher levels of the Dinorwic Quarry at Llanberis
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 04:24:32 PM
Yes, the Anglesey Barracks in Llanberis
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Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 04:28:57 PM
Where are these stepping stones and what is the name of the river that they cross?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 14, 2010, 05:05:20 PM
Are they the stepping stones at Afon Braint ?
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Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 05:15:07 PM
There far too easy for you Yorkie but       &well&
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Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 05:26:08 PM
Another easy one Yorkie, where is the Church and what is it's name?
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Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 05:28:18 PM
 ))* $booboo$


forget that one :-[
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 14, 2010, 06:08:20 PM
no idea  D)
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Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 07:07:15 PM
Minus one to Merddin and a minus two to Yorkie for taking the p***
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Post by: Yorkie on December 14, 2010, 07:12:28 PM
Stab in the dark - reputed to be the oldest church in Wales, Llanrhychwyn Church ?

And I have now changed my mind to Caerhun church of St Mary, down the valley!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 14, 2010, 07:15:34 PM
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Minus one to Merddin and a minus two to Yorkie for taking the p***

Wasn't aware that I was taking the piss - ??????????????? $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 07:33:06 PM
I'll let you off then Yorkie.      $wales

Thats the second time I've posted a photo here and the title was shown at the foot of the photo!
When I posted the Chateau Impney one the title was on my saved shots so I copied one and look what happened, it was only about half an inch square!   ))*
Yet when I posted my original of the Chateau later on it was ok. ???

If I make another $booboo$ is there any way I can go back in to the original posting and amend it?
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Post by: DaveR on December 14, 2010, 07:51:51 PM
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If I make another $booboo$ is there any way I can go back in to the original posting and amend it?
Yes, just click on 'Modify' at the top right of your post.  ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 08:03:22 PM
Thanks Dave, you know me and my IT skills or rather lack of them and I'm certain to   $booboo$ in the future.
I'll see if I can find some photo to test you and Yorkie and everyone a bit more.    $thanx$
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Post by: Yorkie on December 14, 2010, 08:08:41 PM
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I'll let you off then Yorkie.      $wales

Thats the second time I've posted a photo here and the title was shown at the foot of the photo!
Well it just goes to show how stupid I am - I never even looked for some clue.  I did a search of "little churches in Wales"  for my first answer and then I searched the same but in used "North Wales" and found the answer.    And there it was staring me in the face all the time!

Thanks for letting me off!    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 14, 2010, 10:04:12 PM
Nice little cafe, where and what is it called?   

PS  went in again and checked this as I gave away too much info last time.       :o
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on December 14, 2010, 10:09:41 PM
Is it on Anglesey, Hugo?
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Post by: Michael on December 14, 2010, 10:23:00 PM
There is a cafe in Aberdaron at the end of the LLwyn. It looks very similar
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Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2010, 07:54:10 AM
Y Gegin Fawr in Aberdaron        $wales
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Post by: Hugo on December 15, 2010, 11:26:31 AM
Spot on Yorkie and well done Mike for recognising the cafe.     $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 15, 2010, 11:31:13 AM
Here's another easy one:- what is it and where?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2010, 01:56:33 PM
Think this may be in Tidewell, Peak District.  Don't know the actual name of the Trail.     )*)&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 15, 2010, 02:15:23 PM
Not the Peak District but if you can name the bird you'll guess where it is    ???
                                                                            $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2010, 03:54:12 PM
UK's rarest and most unusual crow, The Chough.
The Chough Trail, which stretches from Anglesey to Pembrokeshire

 $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 15, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
Don't get too choughed Yorkie because you're not correct.     You're not too far away though but try thinking in Welsh!
 $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2010, 05:11:07 PM
As has been previously mentioned I am half Dutch and half Yorkshire so I find it impossible to think in Welsh, although I do speak the odd word or two.    $wales $uk $eu

The Chough is also known as the Celtic Crow, but that hasn't led me anywhere so far.

So, it may be a Raven which leads me to the Mawddach trail.   

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 15, 2010, 06:12:32 PM
You're doing very well Yorkie but not quite there.  When you do come up with the answer you can crow about it!
 ?{}?         $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2010, 06:17:31 PM
Or become a Raven lunatic!!    L0L
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 15, 2010, 06:18:57 PM
you might be 'chuff ed'  L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2010, 06:59:02 PM
Last guess Borth to Aberystwyth cliff trail.
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Post by: Fester on December 15, 2010, 07:14:28 PM
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you might be 'chuff ed'  L0L

Crows? Yorkie.....just Carrion until you solve it...!     Carrion, geddit?  L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 15, 2010, 07:50:11 PM
You were so close Yorkie with Crow.     Bran being the Welsh for Crow, this odd looking bird is the waymaker  at the start of the zig zag path up to Dinas Bran  (Fortress of the Crow) in Llangollen.
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Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2010, 08:32:48 PM
And I almost put down the Llangollen History Trail which has a Crow waymarker but didn't feel it was right with all the canal and what not.    Ah well!   One to Hugo!     $wales

Let's have another one.  I find them challenging.   :weeping:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 15, 2010, 10:12:28 PM
Name and Place
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Post by: Hugo on December 16, 2010, 07:22:50 PM
It's a bit of a toughie Yorkie.    ?{}?

Nice waterfall but is it man made as the rocks seem too symmetrical.      I haven't a clue but I'll start with Bodnant Gardens. ???
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Post by: Yorkie on December 16, 2010, 08:06:34 PM
Not man made, not Bodnant and reasonably local   -   well within 25 miles.
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Post by: Hugo on December 16, 2010, 08:41:01 PM
It's Coed Y Brain   Llanrwst.      D)
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Post by: Yorkie on December 16, 2010, 09:03:57 PM
 &well& Hugo, absolutely correct!
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Post by: Hugo on December 17, 2010, 01:11:56 PM
Nice looking Church but where is it?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 17, 2010, 01:36:22 PM
Llanfaes Church near Beaumaris I think.

The white building is The Old Smithy
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 17, 2010, 02:43:22 PM
Well done Yorkie, I'll have to find a very hard one to try and beat you.   

    &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 17, 2010, 02:47:02 PM
Is this any harder?    Where is this Church?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 17, 2010, 07:47:44 PM
Unless it's in the States - I'm snookered on this one.     )*)&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 18, 2010, 10:33:23 AM
It must be hard if you can't find it Yorkie so here's a few clues:-

If you're on the right lines you'll see this Church from the train.
 $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 18, 2010, 03:35:01 PM
Another clue:-

If you have been past the Junction on the train you must have seen this Church.   
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Post by: Quiggs on December 18, 2010, 03:38:03 PM
Llangwstennin ?
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Post by: Hugo on December 18, 2010, 04:54:46 PM
No and it's not Llandudno Junction or British Rail either!

                                                        $wales
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Post by: Bri Roberts on December 18, 2010, 06:56:35 PM
Bron y Nant  D)
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Post by: Hugo on December 18, 2010, 10:32:04 PM
Not Bron Y Nant Bri.

Much further west and now back in use on highland.

 $wales

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 09:48:29 AM
I'm dying to hear the answer to this one as I cannot locate a church with a double bell cote and a semicircular apse, such as the picture, anywhere!  I shall keep looking. . . . . .  :rage:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 19, 2010, 10:47:39 AM
Hear are some more clues and you'll get it now:

It's in a village on the Welsh Highland Railway

In it's heyday it was known as a junction and still has sheds for the engines etc

The Church is next to the Railway Station but where is the fort?    ( ?{}?  $wales )
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Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2010, 10:54:56 AM
Beddgelert? Only a wild guess  :o
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Post by: Hugo on December 19, 2010, 11:10:49 AM
That is a wild guess Nemesis and it's wrong I'm afraid, but at least you're on the right lines
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Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2010, 11:14:37 AM
Train lines? _))*
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Post by: Nemesis on December 19, 2010, 11:19:01 AM
Dolwyddellan   ?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 19, 2010, 11:48:56 AM
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Hear are some more clues and you'll get it now:

It's in a village on the Welsh Highland Railway

In it's heyday it was known as a junction and still has sheds for the engines etc

The Church is next to the Railway Station but where is the fort?    ( ?{}?  $wales )

must be Dinas, the old terminus of the WHR (now runs along the old standard gauge track bed to Caernarfon
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Post by: Hugo on December 19, 2010, 12:41:51 PM
Da iawn,   Dinas it is, it was in it's heyday called Dinas Junction but is now known just as Dinas.   It must be the Welshness in you coming out Merddin Emrys.

 &well&
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Post by: Hugo on December 19, 2010, 01:00:14 PM
Now here's an easy one, where is this lake and what is it called?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 01:01:52 PM
What is sthe name of the Church in the last game?    I am somewhat puzzled.   Dinas is apparently served by St Gwyndaf Church, Llanwnda, which is about quarter mile from Dinas.  However, your photograph is not the same as St Gwyndaf as far as I can see.  I also cannot find any other church in the area.   )*)&

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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 01:37:43 PM
I'll take a stab in the dark at Llyn Elsi for this one!!    

Beautiful Llyn Elsi is situated above the village of Betws-y-coed in the Gwydir Forest and serves as a reservoir providing water for the village.
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Post by: Hugo on December 19, 2010, 01:59:50 PM
Llyn Elsi it is. Well done Yorkie.

I've forgotten the name of the church but it's opposite the train station in Dinas.  Bont Newydd,Dinas and Llanwnda are very close together but I'll find out the name and let you know.

Here's another photo of the lake that would have made it easier,

PS   Since posting this I've visited the google map and you can see the Church by the houses at T'yn Llan and Google lists the Church's name as St Gw?????  so perhaps you are right again ?????
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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 03:43:58 PM
Hi Hugo -  I just could not find a church, chapel, or building that matched your photo, which I why I wanted to know which one it is.   Actually it seems that it is indeed the Church of St Gwyndaf and only 440 yards from Dinas Station.  I have now located a photograph showing the curved aspe and double cote.

It is said that the Shrine of Saint Gwyndaf (or Gwnda) was the first sacred stopping-place for pilgrims on the road from Caernarfon to Bardsey Island. The first stone church was built some time in the 13th century - the present Norman style Parish Church of Llanwnda was erected in 1847/8 over its cruciform foundations after the designs of George Alexander of London.

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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 03:45:34 PM
p.s. Hugo - you left the name of the lake on the photo!!   So easy to "guess" when you do that!!     L0L   L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 04:14:39 PM
I wonder if you can give any information about this tree, where and any facts?  There is a "couple" standing nearby, what are they doing?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on December 19, 2010, 05:54:41 PM
St. Digain's Church and 4000 year old Yew Tree.
Llangernyw, Conwy, North Wales.

http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/his/ch/llangernyw.htm (http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/his/ch/llangernyw.htm)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 06:41:46 PM
Well done!     That's right for the tree - but what about the "couple"?   :D

The churchyard also contains a pair (couple) of prehistoric standing stones.....    $wales

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 06:55:32 PM
Here's a harder one - not in Wales.  Where is this building, what's its name and what use does it have?
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Post by: Hugo on December 19, 2010, 07:15:37 PM
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p.s. Hugo - you left the name of the lake on the photo!!   So easy to "guess" when you do that!!     L0L   L0L

Thanks for being so honest Yorkie but I'm still going to dock you half a point for that because I made it so easy for you.    ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on December 19, 2010, 07:16:03 PM
Is it in Oxford?
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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 07:26:24 PM
Yes - that's the first part answered.   &well&
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Post by: Fester on December 19, 2010, 07:33:15 PM
Its the Bodleian Library.... D)
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Post by: DaveR on December 19, 2010, 07:36:38 PM
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Its the Bodleian Library.... D)
Answer your emails instead of nipping in on my quiz answers!  :rage:  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 07:46:48 PM
Hmmmmm.   The whole question has now been answered correctly but the points will have to be divided.  Oxford = 1
Bodleian =1
Library =1

So 2 to Fester and 1 to Dave.  But after a penalty for "butting in" 1 point is transfered to Dave so the amended result is 2 to Dave and 1 to Fester.       ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 19, 2010, 07:49:12 PM
And now here is a really easy peasy one.  Where, name, what is it?
I expect Fester to swiftly demolish this one.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 19, 2010, 08:06:38 PM
I have not got the faintest idea....looks like a badly iced cake for a yachting club.
So now I am off to answer my emails to Dave (suitably admonished) ... then I'm off to Oscar, where I might be appreciated!    L0L L0L L0L

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Post by: Fester on December 19, 2010, 08:17:54 PM
....Oh, and Dave..... Mrs Fest says ''GET TO BED''  ..... you are too ill to be mincing about on here..
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 20, 2010, 12:40:36 AM
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And now here is a really easy peasy one.  Where, name, what is it?
I expect Fester to swiftly demolish this one.

OK, I give in...I've seen it from an aeroplane window.... I know its in Tokyo Bay,  but I have never known what it is....and no one could ever enlighten me when I asked.
I hate Japan anyway.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 20, 2010, 07:30:39 AM
Most of the people who saw this structure via Google Maps or from the window of an airplane have wondered if it’s something going on there and what people had in mind if there is something like a secret facility of the Japanese Government where they keeps aliens or Godzilla.
In fact, there is nothing like that there and although the structure is gorgeous, nothing happens there. It’s called Kaze-no-to and is only a ventilation shaft on the Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line which links Kisarazu City and Kawasaki City.
This man-made island is also called the Tower of Wind, and it took about 30 years to be completed. The views that you will see from there are probably breathtaking therefore we truly recommend as a sightseeing spot if you ever visit Japan.

I like Japan!!!    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 20, 2010, 12:26:44 PM
What is the name of this Church?


PS   No clues at the bottom of the photo this time!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 20, 2010, 03:08:53 PM
Llanbadrig church and graveyard, Anglesey.      ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 20, 2010, 04:15:51 PM
Yes, that's correct Yorkie.  There's a Vineyard nearby where you can taste the wine, I had 3 free samples and then opted for a coffee with a strawberry and cream scone. Nice way to finish a walk.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 20, 2010, 04:31:21 PM
what and where is this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 20, 2010, 05:13:26 PM
Old Coastguard Lookout Tower, don't know where, maybe Anglesey around Caemes Bay area!    :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 20, 2010, 07:23:15 PM
It does look like an old Coastguard Lookout place but it's not, but you're very close though!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on December 20, 2010, 07:51:46 PM
above church bay/rhydwyn/llanfairynghornwy?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 20, 2010, 07:55:48 PM
Afraid not, you're going in the wrong direction!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on December 20, 2010, 08:01:25 PM
Something to do with World War II?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on December 20, 2010, 09:31:21 PM
near nebo above penysarn?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 20, 2010, 10:35:58 PM
It was much more peaceful and relaxing  than WW two Dave  and Dwsi you've gone to far east.   Try going as far North as you can!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on December 21, 2010, 12:05:24 AM
Llanbadrig?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 21, 2010, 01:45:28 PM
You've walked right past it Dwsi and gone too far.
It's not a building for the Winter?
It's at the other side of the first photo and you can just about make the building out on the right hand side
and it's above this disused ruined site
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on December 21, 2010, 06:12:37 PM
the brick works in porth wen?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 21, 2010, 06:22:12 PM
You're on the right path but the wrong Porth, sorry Dwsi
Here's some shots of the Porth Wen brickworks:-
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on December 21, 2010, 06:41:31 PM
porth llanlleiana?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 21, 2010, 07:18:54 PM
You've got the right spot at Porth Llanlleian but the building is above the brickworks so;-
What is the building?
What is the area on which this building that is on Wales' most northerly point called?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on December 21, 2010, 07:40:47 PM
it's actually porcelain works and it's a picture of the beehive kilns
the ruined structure was built to commemorate Edward VII's coronation in 1902
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 21, 2010, 07:51:46 PM
No Dwsi the building has no connection with the brickworks at the bottom of those steep steps:-

Let's recap
It's not a winter building, so what is it?
It is built on Wales' most northerly point
It was built by the Stanleys but for the wife's use!

You're so close Dwsi but I'm going to be tight and want you to identify what and where    ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 22, 2010, 11:06:08 AM
OK  Dwsi I've had a change of heart because it's Christmas and you're so near anyway so it's:-      &well&

Let's recap
It's not a winter building, so what is it?                             =     It's a Summer House
It is built on Wales' most northerly point                           =      Llanlleiana Head
It was built by the Stanleys but for the wife's use!            =      The landowner had it built for his wife

You come across it on Section 10 Amlwch Port to Cemaes of the Anglesey Coastal Walks

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 27, 2010, 04:39:23 PM
What is this and where is it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on December 27, 2010, 05:43:41 PM
St Seriol's Well at Penmon
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 27, 2010, 06:55:31 PM
That didn't last long!      "Well"  done Nemesis.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 27, 2010, 08:26:37 PM
What and where exactly is this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 28, 2010, 10:51:25 AM
A clue
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on December 28, 2010, 12:04:45 PM
Something to do with Horseshoe Falls?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 28, 2010, 03:38:13 PM
I'll need a bit more info than that Nemesis!    ???   but you're nearly there.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 28, 2010, 06:48:44 PM
Within Bodnant Gardens    $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 28, 2010, 07:37:38 PM
No yorkie, Nemesis has got the location right at Llangollen but what is it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: BrianP on December 28, 2010, 07:45:26 PM
The valve house and flow meter for the Llangollen Canal
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 28, 2010, 09:13:30 PM
Spot on BrianP

The picture shows the start of the Llangollen canal and the pumping house.    Thomas Telford built the Horseshoe falls to divert water from the River Dee to fill the Llangollen canal.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 28, 2010, 09:31:14 PM
Where are these ruined buildings?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on December 28, 2010, 09:52:41 PM
Is it Llys Euryn?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 29, 2010, 09:10:14 AM
Nant Bwlch Yr Haiarn, in Gwydr Forest between Gwydr Castje and the Ugly House
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on December 29, 2010, 09:19:06 AM
I'm going for the deserted village of Rhwddolion.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 29, 2010, 10:52:29 AM
And you're correct Dave.   It's Rhiwddolion near Betws Y Coed, the village was finally abandoned in the 1940's.  It had it's own shop and Chapel which also doubled up as the school.
Saw a photo of the shop in the book Dyffryn Conwy and there were four people in the picture including the shop owner.  The large lintel on the fireplace had a date of 1687 on it.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 29, 2010, 04:01:43 PM
A really easy peasy one for all.  Where is this "Swatch" decorated roundabout?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 29, 2010, 05:20:09 PM
Is Albufeira Portugal too obvious?  Seeing as it says it on the picture?
Been there for Xmas Yorkie?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 29, 2010, 05:31:01 PM
Oh - silly me!  Said it was easy!   Yep just spent the week over Xmas.   Back now and found the snow all gone!    Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 29, 2010, 06:11:56 PM
The writing on the wall appears in which Church?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on December 29, 2010, 06:16:11 PM
St Cwyfans?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 29, 2010, 06:42:05 PM
Llangelynin Church,  just a short walk from Conwy!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 29, 2010, 06:49:42 PM
Spot on Yorkie,    Hope it was warmer for you in Portugal than it was for us over Xmas!

&well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on December 29, 2010, 07:40:49 PM
Yorkie.    Llangelynnin Church - just a short walk from Conwy!

I'd hate to come with you Yorkie on a 'long' walk!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 29, 2010, 07:58:51 PM
Figuratively speaking, of course!                     ¢¢##
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: mull on December 29, 2010, 08:15:53 PM
What is the Masonic connection here ? *&(
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 29, 2010, 08:45:38 PM
The only connection I can see is the use of the skull and crossbones in the inscription on the wall.   Anyone with a knowledge of Masonic symbolism will understand the significance.     $happy$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on December 29, 2010, 08:54:52 PM
I knew it...all Masons are pirates!  With one wooden leg, and a parrot on the shoulder!    Arrrrrr Jim Lad!





Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2010, 10:14:14 AM
And in the Middle Ages it was the Operative Masons who built all the, Castles, Churches and Cathedrals!   I think everyone will agree that much of the stonework seen in such structures makes one wonder how some of it was achieved with just simple tools.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2010, 04:03:45 PM
Where exactly would you find this wreck?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on December 30, 2010, 04:34:05 PM
Is it Afon Goch by Dulas on Anglesey?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2010, 04:47:05 PM
Great Orme between Bishops Palace and the Old Gogarth Abbey.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2010, 05:03:48 PM
No to both Bellringer and Yorkie but it is within 30 miles from Llandudno.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2010, 06:20:50 PM
My other thought - 'cos there ain't much to go on - is the Menai Strait, West of Menai Bridge.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2010, 06:26:11 PM
You're in the right area Yorkie although you can't see any bare hills in the background.
 ???
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on December 30, 2010, 06:28:43 PM
Looks like the remains of a Huntsman 28 Yorkie.  8)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2010, 06:37:20 PM
No chance - Huntsman has a transom stern!     L0L     L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2010, 07:02:42 PM
You must have seen it Yorkie, although it is stranded it's not far from the waves.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2010, 07:26:15 PM
No idea - only other suggestion is Caernarfon.   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2010, 07:30:32 PM
Wrong side Yorkie and it's not opposite Caernarfon 
 $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 30, 2010, 08:06:20 PM
Beaumaris then is all I can think of.   After that if it's wrong I'll just have to go round the coast!     $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2010, 08:34:03 PM
Beaumaris is to the east of the bridge so it's got to be on the other side of the bridge.

Remember the clues are there:-

Bare Hill
Waves
Anglesey

More clues and you're bound to get it:-
Site of a battle
Opposite  Y Felinheli
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on December 30, 2010, 09:49:52 PM
Are you referring to the battle on the straits where the Romans subdued the Druids?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 30, 2010, 09:58:58 PM
No, much later when those nasty Normans under Edward 1 made a pontoon of bridges to cross the straits.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 08:45:58 AM
I give up!
 )*)&

This is the account but no definite location is given:

After successfully capturing Anglesey, Luke de Tany's men constructed a bridge of boats across the Menai Strait which separates Anglesey from the mainland. Edward's plan was to cross the River Conwy while de Tany crossed the Menai and attacked from the north. However, de Tany ignored the plan, believing he could defeat the Welsh without Edward's aid. He had contacted some of the clergy in Bangor who had promised to aid him by giving a signal when the time was right to attack.

The bridge was finished in September that year, and on 6 November, de Tany and his men crossed the bridge having been given the signal to attack. Llywelyn ap Gruffydd had been alerted to the crossing somehow, and emerged with a large army to meet the English as they crossed. A rising tide cut off de Tany's men from the bridge. When they tried to flee, many of them drowned when their heavy armour dragged them under the sea. Walter of Guisborough wrote an account of the battle:


Which takes me back to my answer of Menai Straits West of the bridge.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 31, 2010, 11:15:30 AM
OK Yorkie let's recap:-

Bare Hill    =      Moel
the             =         Y
Wave        =       Don
Anglesey   =      Ynys Mon

So there you have it. the place is   MOEL Y DON    the last part of Section 6 of the Anglesey Coastal walk.     If you had searched Google for the answer you would have seen the first item under the heading "Battle of Moel Y Don"   
. $hands$
 
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 11:19:39 AM
Not being a Welsh speaker I did not see the relevence of the "clues" - neither did the Welsh speakers by the look of it!
C'est la vie as the Germans say!      L0L

Also cannot find Moel y Don on any map of the area opposite Y Felinheli -   :rage:  :rage:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 11:40:51 AM
So from one Wreck to another.  Where is this wreck?    Not in Llandudno but not too far away.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 31, 2010, 12:07:44 PM
Is that the one on Newborough beach?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 12:35:05 PM
Sorry H - not Newborough, but the area is washed regularly by the sea.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 31, 2010, 02:27:58 PM
The background is throwing me a bit.  It looks like the Rivals but I'll have another guess at Red Wharf Bay Anglesey.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 03:46:37 PM
Another No I'm afraid.  I've had a look on Google Maps but as I did not take the photograph I am not sure of exact direction of the shot so cannot help with a clue to the names of the hills. 

Another wreck nearby the first - hope this helps.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 31, 2010, 04:42:57 PM
I've walked along the whole coastline of Anglesey and the only place I've seen two wrecks together like that is the stretch of sand between Llanddona,Pentraeth and they are on Red Wharf Bay.
The background on the 1st photo I thought looked like the Rivals by Trefor on the Lleyn Peninsula, but I'm not so sure with the second one.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 04:50:43 PM
Some, of course, get covered by the tide and are not always visible.  Here's a major clue, they are both well within 20 miles from Llandudno as the crow flies, and one is next to a concrete (?) pier.  Did I say Anglesey?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 31, 2010, 05:18:35 PM
20 miles as the crow flies would put you in the Bangor area.  I seem to remember some wrecks between Port Penrhyn and Dickies boat yard in Bangor.
Would they be the ones?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 07:02:04 PM
That's another good try Hugo but sad to say it's not the right area.  Here's a VERY cryptic clue - Think of furniture.!    ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on December 31, 2010, 07:32:55 PM
You're a canny Yorkshire man, you've not given much away!    :(
It's not east of Llandudno, nor in Gwynedd either but the cryptic clue of furniture  ?{}?
The only thing that comes to mind is Bwrdd Arthur (Arthur's Table) but that's near Llanddona &  Red Wharf Bay.
 Is it on Anglesey?
I'll keep on guessing even if it takes me until next year.  ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on December 31, 2010, 08:03:02 PM
I've already said that it is not Anglesey.  It's certainly on the mainland.  Another clue  - it is NOT Gwynedd.


Arthur's Table is interesting 'cos Arthur's Seat is in Edinburgh.  Long way to pull your chair up to eat though!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 01, 2011, 08:24:34 AM
For the New Year I am feeling generous. . . . .

Table is a good clue but not Arthur's, just have to put it in the right place.
Longditudinal thinking is required regarding the proximity of (or is that to) Llandudno.
The concrete Pier is more like a small jetty and is in the picture above the wreck.
All is visible from Google Maps, Satelite View.
The Devil and a Lion around the Table should give you a good Signal.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 01, 2011, 11:02:50 AM
I'm back in the land of the living after last night but I'm still working on this.  Last night I was thinking to myself that I've walked along all the coast within 20 miles of here and never seen these boats  ??? but then I thought Yorkie's a crafty old sod does he mean the Llandudno in South Africa.  The picture shows blue skies and a plateau shaped mountain, could that possibly be Table mountain at Cape Town
I'm going to look on Google to check. ?{}?

Definitely Cape Town S Africa and lovely shot of the mountain that I originally thought was the Rivals D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 01, 2011, 11:13:57 AM
Well, at long last you're on the right track!    Just the last hurdle to go!     L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 01, 2011, 06:05:57 PM
I'm afraid that I can't locate this place but will have a final pop and hedge my bets by saying Table beach or Sunset Beach.   ???
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 01, 2011, 06:51:52 PM
Here's the link - just scroll down.  Close enough, great attempt!

http://knol.google.com/k/a-photographer-s-guide-to-table-mountain# (http://knol.google.com/k/a-photographer-s-guide-to-table-mountain#)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 02, 2011, 12:14:04 PM
Thanks Yorkie, I didn't realise Llandudno SA   was as close to Cape Town until I started to Google the place. 
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2011, 02:18:00 PM
It is just a posh suburb of CT for footballers and the like!    L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2011, 02:25:29 PM
Change of theme:  What is this and where can it be found?

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on January 02, 2011, 03:11:20 PM
It's a starnosed mole
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2011, 03:45:31 PM
Well done Stan - didn't think it would be too difficult!    Z**

And it can be found in Canada and America.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2011, 03:53:17 PM
Back to reality:

Where and what is this building and why was it built?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 02, 2011, 06:19:49 PM
Is this the one Yorkie
The Voortrekker Monument
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
 The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria… the massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 02, 2011, 08:17:29 PM
Absolutely correct, once again!   I'll have to move on from SA.     Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 02, 2011, 10:27:17 PM
Thanks very much Yorkie.   D)

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on January 03, 2011, 02:02:17 AM
As an aside, Llandudno SA has a famous nudist beach.

http://www.nudistbeaches.info/beaches/south-africa/sandy-bay-nudist-beach.htm (http://www.nudistbeaches.info/beaches/south-africa/sandy-bay-nudist-beach.htm)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 03, 2011, 08:07:04 AM
Sh*t - I was trying to keep that a secret!     L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 03, 2011, 11:59:22 AM
Just to show you photos of cottages at Moel Y Don Yorkie and you can see Y Felinheli is across the Straits so
Chwarae teg as the Romans would say   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 03, 2011, 04:28:19 PM
Certainly - Jeu juste in any language.

Since then I have found it on a web map.   www.streetmap.co.uk (http://www.streetmap.co.uk)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 03, 2011, 04:45:46 PM
To be honest Yorkie there is not a lot to see in Moel Y Don,   Plas Coch holiday homes are nearby but apart from that you only see walkers and fishermen there.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 03, 2011, 04:54:24 PM
That's what the Google satelite view would indicate!   Might take a run over next time we do out National Trust tour in Ynys Mon.   D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 03, 2011, 05:41:21 PM
Where and what is this?

Two clues:-
One walk I did ended up at this place
The building reminded me in a way about my night on 31st Dec 2010.    
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 03, 2011, 07:17:16 PM
I think we are looking across Strobl am Wolfgangsee, Austria.  Trouble is they all look the same!   )*)&

Changed my mind and now going for:

 Orth Castle Museum, Gmunden, Schloss Orth, Lake Traunsee, Upper Austria.

Danke schon!!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 03, 2011, 10:11:29 PM
Well done Yorkie, that didn't take you long!       &well&

It's a beautiful area for a holiday.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 04, 2011, 09:06:32 AM
Especially if you speak the language and like Strudel and Stollen!    Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 04, 2011, 09:15:48 AM
A Miniature Village but where?
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 04, 2011, 10:56:51 AM
Babacombe, Devon
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Post by: Yorkie on January 04, 2011, 02:35:45 PM
Not Babbacombe, sorry!    ))*
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Post by: Hugo on January 04, 2011, 06:09:25 PM
What about Bekonscot?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 04, 2011, 06:21:50 PM
Bekonscot in Beaconsfield is correct! And a fantastic place it is too.  I thought the windmill may have pointed you to Maduradam in Holland!   Obviuosly not devious enough with this one!   &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 04, 2011, 07:10:36 PM
A quickie easy one for you.

What type of tree and why the number on the trunk?
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Post by: Hugo on January 04, 2011, 07:57:03 PM
I've no idea really so just a wild guess to start this off.   You've just come back from Portugal so perhaps this is one of the trees over there.
Quercus suber the cork Oak tree and the number perhaps something to do with the harvest such as the year the bark was harvested?   
 ?{}?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 04, 2011, 08:39:48 PM
And there we are - you knew the answer all the time!  Cork Tree, the bark is harvested every 9 years and the number is the year..  I didn't do the tour to the cork trees this visit and the photo is just a stock photo off the Net. &well&

Still used in all the best vintages!    Z**
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Post by: Yorkie on January 05, 2011, 01:46:51 PM
Another easy peasy one:

Where is this Cross formation of trees.  When were they planted and why? (Sorry about poor picture)
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Post by: mull on January 05, 2011, 02:58:34 PM
Is it just south of Tebay in the Lune Gorge ?
viewed from M6.

Planted by a farmer in memory of his wife about 1920s.
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Post by: Hugo on January 05, 2011, 04:29:41 PM
They are probably on someone's fire Yorkie as they were chopped down a year or two ago.
The cross formation was in Abergwyngregin and planted just over 50 years ago.  What actually happened was that a Head Forester wrote a book in which he described the best shaped formation of trees to protect livestock.  
The cross shaped one was proved to be the best as there was always a place for the animals to shelter which ever way the wind was blowing.
When the University bought the farm they planted the trees to test the theory based on the book.  It was proved that this was the best way BUT it was also actually the dearest to fence off!
Hope that this is the correct cross after all this blarney (photo not too clear but I can see mountains behind)
 $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on January 05, 2011, 04:39:52 PM
A very full and comprehensive answer Hugo, no more nor less than I would have expected!   Planted in 1957 and as you say reduced to firewood in recent years.  Nothing to do with aircraft crashing as many think!    &well&

Above the cross is a 3 spoked layout and also a straight line layout also being part of the experiment of providing shelter for upland livestock, which can all still be seen on Google satelite view,

Sorry Mull, you were "barking up the wrong tree", so to speak! ))*
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Post by: Hugo on January 05, 2011, 05:24:14 PM
Our retirement walks in that area are usually led by another Head Forester who always stops there to tell the story so I did have an advantage.   ;)
That's also the place where I ran down the steep section into the village and caused the start of my knee trouble.  :(
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Post by: Hugo on January 05, 2011, 06:18:04 PM
Where are these gates?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 05, 2011, 06:36:08 PM
Llanwrst Almshouses and Museum.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 05, 2011, 06:41:14 PM
Where is this and what claim to fame if any?
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Post by: Hugo on January 05, 2011, 07:38:19 PM
The Caen Hill locks, on the Kennet and Avon Canal, Devizes, Wiltshire, England. The sixteen locks of Caen Hill (seen in this picture), and a further 13 locks, stretch over only 2 miles of the canal. The large side ponds are not seen here. The white "fences" are bridges across each lock.
The building of these locks in 1810 marked completion of the whole 57 mile distance from Newbury to Bath.
Is this what you asked for Yorkie?

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Post by: Yorkie on January 05, 2011, 07:51:36 PM
OK, clever clogs!   :D   Real mine of information this Forum!   D)

The only thing you missed is that this is NOT the largest flight of locks in the UK, this honour belongs to the Tardebigge Flight, comprising 30 narrow locks on a two and a quarter mile stretch of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. 
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 08:53:36 AM
Where is this bridge?
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 09:19:58 AM
Hmm, I've seen this one on my travels but can't think where it is!  ¢¢##
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Post by: Yorkie on January 06, 2011, 09:27:34 AM
By the look at what's going on I reckon it is in someones imagination!     :D
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 09:48:48 AM
It's in Snowdonia, I think, not too far from Betws Y Coed?
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Post by: BrianP on January 06, 2011, 10:17:17 AM
Packhorse Bridge, Pont Pen-y-Benglog Ogwen
Link:http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/38034
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 11:17:00 AM
BrianP has got it.   It's on the A5 directly under the bridge built by Thomas Telford when he built the road and he left the original packhorse bridge intact.
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 12:18:06 PM
Two parts to this:-
Name of the lake in the foreground
The name of the mountain the photo was taken from
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Post by: JasonW on January 06, 2011, 02:02:28 PM
Llyn Bochlwyd (foreground) and Llyn Idwal (background)
Photo taken from Tryfan

I recognised the view, but had to get the OS map out to name the lake.
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 03:10:00 PM
Well done Jason but no extra point for getting Llyn Idwal in the background.     From the angle I took the photo, Llyn Bochlwyd looks like the outline of Australia.
 &well&
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 03:25:51 PM
What are these and where exactly would you find them?
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Post by: Mikethewatch on January 06, 2011, 04:11:05 PM
Look like the top pulleys for a ski lift or chairlift.
So Avimore perhaps during summer months?
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 04:55:46 PM
A good guess Mike but not correct and they are nearer home.     $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on January 06, 2011, 05:09:53 PM
I think it may be the return pulley for a static winding engine maybe used for hauling spoil in a quarry.  No idea of exact location.
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 05:15:16 PM
It's the remains of an old pulley system for a quarry and I think it's in a valley somewhere in southern Snowdonia....

EDIT: Got it, its the Cwm Bychan Aerial Ropeway!
http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/show_member_mine.asp?mine_id=1776&member_id=2072 (http://www.mine-explorer.co.uk/show_member_mine.asp?mine_id=1776&member_id=2072)
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Post by: Yorkie on January 06, 2011, 05:55:24 PM
Wish I had all this local knowledge - may help me with the answers!  Gud on yer Dave!      :D
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Post by: Hugo on January 06, 2011, 06:52:24 PM
Dave is spot on. &well&

It is the aerial ropeway for the copper mines.   Ore was transported on the ropeway to a crushing mill near Nantmor.    The pylons can be seen on a lovely walk from Beddgelert,along the Aberglaslyn Pass and through Cwm Bychan where they still stand in places.   It's a fairly easy walk of some 6 miles and 3 hour duration.  
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Post by: Yorkie on January 06, 2011, 06:57:50 PM
Who are the chaps (5 points each) name the horses (10 points each)?  For an extra 25 what peculliar incident happened in 1956 to the second chap that few can forget?
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Post by: DaveR on January 06, 2011, 07:42:40 PM
Isn't it Dick Francis in the second photo, with Fard Du Moulin Mas, in Lambourn, Berkshire in 2004?  :D  In 1956, he was riding in the National when his horse suddenly stopped, slumped to the ground on its stomach and that was the end of the race for Francis.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 06, 2011, 08:10:50 PM
All correct - the horse that collapsed was Devon Lock owned by the Queen Mother.  Dick was her favourite jockey.  Unfortunately Dick died last year aged 89.   15 points!   &well&

Just need an answer for the other one now.
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Post by: Trojan on January 07, 2011, 01:36:39 AM
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 Dick was her favourite

 :o
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2011, 10:37:42 AM
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All correct - the horse that collapsed was Devon Lock owned by the Queen Mother.  Dick was her favourite jockey.  Unfortunately Dick died last year aged 89.   15 points!   &well&

Should, of course, be 40 points!  Maths never was a good subject!    ;)

The first chap is Racehorse trainer Nicky Henderson with Punchestowns (L) and Long Run.
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2011, 01:05:13 PM
Another piece of industrial archaeology but where is it?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 07, 2011, 02:25:12 PM
its a winding drum at the top of a quarry incline, does'nt look like a slate quarry, is it somewhere like Trevor?
Penmaenmawr? I know its not the one near me on the Little Orme.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2011, 02:28:24 PM
Just what I was going to say but with all the wooden drum slats long since gone.   Maybe from around Cwn Pennant area.

Change of mind again - Porth Wen, Anglesey
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 07, 2011, 03:15:54 PM
that looks right to me, taken from the other side
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2011, 03:23:30 PM
The picture from Hugo is titled "Above Porth Wen"  so I don't know if it may be part of the old brickworks or a quarry.
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2011, 05:17:05 PM
It's part of the old brickworks above Porth Wen and is on the hillside above the works.    Well done Yorkie
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2011, 05:48:17 PM
Another easy one.
Name and place of building
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Post by: DaveR on January 07, 2011, 06:06:08 PM
Dolwyddelan Castle?
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Post by: Bellringer on January 07, 2011, 06:29:53 PM
Dolbadarn Castle near Llanberis
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2011, 06:37:52 PM
I agree Dolbadarn Castle in Llanberis
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2011, 06:40:33 PM
It's  Dolbadarn Castle in Llanberis.  Well done Bellringer
 &well&
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2011, 06:43:17 PM
Another very easy one.
The name of the lake
The mountain above it
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2011, 07:03:42 PM
Lake at Cadair Idris, Snowdonia.  Llyn Cau.
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2011, 07:08:46 PM
Spot on Yorkie, I thought you might have gone for another similar looking lake.
  &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2011, 07:09:56 PM
My knowledge of North Wales is increasing by the day.   ZXZ

Where's this place?
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Post by: Hugo on January 07, 2011, 07:24:58 PM
Did the numbers give it away?   It should have been a bit harder than that Yorkie.
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Post by: JasonW on January 07, 2011, 08:27:33 PM
Is it the National White Water Centre near Bala

http://www.ukrafting.co.uk/ (http://www.ukrafting.co.uk/)
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2011, 08:45:14 PM
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Did the numbers give it away?   It should have been a bit harder than that Yorkie.

Hugo.    No, I used my usual method.   I only resort to the numbers when I get really stuck.

Jason - you are 100% correct, it is at Frongoch.  Nice place to stop for a cuppa and to watch some of the happenings.  It is also on the A4212 which is a fantastic road for the car enthusiast, with 18 miles of beautiful curves and only one sharpish bend at the bottom of the lake.    &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 07, 2011, 09:41:36 PM
A rarely seen bridge which links where .... with where....... and crosses what.......?  What name .......?
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Post by: Nemesis on January 07, 2011, 09:48:24 PM
Don't suppose it is anywhere as simple as the suspension bridge in Betwys?
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Post by: Michael on January 07, 2011, 11:13:05 PM
Not far away. Its between Trefriw and Station Road in Llanrwst
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Post by: DaveR on January 08, 2011, 08:46:01 AM
...and it's called the Gower bridge.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2011, 10:54:15 AM
Well done for the joint effort!    

Here is another bridge to get your teeth into.  All information welcome.  Now defunct from its main purpose!
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Post by: Hugo on January 08, 2011, 03:32:40 PM
Is it the girder bridge at Dolgarrog?  It looks like it so I've copied some info too.
A main line connection is built.
"In 1916 the Company finally opened a short standard gauge line, leaving the LNWR Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog railway at a point just over ½ mile south east of the works. Interchange sidings were provided here, connected to a loop on the LNWR line. From this point the works line turned through 90 degrees on a sharp curve which climbed steeply to an impressive girder bridge over the River Conwy. Leaving the bridge the curve continued as the line descended to the level of the surrounding land. Having gone through an almost 180 degree turn the railway then ran in an absolutely straight line to the Works. Outside the works entrance was a run round loop and a branch along Clark Street to the foot of the incline and a coal yard"
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Post by: Hugo on January 08, 2011, 05:09:19 PM
I have Yorkie, many a time but I'll let someone else answer.
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Post by: DaveR on January 08, 2011, 05:18:38 PM
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Well done for the joint effort!    

Here is another bridge to get your teeth into.  All information welcome.  Now defunct from its main purpose!
That second photo looks familiar, Yorkie.  ::)
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Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2011, 06:25:11 PM
Not one of yours?  Published without reference to the copyright owner?   And filtched from a broad spectrum of photographs obtained through Google Image Searches?  Oh my Gawd!  What have I done!

If such is the case then as the ultimate publisher (along with Ian) you will have to complain to yourself and claim the required amount of damages from the two of yourselves to ensure that justice is done!    _))*   ;)
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Post by: DaveR on January 08, 2011, 06:56:40 PM
You've actually reminded me that I needed to post the Forum T&Cs somewhere.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2011, 07:36:11 PM
Just read them!    *&(
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Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2011, 07:42:04 PM
Posted again, original deleted.

Absolutely right, once again.  Just to add a little:
This lightweight steel bridge was built to carry a private siding from the Conwy Valley railway line at Dolgarrog Station to the Aluminium Works. It is still used for a nominally private road which runs along the course of the line and gives foot-access across the river, which is important since the nearest bridges are some miles away.

So what about this one which Hugo must have trampled across at some time?
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Post by: BrianP on January 08, 2011, 08:07:37 PM
Footbridge on path to Llyn Idwal
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Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2011, 08:53:51 PM
Brill Bri, just can't get past anybody on this Forum.   One of these days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . )*)&

 &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 08, 2011, 09:03:05 PM
Whilst browsing around for bridges I came across this one.  It is listed as Conwy Suspension Bridge, Conwy, Wales.  I must be blind because I've never seen it!
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Post by: Nemesis on January 08, 2011, 09:06:54 PM
Me neither---the River Conwy must have been in flood!!!!!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 09, 2011, 03:27:08 PM
Just a simple Name, what and where?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 09, 2011, 03:44:56 PM

Pentre Ifan Cromlech (Burial Chamber), 3500 BC

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Post by: TheMedz on January 09, 2011, 04:39:52 PM
Just for completeness I think the pseudo Conway Bridge is the one at Newport Rhode Island.
http://www.vagabondish.com/photo-newport-bridge-rhode-island/ (http://www.vagabondish.com/photo-newport-bridge-rhode-island/)

I have a phobia of driving over that type of bridge and although it was about 5 or 6 years back it still send shivers down my back to see it again.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 09, 2011, 04:53:22 PM
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Pentre Ifan Cromlech (Burial Chamber), 3500 BC

I could say it was just a horse in a field - but being fair I must say you are dead right - excuse the pun!    ;D
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Post by: Hugo on January 09, 2011, 05:05:37 PM
What's the name of the bridge and where is it located?
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Post by: DaveR on January 09, 2011, 05:10:38 PM
Is that the one at Penmachno, not far from Conwy Falls?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 09, 2011, 05:19:43 PM
Roman Bridge just off Penmachno Road
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Post by: Hugo on January 09, 2011, 06:13:20 PM
That's the Bridge Dave and Yorkie but what's its name?  $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on January 09, 2011, 06:26:27 PM
It is an old medieval pack-horse bridge, but known as Roman Bridge(already stated), or sometimes Penmachno Bridge.

Don't know of any other name. )*)&

There are also the Pandy Bridge and  Pont Rhyd-y-Gynnen nearby over the Afon Machno but they are more modern.
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Post by: Hugo on January 09, 2011, 07:23:19 PM
I first saw a painting of the bridge and the painting was called "hanging bridge" on account of the Ivy trailing down but of course that is not the bridge's name.  Although it is a packhorse bridge it is sometimes called Roman Bridge but it's Welsh name is Pont Rhyd Y Gynnen.
Well done Yorkie
 &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 09, 2011, 07:42:28 PM
Still on bridges.  Name and where?
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Post by: Hugo on January 10, 2011, 12:33:07 PM
It looks like the Chain Bridge at Llangollen but I'm not sure if it has another name.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 10, 2011, 01:09:05 PM
I only know it as the Chain Bridge leading to the Hotel of the same name.     &well&
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Post by: Hugo on January 10, 2011, 03:09:33 PM
This Cromlech is in which village?
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Post by: Barbiroli on January 10, 2011, 04:06:06 PM
Just a guess ; Rhoscolyn?
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Post by: Hugo on January 10, 2011, 04:13:28 PM
And a pretty good guess too Barbiroli.    &well&
It's not one of the more well known one's and I thought that it may have caught some out.
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Post by: Hugo on January 10, 2011, 04:19:31 PM
What is this and where would you find it?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 10, 2011, 05:22:40 PM
The Summit Cairn at Scafell Pike!  First Guess.

Or a stone Border Collie's Kennel!

Guess Two:  Shelter on Foel Grach's northern face

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Post by: Hugo on January 10, 2011, 06:48:02 PM
Two good guesses Yorkie but I'm afraid that they are both wrong.

Another good guess at Foel Grach but that's wrong too, but you're getting nearer.     $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on January 10, 2011, 07:06:57 PM
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Two good guesses Yorkie but I'm afraid that they are both wrong.

Another good guess at Foel Grach but that's wrong too, but you're getting nearer.     $wales

Just teasing you !

Cadair Idris Summit Hut Shelter
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Post by: Hugo on January 10, 2011, 07:13:01 PM
Cadair Idris it is,  I knew that you'd get it soon.

 &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on January 10, 2011, 07:34:09 PM
Where and what is this beautiful structure?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2011, 08:40:39 AM
A view of the Front.   Just a little whiter shade.
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Post by: Hugo on January 11, 2011, 11:24:54 AM
That's a real toughie you've set us Yorkie and I haven't a clue. ?{}?
I think I saw the front elevation last night when I was searching but I can't find it again.   ???
The clock should help but I think it is in England rather than the rest of the UK but that doesn't narrow it down very much???

Got to go out now but will have another search later, must look at the Isle of Wight next. ?{}?
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2011, 01:04:20 PM
The clues are there and it is, in fact, in Welsh Wales!   Excellent food available in the restaurant!   And it is within 50 miles from your home!    Leap to your Google search facility! 
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Post by: suepp on January 11, 2011, 01:59:12 PM
Pale Hall Bala, there's posh!
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Post by: Hugo on January 11, 2011, 03:12:44 PM
Well done Suepp, I'd never have got it.
Been looking at the prices of it too and don't think I'll be going but what a lovely place.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2011, 03:28:26 PM
Well done Suepp, nice to see someone beating Hugo to it for a change.  Did you get The whiter shade (of PALE) and the anagram of leap (PALE) to your Google.....?

I would like to give the place a try.   Been past it many times but never had the loose change in my pocket to deserve stopping over!    L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2011, 03:31:12 PM
Try this one then. 
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Post by: Hugo on January 11, 2011, 04:56:50 PM
Another hotel I can't afford to go to Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa      :(
 $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2011, 06:46:09 PM
Why not?  Don't forget "a cat can look at a king" so you can pop in and sample the sumptious interior whilst asking for a brochure!   Good deduction Sherlock!   Your turn!     ££$
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Post by: Hugo on January 11, 2011, 07:13:11 PM
Where's this tunnel?

 $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2011, 07:53:48 PM
Old Railway Tunnel under the main Road at Llyn Padarn.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 11, 2011, 09:18:46 PM
You're certainly on the right lines Yorkie. Well done

 &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 11, 2011, 09:35:30 PM
A dog.  What's his name and claim to fame?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on January 11, 2011, 10:44:14 PM
That's Greyfriars Bobby who guarded his master's grave for 24 years.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 12, 2011, 11:34:37 AM
Absolutely correct, well done Nemesis!    <:<:<:<   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 12, 2011, 04:43:07 PM
Where is this Monument, what famous person is the subject and why did they achieve notoriety?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 08:59:19 AM
I thought this would have been guessed by now so maybe a clue is in order.

It's up Norf!  And there is a connection with this picture.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 13, 2011, 12:52:57 PM
That's the Grace Darling's Memorial at Bamburgh Church, Northumberland, England. This is not her grave which is in a humble family vault about 20 yards to the east. The memorial was paid for by public subscription and erected shortly after her death in 1842. Placed, at the request of local seamen, so as to be clearly visible from the sea.

Don't know why she received notoriety though
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 01:34:38 PM
Grace Horsley Darling (24 November 1815 – 20 October 1842) was an English Victorian heroine who in 1838, along with her father, saved 13 people from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire.

Grace was born in 1815 at Bamburgh in Northumberland and spent her youth in two lighthouses, (Brownsman and Longstone, pictured above), of which her father, William, was the keeper.

In the early hours of 7 September 1838, Grace, looking from an upstairs window of the Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands, spotted the wreck and survivors of the ship, SS Forfarshire on Big Harcar, a nearby low rocky island. The Forfarshire had foundered on the rocks and broken in half. One of the halves had sunk during the night.

She and her father, William determined that the weather was too rough for the lifeboat to put out from Seahouses (then North Sunderland), so they took a rowing boat (a 21 ft, 4-man Northumberland coble) across to the survivors, taking a long route that kept to the lee side of the islands, a distance of nearly a mile. Grace kept the coble steady in the water while her father helped four men and the lone surviving woman, Mrs. Dawson, into the boat.


Well done Hugo!     <:<:<:<
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on January 13, 2011, 06:19:27 PM
The Story of Grace Darling and the S.S Forfarshire was required learning, even in my primary school...
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 13, 2011, 07:57:42 PM
We stayed in Bamburgh a few years ago and the tour operator gave a talk on Grace Darling.   It was an incredibly brave thing that she and the others did.  It was such a shame that she died of TB at the young age of 26.
Our hotel was not far from the Church where she is buried but unfortunately we didn't have time to go there, if we had I might have guessed the answer earlier.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 13, 2011, 08:08:47 PM
what is this and where?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 08:14:19 PM
No idea but I'll see if I can find out!        ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 08:22:42 PM
The derelict Lligwy Chapel, Anglesey.

I make that 6 minutes and 23 seconds!   Is that a record?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 13, 2011, 08:34:37 PM
Well done Yorkie, I don't think I'll ever catch you out.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 13, 2011, 08:52:10 PM
Now that looks really difficult.  Reminds me a place I sailed to when I did my sailing training at Plas Menai.   Think it may be Moelfre, as it says on the photograph!      ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 13, 2011, 10:36:32 PM
There's no points for that Yorkie as I was only posting photos of the area where the chapel was.   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 14, 2011, 05:46:22 PM
What?  Where?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on January 14, 2011, 06:38:06 PM
I thought it was Bodysgallen for a minute, but I suspect that would be too easy!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 14, 2011, 06:58:08 PM
Sorry -  You're right, that would be too easy!  Not Bod.  No clues just yet.     $wales
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 15, 2011, 11:39:15 AM
Clue 1 - It's dahn sahf, not England.                $wales

Clue 2 - Historical rather than hysterical.

Clue 3 - Connection with "Oliver" and Plymouth
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 15, 2011, 03:08:39 PM
Is it St Fagan's Castle?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on January 15, 2011, 03:16:48 PM
I agree with you on that one Hugo ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 15, 2011, 04:12:30 PM
Sorry you are wrong but so close I cannot let it go on.

It is actually The Natural History Museum of Wales and is one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.

(Oliver = Fagan)

Well done for a good effort 7/10 - "Good game,  good game."  as Brucie would say!

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 15, 2011, 04:50:13 PM
That's a bit mean Yorkie     >>>   you asked for what and where and the photo is of the Castle. The museum is in the Castle grounds.
Allowing for deduction of the clues it's got to be worth 9/10    ;)
I'd never have got it though without your clue of Oliver, another good one Yorkie.   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 15, 2011, 05:19:52 PM
Aw OK then 19out of 20 -

So where is this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2011, 06:20:25 PM
I'm tempted to say Paignton Zoo, Devon, England...for some reason.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 15, 2011, 06:57:10 PM
You shouldn't listen to your temptation - especially when it is totally and irrevocably and 100% correct!   :D
I did hope that it would last a bit longer.   <:<:<:<     &well&

I will have a big think and the next one I post will, I hope, last for 24 hours at least!    $uk
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 15, 2011, 06:59:29 PM
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I'm tempted to say Paignton Zoo, Devon, England...for some reason.

I was going to agree too and yet i've not been there or seen another picture of it, strange!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on January 15, 2011, 07:00:32 PM
We must be psychic...well, either that or we read the description on the top of the photo!  8)  :P
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 15, 2011, 07:13:15 PM
I completely missed that!!!!!  Bloody fool!    >>>

OK have a go at this one.
This gravestone or memorial is erected half in the cemetery and half out of the cemetery so that it could be read from both sides.  
Question.  Where is it, whose memorial and why were they famous?

Not in Wales but there is a Welsh connection.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 15, 2011, 08:22:13 PM
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We must be psychic...well, either that or we read the description on the top of the photo!  8)  :P

 _))* _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 16, 2011, 10:05:19 AM
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OK have a go at this one.
This gravestone or memorial is erected half in the cemetery and half out of the cemetery so that it could be read from both sides.  
Question.  Where is it, whose memorial and why were they famous?

Not in Wales but there is a Welsh connection.


well I can't see a single clue on this one?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 16, 2011, 10:56:03 AM
I meant to make this one hard - need more than your thinking caps!

Clue one - Jerry's home is in the right place

Clue two - There is something distinctly fishy about it

Clue three - This is part of the inscription on the stone:
                  Gwra perthi de taz ha de mam: mal de Dythiow bethewz hyr war an tyr neb an arleth de dew ryes dees.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 16, 2011, 12:09:36 PM
It's Dolly Pentraeth who was the last surviving Cornish speaker, I recognised the Cornish language which is very similar to Welsh and it can be seen in Mousehole Cornwall.
In 1860, Prince Lucien Bonaparte visited this locality in order to ascertain what yet remained of the Cornish language; while here, he, in conjunction with the vicar, inserted a small granite obelisk, surmounted with a Maltese cross, in the churchyard wall, inscribed as follows:—
Here lieth interred Dorothy Pentreath, who died in 1778, said to have been the last person who conversed in the ancient Cornish, the peculiar language of this county from the earliest records till it expired in the eighteenth century, in this parish of St. Paul. This stone is erected by the Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte, in union with the Rev. John Garrett, vicar of St, Paul. June, 1860.

Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

I believe that Dolly used to charge the tourists 1d when they asked her to say something in Cornish and what she always said can be translated into English as "the cat has peed on the mat"

Exod. xx., 12.

Gwra perthi de taz ha de mam: mal de Dythiow bethewz hyr war an tyr neb an arleth de dew ryes dees.

Exod. xx., 12.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 16, 2011, 01:16:04 PM
I thought someone would get it from the third clue!   I just wonder how long it would have kept going without any clues.   &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 16, 2011, 08:03:22 PM
.An old railway - but where?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on January 16, 2011, 08:24:08 PM
The original Station at Llandudno Junction, where the flyover is now.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 16, 2011, 08:34:49 PM
Was hoping to con you all by putting it in the "out of area " section.  Just shows how smart everyone is on this Forum!     ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2011, 11:00:58 AM
Difficulty level on this one I consider Very Difficult!    ££$

Who is the subject of this statue and where can it be found.  Clue, it is in the UK!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 17, 2011, 03:50:51 PM
That is a very difficult one Yorkie, it appears to be a modern day sculpture of someone in the construction industry.
The belt looks like one an electrician has but I've no idea what he is carrying in his left hand. 
 ?{}?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2011, 03:55:40 PM
Could be a spirit level  $wales

And yes it is reasonably modern.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on January 17, 2011, 04:37:49 PM
It's the new memorial to Britain's construction workers who have been killed on building sites around the country, and is located opposite Tower Hill Tube station E1.

The inscription on the statue reads: “For the thousands of building workers who have lost their lives at work, we commemorate you. For the thousands of building workers who are today building and rebuilding towns and cities across the United Kingdom, we celebrate you.”


Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2011, 05:07:39 PM
Well that went a lot quicker than I anticipated, especially when Hugo seemed somewhat perplexed.   &well& Trojan!

Next time I will make it REALLY, REALLY difficult.  In fact it will be so DIFFICULT, that even I won't know the answer!   _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 17, 2011, 05:46:59 PM
How come you got it so quick Trojan  :o   You should have been in bed at that time ready for work in the morning and not tapping away on your computer.     ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2011, 06:36:59 PM
The statue was based on the statue of David by Michaelangelo and this is a popular statue in Los Angeles so there is a connection, but how one leads to the other I don't know!  Pschycic!!!   )*)&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on January 17, 2011, 08:12:43 PM
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How come you got it so quick Trojan  :o   You should have been in bed at that time ready for work in the morning and not tapping away on your computer.     ;)

Insomnia is a terrible thing Hugo.  8)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 17, 2011, 09:05:12 PM
What is the name and  where is this statue?  Trojan or Fester are best bets for this one.   ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on January 17, 2011, 10:32:16 PM
The Bear and Raven sculpture in Anchorage Alaska?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 18, 2011, 09:14:22 AM
Absolutely correct Medz!   &well&  I just can't win.

My forecasting skills are just as bad as my ability to find something that will fox everyone!    _))*

If I remember correctly they served a great pint of beer at the airport whilst one was waiting for the aircraft using the polar route, to refuel.  That was some years ago when I would actually drink the occasional beer!     Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on January 18, 2011, 02:30:05 PM
Where can this be found?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 18, 2011, 03:58:34 PM
Prime Minister Tony Blair has unveiled a statue to his predecessor Harold Wilson, but the sculpture omits the former Labour leader's most famous trademark - his pipe.
The eight-foot-tall bronze statue shows Lord Wilson, who won four general elections for Labour, without his pipe at the request of his wife Lady Wilson.

The statue of Lord Wilson of Rievaulx, which cost £70,000, stands in St George's Square in his home town of Huddersfield.

 Being decended from a Wilson on my Mother's side this was home from home!

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on January 18, 2011, 04:04:51 PM
Well done Yorkie, spot on
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 18, 2011, 04:22:40 PM
Let's play "Through the Keyhole"

Now, whose house is this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 18, 2011, 06:00:07 PM
Is this where you stayed over Christmas Yorkie?

VILLA, NEAR ALBUFEIRA, ON THE ALGARVE: Since 2000, Sir Cliff has spent the summer at his Portuguese retreat, which has its own vineyard. $happy$

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 18, 2011, 06:25:09 PM
Didn't stay with Cliff as his place is a few miles inland.   Used to see him more often when he had his place in Albufeira.  As you say he has a vinyard and winery producing a rather (according to others) mediocre brew.  Tours to the Winery cost about  £7.50 and to buy a bottle somewhat more!

And, of course, you are correct.  His house and winery at Guia.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 18, 2011, 06:27:57 PM
So where is this house?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on January 18, 2011, 08:38:27 PM
It was on tonight's Antiques Road Trip. Loch Tay in Scotland
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on January 18, 2011, 09:22:00 PM
Wrong size photo I'll try again (apologies if I'm going out of turn). Where's this one?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 19, 2011, 11:24:14 AM
Paris, France.  View of the City from inside a Musee d'Orsay clockface!     D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on January 19, 2011, 06:26:33 PM
Well done Yorkie. Spot on. I thought I might have to show a picture of the famous clock on the gable end of the station
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 19, 2011, 06:28:33 PM
Where and what is this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 20, 2011, 03:54:47 PM
Looks as though a clue is needed.

It is on the Iberian Peninsular and is of great significance.  Built in the early 16th Century on the site of a previous structure.

This grave is in the building.  An extra point for naming the person whose remains lie therein.

There is also a strong Indian connection.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2011, 09:39:04 AM
Looks like we need another clue!    :rage:

Just have to monkey about with this clue, and think of Hieronymites.

The memorial grave should be explored as a clue is in the illustration.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on January 21, 2011, 11:03:56 AM
Hieronymites Monastery just outside Lisbon - Tomb of Vasco Da Gama gives the Indian connection.(I knew I'd been there but needed a little bit of google to refresh my memory!)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2011, 03:11:29 PM
All correct - well almost.  The Indian connection is that the name of the Monastery is Jeronimo's Monastery, a bit subtle!  Built in 1502 on the previous site of a Hermitage.

Well done! &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2011, 03:19:24 PM
OK - here's a new one.  Where is this monster located?  And it really is easy peasy!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on January 21, 2011, 03:53:53 PM
It's one of the gargoyles on Notre Dame in Paris
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 21, 2011, 05:06:44 PM
Told you it was easy.  All one had to do was Google gargoyle on images and it is the first one to appear!   
Your turn!    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on January 22, 2011, 04:00:16 AM
What was the significance of this street?

What was the name of the street and where was it located?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on January 22, 2011, 08:43:46 AM
After your posts on the Reading thread, I was tempted to say there might be a Jack the Ripper connection here, Trojan!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on January 22, 2011, 10:54:50 AM
Is it Awkright's shop on Open All Hours?
The exterior shots were in Lister Avenue in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster; the shop itself is a hairdresser's salon.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 22, 2011, 11:21:57 AM
The original Coronation Street!  

The inspiration for the original Coronation Street set was a street in Salford called Archie Street, which was demolished in 1971. Despite there never having been a church on Coronation Street, and that there was a set built in the Granada TV studios, Archie Street was still used for filming in the very early years. Its used here in 1960 closing credits.

Residents began moving out in 1968 and the street was gone by 1971. The church, St Clement's, is still standing and there is an Archie Street in the area but no longer on the original site.


  
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on January 23, 2011, 12:33:39 AM
Very good Yorkie. The photo in this link shows an old resident with a striking resemblence to Albert Tatlock.

http://prints.paphotos.com/pictures_1352659/archie-street-salford-corrie.html (http://prints.paphotos.com/pictures_1352659/archie-street-salford-corrie.html)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 10:08:38 AM
I haven't watched Corrie since Ena Sharples left!   Can't stand the program - prefer Eastenders and even that is rubbish now!   Too many fancy and outlandish story lines.     L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 10:10:37 AM
Easy peasy one again.  Who are this pair and for what are they famous?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 23, 2011, 06:40:19 PM
Clue 1:   Strong connection with SAS

Clue 2:  Strong connection with the subject of the picture

Clue 3:  They met in a Sanitorium
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 08:28:07 AM
Not even a guess yet - maybe everyone is too old!

Clue 4:  The three H's - HHH
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on January 24, 2011, 09:00:31 AM
In my day the three Hs described an enema--- High, Hot and Hell of a lot.
I diversify !
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on January 24, 2011, 09:04:10 AM
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.  $good$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 24, 2011, 09:09:46 AM
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Clue 1:   Strong connection with SAS

Clue 2:  Strong connection with the subject of the picture

Clue 3:  They met in a Sanitorium

Nice model railway station (no idea of the quiz answer though!)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 01:25:53 PM
Well done Dave! 

The Railway Station is not a model it is (was) East Cheam, home of HHH - Hancock's Half Hour.  They were also the writers of SAS -  Steptoe and Son and much other comedy.  Alan is now 80 and Ray 81 and they indeed did meet in a sanitorium in 1948!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 24, 2011, 02:11:53 PM
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The Railway Station is not a model

it's from John T's model railway pictures

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/305337637DHoCHG (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/305337637DHoCHG)

it does look very convincing though, it's the road vehicles that give it away, no registration plates  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 04:23:24 PM
Gosh so it is!  And I got it from a straight forward search for East Cheam Railway Station!   Certainly convinced me.  Thanks Merddin.     $thanx$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 24, 2011, 04:28:54 PM
Another easy one not that far away.  
What and leading to which building (since demolished).  What famous person was born there?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 25, 2011, 06:23:02 PM
Looks like this one is going nowhere so:-

It is Acton Hall Gates and Gate Lodge in Wrexham.  The original house was demolished and has been replaced on the same footprint with a modern building of similar shape but divided into apartments.   The dogs surmounting the gate pillars are of special note.

The famous person born there was Judge Jeffries otherwise known as The Hanging Judge.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 04:42:45 PM
Which and Where is this famous landmark and Tourist attraction - not Wales!     $eu
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on January 26, 2011, 07:46:09 PM
Its made out of Lego isn't it?

The palace d'Coures?

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 08:43:39 PM
Not Lego as far as I know.  Or at least not when I was last there!   _))*

Not Lego Palace d'Coures unfortunately!    )*)&

I have now had a look at Lego Miniland and this building is depicted but seems to be listed incorrectly.  To save hassle I will tell you that it is The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur, Montmartre, Paris.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on January 26, 2011, 08:50:44 PM
Sacre Coeur, Paris ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on January 26, 2011, 09:05:46 PM
Correct, but our posts must have crossed whilst I was adding the answer to mine.   Bit of a non-event that one!!    _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 02, 2011, 03:17:06 PM
This isn't too far away but what and where is it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on February 02, 2011, 04:03:51 PM
Looks like the apse in a church-- only a wild guess:- St Mary's Betws-y-Coed?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 02, 2011, 05:01:57 PM
looks like a cock pit, no idea where though
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 02, 2011, 05:05:16 PM
Nemesis has got the Church bit ok but wrong location I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bellringer on February 02, 2011, 07:51:52 PM
Llandudno Junction?
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Post by: Hugo on February 02, 2011, 07:55:26 PM
Sorry Bellringer, it's not Llandudno Junction but you're the nearest so far.
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Post by: Hugo on February 03, 2011, 01:35:11 PM
It's only about a mile away from one of the 3 towns and has a tranquil sounding name!
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2011, 05:09:09 PM
Does this help?
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Post by: DaveR on February 04, 2011, 05:17:01 PM
Bethes Road, Old Colwyn. It's the old United Reform Church, now some sort of Community Centre, I think.
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Post by: Hugo on February 04, 2011, 05:37:13 PM
Well done Dave, that's the one.   The board on the Church says "The Church in the park"
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Post by: brumbob on February 06, 2011, 02:26:10 PM
A long way away from Llandudno

(http://imageupload.org/?di=0129700224013)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2011, 03:23:43 PM
It can't be too cold there  in Birmingham's Bullring unless of course it only affects brass monkeys.
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Post by: brumbob on February 06, 2011, 03:34:43 PM
 L0L
I of course was expecting and hoping somebody would say Birmingham's Bullring
but you are way off the mark Hugo.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 03:56:29 PM
I'd say it is outside the Customs House in Manhatten, New York City.  :D
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Post by: brumbob on February 06, 2011, 06:29:36 PM
Spot on Trojan, Wall Street, Manhatten

and here's what happened when the market collapsed  :D

(http://imageupload.org/?di=1112970167903)
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2011, 06:52:58 PM
It's in Bowling Green park. They guy who made it left it in front of the Stock Exchange but it got carted off and was moved to its present location.
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Post by: brumbob on February 06, 2011, 07:06:25 PM
That's true Dave
but in the photo It is in Wall Street
so on a technicality you are wrong and Steve is correct  L0L
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 07:38:37 PM
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and here's what happened when the market collapsed

 _))*
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Post by: Trojan on February 06, 2011, 07:39:06 PM
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That's true Dave
but in the photo It is in Wall Street
so on a technicality you are wrong and Steve is correct  L0L

 $hands$
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Post by: Nemesis on February 08, 2011, 01:05:00 PM
Anyone know where I saw this today ?
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Post by: DaveR on February 08, 2011, 01:48:08 PM
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That's true Dave
but in the photo It is in Wall Street
so on a technicality you are wrong and Steve is correct  L0L
Sorry but you're both wrong. In the photo, the Bull is situated at the tip of Bowling Green Park, which is on Broadway. It's several blocks south of Wall Street.

Jeez, have neither of you ever been to New York?  :laugh:
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Post by: suepp on February 08, 2011, 01:57:29 PM
It's a wonderful town, the Bronx is up and the Battery's down
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Post by: Fester on February 08, 2011, 02:37:41 PM
So good they named it twice!

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Post by: brumbob on February 08, 2011, 02:41:56 PM
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That's true Dave
but in the photo It is in Wall Street
so on a technicality you are wrong and Steve is correct  L0L
Sorry but you're both wrong. In the photo, the Bull is situated at the tip of Bowling Green Park, which is on Broadway. It's several blocks south of Wall Street.

Jeez, have neither of you ever been to New York?  :laugh:
))*
Steve you idiot, I believed you because you lived over there :laugh:
I knew I should have used google maps
Sorry Dave, I owe you a beer

I should have stuck with the Birmingham bull :-[

anyway, both photos have disappeared now so here they are again
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Post by: brumbob on February 08, 2011, 04:21:48 PM
Dare i try again

Where would you find this immense Mosque?
(no it's not Sparkbrook Steve)

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Post by: Bellringer on February 08, 2011, 07:09:13 PM
Abu Dhabi ??
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Post by: brumbob on February 08, 2011, 07:11:39 PM
no, sorry
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Post by: Nemesis on February 08, 2011, 08:57:12 PM
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Anyone know where I saw this today ?

Any answers or are you ignoring this one?

Pic on previous page
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Post by: DaveR on February 08, 2011, 08:59:16 PM
I thought of the old Church on Church Walks but I suspect that would be too obvious!
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Post by: Nemesis on February 08, 2011, 09:01:17 PM
No and it isn't a gravestone.
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Post by: Fester on February 09, 2011, 01:23:42 AM
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Dare i try again

Where would you find this immense Mosque?
(no it's not Sparkbrook Steve)



WHO CARES.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on February 09, 2011, 02:26:31 AM
Hey, wait a minute!  >>>

When I said the "Charging Bull" (as it's officially called) was opposite the Custom House in Manhatten I was right!

The "Charging Bull" is a statue that sits in front of Bowling Green, at the split of Broadway and State Street.

The statue was installed in December 1989 in front of the New York Stock Exchange by Arturo Di Modica, the artist. The police impounded the statue, since it was not installed with the permission of the city. Public outcry of the impoundment led to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to install it at its current location.







Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on February 09, 2011, 02:28:53 AM
Looking across Bowling Green at the U.S. Custom House. Bowling Green is named because it was once used as a grassy lawn for lawn bowling in colonial times. Bowling Green is the oldest existing public park in New York City.

The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House is located on Bowling Green, and was built in 1907. The Custom House is now the home of a branch of the National Museum of the American Indian, as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern Division of New York. The fence surrounding Bowling Green, to the left, was installed in 1771 to protect a statue of King George III from vandalization.

The Custom House sits on the land that colonists first settled on the island, in 1624. A fort was built on this site in the early 1600s.
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Post by: Trojan on February 09, 2011, 02:50:25 AM
Oh, and another thing.. when Robert from Birmingham said the bull was on Wall St, he was right too, as Wall St is often referred to as the financial district.

Charging Bull, which is sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charging_Bull (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charging_Bull)

Being an avid stock market investor, I thought you would have known this Dave.

You owe both myself and Bob a beer.   $drink$

 $hands$

 $happy$

Come to think of it, Bobby called me an idiot, so I'll have his beer!  Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on February 09, 2011, 02:57:48 AM
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Dare i try again

Where would you find this immense Mosque?
(no it's not Sparkbrook Steve)



WHO CARES.


You must be Church of England then Fester?  :cyclist40:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on February 09, 2011, 03:03:38 AM
And another thing, no one deserves a beer when they butt in front of Nemesis like that.

Let's take a look at Nemesis' photo again:

Where did she see this cross?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on February 09, 2011, 03:04:54 AM
In the grounds of this Mosque Nemesis?  :D
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Post by: brumbob on February 09, 2011, 07:16:09 AM
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Anyone know where I saw this today ?

Any answers or are you ignoring this one?

Pic on previous page
how did this get overlooked?
sorry Nemesis, don't get CROSS
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on February 09, 2011, 08:59:50 AM
I don't get cross-- Karma --Just remember who Nemesis is !! If you don't know Google her !

And no, not so far afield.
Clue:-?
The place near ir was built in 1673
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on February 09, 2011, 09:50:17 AM
Trojan, you're  >?>?? here.

In your original answer, you said:
"I'd say it is outside the Customs House in Manhatten, New York City"

It's not. The Customs House is at the other end of Bowling Green Park, almost a block further south from the northern tip, where the Charging Bull is located. As you say, it's at the split of Broadway and State Street. But that location is most certainly not Wall Street (either the road itself or the area referred to as the financial district), it's Broadway or Bowling Green.

Make that two beers you owe me.  $hands$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on February 09, 2011, 10:43:12 AM
All these beers!
When you exchange them.... can I come?
Don't worry I'll buy my own.
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Post by: Hugo on February 09, 2011, 10:53:59 AM
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And another thing, no one deserves a beer when they butt in front of Nemesis like that.

Let's take a look at Nemesis' photo again:

Where did she see this cross?

Is it near Gwydr Chapel in Llanrwst?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on February 09, 2011, 12:48:51 PM
Can you be a bit more specific Hugo?
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Post by: DaveR on February 09, 2011, 12:54:10 PM
Something to do with Gwydir Castle possibly?
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Post by: Nemesis on February 09, 2011, 12:56:29 PM
Sorry no-- try higher
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Post by: Hugo on February 09, 2011, 03:32:29 PM
I should have said Gwydir Uchaf Chapel but I can't remember seeing that stone when I was there or what it was for. It was Built by Sir Richard Wynn in 1673.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: brumbob on February 09, 2011, 03:41:33 PM
Did you knock it off here Nemesis  :D
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Post by: Nemesis on February 09, 2011, 10:01:01 PM
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I should have said Gwydir Uchaf Chapel but I can't remember seeing that stone when I was there or what it was for. It was Built by Sir Richard Wynn in 1673.

Spot on Hugo-- it is on the ground, at a strange angle, at the edge of the chapel, at the front,

No idea where it came from or why it is there, but doesn't look as though it was actually placed there.

And no BB not from there
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Post by: Trojan on February 10, 2011, 02:59:28 AM
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All these beers!
When you exchange them.... can I come?
Don't worry I'll buy my own.

It's opposite the Custom House as you can see in these photos!

(When I said outside I meant opposite for crying out loud)
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Post by: DaveR on February 10, 2011, 08:24:09 AM
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(When I said outside I meant opposite for crying out loud)
Really?!  :D

It's ok, mate, I can see the Customs House.....in the distance.
 :P
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Post by: Trojan on February 11, 2011, 03:36:23 AM
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(When I said outside I meant opposite for crying out loud)
Really?!  :D

It's ok, mate, I can see the Customs House.....in the distance.
 :P


Just be glad I'm not among that bunch of cuties on quiz night in the Kings Head!

It was cuties wasn't it Fester?

 :twoface:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on February 11, 2011, 08:43:04 AM
The quizmistress was a cutie, certainly.  ;)
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Post by: Fester on February 11, 2011, 10:53:43 PM
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(When I said outside I meant opposite for crying out loud)
Really?!  :D

It's ok, mate, I can see the Customs House.....in the distance.
 :P


Just be glad I'm not among that bunch of cuties on quiz night in the Kings Head!

It was cuties wasn't it Fester?

 :twoface:

It was something beginning with C, wasn't it Dave?    L0L L0L L0L  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:   ZXZ ZXZ ZXZ
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Post by: Trojan on February 12, 2011, 01:09:28 AM
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(When I said outside I meant opposite for crying out loud)
Really?!  :D

It's ok, mate, I can see the Customs House.....in the distance.
 :P


Just be glad I'm not among that bunch of cuties on quiz night in the Kings Head!

It was cuties wasn't it Fester?

 :twoface:

It was something beginning with C, wasn't it Dave?    L0L L0L L0L  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:   ZXZ ZXZ ZXZ

 Z** Z** Z** Z** Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 16, 2011, 10:03:02 PM
A disused railway track not too far away, but where?
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Post by: Hugo on February 17, 2011, 04:13:34 PM
If you've seen these then you are on the right track!             $wales
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Post by: DaveR on February 17, 2011, 06:56:18 PM
Is it the disused branch railway line at Dyserth?
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Post by: Hugo on February 17, 2011, 08:03:59 PM
Yes, that's the one.        &well&

  It's the Prestatyn to Dyserth line that was a passenger route as well as for transporting rock from Dyserth quarry.  I think the line closed about 1973 although the quarry continued to work after that time.
When I lived in the village they used too much powder one day and sent rocks up in the air which landed up to half a mile away. In fact one rock went through my neighbours roof!     :(
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Post by: Yorkie on February 23, 2011, 11:52:26 AM
Colourful architecture - but where?
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Post by: Hugo on February 23, 2011, 03:46:51 PM
Have you been on your hols again Yorkie?    I don't know what it is but I'll have a pop at Albufeira.     ???
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Post by: Yorkie on February 23, 2011, 05:17:02 PM
Well you're right on both counts, but where specifically in Albufeira?
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Post by: brumbob on February 23, 2011, 07:37:27 PM
The Marina
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Post by: Hugo on February 23, 2011, 07:51:41 PM
I'll second that Brumbob.          D)

Albufeira marina is on the western outskirts of the town - you can't really miss it as all the buildings and apartments are painted in blue, pink, orange, green and yellow squares! There are rows of shops along the road behind the marina and some bars and restaurants along the marina itself. It is a brilliant place to spend an afternoon, have a drink or a meal, or just sit in the sun and watch the boats and people strolling by. If you go for nothing else, go to see the amazing colours of the buildings! There are also some interesting dolphin statues raised on poles along the marina walkway and each has been individually decorated with a different design.

               
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Post by: Yorkie on February 23, 2011, 08:40:23 PM
The Marina is correct, except that it is the dead hole of Albufeira!   A complete white elephant!   The day I took the picture the wife and I were the only people in the road and sat alone in the only cafe.  It is now full of empty shops awating new owners.   Like many Marinas it is full of loads of expensive floating plastic that never goes anywhere.    They can't even let the Flats and Apartments in the Summer at daft uneconomic rates.   The bright colours will, I'm afraid, deteriorate in time.     Z**
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Post by: Yorkie on February 24, 2011, 08:58:55 AM
Another Albufeira quest!  It is very difficult.  

What Horse and famous person are associated with this old cottage on the cliff-top overlooking the beach and sea?

DaveR - this one is right up your street!
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Post by: Yorkie on February 24, 2011, 04:29:34 PM
A clue - there is also an association with a well known agent. So we now need three answers:-

The Horse - The Person - The Agent   The year 1963 may help!

HP is a non-saucy clue!

The address is 13 Praca Miguel Bombarda which won't help one iota!
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Post by: Fester on February 24, 2011, 10:48:53 PM
Dave,  just don't rise to this,,,,
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Post by: Yorkie on February 25, 2011, 08:37:30 AM
Seems that I will have to let you out of your misery ( not that you will be miserable) and produce the answer.

The Horse (heroin) is "Under Water" - The Person is Len Deighton - The Agent is Harry Palmer (HP)

This is the Cottage where Len Deighton conceived and (apparently) wrote Horse Under Water.  The novel is set in 1960, mostly in a small fishing village in Portugal (Albufeira), which was then a dictatorship led by António de Oliveira Salazar.

In common with several of Deighton's other early novels, the chapter headings have a "feature". In Horse Under Water these are crossword puzzle clues, reflecting the protagonist's habit of endlessly writing and replacing words in crossword puzzles.

The first edition of Horse Under Water published by Jonathan Cape was shorter than the later Penguin edition, which included a detailed description of the anonymous British agent's diving course, and also introduced characters later seen in the book, such as Chief Petty Officer Edwardes.

The plot centres on retrieving items from a Type XXI U-boat sunk off the Portuguese coast in the last days of World War II. Initially, the items are forged British and American currency, for financing a revolution in Portugal on the cheap. Later, it switches to heroin (the "Horse" of the title), and eventually it is revealed that the true interest is in the "Weiss list" — a list of Britons prepared to help the Third Reich set up a puppet government in Britain, should Germany prevail. Thrown into the mix is secret "ice melting" technology, which could be vital to the missile submarines then beginning to hide under the Arctic sea ice.
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Post by: brumbob on February 25, 2011, 01:15:52 PM
oh yeah, of course  ?{}?


so where does 1963 fit in  ???
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Post by: Yorkie on February 25, 2011, 01:28:26 PM
Publication date of book!   Q.E.D.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 25, 2011, 03:08:09 PM
is this some of that shakespeare stuff? 
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Post by: brumbob on February 25, 2011, 03:12:58 PM
Was Shakespeare around in the 1960's  :roll:  :D
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 25, 2011, 03:19:56 PM
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Was Shakespeare around in the 1960's  :roll:  :D

Yes I saw his house, out Stratford upon Avon way  :laugh:
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Post by: Hugo on February 25, 2011, 04:09:17 PM
Where would you see this?  It's not in  the three towns but is fairly near to them!
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Post by: Yorkie on February 25, 2011, 04:53:11 PM
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is this some of that shakespeare stuff? 

Don't think so but maybe you can tell me!     ZXZ
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 25, 2011, 05:22:22 PM
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is this some of that shakespeare stuff? 

Don't think so but maybe you can tell me!     ZXZ

when we have the forum meet  ZXZ   I never or almost never read fiction, so totally baffled by it  _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on February 25, 2011, 06:36:49 PM
There is a lot of fact in Skakey's stuff, in fact it is a good way to learn history!     $uk
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Post by: DaveR on February 25, 2011, 07:08:10 PM
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Where would you see this?  It's not in  the three towns but is fairly near to them!
It's on Tan Y Bryn Road in Rhos On Sea.
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Post by: JasonW on February 25, 2011, 08:52:12 PM
Here's one for you from a visit we made earlier this year:
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Post by: Yorkie on February 25, 2011, 09:06:00 PM
Standing Stones at Avebury, Wiltshire
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Post by: JasonW on February 25, 2011, 09:22:23 PM
 &well&
Yes spot on:

Avebury is the site of an ancient monument consisting of a large henge, several stone circles, stone avenues and barrows, surrounding the village of Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is one of the finest and largest Neolithic monuments in Europe, about 5,000 years old

Goodness knows who allowed a main road to be built right through the middle of it, and a village which has used some of the stone in their buildings: Obviously a dodgy Planning Committee!
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Post by: Yorkie on February 25, 2011, 10:00:31 PM
Having come from dahn sahf, I have travelled past Avebury on many occasion so it was not so difficult for me.   I just had to do a quick check due to the angle of your photo.  Bring on another challenge!    )*)&
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Post by: JasonW on February 26, 2011, 10:07:30 AM
OK, I obviously need something more challanging.
Another recent trip
Where is this?
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Post by: suepp on February 26, 2011, 10:13:31 AM
This is just a guess, is it St David's in Pembrokeshire?
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Post by: JasonW on February 26, 2011, 10:20:35 AM
No sorry
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Post by: Yorkie on February 26, 2011, 11:38:34 AM
I seem to recognise it as Mullion Cove Harbour in Cornwall.
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Post by: JasonW on February 26, 2011, 02:01:20 PM
Yorkie your spot on again.

Kirsty's Parents and one her sisters and family live in Mullion.

The picture was taken on New Years Day.
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Post by: JasonW on February 26, 2011, 02:11:28 PM
I obviously need to go further afied

I'm sure this will not be diffcult but , which is this mountain?

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Post by: Yorkie on February 26, 2011, 02:19:55 PM
Gonna take a stab at Harris Mountains, New Zealand although they could be anywhere.
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Post by: JasonW on February 26, 2011, 02:45:27 PM
No not New Zealand, not that far a field, somewhat closer.
It is one mountain's name I'm after, the highest in the photo.
Not been up it myself, but we did take this photo a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on February 26, 2011, 04:58:25 PM
I'll have another stab at Mont Blanc          $eu
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Post by: JasonW on February 26, 2011, 06:35:37 PM
That's correct Yorkie.

A bit unfair as the weren't any distinquishes features in the photo.
Photo taken from Cable Car station above Les Get
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Post by: Yorkie on February 26, 2011, 06:39:30 PM
Must confess I am a bit surprised but hoped my efforts would be rewarding!    $uk
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Post by: Yorkie on February 26, 2011, 06:52:40 PM
Where is this lighthouse?  The second picture also has some significance.  An extra point for what it is about.
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Post by: Fester on February 26, 2011, 09:06:36 PM
You are obsessed by Portugal man!

Its the Cape St Vincent Lighhouse, in the Algarve..... 
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Post by: JasonW on February 26, 2011, 09:24:17 PM
Fester beat me to it: so I'll go for the extra point:

Admiral Jervis with Commodore Nelson defeated the Spanish fleet in 1797 at a second Battle of Cape St. Vincent on 14 February 1797.

A bit more detail on the actual painting:
Battle of Cape St. Vincent - Admiral Nelson boarding the San Josef and receiving the Spanish Admiral's sword. The naval Battle of Cape St. Vincent took place on February 14, 1797, near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal, between a British fleet and a Spanish fleet and was an important battle during the Wars of the French Revolution.
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Post by: Yorkie on February 27, 2011, 09:31:19 AM
Looks like one point each!  Didn't think it looked Portuguese, could be anywhere, like a mountain!     _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on February 27, 2011, 11:29:46 AM
An easy Uk one for you.

Where and what is this unusual display?
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Post by: Yorkie on February 28, 2011, 05:05:38 PM
Clue it is in a London Borough.   And is only part of a vast collection.

Here is the Building and another clue.
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Post by: brumbob on February 28, 2011, 05:17:22 PM
Is this anything to do with Darwin?
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Post by: Yorkie on February 28, 2011, 05:18:40 PM
No is the best answer.
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Post by: Trojan on February 28, 2011, 05:53:02 PM
The Cuming Museum, Walworth Road, Elephant & Castle, SE 17, London Borough of Southwark my old china.
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Post by: Yorkie on February 28, 2011, 07:35:04 PM
Well done Mucker!   A fascinating collection and well worth a visit!   ¢¢##
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Post by: Yorkie on March 01, 2011, 04:18:42 PM
An unusual picture of a famous person, but who?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 02, 2011, 09:03:28 AM
Madonna?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 02, 2011, 09:05:55 AM
Not Madonna a bit before her time.
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Post by: Bellringer on March 02, 2011, 10:00:50 AM
Jane Russell?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 02, 2011, 10:44:02 AM
Not Jane either!
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Post by: suepp on March 02, 2011, 11:18:42 AM
Diana Dors?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 02, 2011, 01:18:21 PM
Nor Miss Fluck as was Diana's real surname
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Post by: Quiggs on March 02, 2011, 02:20:28 PM
Marilyn Monroe ?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 02, 2011, 03:39:56 PM
It is indeed Norma Jeane Mortenson, otherwise known as Marilyn Monroe.  Well done Quiggs, not an easy one as the photo does not look like her.   $wales
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Post by: brumbob on March 02, 2011, 04:30:33 PM
doh, thought it was going to be somebody you didn't expect like maggie thatcher  :laugh:

was also looking forward to some more Ted Roger 321 type clues that Yorkie is infamous for  _))*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 02, 2011, 05:10:12 PM
where and what is this ? (in Great Britain)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f295/AustinRover/March%202011/3431276899_55d447ec82.jpg)
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Post by: Quiggs on March 02, 2011, 05:59:27 PM
The remains of the first steam pumping beam engine, to pump water out of the mine. I can't remember it's location.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 02, 2011, 06:27:41 PM
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The remains of the first steam pumping beam engine, to pump water out of the mine. I can't remember it's location.

A lot of them used mainly in Cornwall..
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 02, 2011, 06:33:19 PM
this one is within an hours drive of Llandudno
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Post by: Yorkie on March 02, 2011, 06:35:41 PM
Nearer than Cornwall then?      _))*
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 02, 2011, 06:41:32 PM
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Nearer than Cornwall then?      _))*

depends how fast you can drive!  L0L

Although it is a Cornish beam engine, used to pump water.
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Post by: brumbob on March 02, 2011, 06:43:09 PM
I'm sure this picture has been posted before on the forum (or Dave's flickr) I've certainly seen it recently
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Post by: brumbob on March 02, 2011, 06:45:24 PM
Dorothea Slate Quarry

http://v7.lscache3.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/9474527.jpg (http://v7.lscache3.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/9474527.jpg)
this is a giant pic if you click it
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 02, 2011, 06:49:49 PM
well done, that's the one!

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/665954 (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/665954)

well worth a visit!
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Post by: Yorkie on March 03, 2011, 09:23:14 AM
Another famous person - but who?

(Sorry for double posting - didn't go through the first time - B****y server)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 03, 2011, 09:28:23 AM
they look like twins  _))*

edit, just the one now and I've no idea who it is (I've also had problems with the sometimes slow broadband here  :rage: )  :)
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Post by: brumbob on March 03, 2011, 02:30:09 PM
I take it it's a boy?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 03, 2011, 03:53:43 PM
Affirmative
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Post by: Nemesis on March 03, 2011, 06:29:33 PM
OMG the poor mite has had a lousy haircut !
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Post by: Paddy on March 03, 2011, 06:43:42 PM
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OMG the poor mite has had a lousy haircut !

There are some of us who would love hair like that!
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Post by: Yorkie on March 03, 2011, 06:47:11 PM
I am surprised - this is a particularly well known photograph of this person -  I thought it would be guessed immediately!
Have another look and think politically!
Born in the same year as Fannie Hurst, American novelist.
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Post by: Paddy on March 03, 2011, 06:49:17 PM
Mo Mowlem?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 03, 2011, 06:50:17 PM
Winston Churchill
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Post by: Yorkie on March 03, 2011, 07:05:17 PM
I am going to be kind.  You are close with Churchill.  The person wanted was also an ex-Chancellor, but there are lots to choose from!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 03, 2011, 10:00:59 PM
Kenneth Clarke
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Post by: JasonW on March 03, 2011, 10:23:02 PM
Adolf Hitler
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 03, 2011, 10:31:23 PM
yes, you are right I think, I just found the pic on google

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Post by: JasonW on March 03, 2011, 10:36:06 PM
I just checked the birth dates and they were both born in 1889.
I have to admit when it first came up I though it was him because of the hair, but returning this evening and seeing the other coments and the Winston Churchill/ex-Chancellor clue, I was more confident with my guess
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Post by: brumbob on March 04, 2011, 07:10:35 AM
of course

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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 04, 2011, 07:40:58 AM
obvious now!  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on March 04, 2011, 08:06:59 AM
Well done - congratulations on the "joint" effort!    This photo is often shown when the German Chancellor is shown on TV etc. and it was on  not so long ago.   I thought it may have been answered earlier by a sharp eyed Forum Member!   
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Post by: Yorkie on March 05, 2011, 12:44:13 PM
Where is this clock?
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Post by: Bellringer on March 05, 2011, 01:08:01 PM
Chester. Eastgate 
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Post by: Yorkie on March 05, 2011, 04:19:36 PM
Dead correct!     $uk
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Post by: Hugo on March 06, 2011, 12:19:44 PM
Where will you find this building?

 $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on March 06, 2011, 01:21:02 PM
I'll take my usual rough stab at Porthmadog or thereabouts!
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Post by: brumbob on March 06, 2011, 02:43:13 PM
nah, looks nothing like it, it's too bright  :laugh:
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Post by: Hugo on March 06, 2011, 05:52:22 PM
It's not Porthmadog and whereabouts is too vague so what's the place called where the building is?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 06, 2011, 06:35:32 PM
All I can tell you is that it is a small church by the beach Most Holy Redeemer, Borth Road.
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Post by: brumbob on March 06, 2011, 06:47:21 PM
wrong church but not a million miles away Yorkie


Borth-y-Gest

If you walk along the waters edge – past the car park, and up on the foot path, you will arrive at a spectacular viewing point – with views of the mountains to your left, Portmerion across the water in front of you, Harlech castle to your right, and finally the estuary heading out to the powder house – the picture is the old church (which would be behind you at this viewing point.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 06, 2011, 07:10:42 PM
Ah - well it all becomes clear at last.   ZXZ

I got the right picture which unfortunately was not correctly labelled.
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Post by: brumbob on March 06, 2011, 07:51:56 PM
Where would you find this commemorative cross?

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Post by: Yorkie on March 06, 2011, 08:12:14 PM
Apart from the inscription I would be inclined to say Monte Casino, but it does look like a copy of it.
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Post by: brumbob on March 06, 2011, 08:17:34 PM
It is in North Wales
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Post by: Yorkie on March 06, 2011, 09:21:08 PM
This one has got me beat I think.   Maybe another hint would help!     )*)&
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 06, 2011, 10:22:06 PM
is it the Polish camp just outside Pwllheli ?  they have good car boot sales there in the summer!
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Post by: brumbob on March 06, 2011, 10:35:17 PM
Spot on Andy  D)

The commemorative cross stands outside the chapel in Penrhos. Erected over 60 years ago, the cross itself is made from the wing-spars of a Wellington bomber.
Penrhos, a former WW2 Royal Air Force base, has been home to Poles since the end of the war, when it became a resettlement camp. It is still home to many elderly Poles; many more have ended their days in this corner of North Wales.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 07, 2011, 07:41:45 AM
Very interesting - will do a bit more research and have a look at it.    I wonder if they do Pole dancing?   Z**
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 07, 2011, 08:23:14 AM
We've been there a few times for car boot sales on sunny summer days and it has a very pleasant peaceful feeling there.
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Post by: Trojan on March 07, 2011, 08:12:47 PM
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many more have ended their days in this corner of North Wales.

Many more are now continuing the tradition.  8)
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Post by: Yorkie on March 07, 2011, 08:54:34 PM
Back to the game -
What name and where is this Church?
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Post by: brumbob on March 08, 2011, 02:46:26 PM
Wales ?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 08, 2011, 03:16:35 PM
 $wales  Yes!  Not in the Three Towns though.    $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on March 09, 2011, 08:07:22 AM
It's dahn in the Sahf, if that's any help.
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Post by: Trojan on March 10, 2011, 03:54:46 AM
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It's dahn in the Sahf, if that's any help.

Yes it is boyo, St Cattwg's Church Port Eynon.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 10, 2011, 08:44:02 AM
Well done Trojan!   Thought it was going to be there for a while!   $wales
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Post by: Yorkie on March 10, 2011, 11:27:00 AM
 So where is this.  Not UK.
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Post by: Barbiroli on March 10, 2011, 11:34:02 AM
South Africa
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Post by: Hugo on March 10, 2011, 11:39:17 AM
Looks like Cape town in South Africa
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Post by: Quiggs on March 10, 2011, 03:37:33 PM
or Llandudno S.A.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 10, 2011, 03:59:11 PM
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Looks like Cape town in South Africa

The give away is table mountain in the background.  Well done Hugo!     $wales
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Post by: DaveR on March 10, 2011, 05:47:14 PM
Where is this...its in the North Wales area:
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Post by: Yorkie on March 10, 2011, 07:33:18 PM
I may be mad but I think it may be part of the Old Denbigh Hospital.     Z**
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Post by: DaveR on March 10, 2011, 07:42:45 PM
I'm afraid not. It's actually on the coastline of Anglesey...but where?
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Post by: JasonW on March 10, 2011, 07:55:35 PM
Beaumaris, park on the car park opposite the castle and head north along the coast.
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Post by: JasonW on March 10, 2011, 08:00:50 PM
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Beaumaris, park on the car park opposite the castle and head north along the coast.
Kirsty(the better half) said she thought it used to be an Aquarium
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Post by: DaveR on March 10, 2011, 08:02:04 PM
Correct! It was an Aquarium up until a few years ago, when it was closed and abandoned. Vandals have destroyed most of it since.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 11, 2011, 11:21:10 AM
This has got to be one of the most difficult images to guess that we have had for a long time.   ;D
Which European City is this in and where in that city can it be found?
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Post by: DaveR on March 11, 2011, 11:26:37 AM
Is that the one in Prague?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 11, 2011, 11:55:05 AM
The car looks like a Trabant, Dave is correct, it's the German Embassy in Prague

Quo Vadis sculpture, a Trabant on Legs (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianpressphotography/4687442927/#)
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Post by: Yorkie on March 11, 2011, 02:00:29 PM
Well, I am absolutely amazed.  The wealth of knowledge in this Forum should be exploited for the improvement of mankind!

Well done both!
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Post by: Yorkie on March 14, 2011, 01:34:55 PM
Now if someone gets this in under a few minutes, I will begin to think that there is some subterfuge going on!    _))*

What and where?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 14, 2011, 01:38:38 PM
I'm guessing somewhere in North America, Yellowstone park?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 14, 2011, 01:53:29 PM
Sorry - not right this time!    D)

And it is not New Zealand either!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 14, 2011, 03:02:47 PM
New Zealand?
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Post by: Trojan on March 14, 2011, 05:12:09 PM
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New Zealand?

Sorry - not right this time!   

And it is not New Zealand either!
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Post by: Quiggs on March 14, 2011, 05:17:57 PM
Yosemite! and Grande Capitan ?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 14, 2011, 05:19:44 PM
And what was the name of the Bear?   Yep, your right again! 
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Post by: Trojan on March 14, 2011, 05:42:01 PM
Bah Humbug, just beat me too it! I was recently there too!

The river is the Merced, and the mountain to the left is called El Capitan - it's a 3000ft sheer cliff.

Here it is in winter.
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Post by: brumbob on March 14, 2011, 05:58:17 PM
Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain, why is he climbing a mountain? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkBVDh7my9Q#)
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Post by: Trojan on March 14, 2011, 06:25:03 PM
For Christ's sake, Scotty......beam him up!  >:(
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Post by: Trojan on March 14, 2011, 06:42:25 PM
Where's this then?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 14, 2011, 07:00:10 PM
Top of a building on a sunny day.

Burj Khalifa's spire - Dubai
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Post by: brumbob on March 14, 2011, 07:23:39 PM
Empire State Building
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Post by: Trojan on March 14, 2011, 08:46:52 PM
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Empire State Building

Yes!  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on March 14, 2011, 08:55:40 PM
Where is this road junction?
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Post by: Fester on March 14, 2011, 09:35:06 PM
Is it that crazy approach to Swindon?   (Although I think THAT has actually SEVEN roundabouts)
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Post by: born2run on March 14, 2011, 10:18:57 PM
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Is it that crazy approach to Swindon?   (Although I think THAT has actually SEVEN roundabouts)

I think Fester's got it. It's known as the "Magic roundabout" isn't it?
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Post by: Trojan on March 14, 2011, 11:50:46 PM
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Is it that crazy approach to Swindon?   (Although I think THAT has actually SEVEN roundabouts)

I think Fester's got it. It's known as the "Magic roundabout" isn't it?

It certainly is.  :)
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Post by: Trojan on March 15, 2011, 12:01:51 AM
A scene from the 1930's, not far from the Three Town's, but what and where?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 15, 2011, 07:05:53 AM
Looks like a slate mine, I'll go for Llechwedd at Blaenau Ffestiniog
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Post by: Yorkie on March 15, 2011, 09:03:47 AM
My usual stab in the dark says:

Entrance of conveyor tunnel in Llysfaen Quarry     $wales
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Post by: Barbiroli on March 15, 2011, 10:01:18 AM
Constructing the tunnel in Penmaenmawr.
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Post by: Trojan on March 15, 2011, 02:32:59 PM
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Constructing the tunnel in Penmaenmawr.

Yes,  &well& it's the construction of the Pen-y-Clip tunnel in 1932.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 17, 2011, 10:44:34 AM
Where and what is this?
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Post by: DaveR on March 17, 2011, 01:05:45 PM
Could it be part of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, by any chance?  ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on March 17, 2011, 01:08:58 PM
It is exactly that.  Great stuff!     Z**
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Post by: DaveR on March 17, 2011, 01:10:53 PM
I suspect the photo being called petra.jpg might have given the game away somewhat.....  L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on March 17, 2011, 01:17:27 PM
Just checking that folk are still awake!   Forgot to change it before I posted!   :rage:
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Post by: Yorkie on March 17, 2011, 06:51:57 PM
Where is this building and for what is it famous?
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Post by: brumbob on March 17, 2011, 07:04:06 PM
Spain ?

Is that Dennis the Menace just 'entere'ing the building  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on March 17, 2011, 07:15:18 PM
Not Espana!  But is European    $eu
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Post by: Yorkie on March 18, 2011, 08:21:12 AM
Clue time- the writing on the side contains the word "pottery"
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Post by: Hugo on March 18, 2011, 10:06:02 AM
Looks like a Dutch property, could it be Delft pottery?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 18, 2011, 10:16:18 AM
I shouldn't have given you the clue!   Making things a bit too easy.  Yes right again Hugo!    $walesflag$
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Post by: brumbob on March 18, 2011, 01:04:14 PM
Funny way for the Dutch to spell 'enter'
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Post by: Yorkie on March 18, 2011, 02:35:12 PM
It is actually "Entrance" which in Dutch is "ingang", in German "eingang" and French (or Belgian) "entree", and should not to be confused with the main course of a meal!

The Dutch know the place so don't need signs and the use of French (and English on the other side) makes it more welcoming for "Foreigners".    Next time I'm there I'll see if they can also include "fynedfa" for the Welsh.
 $walesflag$
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Post by: brumbob on March 18, 2011, 03:12:46 PM
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It is actually "Entrance" which in Dutch is "ingang", in German "eingang" and French (or Belgian) "entree", and should not to be confused with the main course of a meal!
The Dutch know the place so don't need signs and the use of French (and English on the other side) makes it more welcoming for "Foreigners".
Now I know where it is, I can see in a bigger picture it does indeed spell 'entree' (on all 3 sides)
in your smaller picture I thought it said 'entere' hence my guess at Spain

interestingly:
The name Delft on a piece of pottery does not mean that it is actually genuine Delftware. Delft is a cityname and therefore not protected, so this name may be used all over the world.
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Post by: Yorkie on March 18, 2011, 07:28:44 PM
Just to keep the old grey matter working, where is this and I expect the answer very quickly.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 18, 2011, 07:48:18 PM
Betws Y Coed, at last one I get  <:<:<:<

I never go abroad so I never know the foreign ones   :(  L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 18, 2011, 08:01:43 PM
Don't be so quick to congratulate yourself, there are often some trick questions on this thread!   But, CONGRATULATIONS, you are correct!   &well&

I thought that Betws Y Coed was abroad - I always take my Passport when I go there!   L0L

Pop a question on yourself Merddin, then you can watch us all struggle whilst you can gloat in the fact that you KNOW the answer!     _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 18, 2011, 08:08:04 PM
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I thought that Betws Y Coed was abroad - I always take my Passport when I go there!   L0L

I sometimes go to England, that now feels like abroad   L0L  $walesflag$   


even though I was born there!  L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on March 18, 2011, 10:43:58 PM
England...me too,   but it always seems to be for funerals these days.

England is a very over-rated place.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: brumbob on March 19, 2011, 02:56:46 PM
England is no longer England
Idyllic visions of it being like 'Heartbeat' unfortunately went years ago  :(
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 19, 2011, 05:21:51 PM
Not in the Three Towns.  Where and what is this and why is it famous?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on March 19, 2011, 05:39:41 PM
It's the Bloody Tower--Tower of London where in 1483 the Duke of Gloucester imprisioned his two nephews
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 19, 2011, 06:26:40 PM
This is better than any Geography or History lesson!   Quite right... $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on March 19, 2011, 06:55:50 PM
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It's the Bloody Tower--Tower of London where in 1483 the Duke of Gloucester imprisioned his two nephews

....and (allegedy) had them murdered!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 19, 2011, 07:23:24 PM
This building has two addresses can you name them?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on March 19, 2011, 07:25:24 PM
Eh???   Yorkie... where did the paddle boat question disappear to?   You been tinkering?


Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 19, 2011, 07:37:13 PM
It had the name of the boat and Town on the stern!   Would have been a bit too easy!    _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on March 19, 2011, 07:45:41 PM
You tease....   Well I didn't see it.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: JasonW on March 20, 2011, 04:45:58 PM
I think we need a clue Yorkie. It looks familar but can't place it
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 20, 2011, 04:54:28 PM
Difficult to give a clue as any clue would probably lead directly to the answer.  Let me just say that it's dahn shaf!  That is sahf of Brummigem at least.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: JasonW on March 20, 2011, 07:28:30 PM
It looks like a Town Hall or Government Building of some kind. As there is only one flag flying it would suggest it is England rather than Wales. The dual address is intriguing though.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 20, 2011, 07:34:44 PM
I suddenly feel less interested in posting so I will let you out of your misery.

The Building is Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, stands right in the heart of London at Hyde Park Corner.

It is (was) also known as Number 1, London.  So there you have it.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on March 20, 2011, 08:22:16 PM
This building lies nowf (north) of Brummigem and has two addresses.

What's the name of the building and what are the addresses?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 20, 2011, 08:37:36 PM
Beetham Tower, Manchester despite the photo being labelled Glasgow.    _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on March 20, 2011, 08:54:26 PM
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Beetham Tower, Manchester despite the photo being labelled Glasgow.    _))*

I was trying to throw you off the scent.  :rage:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on March 20, 2011, 10:45:41 PM
It looks like an eyesore when you get close to it... different curtains, washing hanging out ... it looks like a hurricane has hit it.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on March 20, 2011, 11:53:26 PM
The second part of the question that Yorkie missed:

The tower lies on Deansgate and has two postal addresses, with the apartments falling under 301 Deansgate and the hotel under 303 Deansgate. Widely referred to as Beetham Tower, it is also known colloquially as the Hilton Tower due to the corporate logos placed on the 24th storey, on each side of the building.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 27, 2011, 12:29:10 PM
Where will you find this unusual bridge - or is it a bridge?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on March 27, 2011, 07:09:23 PM
The Bridge of Aspiration, Floral Street,  Covent Garden, London WC2

http://www.burohappold.com/BH/PRJ_INF_bridge_of_aspiration.aspx (http://www.burohappold.com/BH/PRJ_INF_bridge_of_aspiration.aspx)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 27, 2011, 07:13:18 PM
I'm gonna have to start putting some really difficult ones on!  Well done Mr T. ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on March 27, 2011, 07:24:10 PM
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I'm gonna have to start putting some really difficult ones on!  Well done Mr T. ZXZ

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Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 30, 2011, 07:34:51 PM
What is this posts specific purpose and where would you find it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on March 30, 2011, 07:49:14 PM
Something to do with the City of London?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on March 30, 2011, 08:05:39 PM
I gotta say a big "Yes" to that - but there was also a big clue!   ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: JasonW on March 30, 2011, 08:35:07 PM
Coal and Wine Tax Posts

The mark locations around London  where tax had to be paid for goods coming into the city.

http://www.archnews.co.uk/featured/4269-coal-tax-post-in-london.html (http://www.archnews.co.uk/featured/4269-coal-tax-post-in-london.html)
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Post by: Yorkie on March 30, 2011, 08:46:16 PM
Brilliant.  Just can't beat you Guys and Gals.  Well done JasonW. Z**    Z**    Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 06, 2011, 07:41:07 PM
A new theme - who is this person pictured when they were much younger.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Paddy on April 06, 2011, 08:03:47 PM
Tony Blair?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 06, 2011, 08:35:30 PM
Too easy, obviously!   Well done.

Here is another.  Which Film is this scene from?   1950's
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Paddy on April 06, 2011, 08:39:11 PM
12 Angry Men?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 06, 2011, 08:50:32 PM
You're giving away your age now!   I'll have to find something that people don't know!   &well&

Which Stadium is this?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Paddy on April 06, 2011, 08:55:44 PM
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You're giving away your age now!   I'll have to find something that people don't know!   &well&

I'm a sixties child Yorkie so it's much older than Me. A fantastic film.

Was it Hitchcock?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 06, 2011, 09:03:52 PM
I don't think it was Hichcock but certainly a great film and one that is always remembered.  Probably loads of info on the Internet.     ££$

Available on video in 10 parts on youtube

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on April 07, 2011, 12:18:28 AM
The football ground... I've been there, half a dozen times (an easy trip from Hull on the Ferry) ....  Its Ajax in Amsterdam
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 07, 2011, 01:45:31 AM
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The football ground... I've been there, half a dozen times (an easy trip from Hull on the Ferry) ....  Its Ajax in Amsterdam

He who "doesn't like football"  ???

Don't tell me.....Motorhead were playing there.  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 07, 2011, 09:06:54 AM
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The football ground... I've been there, half a dozen times (an easy trip from Hull on the Ferry) ....  Its Ajax in Amsterdam

Absolutely correct, and I bet you didn't even wander near the red light district or visit a cafe for a coffee and a "puff"!     L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 07, 2011, 03:49:06 PM
Here is a poser.  This ship was so big they had to build the prow in the street.

Question, Which Street,  Which Town,  Which Ship.   All three answers required for the points!

The cars give the date as a clue!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on April 07, 2011, 11:31:50 PM
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The football ground... I've been there, half a dozen times (an easy trip from Hull on the Ferry) ....  Its Ajax in Amsterdam

He who "doesn't like football"  ???

Don't tell me.....Motorhead were playing there.  :D

What?  I adore football ... I played thousands of games of it...despite being the worst footballer ever.
This is why my knees are now completely wrecked!

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 08, 2011, 05:07:46 AM
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Here is a poser.  This ship was so big they had to build the prow in the street.

Question, Which Street,  Which Town,  Which Ship.   All three answers required for the points!

The cars give the date as a clue!

The Street - Leslie Street.

The Town - Wallsend, Tyneside.

The Ship - The Esso Norhumbria "The big' un" (the largest vessel to have been built in Britain at that time. Its tonnage was 253,000 tonnes and its length was 1,350 ft.)

The date - 1969.

The shipyard - Swan Hunter.

Leslie Street together with neighbouring streets, Hunter Street, Davis Street, Gerald Street and Camp Road are now demolished allowing for the excavations of the Roman Fort Segedunum.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 08, 2011, 08:50:16 AM
You're just too clever for me.   It was a fantastic sight and I was able to go to the launch as I had supplied some of the cranes for the construction.     $good$

I'll have to get something really difficult next!      >>>
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Dwyforite on April 08, 2011, 03:24:53 PM
that was a big ship,but only a puddle jumper compared to the vessel that left kishorn in 1978,the ninian central platform,it had six tugs at the front pulling her and didnt start to move for the first twenty minutes.it has been out in the north sea for thirty years and could be de-ballasted and moved making it the largest floating vessel made in the uk.i know cos i was there.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 08, 2011, 04:12:02 PM
Interesting, and do you know that I sold the Tower Cranes to Howard Doris who built it!   They were made at the factory in Killarney, Ireland and shipped direct to Loch Kishorn as there were inadequate roads from the nearest dock which was Leith in Edinburgh, miles away.

There is a great video here:

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=5973 (http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?fid=5973)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 08, 2011, 06:04:13 PM
At about the 4th attempt-- which church? Not far, but not in the three towns
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 08, 2011, 06:35:48 PM
Don't know the name but is it the one on the right on the road from The Groes Inn to Rowen.   Can't find the name anywhere.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on April 08, 2011, 06:41:29 PM
Llangelynin  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 09, 2011, 06:37:32 PM
Sorry for the delay-- escaped out for a day!
You are right-- in a way-- the church is actually called Llangelynin New Church built in 1839-- My interest in the place was aroused when I read about the Rowen Murders in Christopher Draper's book Walks in the Conwy Valley.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 09, 2011, 07:49:34 PM
Is that the name of the one I suggested or another one?   Z**

(You have to go back a page!)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 09, 2011, 09:44:02 PM
Yes that's the one, sorry Yorkie.
Hadn't much time as I was on my way to a meeting, but the wild flowers were phenomenal--like a carpet.I just shot out of the car and took a few quick pics.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 09, 2011, 10:14:06 PM
I stopped there the last time I went down to Rowen but couldn't find a decent shot.   I believe that it is now a private property and has presumably been de-consecrated, although the graveyard has been preserved.
Glad that I know the name now!  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 06:50:43 PM
This will be dead easy for some and terribly hard for others.
Where is it?  What is it?  What is happening?    ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Pendragon on April 15, 2011, 07:48:57 PM
Is it Llandudno, New asda refit?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 15, 2011, 08:05:43 PM
No it's out of area - see heading!    ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 03:23:52 PM
Clue - This one is dahn sahf but it was all worth it in the end.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Sara on April 16, 2011, 03:47:22 PM
The old Woolworths store in Didcot Oxfordshire being refitted to open as Alworths.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 03:50:42 PM
Near enough!  The picture is actually Croydon.   &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Sara on April 16, 2011, 03:53:09 PM
I picked Didcot because it was the first one to open. I knew the Croydon Woolworths well, used to work opposite it in the late 70's.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: BrianP on April 16, 2011, 04:37:13 PM
Nemesis,
The grave of Jesse Roberts who was murdered in Rowen, 2 May 1853, is located at Llangelynin New Church. My great grandfather John Sloane was a witness at the trial.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 05:15:08 PM
This Famous Golf Course has this Industrial backdrop. Which one?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 16, 2011, 09:19:19 PM
Carnoustie Golf Links. Take the train to Golf Street!  8)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 16, 2011, 09:38:54 PM
Right!  Yet again!  Must tell me your secret.    Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 16, 2011, 09:55:53 PM
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Nemesis,
The grave of Jesse Roberts who was murdered in Rowen, 2 May 1853, is located at Llangelynin New Church. My great grandfather John Sloane was a witness at the trial.


Thanks for the pic.--I intend going down there when I have time to spare.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 17, 2011, 05:31:55 AM
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I intend going down there when I have time to spare.

Have you bought a plot there?  ?{}?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 17, 2011, 05:33:06 AM
Where will you find this eagle?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on April 17, 2011, 08:19:38 AM
Chrysler Building, New York
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2011, 10:33:05 AM
Trojan said: Where will you find this eagle?

That ain't no Eagle - THIS is an Eagle.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 17, 2011, 11:10:12 AM
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I intend going down there when I have time to spare.

Have you bought a plot there?  ?{}?

 _))* _))* _))* _))* _))* _))*

Ohh I do like that-- very apt !
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 17, 2011, 07:41:20 PM
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Chrysler Building, New York

Yes, 42nd & Lexington Ave if I remember correctly.  :)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 18, 2011, 04:17:36 AM
Where will you find this railway?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on April 18, 2011, 08:19:15 AM
I'll take a guess and say San Francisco?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 18, 2011, 11:13:46 AM
Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 18, 2011, 10:30:31 PM
Yes!  :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 19, 2011, 07:22:41 PM
Another uplifting transport solution, but where?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: JasonW on April 19, 2011, 10:31:55 PM
Charles de Gaulle Airport
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2011, 08:40:49 AM
Not an Airport, and there is something special about it.   ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 20, 2011, 02:12:33 PM
London-- the longest escalator ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2011, 02:20:44 PM
Not London
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: JasonW on April 21, 2011, 07:43:28 PM
Wheaton Station, Washington DC Metro
Longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 21, 2011, 07:49:30 PM
Well done Jason.  Not an easy one as it could have been anywhere.    Just pleased that it managed to last a day or so.    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 25, 2011, 06:42:34 PM
A new one and maybe not too easy for "some" people.  Where is this Post office?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: JasonW on April 25, 2011, 10:12:10 PM
Ponyntzfield Post Office, in Inverness, Scotland
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on April 25, 2011, 10:30:42 PM
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Ponyntzfield Post Office, in Inverness, Scotland

Correct.

However, the photo is from the Telegraph and may be infringing on copyright.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-mail/8359930/Blow-to-Post-Office-giro-cheques-scrapped-for-250000.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-mail/8359930/Blow-to-Post-Office-giro-cheques-scrapped-for-250000.html)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 26, 2011, 07:56:36 AM
Absolutely correct!    And if I could delete or modify the post now, I could get the image off before anyone discovered it!    WWW
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Post by: Trojan on April 26, 2011, 05:22:56 PM
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Absolutely correct!    And if I could delete or modify the post now, I could get the image off before anyone discovered it!    WWW

Too late, there's a lawyer on his way up from London.  ;D

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Post by: Yorkie on April 26, 2011, 05:46:03 PM
I also understand that the agent of Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is on his way to complain about the bastardising of his Gioconda!    :D
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Post by: Trojan on April 26, 2011, 05:59:32 PM
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I also understand that the agent of Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is on his way to complain about the bastardising of his Gioconda!    :D

 _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 07, 2011, 07:15:18 PM
Where and what is the name of this al fresco grill and bar?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 07, 2011, 10:04:43 PM
Ah, good place for Californian cuisine.

It's the Sunset Grill & Bar overlooking the Bosphorous in Istanbul, Turkey.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 07, 2011, 10:18:46 PM
The bridge gives it away.  My Son was in there a few hours ago.  He went to see the Turkish Grand Prix.
 Great stuff T that's another pint.    I need to get my own back so you must post a poser!    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 07, 2011, 10:40:01 PM
Where is this?

What's the bridge called and what is the name of the vessel moored nearby?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 08, 2011, 01:30:09 PM
I'll have a "rough" stab at this one.

I am almost certain that it is the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles and the ship moored nearby is the S S Lane Victory.

Sorry it took me so long but I bin out an dun my shopping!    :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on May 08, 2011, 06:13:24 PM
I think you could be right Yorkie with the bridge and the ship. $good$
San Pedro California  (LA Basin)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 08, 2011, 06:59:11 PM
Yes, well done.  $good$

Incidently, the crane operators who work at the port of Los Angeles, loading and unloading the container ships are among the highest paid blue collar workers in the US.
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Post by: Yorkie on May 08, 2011, 07:14:54 PM
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Incidently, the crane operators who work at the port of Los Angeles, loading and unloading the container ships are among the highest paid blue collar workers in the US.

Not surprised at high wages - efficiency and productivity at container ports is of prime importance and every second the machines are not lifting or placing is lost money.

I was wondering what make the Container cranes were - Liebherr maybe?    ZXZ
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Post by: Trojan on May 08, 2011, 07:28:42 PM
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Incidently, the crane operators who work at the port of Los Angeles, loading and unloading the container ships are among the highest paid blue collar workers in the US.

Not surprised at high wages - efficiency and productivity at container ports is of prime importance and every second the machines are not lifting or placing is lost money.

I was wondering what make the Container cranes were - Liebherr maybe?    ZXZ

There's quite a variation of cranes.

Paceco-Itsu, Mitsubishi, Noell, Hitachi, ZPMC, Metsui and ISI.

http://www.metrans.org/research/final/Final%20report%20AR%2006-06.pdf (http://www.metrans.org/research/final/Final%20report%20AR%2006-06.pdf)
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Post by: Yorkie on May 08, 2011, 07:29:37 PM
Does anyone recognise this dangerous weapon and can name it and tell its present purpose?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on May 09, 2011, 08:46:46 AM
Looks like a shillelagh
Modern usage--carried by certain troops as a badge of office
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Post by: TheMedz on May 09, 2011, 08:56:45 AM
The Jeweled Shillelagh for the annual winner of the college football game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 09, 2011, 10:10:41 AM
The Medz is right - and I thought Trojan would be the first up with the answer!   &well&

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on May 09, 2011, 12:46:32 PM
Where is this and what is it's significance?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 09, 2011, 01:24:40 PM
Is the the recent incident that took place on the day known in Japan as Northern Territories Day, with the Japanese activists insulting the Russian state flag? 
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Post by: born2run on May 09, 2011, 02:52:14 PM
I should know this! But It soesn't ring a bell,
Is it last year when the Chinese embassy mistakenly flew the soviet flag for visitors instead of the norweigan one?
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Post by: JasonW on May 09, 2011, 04:06:16 PM
It's the symbol for the Communist Party which was the only Poltical Party that I got more votes than in last weeks election.  :'(  :'(
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Post by: born2run on May 09, 2011, 05:00:00 PM
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It's the symbol for the Communist Party which was the only Poltical Party that I got more votes than in last weeks election.  :'(  :'(

It's the flag of the USSR
from this angle though I can't see if it's the one from 23 to 55 or 80 to 91
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on May 09, 2011, 07:26:54 PM
A clue. It's in Western Europe but only just.
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Post by: Yorkie on May 09, 2011, 08:43:08 PM
Sorry to say, for me, it might just as well be on the Moon!  All I can see in it, is the Red Flag hanging above a Thai Sushi Bar, it says nothing else.  I gotta give up unless I happen on something by chance.    Z**
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Post by: TheMedz on May 09, 2011, 09:00:33 PM
There could be a Cabaret or a  doughnut in the Sushi bar!
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Post by: born2run on May 09, 2011, 09:13:38 PM
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There could be a Cabaret or a  doughnut in the Sushi bar!

Berlin? I know the famous image of that flag being flown over the Reichstag in 1945. But that doesn't look anything like this.So I'm a bit confused. ???
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Post by: Yorkie on May 09, 2011, 09:32:48 PM
This is the pic of EUGENY KHALDEI the Soviet soldier who hoisted the flag over the Reichstag.

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Post by: TheMedz on May 09, 2011, 10:08:45 PM
Cryptically where Pink Floyd might check out Roald Dahl.
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Post by: born2run on May 09, 2011, 10:47:34 PM
Is it the Karl Marx Alley near the Berlin Wall? That's the only thing I can think of with Pink Floyd.
Dahl I have no idea!
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Post by: Fester on May 09, 2011, 10:55:04 PM
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Cryptically where Pink Floyd might check out Roald Dahl.

It must be The Berlin Wall, with a hole in it...stuffed by a Giant Peach, just outside Willy Wonka's factory !    L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on May 09, 2011, 10:58:46 PM
not too far off with the Willie Wonka reference. You might need to check that point!!!!
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Post by: Fester on May 09, 2011, 11:01:34 PM
OK Charlie...I've Checked that Point...
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Post by: TheMedz on May 09, 2011, 11:06:00 PM
The last soviet flag to fly over the Kremlin is displayed on the wall outside the Checkpoint Charlie museum in Berlin
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Post by: Fester on May 09, 2011, 11:07:30 PM
You beat us all with that one, Medz. 
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 12:40:08 AM
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You beat us all with that one, Medz. 

Was a good 'un though.  :)
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 01:08:43 AM
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The Medz is right - and I thought Trojan would be the first up with the answer!   &well&


Na, the Millwall Brick is more up my street.  8)

http://martialhistory.com/2007/07/paper-bludgeon-the-millwall-brick/ (http://martialhistory.com/2007/07/paper-bludgeon-the-millwall-brick/)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 01:12:12 AM
What on earth is this and where will you find it?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 10, 2011, 09:43:36 AM
The machine on the left is probably used to raise and lower the large yellow block which would seem to fit snuggly on the ground level base.  Despite the use of hydraulic power the lifting machine seems rather puny therefore I imagine the block is quite light and possibly made of expanded foam or some such material.   It appears to be a cover for some other machinery, maybe to keep it at a certain temperature.

Other than that I haven't clue what it is or where it may be located, so I'm giving up early on this one, unless of course, by a stroke of luck I get some inspiration!    _))*
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Post by: TheMedz on May 10, 2011, 10:49:25 AM
Is it some form of earthquake engineering under a building in San Francisco?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 10, 2011, 11:26:48 AM
Going from TheMedz, I would suggest that it is a Common Pendulum Seismograph placed in the Empire State Building or some other such large edifice.    Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 07:04:40 PM
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Despite the use of hydraulic power the lifting machine seems rather puny therefore I imagine the block is quite light and possibly made of expanded foam or some such material.

It's actually made of concrete and weighs 400 tons.  :D
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 07:07:11 PM
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Going from TheMedz, I would suggest that it is a Common Pendulum Seismograph placed in the Empire State Building or some other such large edifice.    Z**

No, it's not a seismograph and it's not in the Empire State Building, however it's not far from 34th & 5fth.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on May 10, 2011, 07:58:23 PM
Something to do with the University, perhaps? It's just down the road, isnt it?
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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 08:22:06 PM
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Something to do with the University, perhaps? It's just down the road, isnt it?

No, nothing to do with the University. Maybe you can be swayed to provide the correct answer?  8)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: JasonW on May 10, 2011, 08:49:54 PM
Citigroup Centrer (formally Citicorp Center) , New York

"Some buildings already use advanced wind-compensating dampers. The Citicorp Center in New York, for example, uses a tuned mass damper. In this complex system, oil hydraulic systems push a 400-ton concrete weight back and forth on one of the top floors, shifting the weight of the entire building from side to side. A sophisticated computer system carefully monitors how the wind is shifting the building and moves the weight accordingly. Some similar systems shift the building's weight based on the movement of giant pendulums."


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Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 08:58:50 PM
Yes!  &well&

You should try running for New York's Mayor Jason.  :D
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Post by: JasonW on May 10, 2011, 09:09:15 PM
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You should try running for New York's Mayor Jason.  :D
$good$ Now there's an idea  :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on May 10, 2011, 09:43:47 PM
Another one from the family photo archives. Where is this and how is it driven?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 10, 2011, 10:06:03 PM
In Gastown, Vancouver, BC

Powered by Gas!  There is also a steam powered clock in the same town but this seems to have a gas cylinder in the base.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 10, 2011, 11:37:24 PM
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In Gastown, Vancouver, BC

Powered by Gas!  There is also a steam powered clock in the same town but this seems to have a gas cylinder in the base.

The clock above is The Gastown steam clock.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 11, 2011, 01:12:42 AM
Where would you have found these rooms?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 07:28:01 AM
Looks like the Control Room of a Nuclear Power Plant?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 11, 2011, 07:33:04 AM
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Looks like the Control Room of a Nuclear Power Plant?

No, I'm afraid it isn't.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on May 11, 2011, 08:38:48 AM
The Hoover Dam?  (Or similar?)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on May 11, 2011, 09:07:22 AM
Was it the Server Room for the Llandudno Local Forum before the fire?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 11, 2011, 10:50:11 AM
Looks like my old Hi-Fi system!   L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 11, 2011, 10:52:38 AM
Battersea Power Station!   Dahn Sahf mate!    $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on May 11, 2011, 11:50:49 AM
Please add Control Room "B".
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 12, 2011, 04:27:25 AM
Yes, Yorkie has got it....the control rooms of Battersea Power station.  :)

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 12, 2011, 06:46:27 AM
Where were these 'horse-shoe' shaped flats, and what were they called?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on May 12, 2011, 11:02:41 AM
Milton Keynes, Alcatraz!  (yet another of my amazing guesses)    ;D
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Post by: Trojan on May 12, 2011, 07:05:33 PM
No, afraid not.... 8) a little further north than Milton Keynes.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: suepp on May 12, 2011, 07:16:52 PM
Liverpool
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Post by: Trojan on May 12, 2011, 07:18:56 PM
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Liverpool

No they're not Liverpool "tennies"
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Post by: dwsi on May 12, 2011, 07:48:50 PM
sheffield park hill estate?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on May 12, 2011, 08:18:39 PM
Hulme Crescents Manchester. Had the misfortune of being mugged just down the road from there on my way home from work on  the night of the Manchester Riots.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 13, 2011, 04:28:15 AM
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Hulme Crescents Manchester. Had the misfortune of being mugged just down the road from there on my way home from work on  the night of the Manchester Riots.

Bonsall St was always a bit dodgy.  ;)


Yes, they were the Hulme Crescents. I remember a burglar broke into one flat, then punched his way into numerous adjoining flats, one by one, as the walls were so thin.



Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Trojan on May 13, 2011, 05:39:37 AM
An aerial photo of what/where?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on May 13, 2011, 08:11:05 AM
HM Prison Strangeways in Manchester?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on May 13, 2011, 09:06:54 AM
I agree it does look like Strangeways but I'm concerned about there ever having been tennis courts in Salford/Manchester and I can't see the brewery which is right next door.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on May 13, 2011, 09:22:56 AM
You're right, it's Wandsworth in South London.  ;D
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Post by: Trojan on May 13, 2011, 04:42:58 PM
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You're right, it's Wandsworth in South London.  ;D

Correct!  $good$
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Post by: TheMedz on May 13, 2011, 06:52:51 PM
What is this called and where does it signify the gateway to?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on May 13, 2011, 07:03:27 PM
Napa Valley Wine Press/Crusher Monument know as the Grapecrusher
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Post by: TheMedz on May 13, 2011, 07:23:29 PM
Well done. it took me longer to resize the picture than it you took to get it. Still it brought many happy memories of the red wine from the  Sonoma or Nappa valleys. The only downside was the wildlife who wanted to share the pool with us.
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Post by: Trojan on May 17, 2011, 02:54:31 AM
Snapped this recently, but what is it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on May 17, 2011, 09:03:48 AM
A memorial to the 343 firefighters of the Fire Dept of New York who lost their lives on Sept 11th 2001. Possibly a girder from the World Trade Center?
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Post by: Trojan on May 17, 2011, 06:19:35 PM
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A memorial to the 343 firefighters of the Fire Dept of New York who lost their lives on Sept 11th 2001. Possibly a girder from the World Trade Center?

Correct, it is a girder taken from the North Tower.
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Post by: Trojan on May 17, 2011, 06:20:54 PM
How about this then?
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Post by: Pendragon on May 17, 2011, 06:28:43 PM
piece of the Berlin wall?
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Post by: Trojan on May 17, 2011, 06:32:22 PM
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piece of the Berlin wall?

Yes!  &well&
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Post by: Pendragon on May 17, 2011, 06:37:49 PM
He he whoopy doo  $good$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on May 27, 2011, 12:06:00 PM
Where will you see this in North Wales?
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Post by: Nemesis on May 27, 2011, 06:20:31 PM
A wild guess-- Penrhyn Castle?
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Post by: dwsi on May 27, 2011, 08:27:57 PM
I'm thinking NE Wales area, Holywell ish?
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Post by: Michael on May 27, 2011, 08:38:32 PM
I'm thinking the opposite direction. Slate meausm in Llanberis  P.S. I wish my computers spell check would tell me the correct spelling LOL
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Post by: Hugo on May 27, 2011, 09:08:08 PM
Dwsi's the nearest but it's not near Holywell.
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Post by: dwsi on May 27, 2011, 09:12:43 PM
Rhydymwyn?
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Post by: TheMedz on May 27, 2011, 09:19:20 PM
Llangollen Canal at Froncysyllte ? Still shaking from having to walk on the towpath path over the aqueduct (and back) on a very windy day . Not good for someone with a terrible head for heights.
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Post by: dwsi on May 27, 2011, 09:22:16 PM
Minera?
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Post by: Hugo on May 27, 2011, 09:35:44 PM
The Medz is spot on. It's on the south side of Pontcysyllte. I was there on Sunday and that was a very windy day so I know what you mean. &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on May 28, 2011, 12:08:53 PM
A quick one. Who and where?
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Post by: Michael on May 28, 2011, 12:31:03 PM
I've got a very bad head for heights as well but I have steered a narrowboat over the acquaduct with around 25 family members (it was my birthday) and I wasent at all frightened. Maybe because I was in control and my superiority complez was working
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Post by: Hugo on May 28, 2011, 03:50:00 PM
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I've got a very bad head for heights as well but I have steered a narrowboat over the acquaduct with around 25 family members (it was my birthday) and I wasent at all frightened. Maybe because I was in control and my superiority complez was working

I bet that you weren't doing your Leonardo DiCaprio / Kate Winslet impression on the bow of the barge at that time Mike.     ;D
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Post by: Hugo on May 28, 2011, 03:53:42 PM
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A quick one. Who and where?

A very young Metz posing at the top of Happy Valley?        ???
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Post by: hollins on May 28, 2011, 04:39:56 PM
Which country makes special provision for lady drivers in car parks?
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Post by: Trojan on May 28, 2011, 05:33:49 PM
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Which country makes special provision for lady drivers in car parks?

Switzerland "Men are Gentlemen for Women"
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Post by: hollins on May 28, 2011, 05:39:16 PM
Correct and well done!
A very civilised place!
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Post by: Trojan on May 28, 2011, 05:42:01 PM
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A quick one. Who and where?

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854 –1900)

Merrion Square, Dublin.
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Post by: TheMedz on May 28, 2011, 10:05:48 PM
Correct Trojan. Although my dark past would seem to be coming to light if Hugo's suggestion is to be believed! (That case never made the court.) :)
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Post by: Trojan on May 29, 2011, 01:32:47 AM
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Correct Trojan. Although my dark past would seem to be coming to light if Hugo's suggestion is to be believed! (That case never made the court.) :)

And there's me thinking the Happy Valley Show was something else.  ???

You couldn't have been up there on a Saturday, as there was no show on that day.  8)
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Post by: Yorkie on May 29, 2011, 11:53:48 AM
Now I am back.  Where was I when I took this shot of a horizontal Cable car?  This is the centre support of three.
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Post by: hollins on May 29, 2011, 12:54:37 PM
Is it Barcelona?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 29, 2011, 01:24:30 PM
Indeed it is and taken from the deck of the ship I was on.    &well&

Here's an easy one.
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Post by: hollins on May 29, 2011, 02:10:45 PM
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3183 (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3183)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on May 29, 2011, 04:56:04 PM
What is the name of the large property and where is it?            $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on May 30, 2011, 10:05:16 AM
1st clue:-    It's within 25 miles from Llandudno as the crow flies
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Post by: Hugo on May 30, 2011, 03:06:21 PM
2nd Clue:-      It's only easy if you know it, so this must be difficult because a certain Forum member has links with this but can't see it.
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Post by: Yorkie on May 30, 2011, 06:14:55 PM
My first reaction was that it is the Clubhouse of a Golf Club and due to the surroundings probably a "links" course.   I thought it may be Prestatyn or Abergele but they don't seem likely candidates.  So I will have to have a look round and see if I can find the right one!      D)

A second thought leads me to an old picture of Heswall Golf Club but that is outside the 25 miles limit.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 30, 2011, 06:54:45 PM
Can I see a jockey on a horse in the foreground?
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Post by: dwsi on May 30, 2011, 07:51:38 PM
Holywell/Gorsedd Racecourse?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on May 30, 2011, 10:21:23 PM
Yorkie must be refreshed after his hols because he's on the right course but it's not a club house so where is it and what's it called and a bonus point for guessing the most recent history of it.
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Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2011, 08:01:36 AM
A further clue that should make it very easy to track down.

The photo of the house was taken on an 18 hole Golf Links within 25 miles from Llandudno as the crow flies.
It was not and is not the Golf clubhouse but the house  is unrecognisable to that in the photo as it has altered so much?
So what's its name and location?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2011, 11:52:07 AM
If the house is unrecognisable to its present day form, then it is a virtual impossibility to give an answer, unless one happens across it purely by chance!    I give up!     Z**
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Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2011, 12:10:56 PM
Like I said, it's only easy if you know it but it's not like you to give up on this Yorkie,
After all there weren't  that many 18 hole Golf Links within a 25 mile radius from Llandudno.
One further clue should get it but that would make it too easy and you could then  wave goodbye to your bonus point!
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Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2011, 12:16:16 PM
My problem is that I am not from the area so know nothing about the past except from what I have learn't, and I haven't come across owt about this one!   ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2011, 03:38:33 PM
Recognising your interest in Anglesey I have moved my attention across the Menai Strait and as my last feeble guess I will suggest the present location is Bull Bay Golf Course.

The original clubhouse had originally been the cricket pavilion at Plas Newydd, the ancestral home of the Marquis of Anglesey.   The Clubhouse  was extended over the years until it was finally replaced in 1994 by a new modern and distinctive clubhouse to compliment the excellence of the course.

So the building in your photograph is the old cricket pavilion from Plas Newydd.
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Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2011, 04:51:43 PM
That's a very good attempt Yorkie and I can see why you have gone for that but I'm afraid that it's nowhere near the 18 hole links course that the property was on.
The property was like a white Elephant as the owner ploughed a lot of money into the building and then saw all his money waving goodbye.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 31, 2011, 05:19:43 PM
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So the building in your photograph is the old cricket pavilion from Plas Newydd.

Isn't that building still at Plas Newydd on the left as you walk down the new entrance pathway?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2011, 06:23:10 PM
Don't know - from the details I got about Bull Bay it may well have been returned to Plas Newydd when the new place was built.   However, I am not going round every links course looking for a building that is no longer there!  To my mind it is like looking for a needle in a haystack.    L0L
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 31, 2011, 06:26:31 PM
Are you ready for another holiday?  $lol$
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Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2011, 06:39:45 PM
Always ready for a chance to get away!     $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2011, 07:01:51 PM
It's a hard one but any keen golfer may have heard about the property although not seen it because it's a rare photo.
Any more guesses but if not I'll reveal the answer soon.  It's not on Anglesey though.
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Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2011, 07:57:43 PM
Nor Gwynedd or Conwy County so there can't be many 18 hole Golf Link courses that were there all those years ago.    ???
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Post by: TheMedz on May 31, 2011, 08:11:27 PM
expecting the answer to be no Rhos golf club ?
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Post by: DaveR on May 31, 2011, 08:19:58 PM
What about the old golf course at Upper Colwyn Bay?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 31, 2011, 08:24:33 PM
That is within the ThreeTowns so cannot be the answer.

I will take one last stab at Prestatyn GC where they have a residential building where golfers could stay.  See the whole story on their website.
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Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2011, 09:02:03 PM
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What about the old golf course at Upper Colwyn Bay?

If it was Dave we'd all be in trouble now!

Not Rhos or Prestatyn either!
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Post by: Hugo on May 31, 2011, 09:59:03 PM
I'll put everyone out of their misery especially Yorkie who'll need another holiday after this.     ;D
The answer is the Salem Bungalow on the Rhyl Golf Links. Now before anyone says that Rhyl is only a 9 hole Golf Links, this wasn't always the case and when the photo was taken Rhyl was an 18 hole links course. Unfortunately for the owner of the Salem Bungalow and Rhyl Golf Club the sea washed away 9 holes as well as the bungalow.  A sea wall was built to protect the area and the remaining 9 holes but the foundations of the bungalow are still visible on the beach
Extract from Google
Shortly after the turn of the century the course had been expanded to a full 18 holes and the course was rated highly. But in 1921 publication of plans to build a road from Rhyl to Gronant began a long period of uncertainty for the club. First they lost holes at the west end and by 1930 the course had been separated from its clubhouse by half a mile. Further land was obtained nearer to Prestatyn, James Braid advising on the design and construction of the replacement course.

Then came the Second World War and with it further loss of land. First the sea eroded parts of the coastline and in the process destroyed Salem Bungalow* through the grounds of which golfers had passed to get from one part of the course to the next. The sea had moved inland some 550 yards between 1911 and the end of the war so a new sea defence system with promenade was built ensuring survival of the golf course but eating into it a little more, As if that were not enough, blown sand obliterated several holes at the Prestatyn end. When thought was given to restoring the golf course in peacetime there was no longer sufficient ground to accommodate a full 18 holes.

Nor are these the only tribulations this proud club has had to overcome. In the 1960s there was the threat of a huge amusement park to be built on the land, and in the club’s centenary year, of all years, a combination of exceptional winds and high tides caused the course to be flooded with sea water and shortly after that a fire destroyed part of the clubhouse. It is against this background that we should be very thankful that we are able to play at all on this historic turf.

Today the course is of nine holes, on good links grass, playing to an 18-hole length of 6165 yards and a par of 70.

* I was told by my playing partner many years ago that the owner of this bungalow had designed a turntable for electric trams. How educational a round of golf can be!

 








 


















 














 








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Post by: Yorkie on June 01, 2011, 08:22:27 AM
Where was this photograph taken, and what is the bird's name?    
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 01, 2011, 12:46:14 PM
Have I had a post deleted or am I becoming absent-minded?
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Post by: Hugo on June 01, 2011, 01:15:30 PM
I've only known the bird as **** because that's what I called him when he pinched my ice cream.
Wish I knew where the photo was taken from because I'd like to wring it's neck.   ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on June 01, 2011, 04:02:55 PM
I'll give you a clue as it is not an easy one - the picture was taken at the seaside in North Wales within about 20 miles as the Seagull flies from 'top of Great Orme!    :D

The bird's name does not begin with F or B.    D)
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Post by: Hugo on June 01, 2011, 06:06:52 PM
I do know what the Bird's name is as it begins and ends with T  but don't know eggsactly where the photo was taken.

It'll only ruffle my feathers if it was above Cadwaladers.   $angry1$
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Post by: Yorkie on June 01, 2011, 06:51:26 PM
No - name starts and ends with different letters neither of which is "T".   Not Cadwalader's - picture taken at a place where the tide regularly ebbs and flows twice in every day.   Z**
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Post by: Hugo on June 01, 2011, 07:04:46 PM
Looks like the Bird's waiting by the cafe that serves ice cream in Llanfairfechan but he won't have many victims on a day like that.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 01, 2011, 07:19:58 PM
You're getting warm but the waves picture could be misleading as I just grabbed it from t'Internet.    ;D
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Post by: Paddy on June 01, 2011, 07:49:18 PM
Would I be getting warm if I were to guess that neither the seagull or the place where the picture was taken actually exist anymore?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 01, 2011, 08:12:39 PM
Now there is a poser. 
The pic was taken a few weeks (months?) ago so unless there has been a Tsunami the place still exists.  As for the Bird, I really don't know.   It could have suffered a fate at sea or been disposed of by someone who's ice-cream it snaffled (e.g. Hugo).  We shall never know!   However our feathered friend is having its 15 minutes of fame irrespective of its present demise.     L0L 
Notice I haven't said he or she?  The clues are there!   ££$
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Post by: DaveR on June 01, 2011, 10:49:47 PM
How can you have a quiz question if you don't know a definite answer? Surely it's pointless?
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Post by: Fester on June 01, 2011, 11:32:52 PM
The Seagull is called STEVE... STEVE SEAGULL  (Steven Seagal?)  ...

It is now DEAD, as a result of a pellet through its bonce by Hugo,  who got there moments before me... after I lost my pastie purchased from Gerrards.

Total waste of money, and this question was a total waste of my time, and a total waste of broadband width.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 02, 2011, 08:29:29 AM
You are wrong but in view of your comment it is Game over!     $walesflag$

I must apologise most sincerely to the Owner, Moderators and Members of the Forum for totally and utterly wasting their time and the most important and costly bandwidth with such a ridiculous poser.   I hope in time those who felt, or do still feel agrieved, will find  it in their hearts to forgive me this transgression    I do promise never ever to enter such a trite and disagreeable posting in the future (this one excluded).  I will now crawl into my box, throw my keyboard away and never ever post such rubbish on this Forum again.

I can hear the cheers now!    L0L   

The Birds uttered its name as it was shot by Hugo it said - "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!"  Then it fell off the post   ZXZ   - never to steal ice-cream, doughnuts or sarnies again!    :P



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Post by: hollins on June 02, 2011, 09:08:07 AM
Now the bird has flown (died)......


The mouth of which river is this?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 02, 2011, 11:17:38 AM
River Cegin at Port Penrhyn, Bangor.
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Post by: hollins on June 02, 2011, 11:56:34 AM
No, sorry!
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Post by: hollins on June 02, 2011, 04:10:27 PM
A clue......there is a priory on the north side.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 02, 2011, 04:41:16 PM
Attempt 2)   Tynemouth - so the River Tyne.
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Post by: hollins on June 02, 2011, 05:16:23 PM
Correct   and     &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on June 02, 2011, 05:18:22 PM
Wasn't easy as many estuaries look the same, the clue was the Priory, so thanks.   
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Post by: hollins on June 02, 2011, 05:52:11 PM
We were very lucky to live there for a few years. There was always something to watch from the window. The big ship in the picture was the daily ferry from Amsterdam.
We were there in 2005 when the tall ships came past. It was quite a sight but the weather was very bad and a lot of them had to turn back and seek shelter up the coast.
A container ship ran aground there in March.
The building in the front of the picture is the ship's pilot office.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-12757753 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-12757753)
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Post by: Yorkie on June 02, 2011, 06:26:41 PM
Where will you find this tiled pavement with the peculiar optical illusion?
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Post by: hollins on June 02, 2011, 06:39:54 PM
Alicante?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 02, 2011, 06:49:53 PM
Yes - don't I make them easy?  The Espanade de Espana in Alicante, another port of call on our recent trip.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 02, 2011, 08:05:56 PM
Now for something completely different - where is this Castle and what is its name?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 06:59:23 AM
Not one attempt so I will give the answer
Castelo de St Jorge

St George's Castle in Lisbon.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 11:52:07 AM
What is special about this bus?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 04, 2011, 12:09:10 PM
It is so expensive to use that nobody bothers with it?
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Post by: dwsi on June 04, 2011, 12:20:55 PM
It's an electric tour bus?
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Post by: Quiggs on June 04, 2011, 12:23:35 PM
Electric ?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 01:03:29 PM
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It is so expensive to use that nobody bothers with it?

Dwsi was first with the correct answer - and it is actually absolutely FREE and takes you on a great tour of the Town (City) of Vigo in Spain. 
Due to its size it is able to reach places that other much more expensive tour buses can't reach.  Bit like Heineken I suppose!     Z**
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Post by: hollins on June 04, 2011, 01:19:58 PM
Which pier?
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Post by: DaveR on June 04, 2011, 03:58:39 PM
Cromer  ;D
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Post by: hollins on June 04, 2011, 04:00:22 PM
Correct, just for you that one!
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Post by: DaveR on June 04, 2011, 04:10:45 PM
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Correct, just for you that one!
;D Thank you!
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Post by: Yorkie on June 04, 2011, 07:32:07 PM
A water feature?  A well or what and where?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 06, 2011, 07:44:07 AM
Clue it has a link with Edward I  and is 18.6 miles from North Western Gardens.    $walesflag$
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Post by: Fester on June 06, 2011, 09:21:59 AM
Caernarfon?
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Post by: suepp on June 06, 2011, 11:16:04 AM
Rhuddlan
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 06, 2011, 12:26:56 PM
I will also go for Rhuddlan as I cannot see how one would get that view out of the window from Caernarfon Castle.

Go on, Yorkie, prove me wrong !!
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Post by: Yorkie on June 06, 2011, 01:19:51 PM
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I will also go for Rhuddlan as I cannot see how one would get that view out of the window from Caernarfon Castle.
Go on, Yorkie, prove me wrong !!

Suepp is right and so are you Bri! 
As I am unable to disprove the correctness of the answer I must decline your kind invitation and allow you the satisfaction of taking part and being absolutely correct with the solution that you have presented!   &well&  both!

It is, of course, the well in the centre of Ruddlan Castle.

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Post by: Yorkie on June 06, 2011, 05:03:04 PM
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I will also go for Rhuddlan as I cannot see how one would get that view out of the window from Caernarfon Castle.
Go on, Yorkie, prove me wrong !!

Forgot to mention the shot was actually taken standing just a few yards from the well, not from any raised advantage point, using my old Sony Ericsson phone.   ;)
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Post by: hollins on June 07, 2011, 11:18:01 AM
Which small seaside town does this train run from on 10.25" guage track?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 07, 2011, 03:11:51 PM
Wells-next-to-the-Sea being the Wells and Wallsingham Light Railway.  (Just a guess)  :D
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Post by: dwsi on June 07, 2011, 03:49:16 PM
Hastings?
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Post by: hollins on June 07, 2011, 04:26:30 PM
Wells-next-to-the sea is the correct answer.
This train is on the line to the beach and harbour though not Wallsingham.
Well done!

http://freespace.virgin.net/michael.l/whr/ (http://freespace.virgin.net/michael.l/whr/)
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Post by: Yorkie on June 07, 2011, 05:16:51 PM
Norfolk is one of my favourite Counties.    ;)

Lot of great photos here of Wells, showing just what a great place Norfolk is.

http://www.tournorfolk.co.uk/wells.html (http://www.tournorfolk.co.uk/wells.html)
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Post by: Yorkie on June 07, 2011, 05:21:22 PM
What message is the Lady conveying and where will you find her?
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Post by: hollins on June 07, 2011, 05:33:08 PM
"and that has not a heaven of such splendor"
Vila Real de Santo Antonio?

PS: I love Norfolk too but it took me 6hrs to drive it from here last year.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 07, 2011, 06:27:35 PM
Excelente - bem feito!   I like Portugal alsoi!   ;)
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Post by: hollins on June 08, 2011, 12:02:40 PM
Which city is this? It lies on the border of three countries.
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Post by: dwsi on June 08, 2011, 12:39:49 PM
Bratislava?
Austria, Hungary and Czech Republic
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Post by: hollins on June 08, 2011, 12:46:25 PM
No, sorry!
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Post by: Yorkie on June 08, 2011, 01:53:33 PM
Basle
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Post by: hollins on June 08, 2011, 02:02:41 PM
Correct, well done.
Switzerland, France and Germany and a gorgeous place to visit!
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Post by: hollins on June 08, 2011, 03:49:03 PM
Another city, which one?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 08, 2011, 06:51:41 PM
Looks like Hong Kong to me.  The building on the left is maybe the Two International Finance Centre.
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Post by: hollins on June 08, 2011, 06:59:14 PM
No, Middle East not Far East!
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Post by: Yorkie on June 08, 2011, 07:25:55 PM
Was going to try Singapore but that's far east also.   Do you have a better photo?   ;D
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Post by: hollins on June 08, 2011, 07:32:37 PM
I'll give you another clue, the skyscrapers are part of the man made marina development.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 08, 2011, 07:38:48 PM
Dubai?
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Post by: hollins on June 08, 2011, 07:40:27 PM
Correct. Well done!
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Post by: hollins on June 09, 2011, 10:18:01 AM
What is the name of this garden? It is on a island on which lake?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 10:42:21 AM

Fantasy Island
On a private isle in Italy’s Lago Maggiore that has been in the family for half a millennium, Principe and Principessa Borromeo are living the ultimate dolce vita.


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Post by: hollins on June 09, 2011, 10:47:55 AM
You have the name of the lake right but what about the name of the garden/island?
It is not a private island.
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Post by: DaveR on June 09, 2011, 10:51:27 AM
It looks like Isola Bella to me.
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Post by: hollins on June 09, 2011, 10:53:39 AM
Correct and well done!
Photo below, the view from Stresa looking out to the island.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 11:03:39 AM
It is also known as Fantasy Island and is the home of Prince And Princess Borromeo, but I stand to be corrected!    ;)
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Post by: hollins on June 09, 2011, 11:57:12 AM
I hadn't heard it called that before.
I am amazed that they live there because it is swarming with tourists every day and the house and garden are both open to view.
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Post by: hollins on June 09, 2011, 11:59:06 AM
A change of scene........
These pots were all made in one country. Which one and in what era?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 01:29:04 PM
Presuming it all comes from the same place I will suggest Germany.    ;D
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Post by: Hugo on June 09, 2011, 01:34:03 PM
I'm sure that we have some pottery like the plate in the photo but do not know where the present was from.   In view of the horse in the photo I'll have a guess at the Camargue area of France.        ???
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Post by: hollins on June 09, 2011, 01:36:26 PM
Yorkie is correct with Germany. It is collectively known as Fat Lava because of the glazes and was made mainly in the 60's and 70's.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 04:05:17 PM
Most other countries, particularly European have fairly distinctive styles but the Germans seem to copy from all and sundry and have a mish-mash of different types.   Each of the ones pictured could be assigned to a different particular area.   :D
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Post by: dwsi on June 09, 2011, 05:23:42 PM
Where and what is this monument?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 05:40:29 PM
High in the Andes, the recently-discovered cliff carving of Fox Mulder has quickly outstripped Macchu Picchu as Peru's leading tourist attraction -- and the mystery of what ancient civilization carved it has confounded experts around the world.
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Post by: dwsi on June 09, 2011, 06:09:56 PM
Not in the Andes and not of Fox Mulder  :P  ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 06:37:38 PM
Thunderhead Mountain, Korczak in 1948 began work on a pink-granite monument to Chief Crazy Horse astride a charging horse. “Every man has his mountain,” Korczak said. “I’m carving mine.”   :P   :P   :P
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Post by: dwsi on June 09, 2011, 06:41:21 PM
correct! D)  $good$

http://www.crazyhorsememorial.org/ (http://www.crazyhorsememorial.org/)
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 06:57:31 PM
Tell me about this swimming pool.
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Post by: dwsi on June 09, 2011, 07:06:09 PM
Phoenix Seagaia Ocean Dome and it's the largest indoor water park in the world
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 08:22:18 PM
Located in Miyazaki, Japan.  Now that wasn't very difficult was it?

Now which Footie Stadium is this?
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Post by: DaveR on June 09, 2011, 08:25:30 PM
Shot in the dark here...White Hart Lane?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2011, 08:57:27 PM
I knew I'd catch someone - didn't think it would be you!   ;D  Wrong I'm afraid!     ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on June 10, 2011, 07:19:49 PM
Surprised no one has clogged this one yet!
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Post by: Fester on June 10, 2011, 09:29:14 PM
I originally thought it was PSV in Eindhoven..

But now I realise it is Sparta FC stadium,  in Rotterdam.
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Post by: SDQ on June 10, 2011, 10:29:53 PM
It looks a bit newer than the Het Kasteel
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Post by: SDQ on June 10, 2011, 10:40:56 PM
Stadion Feijenoord
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Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 02:35:41 AM
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Stadion Feijenoord

Exactly.
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Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 02:38:15 AM
While were on the subject, which stadium and which end?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 11, 2011, 07:49:27 AM
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Stadion Feijenoord

Exactly.

Twenty years ago, I went to that stadium and watched Man Utd beat Barcelona in the European Cup Winners Cup.

How times have changed.
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Post by: Fester on June 11, 2011, 09:24:56 AM
Chelsea?   The Shed End?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 11, 2011, 12:14:39 PM
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Stadion Feijenoord
Exactly.
Twenty years ago, I went to that stadium and watched Man Utd beat Barcelona in the European Cup Winners Cup.
How times have changed.

Congratulations to those who guessed correctly! &well&
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Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 03:16:49 PM
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Chelsea?   The Shed End?

Yes, very good Fester.

"Come to the Shed and we'll welcome you......" (yea, right  ???)
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Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 03:34:59 PM
What was the covered terrace called that ran the length of the pitch shown here on the right?

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Post by: Yorkie on June 11, 2011, 04:54:29 PM
I know absolutely nothing about Football but I'll take a stab at Main Road, Manchester.  The stand was originally known as the Popular SIde but was redeveloped and named The Kippax Stand.   If I am wrong it just indicates my ignorance of the Sport!    :D
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Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 05:41:52 PM
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I know absolutely nothing about Football but I'll take a stab at Main Road, Manchester.  The stand was originally known as the Popular SIde but was redeveloped and named The Kippax Stand.   If I am wrong it just indicates my ignorance of the Sport!    :D

No, not Maine Road.

The Kippax was originally a covered terrace along one side of the Maine Road pitch before it became the Kippax stand.

"If I died in the Kippax Street......."
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Post by: Fester on June 11, 2011, 06:50:35 PM
Up to about 5 years ago, my spurious claim to fame was that I had visited almost every football ground in England and Wales.

But then there were so many new grounds built, and new teams coming in to the league.

You have got me on this one though Trojan,  it is similar to Port Vale,  but the seated area on the left makes me realise that it is not.

Hmmm, I never thought I'd get caught out on a football stadium question...  I shall keep thinking.  (whilst starving)
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Post by: Yorkie on June 11, 2011, 06:54:07 PM
Bullens Road Stand at Goodison Park (Everton) ?????? :o

And if this is wrong - which it is - I give up!    $walesflag$
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Post by: Trojan on June 11, 2011, 06:59:01 PM
Oh no!  :P

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Post by: Fester on June 11, 2011, 09:47:36 PM
Its not the old South Bank at Wolves is it?

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Post by: Trojan on June 12, 2011, 02:57:43 AM
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Its not the old South Bank at Wolves is it?


No it isn't.  :D
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Post by: Yorkie on June 12, 2011, 08:51:12 AM
Why do they call it a "stand" when everyone is sitting down?     :D
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Post by: hollins on June 12, 2011, 10:33:30 AM
Holte End, Aston Villa?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 12, 2011, 12:08:09 PM
Rookery, Watford Vicarage Road Stadium
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Post by: Trojan on June 12, 2011, 05:04:35 PM
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Holte End, Aston Villa?

Oooooh no! It wasn't an "end" it ran the length of the pitch.
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Post by: Trojan on June 12, 2011, 05:05:51 PM
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Rookery, Watford Vicarage Road Stadium

No, not the Rookery.  D)
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Post by: Trojan on June 12, 2011, 05:09:05 PM
Here's a photo from days gone by:
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Post by: Trojan on June 12, 2011, 05:18:03 PM
I could always add a little clue:  8)

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - GUNS N' ROSES (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1HGQQxmnP4#)
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Post by: Fester on June 12, 2011, 07:01:33 PM
Ahh, thats why I didn't recognise it.... I've never been ... cos its not in England or Wales.

Its The Jungle terrace at Celtic, Glasgow.
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Post by: Trojan on June 12, 2011, 10:15:19 PM
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Ahh, thats why I didn't recognise it.... I've never been ... cos its not in England or Wales.

Its The Jungle terrace at Celtic, Glasgow.

It certainly is! I really thought Born2Run would get that one right.  :D

"And if you know your history, it's enough to make your heart go.......wohoooooo, we don't care what the Rangers say....."
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Post by: Trojan on June 13, 2011, 10:28:49 PM
What make of car is this?
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Post by: Dwyforite on June 13, 2011, 10:41:09 PM
is it a gilbern
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Post by: Fester on June 13, 2011, 10:44:36 PM
Did you say Gilbert?
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Post by: Quiggs on June 13, 2011, 10:45:40 PM
Or a Lagonda ?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 13, 2011, 10:51:03 PM
I'd say it was a Bristol (shame there's not a pair! ;) )
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Post by: Fester on June 13, 2011, 10:52:44 PM
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I'd say it was a Bristol (shame there's not a pair! ;) )

Whey Hey !!!   I won't tell H what you are getting up to on here...  :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 13, 2011, 10:56:19 PM
oo er missus  L0L
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Post by: Trojan on June 14, 2011, 03:19:23 AM
Yes! Merddyn wins, it's a Bristol 408.

Raise your jugs in celebration!  Z**
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Post by: Trojan on June 14, 2011, 03:24:21 AM
How about this one?
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Post by: SDQ on June 14, 2011, 05:36:24 AM
The Bricklin SV-1
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Post by: Trojan on June 14, 2011, 06:25:52 AM
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The Bricklin SV-1

Yes,  &well&
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Post by: Trojan on June 14, 2011, 06:54:48 AM
Where's this photo taken from?
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Post by: SDQ on June 14, 2011, 05:46:55 PM
I'll have a shot at the Lowry Centre
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Post by: hollins on June 14, 2011, 06:21:42 PM
Imperial war museum north in Manchester?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 14, 2011, 06:28:12 PM
or from next door?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 14, 2011, 06:33:43 PM
From the roof I would suspect!

ONE of the leading lights of The Lowry arts complex fell 100ft to his death from its roof less than a fortnight before he was due to attend the opening by the Queen.

Lea Parkinson, 32, a father of three, is thought to have climbed on to the roof of the £106 million complex in Salford Quays, Manchester, on Sunday night. Colleagues found his body on the plaza near the main entrance. Police have said there were no suspicious circumstances.

From 2000.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 14, 2011, 08:09:00 PM
Yorkie, the Lowry is on the other side of the canal.

hollins is correct about the museum.

Do you recognise that stucture in the top right hand corner of the photograph?
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Post by: hollins on June 14, 2011, 08:25:25 PM
yes!
We have a long wait until August!
I always park in the lowry outlet mall and walk across the bridge to the ground from there.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 14, 2011, 08:26:48 PM
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Yorkie, the Lowry is on the other side of the canal.

hollins is correct about the museum.

Do you recognise that stucture in the top right hand corner of the photograph?

I wasn't guessing just an observation.  No idea about the top RH building.  Manchester is one city I do not know very well,     if at all!    :D
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 14, 2011, 08:29:57 PM
Tut tut  :weeping:
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Post by: Trojan on June 14, 2011, 08:40:54 PM
Yes, It's the observation deck at the Imperial War Museum, Salford Quays.

PS - Salford isn't Manchester, it's a neighbouring city.  :D
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Post by: hollins on June 14, 2011, 09:44:10 PM
Old and new architecture in which city?
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Post by: Fester on June 15, 2011, 12:30:15 AM
Is that in Chester, H?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 15, 2011, 08:08:09 AM
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   No idea about the top RH building. 

Yorkie, it is Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club.
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Post by: hollins on June 15, 2011, 08:15:53 AM
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Is that in Chester, H?

No, sorry, not Chester but not too far away!
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Post by: DaveR on June 15, 2011, 08:38:10 AM
Liverpool?
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Post by: hollins on June 15, 2011, 08:56:52 AM
No, sorry not Liverpool.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 15, 2011, 08:59:00 AM
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   No idea about the top RH building. 

Yorkie, it is Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club.

I have already confessed to knowing absolutely FA about the FA and football in general.   I even had trouble putting the x's on my Football Coupons!     _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on June 15, 2011, 09:06:47 AM
Wrexham?
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Post by: hollins on June 15, 2011, 09:10:53 AM
No, not Wrexham.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 15, 2011, 08:33:21 PM
OK so it's Manchester - if not are you sure it is a City?

http://www.gbet.com/AtoZ_cities/ (http://www.gbet.com/AtoZ_cities/)   -  This is a list of offical cities within the United Kingdom.
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Post by: hollins on June 15, 2011, 08:57:11 PM
Yes, it is Manchester.
The old building is the John Rylands library and the new one is the Armani shop which is part of the Spinningfields complex.
The library was built in the 1890's and Spinningfields in 2007.

The following two photos are also Manchester. There has been an enormous amount of redevelopment there since the IRA bomb in 1999.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 15, 2011, 09:12:28 PM
Whew !  At last I got one right!   Ta H!    ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on June 15, 2011, 09:15:19 PM
Who, what, why, when, how?
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Post by: dwsi on June 16, 2011, 07:48:58 AM
who - Alec Allen
what - Common Sturgeon
why - world record
when 1933 tywi river
how - rod and reel
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Post by: Yorkie on June 16, 2011, 08:42:09 AM
Weight 388 lbs!    Absolutely correct.  Once again the wealth of knowledge on the Forum comes up trumps!    $good$

Although he was a bit lucky as it was foul hooked!


King Edward II of England loved eating sturgeon and he made a law stating that any sturgeon caught in English waters is the property of the British Royal Family. In 1971 the House of Lords eliminated this quaint old law although sturgeon are considered almost extinct in England. In 1933 a salmon angler foul hooked and landed a nine foot 388 lb sturgeon in the River Towy in Wales. It was presented to the Queen.
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Post by: hollins on June 16, 2011, 11:59:47 AM
What is the name of the harbour that lies below this relic of its industrial past?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 16, 2011, 12:29:09 PM
Amlwch, Anglesey
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Post by: hollins on June 16, 2011, 12:30:22 PM
No, sorry.
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Post by: dwsi on June 16, 2011, 07:02:07 PM
porth llanlleiana?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 16, 2011, 07:06:23 PM
Porth Penrhryn
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Post by: hollins on June 16, 2011, 07:08:29 PM
No, sorry neither of those answers are right but it is in Wales.
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Post by: dwsi on June 16, 2011, 07:32:38 PM
is it on anglesey?
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Post by: hollins on June 16, 2011, 07:42:05 PM
No, not on Anglesey.
It was a brickworks.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 16, 2011, 08:50:41 PM
Penmaenmawr
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Post by: hollins on June 16, 2011, 08:54:27 PM
No, sorry.
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Post by: JasonW on June 16, 2011, 11:31:59 PM
Porthgain, Pembrokeshire
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Post by: hollins on June 17, 2011, 08:08:46 AM
Hooray!
Correct and well done.
A picture of the harbour...........
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Post by: hollins on June 17, 2011, 02:33:20 PM
This church clock face has a claim to fame.
What is it and what is the name of the church and the city in which it is situated?
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Post by: SDQ on June 17, 2011, 03:58:48 PM
St. Peter's Church, Zürich. Europe's largest clock face.
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Post by: hollins on June 17, 2011, 04:19:16 PM
Correct 100%
Well done, very quick too!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 19, 2011, 01:55:23 PM
Not a million miles away, where is this ship and what is her name?
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Post by: dwsi on June 19, 2011, 01:59:48 PM
duke of lancaster in mostyn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSS_Duke_of_Lancaster_(1956) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TSS_Duke_of_Lancaster_(1956))

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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 19, 2011, 02:14:16 PM
 $good$  well done, that was quick, I saw this yesterday for the first time, more here

http://www.dukeoflancaster.net/index.htm (http://www.dukeoflancaster.net/index.htm)
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Post by: hollins on June 19, 2011, 06:03:52 PM
This harbour was built by the Venetians.
What is the name of the city and the island on which it is situated?
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Post by: dwsi on June 19, 2011, 06:31:21 PM
chania, crete?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 19, 2011, 06:35:08 PM
Looks right to me!  $walesflag$
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Post by: hollins on June 19, 2011, 06:37:36 PM
Well done dwsi. Correct and in record time. I can't keep up!
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Post by: Yorkie on June 19, 2011, 06:42:17 PM
What is wrong with this painting?
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Post by: dwsi on June 19, 2011, 06:48:35 PM
it's a forgery that's in the National Gallery?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 19, 2011, 07:31:01 PM
I'm in a bit of a quandry.  The painting is a forgery but not, as far as I am aware, in the Brtrish Museum.  There is another similar picture of Skaters in Holland in the Museum, but not this one.   So you're half right and half wrong - but well done anyway!

Can't leave it going for obvious reasons!    Z**
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Post by: DaveR on June 19, 2011, 09:52:11 PM
This piece of 19th Century machinery is at the side of the Marina in Caernarfon - what is it?
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Post by: Barbiroli on June 19, 2011, 10:01:35 PM
It`s a pedestrian bridge, in two halves, which enables it to be opened to let small ships in and out of a small dockyard into Caernarfon Dock.
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Post by: dwsi on June 19, 2011, 10:09:54 PM
sounds good to me, snap  $good$

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Post by: DaveR on June 19, 2011, 10:17:44 PM
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It`s a pedestrian bridge, in two halves, which enables it to be opened to let small ships in and out of a small dockyard into Caernarfon Dock.
Couldn't ask for a more comprehensive answer than that!  $good$ This is it in its entirety:
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Post by: hollins on June 20, 2011, 01:36:10 PM
What is the name of this mountain and what are the names of the two countries it lies between?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 20, 2011, 02:32:55 PM
Matterhorn, Switzerland and Italy.
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Post by: hollins on June 20, 2011, 02:36:03 PM
That one didn't last long either!
Correct and well done.
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Post by: DaveR on June 20, 2011, 08:28:46 PM
A statue of Admiral Lord Nelson, together with the inscription 'England expects every man to do his duty'. Where will you find it?
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Post by: Fester on June 20, 2011, 08:40:31 PM
I've seen it.... somewhere near Menai Bridge... I'm sure it is...
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Post by: hollins on June 20, 2011, 08:41:20 PM
Can't spell the answer!
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Post by: SDQ on June 20, 2011, 08:45:36 PM
LOL

Pwllfanogl, Llanfair PG
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Post by: DaveR on June 20, 2011, 08:57:10 PM
SDQ takes the prize.  $good$
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Post by: Fester on June 20, 2011, 09:06:54 PM
Eh?  I don't think I've been there.... how far is it from Menai Bridge?
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Post by: DaveR on June 20, 2011, 09:10:17 PM
The Statue is in the Straits at the side of Britannia Bridge.
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Post by: SDQ on June 20, 2011, 09:11:46 PM
http://www.anglesey-hidden-gem.com/pwllfanogl-britannia-bridge.html (http://www.anglesey-hidden-gem.com/pwllfanogl-britannia-bridge.html)
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Post by: Fester on June 20, 2011, 09:27:45 PM
Errr... doesn't that mean I was correct then?
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Post by: Nemesis on June 21, 2011, 11:00:59 AM
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Eh?  I don't think I've been there.... how far is it from Menai Bridge?

Now there is an interesting place, If you turn left for St. Mary's Church  after turning left off the Britannia Bridge, and walk through the graveyard, down to the strait you will see Nelson. You can also see the monument to the men who died constructing and re- constructing the bridge.
From the same lane you can walk to the giant lions hidden under the bridge next to the railway, lost to view when the road was made on the top of the railway after the fire.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northwest/sites/llanfairpwll/pages/lionwalk3.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northwest/sites/llanfairpwll/pages/lionwalk3.shtml)
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Post by: hollins on June 21, 2011, 05:24:22 PM
What is the name of this lighthouse and the island on which it is situated?
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Post by: dwsi on June 21, 2011, 05:48:35 PM
La Corbière in the extreme south-western point of Jersey in St. Brelade?
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Post by: hollins on June 21, 2011, 05:52:13 PM
Correct and very well done!
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Post by: dwsi on June 21, 2011, 05:55:45 PM
 $thanx$
$good$    $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on June 21, 2011, 06:34:21 PM
I won a few bob on a horse with the same name - Corbiere!    ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on June 22, 2011, 01:14:58 PM
What's the Monument and where will you find it?
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Post by: dwsi on June 22, 2011, 06:32:52 PM
The Niederwald monument in Rudesheim Germany
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Post by: Yorkie on June 22, 2011, 06:47:10 PM
Well done - and one can also imbibe some rather nice wines in the vicinity!   ZXZ    &well&
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Post by: Trojan on June 24, 2011, 03:35:39 AM
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Well done - and one can also imbibe some rather nice wines in the vicinity!   ZXZ    &well&

Oh,  ??? tell us more!  ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on June 24, 2011, 08:17:43 AM
More on Rüdesheim
Rüdesheim wine and Asbach brandy
From the Niederwald monument overlooking Rüdesheim you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Rhine and the vineyards, which have made Rüdesheim a famous wine town with its tavern-lined Drosselgasse lane.

Wine and brandy
Riesling – symbol of the Rheingau region, enjoyed as a fine wine or a sparkling Rieslingsekt. Sample it at one of the many wine tastings hosted in the vintners' own wine cellars. Discover pinot noir and red wine from Assmannshausen or traditional brandy from the Asbach distillery. As well as a visitor centre and shop, tours can be arranged depending on the season.
 
Places of interestRüdesheim has many attractions, such as the Drosselgasse lined with wine taverns and gardens and the Niederwald monument, depicting the mythical figure of Germania, which can be reached from Rüdesheim and Assmannshausen by foot through the vineyards, or by cable car or chair lift. The ruins of Ehrenfels Castle are in an idyllic location surrounded by vineyards above the Rhine gorge.

Museums
The Medieval Torture Museum illustrates crime and punishment in the Middle Ages. The Brömserburg Wine Museum in Brömserburg Castle features the history of local wine making. Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet is a musical adventure with "antique computers" that play music.

Rheingau Wine Museum
Visitors entering the ancient Brömserburg Castle, an impressive sight in itself, are taken on a journey through 1,000 years of fascinating wine history. Old wooden and iron screw wine presses, a historical tree press dating back to 1594, and wine barrels, barrel carts and wine pumps are all displayed in the castle gardens, and approximately 2,000 wine-related exhibits from antiquity to the present day are on show in the halls and vaults inside. Historical tools indicate how much harder the work of wine-growers, cellar masters and barrel coopers used to be compared to today. Particular highlights of the collection include exquisite glasses representing all of the important stylistic periods in Europe. Open from mid-March to the end of October. Guided tours for groups only - available on request.

"Germania" monument
High up on the ridge of the Niederwald in the Rhenish-Westphalian Slate Mountains the impressive ten-metre-high statue of the mythical figure of “Germania” is visible from miles around. The 38-metre-high monument and its grand statue were built to commemorate the formation of the new German Empire in 1871, and the foundation stone was laid in 1877 in the presence of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The national monument commemorates the re-establishment of the German empire with the figure holding the imperial crown in her proudly raised right hand and the imperial sword in her left hand. It was seen as one of the greatest works of art of its time. Kaiser Wilhelm I and all of the princes attended the ceremony for the inauguration of the monument in 1883. Dates and coats of arms on the base refer back to the time when the German Empire was founded. Today, visitors can take the cable car through the vineyards to “Germania”.
 
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Post by: Trojan on June 24, 2011, 05:49:08 PM
 $thanx$  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on June 25, 2011, 07:48:08 AM
Pleased to help!    :D    ;)
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Post by: hollins on June 25, 2011, 07:05:38 PM
What is the name of this promenade and where is it?
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 07:11:44 PM
Nice, South of France.
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Post by: hollins on June 25, 2011, 07:13:50 PM
.........and the name of the promenade?
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 07:19:46 PM
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.........and the name of the promenade?

Promenade de Anglais
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Post by: hollins on June 25, 2011, 07:23:57 PM
Correct, well done. I have never seen the pianist!
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 07:28:04 PM
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Correct, well done. I have never seen the pianist!

He was playing "knees-up Muvver Brown" (Promenade De Anglais  :D)
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 07:28:40 PM
The remains of a railway platform on the right of this photo. I remember walking along it wearing platform shoes in 1975.

What was it's unique significance and where was it located?
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Post by: dwsi on June 25, 2011, 07:43:24 PM
Manchester Exchange platform 11 the longest platform in the UK at 2194 feet
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 08:22:00 PM
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Manchester Exchange platform 11 the longest platform in the UK at 2194 feet

Exactly.  $good$ It linked Manchester Exchange with Victoria Station.
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Post by: DaveR on June 25, 2011, 08:53:40 PM
Where in North Wales will you find the Empire?
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Post by: hollins on June 25, 2011, 09:02:00 PM
Empire Bingo
Bingo Halls
Crown Street, Town Centre, Caernarfon, LL55 1SZ
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 09:04:50 PM
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Empire Bingo
Bingo Halls
Crown Street, Town Centre, Caernarfon, LL55 1SZ


The Empire Cinema, Crown Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales was opened in 1915. Seats: 512. Converted into a bingo club in the early-1970's.
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 09:11:14 PM
Where was this "tanning salon?"
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 09:18:45 PM
Clue:
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Post by: DaveR on June 25, 2011, 09:25:06 PM
The Summerland Complex at Douglas on the Isle of Man. Destroyed by fire on 2nd August 1973, killing 50 people. Fire Exits were found to have been chained shut.
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 09:29:56 PM
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The Summerland Complex at Douglas on the Isle of Man. Destroyed by fire on 2nd August 1973, killing 50 people. Fire Exits were found to have been chained shut.

Correct.

THE SUMMERLAND DISASTER, 3rd, AUGUST 1973 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOM5wopD7o#)
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Post by: Trojan on June 25, 2011, 09:35:29 PM
We used to spend the day there in the early '70's, after sailing to Douglas from Llandudno pier.

I was thinking, Llandudno could do with a similar indoor attraction today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/isleofman/content/articles/2008/04/03/summerland_feature.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/isleofman/content/articles/2008/04/03/summerland_feature.shtml)
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Post by: DaveR on June 25, 2011, 10:12:45 PM
The whole building was a disaster waiting to happen. The plastic cladding used wasn't fire resistant, fire exits were totally inadequate, management was very poor. There's a very good analysis of the building/fire on this website, comprising several PDFs (towards bottom of page):
http://www.gees.bham.ac.uk/staff/phillipsid.shtml#publications (http://www.gees.bham.ac.uk/staff/phillipsid.shtml#publications)
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Post by: hollins on June 26, 2011, 03:20:05 PM
This island has some amazing walking. What is the collective name given to the walks and what is the name of the island?
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Post by: Yorkie on June 26, 2011, 03:46:13 PM
I think it may be the Isle of Capri and I'll hazard a guess at the collective name as "camminare gira"
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Post by: hollins on June 26, 2011, 03:50:10 PM
No, sorry.
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Post by: hollins on June 27, 2011, 06:18:49 AM
Clue.......it is a Portuguese island.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2011, 11:45:57 AM
Ah!  That narrows it down to just a few hundred then.!    L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2011, 11:58:22 AM
Madeira - Levada Trails.
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Post by: hollins on June 27, 2011, 04:57:55 PM
Correct and well done!
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Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2011, 05:51:55 PM
Muito obrigado!  My Portuguese comes in handy sometimes!    Z**
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Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2011, 06:50:58 PM
Who are the four guarding the figure on the horse.  Who is the one on the horse and where can it all be found?
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Post by: dwsi on June 27, 2011, 07:36:10 PM
Ajaccio, Corsica - Napoleon and his brothers
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Post by: Yorkie on June 27, 2011, 08:23:03 PM
Absolutely correct - as usual.   Well done.   :D
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Post by: hollins on July 06, 2011, 09:39:37 AM
Where is this pier?
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Post by: DaveR on July 06, 2011, 09:50:41 AM
Is it in the UK? Don't recognise it.  ???
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Post by: hollins on July 06, 2011, 09:55:09 AM
It is an awful photo, but yes it is in the UK and it is on an island.
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Post by: DaveR on July 06, 2011, 10:03:01 AM
Yarmouth Pier, Isle of Wight, then....  ;D
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Post by: hollins on July 06, 2011, 10:10:17 AM
Yes, correct and well done.
This photo is taken the other way looking at Yarmouth.
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Post by: hollins on July 07, 2011, 10:17:23 AM
The tall buildings on the right of this picture are part of the business disrict of which city?
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Post by: DaveR on July 07, 2011, 10:19:52 AM
I was going to say Zurich but I'm not so sure...  :roll:
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Post by: hollins on July 07, 2011, 10:21:46 AM
No, not Zurich!
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Post by: stephenprudence on July 07, 2011, 08:57:00 PM
It looks a little UK like, but the surburbs are rather leafy for the UK.

Its vegetation is entirely broadleaf deciduous, this means it is unlikely to be eastern Europe or Northern Europe. It is like to be western Europe looking at the architecture.

I will go with Rotterdam, Netherlands.. although NL is a flat country and those hills look a little too high to be Rotterdam but I'll go with it anyway!



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Post by: hollins on July 07, 2011, 09:00:37 PM
No sorry, it isn't Rotterdam or the Netherlands.
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Post by: stephenprudence on July 07, 2011, 09:02:01 PM
My other guess is Dublin..

This is a really challenging one, because there are not too many giveaways in the photo.
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Post by: hollins on July 07, 2011, 09:17:17 PM
No, it's not Dublin or Ireland.
I'll give a clue. The city in question is famous for another tall building which is just out of shot on the right of the picture.
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Post by: DaveR on July 07, 2011, 09:23:46 PM
Not Paris?
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Post by: JasonW on July 07, 2011, 09:24:33 PM
Paris ?

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Post by: stephenprudence on July 07, 2011, 09:25:06 PM
Berlin? the famous tall building being the TV tower?
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Post by: hollins on July 07, 2011, 09:29:08 PM
Paris it is!
Well done.
The buisness area is called La Defense and the photo was taken from St Germain-en-Laye a lovely suburb of Paris.
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Post by: stephenprudence on July 07, 2011, 09:33:00 PM
Good one, I did think Paris before but I didn't think it was. Typically western European image though!

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Post by: hollins on July 08, 2011, 10:57:27 AM
This racecourse is in a spectacular coastal setting.
What is the name of the racecourse and where is it?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 08, 2011, 10:59:25 AM
Wild Guess --Ayr?
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Post by: hollins on July 08, 2011, 11:01:41 AM
No, sorry, not Ayr or Scotland.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 08, 2011, 11:12:51 AM
Brighton?
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Post by: hollins on July 08, 2011, 11:22:35 AM
No sorry, not Brighton.
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Post by: suepp on July 08, 2011, 12:53:22 PM
Is it in County Clare Ireland?
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Post by: Hugo on July 08, 2011, 12:54:31 PM
Or Yarmouth Racecourse?   
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Post by: hollins on July 08, 2011, 12:56:23 PM
No, neither of those.
A clue.......it is situated next to a ruined castle.
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Post by: Fester on July 08, 2011, 07:12:41 PM
Chepstow?
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Post by: hollins on July 08, 2011, 07:14:41 PM
No sorry, not Chepstow.
Another clue, it is on an island.
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Post by: cygnusx-1 on July 08, 2011, 07:40:10 PM
Looks like Jersey but it was 18 years ago when I was last there.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 08, 2011, 07:41:35 PM
Ayr?
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Post by: hollins on July 08, 2011, 07:58:19 PM
Well spotted, yes it is on Jersey.
The course was started in 1832 and is called Les Landes.
It is situated next to the ruins of Grosnez castle in the north west of the island.
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Post by: hollins on July 11, 2011, 10:01:36 PM
Anyone know where this building is?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 11, 2011, 10:06:05 PM
Pier Head, Liverpool?
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Post by: hollins on July 11, 2011, 10:21:53 PM
Gosh, that was quick! Correct and well done!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 11, 2011, 10:41:07 PM
 $thanx$ $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on July 13, 2011, 02:45:36 PM
Anyone recognise this boat and knows what it does and the very unusual aspect associated with it?  (apart from the decoration of course!)
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Post by: hollins on July 13, 2011, 03:47:28 PM
Is it one of the boats that is pulled across the river Rhine in Basel by a wire?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 13, 2011, 07:29:03 PM
Half right - It is attatched to a moveable trolley on a wire that stretches across the river but it is carried across by the force of the stream.   It is kept at an angle to the current and is carried across by the resultant of all the forces acting on it.  There is no engine or motive power!  1.6 Euros to cross and cheap at the price.  Didn't like Basel, very dirty, unkempt and graffiti absol;utely everywhere!

Thought you would be the one to get it!      $good$
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Post by: hollins on July 13, 2011, 07:32:23 PM
So sorry that you didn't like Basel. I love it! Just goes to show.
Did you enjoy the rest of your cruise?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 13, 2011, 07:43:38 PM
It was certainly a new experience but there were a few aspects that we didn't like.  Accommodation was rather poor, especially the "bathroom" if one could call it such.  Food was unimaginative and rather sad with reformed entree items and poor quality accompanyments.   Certainly not up to the standard of Sea Cruising, but just as expensive.  Some enjoyable excursions especially Rudesheim, where I have been before, and Koblenz.   The Flower festival was on there, and the Forum's flower fanatices would have loved it!.   I also enjoyed a few other places. ;)
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Post by: hollins on July 14, 2011, 08:23:04 AM
Fester recently found the remains of the old post office in Llandudno.
Here is a picture of the interior of a current post office.
In which city is it?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 15, 2011, 10:43:32 AM
Chester
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Post by: hollins on July 15, 2011, 10:46:11 AM
No, much further away. You could have bought a stamp there recently!
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Post by: Yorkie on July 15, 2011, 10:48:25 AM
Do I take it that it is not in the UK?   

Strasbourg
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Post by: hollins on July 15, 2011, 10:50:31 AM
Not in the UK and not Strasbourg.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 15, 2011, 10:59:06 AM
Any further attempt would be a pure guess and it could finish up using loads of bandwith listing every city in the World, so I give up and will leave it to more intelligent mortals.

Is it a Posteur le Bureau or a Postamt?
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Post by: hollins on July 15, 2011, 11:14:59 AM
You were there last week and you didn't like it!
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Post by: Yorkie on July 15, 2011, 11:23:07 AM
Ah you mean THIS one? Basel. . . . . .

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Post by: Yorkie on July 15, 2011, 11:24:16 AM
I also saw this, but what is it and where is it?
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Post by: Quiggs on July 15, 2011, 01:09:51 PM
It's in Seigfrieds Mechanical Museum, I think that the two upper round sections open when it plays, to include mechanical Violins to accompany the Piano. ? 
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Post by: Yorkie on July 15, 2011, 02:27:25 PM
There was me thinking that no one would know about the violins behind the covers!
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Post by: hollins on July 15, 2011, 03:40:50 PM
These lovely buildings were once almshouses but now they are a museum.
What is the name of the museum, where is it and what is the collection it now houses?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 15, 2011, 03:57:09 PM
Is this the one?

The Geffrye Museum

It is the complex of almshouses founded in 1714 by Ironmongers’ Company in memory of Sir Robert Geffrye, a wealthy member who left a large part of his estate for philanthropic purposes. Once there were 14 houses with accommodation for 50 pensioners in total, each having their own room.

By 1912, however, the once rural almshouses had been swallowed by urbasisation and the pensioners were moved out of London, the local council seeing the need most of all to preserve the front garden as a badly needed “lung” for the area. The building was re-opened in 1918 as a museum of furniture and woodwork.

Today it styles itself as a museum of “the middling sort”, focusing on domestic interiors and gardens from Tudor to modern times.
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Post by: hollins on July 15, 2011, 04:02:38 PM
Yes, very quick! &well&

It has a series of room interiors from 1600 to the present day.
This is the sixties one.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 15, 2011, 06:34:51 PM
Looks like my front room!      L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on July 16, 2011, 04:03:19 PM
 Where is this building and what is it used for?
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Post by: hollins on July 16, 2011, 04:28:34 PM
Is it part of the former buildings of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 16, 2011, 06:22:40 PM
All the flags are the giveaway even though I deleted the name board.  Office of the Council of Europe, you are absolutely correct.  I better move away from my cruise!    :D
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Post by: hollins on July 16, 2011, 06:32:03 PM
What is the name of this plant?
In my ignorance when I first saw the flower on a plant in our sun room I thought the previous owner must have stuck plastic blooms on. No, they are real. They look as if they have glass beads on them.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 16, 2011, 07:01:07 PM
Is that post for the quiz or the Gardening thread?    WWW
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Post by: hollins on July 16, 2011, 07:08:17 PM
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Like the title says, a topic for quiz questions about general knowledge and/or anything outside of the local area.  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on July 16, 2011, 08:13:44 PM
Sorry my mistake but one that anyone could make. 
Hope you get the answer, cos, not being a green fingered person, I ain't even going to try!   L0L

I got a few choice questions for the future! 
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Post by: Yorkie on July 17, 2011, 09:17:59 AM
Some more birds, where did I see them?

The Bell tower should help.
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Post by: dwsi on July 17, 2011, 12:06:44 PM
Faro cathedral, Portugal?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 17, 2011, 12:59:15 PM
You are just too clever for me!   I bet if I asked where my Paternal Grandmother was born you would be able to tell me!  (well there are clues in the Forum).   
 &well&
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Post by: dwsi on July 17, 2011, 01:53:05 PM
there was a big massive clue in the name of the picture fcbt.jpg

faro cathedral bell tower  _))*
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 17, 2011, 02:18:41 PM
 :-}}} ))*   $lol$
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Post by: Yorkie on July 17, 2011, 05:02:03 PM
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there was a big massive clue in the name of the picture fcbt.jpg

faro cathedral bell tower  _))*

Only a clue if one had any idea!   :D
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Post by: DaveR on July 19, 2011, 09:51:20 PM
Easy one...which North West England Railway Station?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 19, 2011, 10:40:24 PM
Chester?
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Post by: DaveR on July 19, 2011, 10:46:18 PM
Correct, Bri, and a very familiar sight to any rail traveller in North Wales.  Trivia Fact: The Station is run by Arriva Trains Wales even though it is very firmly in England. So is Hereford Station, funnily enough.
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Post by: Hugo on July 20, 2011, 11:44:08 AM
When I had a walk in this area this is the view I saw.  What is the name of the Lake and the town in the foreground?
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Post by: dwsi on July 20, 2011, 07:53:54 PM
Riva del Garda + Lake Garda?
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Post by: Hugo on July 20, 2011, 08:27:32 PM
Spot on Dwsi, it's Riva Del Garda at the northern end of Lake Garda.  I went for a walk up to the shrine of Santa Barbara which is lit up like a cross at night.        &well&

 Didn't try out the Via Ferrata walks up there though.
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Post by: Hugo on July 21, 2011, 04:15:24 PM
Via Ferrata clip

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyYtFtGxTk8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyYtFtGxTk8#)
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Post by: hollins on July 22, 2011, 06:04:46 PM
Where in Wales would you find this statue?
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Post by: DaveR on July 22, 2011, 06:11:01 PM
Portmeirion?
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Post by: hollins on July 22, 2011, 06:16:03 PM
Yes, well done!
Too quick for me.
The hydrangeas were looking magnificent all over the gardens there yesterday and also all along the approach driveway.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 22, 2011, 06:39:17 PM
Where and what is this building and what did it replace?
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Post by: dwsi on July 22, 2011, 07:47:09 PM
The Synagogue de la Paix, Strasbourg which replaced the previous one that was destroyed by the Nazis
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Post by: Yorkie on July 22, 2011, 08:23:44 PM
Didn't last long!   Shabbat Shalom!
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Post by: DaveR on July 22, 2011, 08:30:15 PM
Dwsi is very good at these quizzes!  $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on July 22, 2011, 09:05:11 PM
I'll have to find something extremely obscure, make sure there is no location or exif data and then hope !    ZXZ

So what about this place?  And what is the thing in the field?
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Post by: dwsi on July 22, 2011, 09:39:58 PM
Memorial marking the location where the commander of Japanese troops called Yamasaki died
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Post by: DaveR on July 22, 2011, 09:45:52 PM
The island of Attu, to be precise.
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Post by: Fester on July 22, 2011, 10:24:59 PM
Looks like a wrestling ring, for very small wrestlers...
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Post by: Yorkie on July 23, 2011, 07:33:04 AM
I'll have to move to a Forum with less intelligent readers, if I'm ever going to get one across you, that is!     &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on July 23, 2011, 11:27:32 AM
Here is an easy one.  What is the name of the places either side of the water?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 23, 2011, 01:59:25 PM
Lanzarote and Feurteventura?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 23, 2011, 04:56:43 PM
Sorry Bri - not this time!    :D

It is one of my own badly taken photographs.
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Post by: hollins on July 23, 2011, 05:07:13 PM
Portimao and Ferragudo?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 23, 2011, 08:16:58 PM
Half right - actually the buildings in the foreground are part of the Marina at Praia da Rocha and the bit over the river is indeed Ferragudo.  Taken from our hotel room in the Jupiter.    &well&
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Post by: DaveR on July 23, 2011, 10:59:07 PM
Where was I in North Wales to take this photo?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 24, 2011, 09:51:53 AM
Rhyl  ???
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Post by: DaveR on July 24, 2011, 12:59:42 PM
Not Rhyl, I'm afraid.  :P
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Post by: hollins on July 24, 2011, 03:06:34 PM
Is it Scala cinema and arts centre Prestatyn?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 24, 2011, 04:43:48 PM
Odeon Cinema World Wrexham
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Post by: DaveR on July 24, 2011, 04:59:16 PM
Hollins is correct; it's the Scala cinema and arts centre in Prestayn.  $good$ About the only interesting thing in Prestatyn, as well!
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Post by: Yorkie on July 24, 2011, 07:30:00 PM
Where and what?  Another easy peasy one.
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Post by: SDQ on July 24, 2011, 10:14:36 PM
International Sand Sculpture Festival in the Algarve?
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Post by: Fester on July 24, 2011, 10:27:34 PM
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Hollins is correct; it's the Scala cinema and arts centre in Prestayn.  $good$ About the only interesting thing in Prestatyn, as well!

Is that why we are not a FOUR towns Forum then?    L0L L0L
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Post by: cygnusx-1 on July 26, 2011, 07:19:51 PM
What is the name of this house and what was it called when it was an educational establishment?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 26, 2011, 07:47:00 PM
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International Sand Sculpture Festival in the Algarve?

Sorry no - that is held every year since 2003 at Pera (see http://www.algarve-beach-life.com/fiesa-2011.html (http://www.algarve-beach-life.com/fiesa-2011.html) )

This is not quite such a big display but just as brilliant!
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Post by: dwsi on July 26, 2011, 07:49:05 PM
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What is the name of this house and what was it called when it was an educational establishment?

Nanhoron? http://www.nanhoronestate.co.uk/ (http://www.nanhoronestate.co.uk/)
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Post by: cygnusx-1 on July 26, 2011, 07:54:45 PM

Nanhoron? http://www.nanhoronestate.co.uk/ (http://www.nanhoronestate.co.uk/)
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Sorry, it is a lot closer to home.
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Post by: dwsi on July 26, 2011, 08:06:54 PM
Galltfaenan school in henllan, now know as Garn?
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Post by: cygnusx-1 on July 26, 2011, 08:44:51 PM
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Galltfaenan school in henllan, now know as Garn?

Even closer to the Three Towns.
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Post by: dwsi on July 26, 2011, 09:56:31 PM
Clarendon School (Kinmel Hall)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 26, 2011, 10:25:56 PM
The former Woodlands School down Marl Lane in Deganwy?
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Post by: DaveR on July 26, 2011, 10:40:44 PM
I know this one because my Grandmother once worked there and my Mum grew up in the Lodge at the entrance. The school was called Heronwater and it was originally (and is again now) a house called Coed Coch. It's at Dolwen, up above Colwyn Bay.
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Post by: cygnusx-1 on July 26, 2011, 10:41:22 PM
Correct
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Post by: DaveR on July 26, 2011, 10:44:58 PM
That was a good question, pure luck that I knew the answer.  8)  $good$
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Post by: Trojan on July 27, 2011, 06:46:42 AM
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That was a good question, pure luck that I knew the answer.  8)  $good$

 ???
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Post by: hollins on July 28, 2011, 10:18:55 PM
Which road was I on when I took this photo?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 28, 2011, 10:25:45 PM
A487
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Post by: hollins on July 28, 2011, 10:28:38 PM
No, sorry.
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Post by: Hugo on July 28, 2011, 11:00:57 PM
Is it the A498 Beddgelert to Capel Curig Road?
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Post by: hollins on July 28, 2011, 11:04:59 PM
It is, Well done. No doubt you have done some lovely walks there Hugo!
A nice view of Snowdon.
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Post by: Hugo on July 29, 2011, 11:15:05 AM
It's a beautiful area and I have enjoyed many walks there, even if some of them have been very tough.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2011, 07:48:45 AM
Ah well - time to get back on topic!

Name the building and where is it?
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Post by: Hugo on August 01, 2011, 04:13:28 PM
It looks a nice place like Vilamoura but I've no idea of the name of the building
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Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2011, 04:22:52 PM
Not Vilamoura, boats not posh enough for that place!   WWW
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Post by: white rabbit on August 01, 2011, 07:35:21 PM
I think it is Faro with the Eva Hotel in the background
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Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2011, 09:22:55 PM
Correct - well done! &well&
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Post by: hollins on August 02, 2011, 08:24:53 AM
What is the name of the architect of this building?
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Post by: DaveR on August 02, 2011, 08:35:28 AM
Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis?  ;D
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Post by: hollins on August 02, 2011, 08:39:04 AM
Yes, well done! He had a sense of humour didn't he?
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Post by: DaveR on August 02, 2011, 08:46:13 AM
...and a very clever man. I would like to go to Portofino to see the original inspiration for Portmeirion.  :)
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Post by: Yorkie on August 05, 2011, 09:17:47 AM
Where and what is this structure?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 05, 2011, 10:11:27 AM
Is it the home of Sophie and her mum in Mamma Mia?
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Post by: Dwyforite on August 05, 2011, 10:25:15 AM
is it the bus station in SANTA CRUZ
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Post by: Yorkie on August 05, 2011, 11:59:34 AM
Sorry, both wrong, but maybe music to someone's ears!    ££$
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Post by: Fester on August 05, 2011, 11:56:59 PM
I have seen the Opera House at Valencia, it looked similar....
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Post by: Yorkie on August 06, 2011, 07:41:14 AM
It is certainly connected with music but you will find it on an island!    ;D

Try a number with some hesitation and a large piece of coral!    ££$
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Post by: Fester on August 06, 2011, 08:58:12 AM
Ooooh, cryptic!
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Post by: Yorkie on August 06, 2011, 01:17:47 PM
Thought it might appeal to any Crossword fanatic amongst the Members!  Clue 2: Delia would feel at home there!   ;)
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Post by: Nemesis on August 06, 2011, 01:25:15 PM
Tenerife!!
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Post by: Hugo on August 06, 2011, 03:29:43 PM
Yes, it's the Opera House at Santa Cruz in Tenerife.     Good clues Yorkie.    $good$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 06, 2011, 04:13:06 PM
Right - but it is actually called the Concert Hall.  I'm sure you got it but the second clue refered to Canaries, Delia Smith's Footy Club!!

Well done.    &well& $bounce$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 06, 2011, 04:20:44 PM
Here's another one for you!  What and where?
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Post by: Hugo on August 06, 2011, 05:00:49 PM
It's the National Theatre at  Beijing China.     
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Post by: Yorkie on August 06, 2011, 05:30:12 PM
Well done Hugo!   40 minutes that lasted! :D

How about this then? What and where.   One for football fans, I suspect!  And it is not a piece of phalic symbolism!   ;)
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Post by: Hugo on August 07, 2011, 10:44:22 AM
It's in the same city as the Nou Camp at Barcelona and is the Agbar Tower.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 07, 2011, 04:46:07 PM
 &well&  Hugo.    Gotta go a long way to beat you lot!    ZXZ
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Post by: hollins on August 07, 2011, 05:14:17 PM
This building has recently been restored. What is the building and whereabouts in North Wales is it?
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Post by: dwsi on August 07, 2011, 05:42:50 PM
Pool Park in Clawddnewydd, near Ruthin?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 07, 2011, 06:20:24 PM
Guildhall Tavern, Hall Square, Denbigh.
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Post by: hollins on August 07, 2011, 07:19:23 PM
Yorkie has the right answer. Well done!
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Post by: hollins on August 08, 2011, 11:54:08 AM
Who is depicted in this statue and where is it?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 08, 2011, 01:12:05 PM
Is it HM Stanley as it looks more like Dr Livingstone to me?

I am guessing but is it outside Ruthin jail?

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Post by: hollins on August 08, 2011, 01:20:48 PM
It is the explorer Henry Morton Stanley. Well done for that, but he is not in Ruthin.
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Post by: DaveR on August 08, 2011, 02:00:38 PM
My birthplace of St. Asaph?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 08, 2011, 02:02:23 PM
Outside Denbigh Library an Elphick creation.
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Post by: hollins on August 08, 2011, 02:45:44 PM
Yorkie is right AGAIN!
 &well&
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Post by: Yorkie on August 10, 2011, 07:39:21 PM
Love these quizzes!
Where and what is this?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 13, 2011, 07:24:54 PM
No reply in 3 days tells me that I should give the answer.  It is

Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe
 The monastery is an outstanding repository of four centuries of Spanish religious architecture. It symbolizes two significant events in world history that occurred in 1492: the Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula by the Catholic Kings and Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Its famous statue of the Virgin became a powerful symbol of the Christianization of much of the New World.
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Post by: hollins on August 14, 2011, 10:24:56 AM
Where would you find this tower?
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Post by: SDQ on August 14, 2011, 12:11:54 PM
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire
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Post by: hollins on August 14, 2011, 12:18:48 PM
Yes, well done!
I thought I may have fooled you into thinking it was abroad with the beautiful blue sky!
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Post by: cygnusx-1 on August 15, 2011, 07:36:16 PM
Where in the world is this pier?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 15, 2011, 08:17:47 PM
Sahfend Pier - or in a posh voice Southend Pier - the longest pleasure pier.
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Post by: hollins on August 24, 2011, 06:35:08 PM
Where am I?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 24, 2011, 07:18:11 PM
My usual mad guess - on the London Eye!    ;)
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Post by: hollins on August 24, 2011, 07:23:35 PM
No, sorry, not right this time. I've never done that, would like to though!
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Post by: DaveR on August 24, 2011, 07:33:19 PM
Is it 'oop North', like Leeds or Sheffield?
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Post by: hollins on August 24, 2011, 07:38:21 PM
Close, but you've not tracked me down yet!
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Post by: DaveR on August 24, 2011, 07:43:32 PM
Hmmmm..Manchester!
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Post by: hollins on August 24, 2011, 07:48:41 PM
Yes, the 14th floor of the Hilton Hotel. £71.40 bed and breakfast on their summer getaway promotion. Worth it for the view alone. A brilliant rainbow in the sky at the moment.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 24, 2011, 07:52:42 PM
What and where is this:

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Post by: cygnusx-1 on August 24, 2011, 08:12:31 PM
And the answer for my last entry....Ryde Pier on the Isle of Wight.
I put it in as it is directly opposite the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth the previous question,which can be seen in my picture if you zoom in on the original version (which is not compressed of course).

Ryde Pier has a railway station (with London Underground style trains) on the end of it, which meets the ferry......you can also drive down it for £1.00 but beware of the 10mph limit as there is an average speed camera on it which tells you have been speeding!
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Post by: Yorkie on August 24, 2011, 09:00:17 PM
Obviously Hollins didn't notice that yours had not been answered, or presumed the answer given was correct.  The Quiz really has to be checked for correct answers daily and answered if correct or not or this happens.      ;)
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Post by: Fester on August 25, 2011, 12:33:28 AM
If it wasn't Southend Pier, it was a dead-ringer for it!
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Post by: Nemesis on August 25, 2011, 08:28:35 AM
The Grotto under the maze in Leeds castle??
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2011, 08:52:38 AM
I've obviously met my Nemesis!  Right first time - it was shown on yesterday's Bargain Hunt on TV!    $good$
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Post by: Nemesis on August 25, 2011, 11:15:45 AM
 ;D Yes we were watching it whilst eating lunch !!
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2011, 11:35:37 AM
We're not the only adicys then?   :D
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Post by: Nemesis on August 25, 2011, 01:24:10 PM
WE like most of those type of progs, but don't get to watch many. Can't stand David Dickinson though !
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Post by: Nemesis on August 25, 2011, 02:55:29 PM
Where is this ?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2011, 04:20:03 PM
Lynton and Lynemouth Cliff Railway .   
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Post by: Nemesis on August 25, 2011, 05:19:25 PM
Sorry no
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Post by: Bellringer on August 25, 2011, 05:38:09 PM
Bridgnorth
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Post by: Yorkie on August 25, 2011, 06:56:42 PM
Had to be one or the other and I picked the wrong one!    :D
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Post by: Nemesis on August 26, 2011, 10:29:57 AM
Correct-- Well Done ! ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on September 03, 2011, 01:49:23 PM
Where will you find small copses in Llandudno?   
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Post by: Nemesis on September 03, 2011, 04:39:39 PM
In a small undertakers ? $donald$ ?{}? $donald$

Sorry couldn't resist that !
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Post by: Yorkie on September 03, 2011, 06:20:26 PM
Wrong!!!!!  Copses as in small forests, there's no Arrh!  Z**
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Post by: Fester on September 03, 2011, 09:10:15 PM
Move this to the right thread.. (i.e. Quiz Time) .. and more locals will take a guess at it...
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Post by: Yorkie on September 03, 2011, 09:45:07 PM
Isn't this classed as "general knowledge"? 

As  o-one will seemingly get the answer on this thread I will tell you it is Madoc Street.
 - and the answer is Littlewoods!        _))*
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Post by: Nemesis on September 04, 2011, 10:46:52 AM
OMG What do you expect ? :rage:
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Post by: hollins on September 10, 2011, 07:07:57 PM
This building is one kilometre wide.
What and where is it?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 10, 2011, 08:10:24 PM
Quality of photograph does not help but I'll take a stab at

Kasbah des Oudaias  -  Rabat-Sal-Zemmour-Zar
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Post by: hollins on September 10, 2011, 08:13:26 PM
No, sorry.
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Post by: hollins on September 11, 2011, 01:38:17 PM
Only one guess, so here are a few clues especially as Yorkie seems to be saying my photo is rather poor. :o
(I think I need a few more tips DaveR) :'(

It is a hotel in the Middle East. It cost approx 3 billion USD and took 3 years to build.
It was designed by a firm of UK architects.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 11, 2011, 01:48:43 PM
Atlantis, the Palm Resort in Dubai?
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Post by: hollins on September 11, 2011, 01:53:50 PM
No sorry but I know what you mean and it isn't all that far away from there.
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Post by: hollins on September 11, 2011, 02:06:22 PM
Found a slightly better photo!
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Post by: Yorkie on September 11, 2011, 02:07:26 PM
Mina A' Salam Hotel Dubai
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Post by: hollins on September 11, 2011, 02:08:08 PM
No sorry, not in Dubai.
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Post by: SDQ on September 11, 2011, 07:08:23 PM
Emirates Palace Hotel (Abu Dhabi)
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Post by: hollins on September 11, 2011, 07:16:47 PM
Hooray! Correct and well done.

http://www.emiratespalace.com/en/facts/index.htm (http://www.emiratespalace.com/en/facts/index.htm)

An amazing, but a little bit of a ridiculous building. We stayed there during the "soft opening" in November 2005.
Some of the public rooms were not quite finished and we saw gold leaf being applied to the walls and ceilings.
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Post by: Yorkie on September 11, 2011, 07:54:22 PM
Bit more expensive than a Travelodge then?   WWW

Another hotel but which one and where?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 12, 2011, 09:11:42 PM
This is the Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel in the Algarve - for our Spring holiday in 2012.    ;)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 18, 2011, 01:13:16 PM
Where is this rock formation?

I have also added a clue.

Dolce & Gabbana - Light Blue Fragrance Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLrUJY4D5Bc#ws)
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Post by: hollins on September 18, 2011, 02:05:53 PM
Capri?
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Post by: dwsi on September 18, 2011, 02:39:14 PM
Es Vedra, Ibiza?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 18, 2011, 05:01:18 PM
Sorry, dwsi, but hollins is correct.


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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 27, 2011, 07:39:44 PM
Where is this?

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Post by: dwsi on September 27, 2011, 07:54:37 PM
acapulco, mexico?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 27, 2011, 09:42:32 PM
Correct, dwsi.  $good$

Just one of the famous cliff divers of La Quebrada.
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Post by: Fester on September 27, 2011, 11:14:43 PM
Mrs Fester and I went to Acapulco about 8 years ago, and watched these cliff divers.

It wasn't so much the dive that fascinated me, but the painstaking and tiring climb BACK UP the steep cliffs each time they did it!!
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Post by: snowcap on September 28, 2011, 08:51:13 PM
give over fester elvis made it look easy when he was having fun in Acapulco.lol
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Post by: Yorkie on September 29, 2011, 09:00:19 AM
On my recent holiday (clue there) I spotted these two, we all know what they are, but where are they?   And the answer is not Milton Keynes!
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 29, 2011, 12:28:41 PM
Knowing Yorkie - Portugal?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 29, 2011, 01:53:50 PM
No points for Portugal Bri, we need the town at least !    ££$
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Post by: Hugo on September 29, 2011, 06:55:26 PM
Are they the painted cows from the Cow Parade in Lisbon?
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Post by: BrianP on September 29, 2011, 07:23:23 PM
Huddersfield
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Post by: BrianP on September 29, 2011, 07:24:03 PM
Huddersfield
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Post by: Yorkie on September 29, 2011, 07:37:30 PM
A stab at 'uddersfield gets you a couple of brownie points for ingenuity!  You really milked it with the double posting!      L0L

Here's another one looking a bit blue
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Post by: snowcap on September 30, 2011, 12:22:24 AM
is it cows before the yacht race
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Post by: Yorkie on September 30, 2011, 07:34:51 AM
No points for cows or Cowes!   And here's yet an udder one.
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Post by: SDQ on September 30, 2011, 08:05:00 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CowParade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CowParade)
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Post by: Yorkie on October 02, 2011, 06:51:33 PM
Sorry to inform you that the Town I am refering to is not shown on the Wiki link!   Just to put you out of your misery here is another with the place name clearly shown!
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Post by: Yorkie on October 04, 2011, 04:13:36 PM
What building is this in my holiday town?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 04, 2011, 06:16:22 PM
Is it a bullring? (pure guess going by the bull images! )
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Post by: Yorkie on October 04, 2011, 06:44:17 PM
The cows had to be followed by a Bull!  Absolutely correct! >?>??
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 04, 2011, 06:58:31 PM
Wow, that was lucky, especially when you reaise that I never, ever go abroad! :laugh:
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Post by: DaveR on October 04, 2011, 07:38:52 PM
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Wow, that was lucky, especially when you reaise that I never, ever go abroad! :laugh:
Didn't you go to Anglesey once...?  :laugh:
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 04, 2011, 11:10:46 PM
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Wow, that was lucky, especially when you reaise that I never, ever go abroad! :laugh:
Didn't you go to Anglesey once...?  :laugh:

More than once, I pop into England quite often, does that count?  ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on October 05, 2011, 08:02:33 AM
Only if you go through Passport Control!     $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on October 05, 2011, 05:20:15 PM
What was this building used for and where is it?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 05, 2011, 05:32:17 PM
Is it a fish market in Portugal?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 05, 2011, 06:43:32 PM
Sorry Bri not a fish market but it IS in Portugal.    ££$

Quite famous but no longer in use.
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Post by: Fester on October 05, 2011, 10:01:02 PM
Slavery market?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 06, 2011, 08:31:03 AM
Well Bless my Soul!   Absolutely correct -  It is the old Slave Market in Lagos, Portugal and is now preserved as a museum.   I can just imagine all the nubile young ladies who must have been attached to those ropes and chains awaiting bids from rich, fat Merchants!
 ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on October 06, 2011, 09:47:27 PM
Which world famous comedians performed in Rhyl in 1952?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 06, 2011, 10:27:09 PM
Morcombe and Wise?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 06, 2011, 10:42:26 PM
Laurel and Hardy?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2011, 08:03:32 AM
Looks like Bri is right!

In 1952, during the week commencing Monday 21st July, the Queens Theatre in West Parade, Rhyl, presented the last really big names to play that venue. Stan Laurel (1890-1965) and Oliver Hardy (1892-1957) were the world’s best known comedy double act and had been making films together for three decades.

At the time of their Queens appearance they were past the peak of their careers but still masters of simple comedy.

Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy topped the bill in what would have been
a routine variety show of the era. The audience had to sit through singing sisters (twice), a singing cartoonist then an aerial act, ventriliquist, 'oriental’ magician, animal mimic and then a pair of accordion players before the famous duo took the stage.


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Post by: DaveR on October 07, 2011, 08:12:25 AM
Yes, Bri is correct, it was Laurel & Hardy performing at the Queen's Theatre. The theatre closed in 1960 but large parts still exist behind the Pleasureland amusement arcade on Rhyl promenade.
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Post by: hollins on October 08, 2011, 04:19:54 PM
Only the gable end of this church has survived. What is the name of the church and where is it?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2011, 07:07:29 PM
So far I have about 500 church or chapel gable ends of church ruins.  I think I'll have to wait for a clue to solve this one.    ;)
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Post by: hollins on October 08, 2011, 07:11:13 PM
It's in Wales! Does that narrow it down?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2011, 07:30:42 PM
Yep - to about 499!    _))*
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Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2011, 08:13:52 PM
Church of St Brynach.  Pembrokeshire
One of the main distinguishing features at Cwm Yr Eglwys beach is the ruins of the 12th Century church of St Brynach. Most of the church was destroyed in the almighty storm of 1859, and much of the ground that it was built upon and graveyard was also swept away.
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Post by: hollins on October 08, 2011, 08:15:48 PM
You got it! Well done!
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Post by: hollins on October 12, 2011, 05:18:51 PM
What is the name of this monument and what was its purpose?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 12, 2011, 05:50:38 PM
For the shepherd to shelter under when it was raining.
Called umbrella.

or more probably

Pentrief burial chamber. (one end of it anyway).
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Post by: hollins on October 12, 2011, 06:04:58 PM
I think you must be right. We were told it was called Pentre Ifan, (Ivan's village). Yours looks slightly different.
Anyway here is an interesting link to it.

http://www.stonepages.com/wales/pentreifan.html (http://www.stonepages.com/wales/pentreifan.html)
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Post by: Yorkie on October 12, 2011, 06:34:02 PM
You're quite right with the spelling, I was using alternative spelling.   It seems that it is not a burial chamber either!

One of the most romantic and beautiful places in Wales is Pentre Ifan. This is one of the best preserved Neolithic dolmens in Wales.  It is not entirely clear how arised the name "Pentre Ifan" - it could mean "A village of Ivan", but some explain it as "5 Stones Heaven" - Pentray Eevan.

It is also not entirely clear - why Neolithic people built this structure. Excavations in 1936 - 1937 and 1958 - 1959 (both organized by William Francis Grimes) did not find any burials here - just some sherds of Neolithic pottery and flint tools were found, as well as a pit with signs of burning and smaller postholes. Pentre Ifan was built circa 3500 BC.   Nevertheless it is considered that this structure was used for communal burial and - possibly, also as a ritual centre.

Seven large stones still remain in their original positions. Most striking feature of Pentre Ifan is the enormous, 5.1 m long capstone (circa 16 tonnes heavy), standing on the sharp tips of three upright stones. Capstone has been rised 2.4 m above the ground.  One upright stone still is blocking the entrance into the cist - there is a cupmark and a ring hewn in it. Several more stones are scattered around.

This is all what remains of a much larger structure. It is considered that originally Pentre Ifan was 36.6 m long and 17 m wide mound with dry stone wall at the crescent formed entrance into the cist. Presently exposed stones were covered with a mound.  The chamber between these stones is 3 m long, 2 m wide and 3 m high (the ground inside was made lower).

To the east is located fallen 2.74 m long stone.

Pentre Ifan is located on a hilltop, with beautiful views on surrounding rural landscape.  This is beloved site - it is welcoming, a visitor loves to sit down below the capstone and contemplate the surrounding landscape. In Victorian times ladies and gentleman even enjoyed their picnics seated on the top of dolmen.  There are also local legends about fairies (Tlwyth Teg) seen around the dolmen. Eyewitness has described these mythical beings in the early 20th century as "little children in clothes like soldiers, with red caps".
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Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2011, 11:39:13 AM
Where will you find this and what does it signify?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 16, 2011, 11:52:53 AM
Something to do with a wheelchair path?
and just a shot in the dark, could it be Vila Nova, Algarve (it just popped into my head  :laugh: )
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Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2011, 01:24:11 PM
Red Herrings!  Nothing to do with a wheelchair path and Vila Nova is just the file that all the pictures are in!
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Post by: Hugo on October 16, 2011, 02:25:38 PM
You can find it on the Algarve Coastal Cycle route and it signifies the track for cycles.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 16, 2011, 04:22:53 PM
Unicyclists only and it is in Portugal?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2011, 04:26:21 PM
Hugo is nearly right - so much so that I'll give it to him.  You may see that the small sign reads 0 Km.  This is actually at Cape St Vincent, the most westerly point of the Algarve, and denotes the start of the Algarve Coastal Cycle Route which ends at the other end of the Algarve at Vila Real de Santo Antonio.   :cyclist40:    :cyclist40:     :cyclist40:
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Post by: Hugo on October 16, 2011, 05:07:35 PM
Thanks Yorkie, you're a gentleman   $thanx$
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Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2011, 06:31:15 PM
So here's another!  Where will you be able to find this tiled mural?  A little clue - it is in Portugal!   L0L
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Post by: Yorkie on October 21, 2011, 06:29:43 PM
I thought the transport link may give it away.

It is at Quateira Bus Station in the Algarve.
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Post by: Fester on October 21, 2011, 11:35:28 PM
Yorkie, your obsession with Portugal is becoming a concern...
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Post by: Yorkie on October 22, 2011, 07:52:12 AM
Makes it easier for the guessers!   How about this one then?

What and when?


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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 22, 2011, 08:03:18 AM
Looks like Crystal Palace
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 22, 2011, 08:04:33 AM
The Ally Pally in 1873 after the fire?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 22, 2011, 10:18:52 AM
Half a point to Merddin as he hasn't put the year.  Crystal Palace after the fire of 1936.

At least it wasn't in Portugal!    L0L   L0L
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 22, 2011, 11:59:25 AM
I missed the when part, I was too shocked that it wasn't in Portugal!

was it 1936?  :laugh:
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Post by: Yorkie on October 22, 2011, 01:07:56 PM
Play the video

http://newsfilm.bufvc.ac.uk/article.php?story=2005100819530392 (http://newsfilm.bufvc.ac.uk/article.php?story=2005100819530392)
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Post by: Fester on October 23, 2011, 06:57:33 PM
I couldn't get the clip to play....?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 23, 2011, 07:18:15 PM
When you get to the page from the link click on whichever media player you have.  Either the 14.1 Mb or the 11.7 Mb on the blue stripe across the middle.

Time   02:05  Play  14.1Mb     Play    11.7Mb
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Post by: tan bryn on October 26, 2011, 07:13:21 PM
here is an esay one where is this,clue they are rebuilding it now.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 26, 2011, 07:19:22 PM
Wouldn't be Beaumaris Pier would it?      _))*
   
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Post by: tan bryn on October 26, 2011, 07:25:23 PM
this is a very hard one ,i have checked no name on it ,ha ha
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Post by: tan bryn on October 26, 2011, 07:55:59 PM
Here is a clue,opened in 2005 it is now part of a golf course.
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Post by: Michael on October 26, 2011, 08:20:37 PM
  Well one thing I know ----  its not up the Orme  !!!
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Post by: DaveR on October 27, 2011, 01:45:04 PM
Far too easy...its Henllys Hall.  ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2011, 04:25:00 PM
Not far from Beaumaris Pier !!!!!!     L0L
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Post by: tan bryn on October 27, 2011, 06:39:24 PM
Well done.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2011, 07:11:33 PM
Here is one for you - not in UK.  Which religious building is this?

(NO - it is NOT in Portugal!)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: tan bryn on October 27, 2011, 07:50:57 PM
is it in italy
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Post by: Yorkie on October 27, 2011, 08:12:33 PM
Not Italy.
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Post by: dwsi on October 27, 2011, 10:16:50 PM
liebfrauenkirche koblenz
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Post by: Yorkie on October 28, 2011, 06:55:24 AM
Excellent - well done.    $walesflag$
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 28, 2011, 08:23:36 AM
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liebfrauenkirche koblenz

Truly amazing, dwsi.

I am very impressed.



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Post by: tan bryn on October 28, 2011, 07:09:59 PM
VERY FAMOUS LEAD SINGER FROM THE 60S WHO HAS PLAYED IN LLANDUDNO IN THE 60S AND THE 90S.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on October 28, 2011, 07:14:30 PM
Is it Ray Davies?
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Post by: tan bryn on October 28, 2011, 07:15:33 PM
WELL DONE,
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Post by: tan bryn on October 28, 2011, 07:35:33 PM
WHO IS THIS GUY AND WHAT BAND WAS HE IN.
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Post by: tan bryn on October 28, 2011, 07:36:42 PM
OH NO I DONE IT AGAIN
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Post by: tan bryn on October 28, 2011, 08:48:07 PM
what band is this,10 out of 10 if you get it,clue 70s punk band.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 28, 2011, 09:44:06 PM
Was not into punk but I'll have a stab at it being the Ramones.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: SDQ on October 29, 2011, 08:39:41 AM
Looks more like the mighty Led Zeppelin to me, but they were no punk band!
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Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2011, 07:49:12 PM
Whilst waiting for a reply to the guesses here is another easy one.

What is wrong with the Mona Lisa in this picture?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on November 01, 2011, 07:51:02 PM
The image is reversed?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 01, 2011, 07:54:37 PM
Didn't last long did it???   about 30 seconds I think!   Great stuff Dave.      $good$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 13, 2011, 09:29:31 AM
Anyone got a clue where to find this?
Photo quality not brill--it was pouring down !
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Post by: Yorkie on November 21, 2011, 02:51:51 PM
Top of Mount Ararat, owned by some geezer called Noah.    Carried a bit of a Zoo round with him just after that 40 days of pouring rain!    _))*
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Post by: Nemesis on November 21, 2011, 06:11:34 PM
Sorry--bit nearer than that !
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Post by: Hugo on November 22, 2011, 03:33:30 PM
I really haven't got a clue but I'll have a guess at Llyn Badarn in Llanberis.     
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Post by: Yorkie on November 22, 2011, 07:34:33 PM
The perspective of the photo tends to make the foreground look like grass and the "Ark" just a small model.   If the vegetation is not grass then it could be a reasonable size.  I get the impression that it is on a river rather than a lake, and possibly a tidal one for it to get beached.

I'll have a guess as it being on the Conwy River between Conwy and Betws - y Coed, let's say Llanwrst just to pin it down.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on November 22, 2011, 08:52:14 PM
Dam-it  I,ve given you a clue ! ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on November 22, 2011, 08:58:13 PM
So are you saying it is a model?     _))*

Could be anywhere you placed it - your back garden for example but that's within the Three towns.
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Post by: hollins on November 22, 2011, 11:20:41 PM
Is it in the Elan valley near Rhyader?
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Post by: Nemesis on November 23, 2011, 11:06:26 AM
No, but you are warm Hollins, you obviously picked up on my clue ! and Yes it is a model, but I don't have a river in my back garden, so it isn't there.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on November 23, 2011, 12:22:52 PM
Lake Vyrnwy perhaps?
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Post by: Yorkie on November 23, 2011, 01:27:37 PM
It is certainly where there is a DAM but I don't know the area well enough except for Hollins punt at Lake Vyrnwy which was dammed up to form a reservoir to collect and send water to Liverpool.  A couple of villages lie underneath the waters.   The river has the same name as the Lake.   
 ZXZ
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Post by: Nemesis on November 23, 2011, 03:15:41 PM
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Lake Vyrnwy perhaps?

Well done Hugo. It is part of the sculpture park below the dam at Lake Vyrnwy. Sadly it has all become very neglected-- something to do with change of ownership of the area which used to be Severn Trent Water, but has now been divided between 4 owners. It was a gloomy day and it made the sight of alot of the wood carvings even worse! The Noah's ark was one of the better ones-- the famous leaping dolphins looked like a pile of firewood. :(
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Post by: Yorkie on November 23, 2011, 03:46:18 PM
Whoops - I seemed to have refered to Hugo as Hollins!   Sorry!   Fingers faster than the brain!   Z**

I'll have to have a look next time I'm there.
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Post by: hollins on January 02, 2012, 08:19:55 AM
Where in the Cotswolds will you find this building?
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Post by: TheMedz on January 02, 2012, 10:57:33 AM
Is it the Bewery Office in Stow on the Wold?
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Post by: Hugo on January 02, 2012, 11:31:48 AM
I'll drink to that one Medz, it looks like it's spot on.   $good$     Z** Z** 
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Post by: hollins on January 02, 2012, 07:48:12 PM
Correct and well done!
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Post by: hollins on January 14, 2012, 08:59:14 PM
Where in Wales will you find this beautful house?
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Post by: dwsi on January 14, 2012, 09:25:13 PM
erddig, wrexham
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Post by: hollins on January 14, 2012, 09:27:41 PM
 &well&

Very quick dwsi!
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Post by: hollins on January 14, 2012, 09:31:40 PM
Another one for a Saturday night!
The building on the right of the photo is a revolving restaurant. Where is it and what is the name of the famous film that was shot there?
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Post by: DaveR on January 14, 2012, 09:38:08 PM
Wasnt it a James Bond film, On Her Majestys Secret Service? Don't know where it is though.  :roll:
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Post by: Yorkie on January 14, 2012, 09:42:26 PM
I think it is
The Piz Gloria Revolving Restaurant on the Schilthorn in Switzerland
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Post by: hollins on January 14, 2012, 09:45:27 PM
Well done. A good joint effort. Both correct!
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Post by: hollins on January 14, 2012, 09:52:41 PM
One more, does anyone recognise where this wonderful tree is?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on January 14, 2012, 10:23:02 PM
Bodnant Garden?
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Post by: hollins on January 14, 2012, 10:24:58 PM
Correct and well done.
A garden of many gorgeous trees.
Goodnight!
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Post by: hollins on January 19, 2012, 03:15:54 PM
Where am I, or to be more accurate, where was I?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 19, 2012, 03:59:00 PM
Moscow?
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Post by: hollins on January 19, 2012, 04:15:23 PM
No, sorry ME, not  Moscow. I've never been there.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 19, 2012, 04:36:07 PM
My first guess on this one is going to be - Frankfurt, Germany!
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Post by: hollins on January 19, 2012, 04:39:27 PM
No sorry, not Frankfurt.
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Post by: TheMedz on January 19, 2012, 05:13:45 PM
The last picture looks like Prague. Could it be there?
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Post by: hollins on January 19, 2012, 05:19:31 PM
No sorry, not Prague.
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Post by: Yorkie on January 19, 2012, 05:42:04 PM
Zurich
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Post by: hollins on January 19, 2012, 05:47:25 PM
 &well&

Correct!
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Post by: Yorkie on January 19, 2012, 06:29:46 PM
This was the giveaway in the end.   I thought one of the others was possibly the Rathaus!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 21, 2012, 06:23:03 PM
Only just out of the Three Towns area, whats the name and location of this sad ruin


(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0433.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN0434.jpg)
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Post by: dwsi on January 21, 2012, 06:24:50 PM
Plas Dulas in Llanddulas
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 21, 2012, 06:30:38 PM
Well that didn't last long  :o  well done!  $good$

http://www.urbexforums.co.uk/showthread.php/11650-Plas-Dulas-Llanddulas-February-2011 (http://www.urbexforums.co.uk/showthread.php/11650-Plas-Dulas-Llanddulas-February-2011)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 06:31:26 PM
It certainly is Plas Dulas, a building that will sadly soon demolished to make way for yet more noddy houses.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 21, 2012, 06:34:56 PM
Such a shame if it does get demolished, how can it be allowed?  $angry$  Loads of Noddy houses about already !
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on January 21, 2012, 09:46:05 PM
That issue has been batted around the courts I believe, and after several appeals... demolition (or part demolition) is indeed the verdict.

It appears that not enough people felt strongly enough about it, and a viable alternative was not forthcoming.

Makes me think that Colwyn Bay Pier could end up the same way.... and maybe other structures in Llandudno too.
If it happened to Pen Morfa, is anything safe?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on January 21, 2012, 09:55:01 PM
A house in large grounds is always rich pickings for developers. Unfortunately, Planning Law backs developers in destroying these sort of houses, as replacing one house with 20 small ones (for example) is encouraged.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on January 21, 2012, 10:00:02 PM
Seems the (planning) law is an ass!
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Post by: Hugo on January 22, 2012, 10:55:50 PM
It seems that there are a lot of mature trees around the building so if any one is against the application the first thing to do is to get the Tree Preservation Officer down to inspect the site. (Contact CCBC )
He will then make Tree Preservation Orders (TPO'S) against the trees that he considers worthy of preservation.  I've come across that situation a few times and it does make developers think twice.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on January 22, 2012, 10:59:53 PM
I think that did come into play Hugo, from memory..... but its about a year too late now.

Appeals all exhausted, its coming down.  It may already be demolished at least in part.
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Post by: hollins on February 06, 2012, 11:31:02 AM
Where am I?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2012, 02:12:24 PM
If you don't know Hollins how on earth can we find you?      :)

It's not your place in Switzerland is it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on February 06, 2012, 04:06:59 PM
Sorry Hugo. I thought you would get it. I'm sure one of your trips went there.
Here are two more photo clues. It's in the UK, in fact in Fester's home county.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2012, 04:57:22 PM
It looks like Harrogate so could that be Betty's Tearoom?

Lovely Fat Rascals there if it is!
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Post by: hollins on February 06, 2012, 05:03:21 PM
Yes,
 &well&
Shall I bring you some back?
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2012, 07:51:52 PM
The Photoframe in the garden is a great idea.

I thought Bettys would have looked more traditional inside than that.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 06, 2012, 09:12:49 PM
I can still taste them Fat Rascals, they are absolutely yummy!      $dins$
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Post by: DaveR on February 06, 2012, 09:33:26 PM
Somewhere like the Carlton in Llandudno would be an excellent location for a similar business to Bettys to open.

Would rake it in too...
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 06, 2012, 09:49:51 PM
So, what is a 'fat rascal' ?
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Post by: Fester on February 06, 2012, 10:07:20 PM
Its a biscuit of some description I believe.

The open area of parkland near Betty's is called 'The Stray'
Its a wide expanse of greenery and open space in the middle of town.

Played many a game of football on there.  Always a very long walk to the changing rooms, I recall.
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Post by: hollins on February 06, 2012, 10:08:37 PM
It's a sort of cross between a cake and a scone with cherries and raisins in it. Delicious with butter on . They are bigger than a scone and very filling.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 06, 2012, 10:11:14 PM
Hmm, not my kind of thing then, I'll stick with the sponge cake that erindoors makes and Cadburys Twirls  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on February 06, 2012, 10:20:40 PM
Here is a link to the Betty's ordering page for Fat Rascals. It makes them sound better than my description.

http://www.bettys.co.uk/product/Bettys-Fat-Rascals,19172,37.aspx (http://www.bettys.co.uk/product/Bettys-Fat-Rascals,19172,37.aspx)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on February 06, 2012, 10:41:37 PM
I used to spend a lot of time at a call centre in Harrogate. My one abiding memory of the town was being invited out on a staff Christmas do and staying at a hotel very near Betty's. As Christmas do's go it was rather a liquid one and I ended up back in my hotel at about 2 oclock in the morning and was so worse for wear I kept waking up thinking the ceiling was falling down on me!  I woke up the next morning to find the person in the room above had (probably in a similar state) in fact  left the bath running and the ceiling in my room had indeed fallen through and I'd slept through it. The perils of alcohol.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Michael on February 07, 2012, 08:30:33 AM
Anyone remember a MOST unusual occurrence that happened one day around June 1976 or maybe 1977? All along the coast from Rhos through to Rhyl (maybe further) but only about a mile or so inland. All one day and to a reduced extent the next day. I have never experienced anything like it. I don't remember ever reading anything about it in the press, why it happened etc. I still don't know what caused it but I am sure everyone who experienced it will not have forgotten it Mike
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Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2012, 09:01:30 AM
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Anyone remember a MOST unusual occurrence
Fester buying a round?  :laugh:  &shake&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on February 07, 2012, 09:39:16 AM
Was it this one by any chance?

An event that took place on 23 January 1974 in the Llandrillo area of north Wales.

At 8.38 pm there was a huge explosion, followed by an earth tremor (which was felt as far away as Liverpool). Lights were seen in the sky on and off until 10 pm. Police stations across north Wales were deluged with 999 calls and a police were called to Llandrillo where they carried out a search of the lower slopes of Cader Bronwen at around 10 pm, as well as searching the mountains on the following day.

This event has since become a major UFO story.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 07, 2012, 09:46:53 AM
http://www.ufocasebook.com/wales1974.html (http://www.ufocasebook.com/wales1974.html)


I think Ormegolf is possibly talking about a dense fog from the description,  the ufo story is interesting though (I like things like that!)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on February 07, 2012, 10:33:08 AM
The Wikipedia link provides a more balanced view.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwyn_Mountain_UFO_incident (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwyn_Mountain_UFO_incident)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 07, 2012, 11:40:33 AM
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The Wikipedia link provides a more balanced view.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwyn_Mountain_UFO_incident (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwyn_Mountain_UFO_incident)
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That's all part of the government cover up!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on February 07, 2012, 01:14:54 PM
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The Photoframe in the garden is a great idea.

I thought Bettys would have looked more traditional inside than that.

It used to !
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Michael on February 08, 2012, 07:53:40 AM
No, Yorkie, although I remember the UFO incident well, I remember being with my family and we all heard it clearly in Towyn.
But the incident I refer to was in mid summer, both 1976 and 1977 were very hot and I always thought that had something to do with it.
Does no one remember what appeared to be large black clouds flying in off the sea for hour after hour, one cloud after another.
And everyone outside running for cover behind doors and windows.
What were the black clouds made up of?
And it was all along the coast from at least Rhos to Rhyl.
Come on Dave, you know the amusement arcade business, the arcades in Rhyl were absolutely solid with humans, all afraid to step outside.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on February 08, 2012, 08:29:17 AM
Hordes of flies!?
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Post by: dave bent on February 08, 2012, 08:52:13 AM
ladybirds ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on February 08, 2012, 08:52:33 AM
Was it the year (1976) we had the plague of Ladybirds?   Our white house in Rhos was covered in the little blighters!

Very hot Summer, hosepipe bans etc. etc.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: mull on February 08, 2012, 11:03:08 AM
Very,very hot summer.
We lived in Yatton , Somerset then and remember millions of Ladybirds.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on February 08, 2012, 11:09:56 AM
There was a similar (but smaller) invasion of Ladybirds on the South coast in 2009:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1204864/Plague-ladybirds-puts-families-flight-Holidaymakers-overrun-tens-millions-bugs.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1204864/Plague-ladybirds-puts-families-flight-Holidaymakers-overrun-tens-millions-bugs.html)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Michael on February 09, 2012, 07:40:54 AM
That's it, everybody. Ladybirds. It was like a sci /fi film. They all came inland in large black clouds from somewhere obviously off shore. Millions of them. Presumably they bred off shore. Anyone know if this is normal?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 09, 2012, 08:06:40 AM
What would they have bred on off shore?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on February 09, 2012, 10:05:00 AM
This house has an association with Llandudno but it isn't in the Three Towns area.
What is the name of this house and where is it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on February 09, 2012, 10:49:19 AM
Lord Mostyn's house at Mostyn?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on February 09, 2012, 10:54:39 AM
No, sorry Dave.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 10, 2012, 04:14:28 PM
That's a tough one Hollins   &shake&

I was thinking of Lewis Carroll's place in Guildford called Chestnuts but that is a brick building and some of the stone in your picture looks more like the Cotswolds stone.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on February 10, 2012, 04:50:51 PM
O'h no, it is unusual for the forum quiz brains not to have got it by now.
More clues needed.
It is about 45 mins drive from Llandudno.
It was built in the early 18th century at the time when the landed gentry all had their town houses on this street.
The connection is with the Mostyn family.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 10, 2012, 05:00:45 PM
Kinmel Hall?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on February 10, 2012, 05:02:33 PM
Mostyn House in Denbigh?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on February 10, 2012, 05:07:02 PM
Yes, well done.
Here is a link to the story of it's restoration.
There are many lovely Georgian buildings in Denbigh but what a shame to also see so many closed shops and boarded up buildings.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-14084388 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-14084388)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on February 14, 2012, 04:10:37 PM
Where in North Wales will you find this unusual tiled mural?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on February 14, 2012, 07:18:54 PM
slaters abergele
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on February 14, 2012, 07:27:49 PM
 &well&   detective dwsi!

It really is worth having a look if you are passing by or popping in to Tesco.

Brookhouse Pottery near Denbigh sell some beautiful work.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Llechwedd on February 15, 2012, 12:28:39 PM
Well I've never seen that before thanks for pointing it out I will pay a visit.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 15, 2012, 04:35:48 PM
It's pretty old but where exactly is this letter box?

 ))*                 $booboo$    It's in the three towns area!        :-[
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: SDQ on February 15, 2012, 04:52:39 PM
Not sure if it's the one but I seem to recall an old post box in the wall on Killens Hill on the Great Orme, that's if it's still there.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 15, 2012, 05:20:58 PM
It's not that one SDQ but I bet there are not many letters posted there this week.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on February 15, 2012, 06:28:18 PM
In the wall at West Shore that runs round the old  Plas Gogarth hotel site.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on February 15, 2012, 08:32:17 PM
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It's not that one SDQ but I bet there are not many letters posted there this week.
Hmmm...is that because it's by a school that is closed for half term, maybe? The primary school up by Bodafon Fields?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on February 15, 2012, 10:52:42 PM
Good thinking Dave, it's in the wall of the house next to the school where the old schoolmaster lived years ago.      &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on March 18, 2012, 08:12:42 PM
In which seaside town will you find this tower?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on March 18, 2012, 08:23:14 PM
It used to be in Morecambe, not sure it it still is!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: TheMedz on March 18, 2012, 08:24:34 PM
Morecambe Frontierland ? It's one of the few bits still standing.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on March 18, 2012, 08:26:45 PM
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It used to be in Morecambe, not sure it it still is!

Yes your right DaveR and Medz it is in Morecambe, sort of opposite the art deco Midland Hotel  $good$
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Post by: Fester on March 18, 2012, 11:25:16 PM
I use to go to Frontierland many years ago.

My Mum took the grand kids there regularly, even up to the early 2000's I think.

She told me there was nothing left of it now, is that really the case?
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Post by: Yorkie on March 19, 2012, 07:39:21 AM
Frontierland was originally known as Morecambe Pleasure Park, and was home to a LOG FLUME & 3 roller coasters: STAMPEDE, TEXAS TORNADO & WILD MOUSE. The park was renamed & re themed while under ownership by the Blackpool Pleasure Beach company. The park was suddenly closed and the Cyclone wooden coaster (then renamed the Texas Tornado) was torn down. The Wild Mouse roller coaster was relocated to another park owned by BPB, Pleasureland at Southport, this park also closed suddenly in September 2006. The log flume & Polo Tower in Morecambe remain standing, and were part of the plans to build a shopping mall on the site of Frontierland, the plans never came into fruition and Morecambe as a town has suffered steady decline since.

Now you know!    ZXZ
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Post by: Jack on March 19, 2012, 08:00:33 AM
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I use to go to Frontierland many years ago.

My Mum took the grand kids there regularly, even up to the early 2000's I think.

She told me there was nothing left of it now, is that really the case?

It is very difficult to see as there are 8ft high solid shutter plywood hoardings around the entire site painted blue.  The polo tower is really all that is visible but I presume other rides would have been taller than 8ft!! and they can't be seen.  Perhaps it is their version of the pier pavilion site!! it will be on the 'local eyesores' thread of the Morecambe town forum  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on March 19, 2012, 08:38:58 AM
When I was "cheating" looking for the answer to this quiz yesterday I found this which says the owners are Morrisons.
Jack, you are right, this link is to a forum which sounds rather familiar!
Good question though. I have learnt a lot about Morecombe!


http://www.joylandbooks.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1636&sid=7fb28e457a2aeb21b6a420021992e068 (http://www.joylandbooks.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1636&sid=7fb28e457a2aeb21b6a420021992e068)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on March 19, 2012, 08:55:23 AM
That's interesting Hollins because there is a Morrisons just a bit further down the promenade and it did looked 'cramped' so maybe they are planning to move at some stage.  When you look at Morecambe seafront which is disjointed with dereliction, run down hotels and b&bs and some shops, bars and arcades it puts into perspective how wonderful the sweep of Llandudno bay is and what a great town it is.  On the plus side for Morecambe tho is the huge sandy beach and the vista of the mountains in the distance (bit like West Shore really)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on March 28, 2012, 05:04:37 PM
Where will you find this white Stag?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on March 29, 2012, 09:09:25 AM
They must like their animals here because they even let them go indoors!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on March 29, 2012, 01:35:52 PM
It's Mole friendly, Rabbit friendly and people friendly and not too far away.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on March 29, 2012, 03:48:55 PM
Is it Plas Maenan Country House Hotel?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on March 29, 2012, 04:16:09 PM
It certainly is Hollins, well done.        &well&

 We were up there on Thursday and had a lovely coffee on the verandah overlooking the Carneddau
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 12, 2012, 07:07:35 PM
I visited a castle in Wales today. Which one is it?
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Post by: Barbiroli on April 12, 2012, 07:21:19 PM
Harlech
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 12, 2012, 07:22:39 PM
Never been there before but with those mountains in the background is it Criccieth Castle?


On reflection I think that Barbiroli is correct and it must be Cadair Idris in the background.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 12, 2012, 07:36:19 PM
Right first time Hugo. It is Criccieth Castle. What a beautiful day it was there today.
Well done.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 13, 2012, 10:40:52 AM
I've never been to the Castle but you get a splendid view of it on the coast road from Porthmadog.   Must remember to stop and have a look at it next time I go past especially  now that I have a free Cadw pass.      $good$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: martin on April 13, 2012, 10:52:22 AM
Hugo, I thought CADW had stopped issuing the free passes.  We both got one a few years ago, (over 60), and they are valid until February 2014, but I think we were among the last ones to get them before applications were closed. 
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 13, 2012, 03:46:15 PM
Mine came in the post a week before they stopped issuing them and is valid until 31st Jan 2014 so I'll have to get my money's woth before it expires!      $hands$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 13, 2012, 04:06:40 PM
I paid my £3.20 but it was worth it for the view!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 13, 2012, 06:18:40 PM
How much do you think mine cost?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on April 13, 2012, 06:21:33 PM
A pony?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 13, 2012, 07:28:02 PM
absolutely nuffin' mate - absolutely nuffin'!    Freebie - and wurf every penny!    Z**
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 17, 2012, 05:38:34 PM
Where in Wales will you find this memorial and whose life does it commemorate?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2012, 08:15:40 PM
Nelson by Britannia Bridge, Menai Straits.
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Post by: hollins on April 17, 2012, 08:18:46 PM
No, sorry.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2012, 08:21:24 PM
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No, sorry.

Just my usual wild first guess!  I'll do some delving now!     ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2012, 08:26:20 PM
Llanfair P G - Marquis of Anglesey
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Post by: hollins on April 17, 2012, 08:35:09 PM
No, it's not him either!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 17, 2012, 09:55:56 PM
I wont bother to go through the whole gamut of statues, so I'll wait for the solution to be revealed!     :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 19, 2012, 04:20:17 PM
Clues needed?
It forms the centrepiece of a memorial garden and DaveR visited the town recently.
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Post by: Yorkie on April 19, 2012, 06:29:26 PM
Oh!  It's not famous then?      _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on April 19, 2012, 06:51:08 PM
Vale Street Denbigh http://g.co/maps/tg52u (http://g.co/maps/tg52u)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 19, 2012, 07:01:07 PM
Well done, detective dwsi!

Evan Pierce Memorial Garden, Denbigh

Dr Evan Pierce (1808-1895) was born in a small village just outside Denbigh and attended Denbigh Grammar School. He trained as a doctor at Edinburgh University and qualified in 1832. On his return to Denbigh that year he was faced with a cholera epidemic that had claimed 300 lives in one month. He joined other local doctors in caring for the sick and after hard work the epidemic was finally brought under control. In 1872 a number of his admirers undertook to commemorate his services to the community and this statue (Sicilian marble) was erected on a column of limestone, quarried from Denbigh. The garden and the statue have recently had a facelift.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on April 19, 2012, 09:24:18 PM
What is this odd looking piece of machinery used for in North Wales?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2012, 09:00:45 AM
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Well done, detective dwsi!

Evan Pierce Memorial Garden, Denbigh


Never 'eard of 'im!   Have I missed something?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2012, 09:04:30 AM
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What is this odd looking piece of machinery used for in North Wales?

Seems to have plenty of knobs and whistles, and looks in need of a good overhaul.  I'll make my usual unintelligent guess and say that it is Kaffe Nero's Coffee Machine!    ;)

Other than that it may be in some way connected with water, possibly controlling a lock, swing bridge etc.
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Post by: DaveR on April 20, 2012, 10:17:05 AM
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Other than that it may be in some way connected with water, possibly controlling a lock, swing bridge etc.
Getting warm, Yorkie...  $good$
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Post by: Nemesis on April 20, 2012, 10:45:36 AM
Harbour swing bridge Caernarfon?
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Post by: DaveR on April 20, 2012, 10:46:47 AM
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Harbour swing bridge Caernarfon?
That's the one. Well Done!  $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 20, 2012, 10:57:31 AM
Put 2 and 2 together as to where you'd been at the weekend --- and made 3 !
Cheers
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 20, 2012, 11:43:49 AM
In which North Wales town will you find this plaque?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on April 20, 2012, 11:51:21 AM
Is that in Rhuthin, H?

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Post by: hollins on April 20, 2012, 11:54:48 AM
No, sorry.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: SDQ on April 20, 2012, 12:49:14 PM
Market Street, Abergele?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 20, 2012, 12:56:11 PM
Well done!
I found this about it which I thought was quite interesting.

http://www.abergelefieldclub.co.uk/notebook/Medical_Hall_Abergele.html (http://www.abergelefieldclub.co.uk/notebook/Medical_Hall_Abergele.html)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2012, 02:10:11 PM
Here's an easy one.  To which Council does this vehicle belong and where is it parked?

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 20, 2012, 02:51:32 PM
Conwy CBC and it looks as though it is in a space meant for bikes !!! ???
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2012, 03:52:59 PM
NO!  Wrong!  Try again.   ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: dwsi on April 20, 2012, 06:40:29 PM
Liverpool?
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Post by: Yorkie on April 20, 2012, 09:00:25 PM
Sorry, not Liverpool.  Not in a major city.
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Post by: TheMedz on April 21, 2012, 07:42:15 AM
Complete guess. Weatherfield and somewhere on Coronation Street.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 21, 2012, 11:22:47 AM
Sorry again!   

Enough of this silly question!

A Google question with images selected, will reveal that it is a Road-sweeper's Wheely-bin from Waltham Forrest, suitably parked in the special bays set aside for such vehicles!  Didn't think anyone would get it!    _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2012, 12:54:12 PM
Paddy may have used this but where was he living at that time?      $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 21, 2012, 01:40:34 PM
Do you want the (w)hole answer?    ;)

The Town Council have apparently heard about this hole and they are sending a couple of men to look into it!    L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2012, 02:52:46 PM
Well there's no need for Paddy to leave his hut then!   
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Post by: Nemesis on April 21, 2012, 03:16:30 PM
Was that a clue?
If so I imagine that it could be the putting green at Happy Valley.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2012, 03:39:17 PM
The clues are there Nemesis but it's not in the 3 towns area.
You may get there by a long bridge but you can use another road. Does that clue sound Irish to you?      $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 21, 2012, 04:33:50 PM
Saw one of these at Blarney Castle!    Z**
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Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2012, 05:00:01 PM
You may well have done but if you're looking for Paddy from here you won't see him because he's long gone.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2012, 06:03:35 PM
Is the Bridge that takes you to this place really 7040 yards long!        :o
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on April 21, 2012, 06:09:50 PM
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The clues are there Nemesis but it's not in the 3 towns area.
You may get there by a long bridge but you can use another road. Does that clue sound Irish to you?      $walesflag$

In a word--- Yes !
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2012, 06:39:52 PM
Paddy,Murphy and his mates were kicked out of their huts hundreds of years ago.     $walesflag$ 


Nemesis, have you gone  metric and forgotten all about yards?   

1760 yards = 1 mile
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 21, 2012, 06:48:30 PM
Its not Irish if you play golf in New Jersey at the Ash Brook Course   :golf:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on April 21, 2012, 06:50:57 PM
Yorkie, I'm surprised at you I thought that you would have got it straight away with all those clues.    D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on April 21, 2012, 07:02:29 PM
Wanted to give everyone else a chance!   $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on April 21, 2012, 10:56:45 PM
Holyhead mountain hut circles?
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Post by: Hugo on April 22, 2012, 12:10:45 AM
Well done Hollins Cytiau'r Gwyddelod or Irishmen's Huts as they are called that are by South Stack lighthouse and you can get there via Four Mile Bridge or take the other route through Holyhead.       &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on May 08, 2012, 06:52:30 PM
Where will you find this futuristic looking branch of Caffe Nero?
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Post by: DaveR on May 08, 2012, 08:15:19 PM
I'll take a guess at Manchester Airport?
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Post by: hollins on May 08, 2012, 08:19:45 PM
You're not right but you are not too far away!
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Post by: SDQ on May 08, 2012, 08:23:59 PM
Is it that small triangle shaped shopping mall in Manchester city centre, not sure if it may actually be called the Triangle?
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Post by: Michael on May 08, 2012, 08:25:18 PM
Trafford Centre?
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Post by: hollins on May 08, 2012, 08:33:25 PM
Well done SDQ, exactly right and it is called the Triangle. It's a real shame because a lot of the shops are closed in there now.
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Post by: Jack on May 08, 2012, 08:55:23 PM
Two part question!  What is and where is this?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 08, 2012, 08:58:33 PM
Water pipe up above Dolgarrog I think?
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Post by: Jack on May 08, 2012, 09:11:07 PM
That didn't take long :laugh:
Yes you are right ME, here is a view looking down the pipe with the River Conwy below.  $good$
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on May 08, 2012, 09:20:48 PM
I went up there over 30 years ago looking for old narrow gauge railways  ;D
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Post by: dwsi on May 09, 2012, 12:16:49 PM
Melin-y-Coed - DOLGARROG DAM DISASTER http://bit.ly/Je2Vw8 (http://bit.ly/Je2Vw8)
'Nov. 2nd 1925. The Dolgarrog Disaster' (1925) :: Gathering the Jewels http://bit.ly/LMu6l4 (http://bit.ly/LMu6l4)
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Post by: hollins on May 09, 2012, 07:35:32 PM
In the old days you would have gone into this building to listen to a concert but what is it used for now?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 10, 2012, 03:55:01 AM
Is it the Manchester Free Trade Hall where one could listen to the famous Halle Orchestra?

If it is then I think today it is probably a restaurant or hotel.

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Post by: hollins on May 10, 2012, 08:22:50 AM
Yes, well done. The original facade of the Free Trade Hall was kept intact and they built a completely new and modern hotel behind it. it is the Radisson Edwardian Hotel now.
They built the Bridgewater Hall to replace the concert hall.
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Post by: Nemesis on May 10, 2012, 10:56:17 AM
OMG-- Went to see Demis Roussos there in the early70s.
As for the Halle orchestra, I used to do the hair of the Harpist and one of the Violinists, way back!
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Post by: hollins on May 21, 2012, 08:01:15 PM
In which North Wales town will you find this unusual building?
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Post by: norman08 on May 21, 2012, 08:08:53 PM
is it abergele
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Post by: hollins on May 21, 2012, 08:11:37 PM
Very well done Norman and so quick!
It is a catholic church.
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Post by: Hugo on May 21, 2012, 11:23:24 PM
Where's this one then?       $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on May 22, 2012, 10:46:30 AM
You and me should know this one!
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Post by: Hugo on May 22, 2012, 02:20:18 PM
Would this be a place to shelter your paunch?      :o           It sounds a cheeky place to me!      ???                $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on May 23, 2012, 08:37:22 AM
You could sit on these seats outside the church and harbour your thoughts or if you're feeling more energetic you could climb this Welsh bare hill of the paunch from where this place takes its name.  The clues are very easy for me.
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Post by: Barbiroli on May 23, 2012, 09:18:25 AM
Borth -y-Gest
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Post by: Hugo on May 23, 2012, 10:46:08 AM
Well done Barbiroli,  Borth Y Gest it is.      &well&

I was expexting me or rather ME to get it first as he has lived in that area for a number of years.    It's a pretty little village and there are some nice views from Moel Y Gest too.
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Post by: Yorkie on May 23, 2012, 04:45:35 PM
From my recent holiday (there's a clue) - This floating restaurant was once the yacht of a pop group.

Can you say what group and where it is located?  And the name of the yacht?
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Post by: TheMedz on May 23, 2012, 05:11:41 PM
The Beatles ?
Funchal ?
Vagrant ?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 24, 2012, 08:26:45 AM
Absolutely correct!   ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on May 24, 2012, 01:41:56 PM
Now what is the name of this one?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on May 24, 2012, 04:30:55 PM
It is too small to be Balmoral and I do not think it is Boudicca or Black Watch so I would say it is more than likley Braemar.

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Post by: Yorkie on May 24, 2012, 07:19:44 PM
Just can't beat the Members on this Forum!  Right again. ZXZ
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Post by: hollins on May 25, 2012, 01:06:21 PM
Was that your holiday accommodation Yorkie?
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Post by: Yorkie on May 25, 2012, 01:17:00 PM
Aye - it was indeed.  Unfortunately they have made a few economies since last time which was rather annoying.

Only the second cruise with Mr Olsen so will think seriously about who to use next.   Don't like the new super liners with up to 3000 people and the Braemar with just over 800 is just about right.  Also missed a port of call for no real reason. 
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 05, 2012, 05:25:08 PM
I saw these yesterday, but where are they?

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN1764a.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN1777a.jpg)
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Post by: hollins on June 05, 2012, 05:42:48 PM
Prestatyn?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on June 05, 2012, 06:13:35 PM
Well that didn't last long!  well done, I saw them yesterday I thought they looked great!

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/DSCN1777.jpg)
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Post by: Hugo on June 06, 2012, 10:11:14 PM
Where would you see this?      Is it cursed perhaps?
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Post by: Hugo on June 07, 2012, 12:36:57 PM
Was it cursed here perhaps?
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Post by: Hugo on June 07, 2012, 04:21:20 PM
That's him in the middle but where is he?
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Post by: hollins on June 07, 2012, 04:34:55 PM
You are very knid to us with your clues Hugo!
Is it St Eilian's Church, Llaneilian. Anglesey?
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Post by: Hugo on June 07, 2012, 05:05:51 PM
It is indeed St Eilians Church in Llaneilian.   We had a walk in that area yesterday and got soaked so we stayed in the Church for a while. It's a lovely little Church with lots of history and a cursing well near the shoreline!      &well&
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Post by: Hugo on June 08, 2012, 10:37:42 AM
This coal bunker doesn't look new to me, in fact it looks quite old.   Can anyone shed any light on where it is?             $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on June 08, 2012, 01:48:34 PM
It's not in Trinity Church but could there be some connection?
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Post by: Hugo on June 08, 2012, 04:40:35 PM
I've just watched this coal bunker on a film so it's famous really.  There's more to this coal bunker than meets the eye. 
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Post by: Hugo on June 08, 2012, 07:26:42 PM
It reminded me of that old Christmas cracker joke "  What's black and white and red all over "  but it's not like that now, especially in today's light.
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Post by: Hugo on June 08, 2012, 09:43:05 PM
I saw it when I was there on 25th January but I'm an old romantic anyway.  That's the last clue today because I'm tired and it's time to put the lights out.
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Post by: Yorkie on June 09, 2012, 07:32:55 AM
25th January is Burn's Night - so it could be the coal hole for storing the black stuff until it was required to stoke a furnace or boiler, maybe the pump for a mine.   Just my usual guess but really haven't a clue as usual!   
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Post by: Jack on June 09, 2012, 07:47:37 AM
25th January is also St Dwynwen's Day so i'm guessing its on Llanddwyn Island?
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Post by: Hugo on June 09, 2012, 09:52:50 AM
Jack, you must be an old romantic like me!     St Dwynwen the Welsh Patron Saint of lovers lived there and had her Church built  on the Island.
The coal bunker is behind the black and white lighthouse although the lighthouse was partly painted in red for the Demi Moore film Half Light.
I saw a clip of the film on U-Tube yesterday and lo and behold the showed a shot of the coal bunker. Blink and you'll miss it though!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQ6EU3uCo4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQ6EU3uCo4#)
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Post by: Hugo on June 10, 2012, 11:20:34 AM
Not the usual view you see of this building in the UK but what is it called?
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Post by: hollins on June 10, 2012, 11:59:53 AM
I think I remember you going to Highclere Castle Hugo. Is it there?
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Post by: Ludo on June 10, 2012, 01:50:01 PM
Hmmm yes, interesting one this. I thought of a number of neo-classical piles up and down the country - Castle Howard, Knebworth House, Chatsworth - all sandstone and with similar perpendicular turrets, but no - it's not any of them I think. It does look a little like one of the Oxford colleges, Christ's I think - but I can't see the shield well enough....

PS: I have a couple of questions too. Should I wait until yours is answered first Hugo? - I have never quizzed the forum before you see...
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Post by: Hugo on June 10, 2012, 04:18:55 PM
There's not much that gets past Hollins.  Well remembered, Highclere Castle it is.
Here are better known photos.
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Post by: Hugo on June 10, 2012, 07:57:33 PM
Where will you find these two?         $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on June 10, 2012, 08:29:17 PM
Bodnant Gardens.
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Post by: Hugo on June 10, 2012, 10:22:06 PM
No sorry Yorkie,  I noticed them when I was walking to the Little Valley.         $walesflag$
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Post by: SDQ on June 10, 2012, 10:33:50 PM
Outside the Royal Goat Hotel in Beddgelert
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Post by: Hugo on June 10, 2012, 10:41:41 PM
Spot on SDQ, I was walking through Beddgelert to Cwm Bychan ( Little Valley)  when I saw them outside the Royal Goat Hotel       &well&
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Post by: Ludo on June 11, 2012, 12:03:29 AM
So, a trio of brain ticklers from me then. The first will be a familiar object to Llandudno natives, there were many of them throughout the town in the past. I remember we had three of them dotted around my primary school.

1. The question is, WHERE was this one when I took the photo in 2008? - the background is removed otherwise it is too easy, but I can post the shot with the background if no one knows the answer:

(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/336/yffynonariangwyn.jpg)

The second is probably far too easy, but here goes...

2. What are the NAMES of these two radical women who fled the tyrrany of forced marriage and flew in the face of a disapproving society to follow their dream?

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9373/3townsquizquestion1.jpg)

And finally...

3. After swingeing cuts to the British navy, this is the UK's last remaining aircraft carrier. Here we see her undergoing sea trials, but WHERE is the great ship being put through her paces?:

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7506/3townsquizquestion2.jpg)
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Post by: dwsi on June 11, 2012, 01:29:51 AM
2 -> Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby
3 -> Llanfairfechan boating lake
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Post by: Ludo on June 11, 2012, 02:04:28 AM
CORRECT!! - and Q1?
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Post by: dwsi on June 11, 2012, 07:34:45 AM
1 -> Rhyl Prom?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on June 11, 2012, 07:55:23 AM
1.- Llandudno Promenade.

Is it near the slipway?
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Post by: Ludo on June 11, 2012, 03:46:38 PM
Spot on Bri - ardderchog!!!  $good$
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Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2012, 11:02:57 AM
You don't have to roam too far from Llandudno to see this which is above the door of the building, but where is it?
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Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2012, 03:44:12 PM
It's got centuries of history!   
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Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2012, 05:11:24 PM
In fact you could say that it was built in the MCD Century??     
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Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2012, 08:43:05 PM
I'm lucky because I've been there many times, some have only been there once while others have never wanted to go? 
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Post by: Yorkie on July 01, 2012, 09:12:59 PM
Could one say that it was an IN - convenience to have to use the facilities it has to offer?   ;)

Or it could be Aberconwy House!
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Post by: Hugo on July 01, 2012, 10:31:55 PM
Nice try Yorkie but I'm afraid that it's incorrect and is further south,    Those stone blocks on the building could even be recycled and about MC years older than the present building.
The earlier building had a completely different purpose than the present one too.
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Post by: Fester on July 01, 2012, 11:24:41 PM
Its not in the City of Bath is it??
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 01, 2012, 11:33:00 PM
Portmerion?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 02, 2012, 07:17:03 AM
Possibly Trefriw Wells Spa ?
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Post by: Hugo on July 02, 2012, 09:42:08 AM
Yorkie's the nearest by far but he's roamed too far south.        $walesflag$

Fester's in the right era though for the original site.
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Post by: Hugo on July 02, 2012, 09:57:39 AM
I've cropped this photo as it would be too easy otherwise and it wouldn't be Fair?             $walesflag$ $welsh$
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Post by: Yorkie on July 02, 2012, 10:40:09 AM
Caerhun Church

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Post by: Hugo on July 02, 2012, 11:57:36 AM
Well done Yorkie, I knew you would get it in the end.   Above the door is a weathered medieval  stone panel of a crucifix.       &well&


St Mary's Church in Caerhun built in the 14th Century on  the site of the Roman Fort of Kanovium.     A friend's neighbour worked there as a cleaner  and while she was working there one day saw something walk through the wall of the Church.  I wonder.......
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Post by: Yorkie on July 02, 2012, 01:37:54 PM
Where will you find this lump of windblown sculpture?
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Post by: SDQ on July 02, 2012, 01:40:14 PM
Monument Valley, Arizona?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 02, 2012, 01:47:25 PM
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Monument Valley, Arizona?

Sorry SDQ - not on this occasion!  ££$
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Post by: SDQ on July 02, 2012, 10:42:37 PM
Garden Of Eden, Arches National Park, Utah.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 03, 2012, 06:56:51 AM
Didn't last long did it?    &well&
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Post by: Jack on July 03, 2012, 05:24:54 PM
What was this building and where is it?
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Post by: Nemesis on July 03, 2012, 05:42:04 PM
Is it Lowther Castle near Penrith?
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Post by: Jack on July 03, 2012, 05:56:20 PM
Sorry Nemesis it isn't  :'(
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Post by: hollins on July 03, 2012, 06:06:18 PM
A hotel at Soldier's Point, Holyhead?
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Post by: Jack on July 03, 2012, 06:10:23 PM
Well done Hollins!   :D  It is the former Soldier's Point Hotel now very derelict along with the next door Porth y Felin House which the RAF owned for many years.  I believe that both are included in the new plans for the Holyhead marina development.
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Post by: hollins on July 03, 2012, 08:22:09 PM
Where is this and which road is below?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 03, 2012, 08:42:14 PM
I'll have a guess at Crib Goch in Snowdon and the road being the A4086.
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Post by: hollins on July 03, 2012, 08:47:42 PM
No, sorry.
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Post by: Ludo on July 03, 2012, 09:26:38 PM
Tryfan perhaps - and the A5?  ?{}?
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Post by: hollins on July 03, 2012, 09:30:59 PM
It is the A5, well done, but it isn't  Tryfan. Close though!
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Post by: JasonW on July 03, 2012, 09:52:15 PM
Is it the part of the climb (pinnacle ridge) up the side of Pen yr Ole Wen, opposite Ogwen Cottage
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Post by: hollins on July 03, 2012, 09:59:07 PM
Absolutely spot on.  &well&
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Post by: Hugo on July 04, 2012, 12:45:39 PM
This was a bit off the beaten track but not far from a Norman Castle so where is it?

1st clue   it's not Windsor Castle.            $walesflag$     $welsh$
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Post by: Yorkie on July 04, 2012, 01:01:11 PM
St Agnes Cemetery, Conwy by the look of the undergrowth!
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Post by: Hugo on July 04, 2012, 01:08:59 PM
Nice try Yorkie but it's not in Conwy.   It's off the beaten track so I'll accept the area eg city,town, village etc  rather than the precise location.    $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on July 04, 2012, 01:46:36 PM
It has to be a guess, and assuming that it is North Wales I will be so bold as to suggest Rhuddlan, one of the first, if not the first Norman Castle to be built in Wales. 
 $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on July 04, 2012, 03:55:40 PM
That's a good guess but it's not Rhuddlan. It is in N Wales but the castle is even earlier than Rhuddlan castle.

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Post by: hollins on July 04, 2012, 04:20:20 PM
Flint?
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Post by: Hugo on July 04, 2012, 04:34:02 PM
Nice try Hollins but it's not correct.   This faithful river is only a trickle here?         $walesflag$ $welsh$
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Post by: PETER D on July 04, 2012, 05:02:19 PM
Harlech ?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 04, 2012, 05:37:34 PM
I can now only have a go at Brecon or Tenby !   Although the Windsor connection could suggest another!
 $walesflag$
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Post by: Jack on July 04, 2012, 05:50:57 PM
Is there such a place as Dyserth Castle?
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Post by: Hugo on July 04, 2012, 05:57:46 PM
Harlech, Brecon and Tenby are incorrect I'm afraid.
It's in N Wales and the location is not known because of it's Norman Castle but is better known for other things?
The Windsor connection could help perhaps or even the faithful river which is recorded in the Doomsday Book.      $walesflag$
Perhaps I'm going soft but here's another clue as it's only easy if you know the area.     Edward I  didn't build this castle, his Dad did!
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Post by: Nemesis on July 04, 2012, 06:02:17 PM
Deganwy?
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Post by: Hugo on July 04, 2012, 06:10:36 PM
I posted this without seeing Jack's posting as it takes me so long to type!!

Dyserth it is.  Well done Jack as this was quite hard.     &well&

Dyserth Castle was built by Henry III ( Edward I 's father)  it didn't last long and was destroyed by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd in 1263 and there is little left of it as it has been destroyed by the quarry.
There's a nice walk  Jack from Meliden to Gwaenysgor and returning down along the Afon Ffyddion ( Ffydd = faithful  $walesflag$ )
to come out by Dyserth Waterfall.
If it's any consolation to anyone, I lived in Dyserth for about 7 years and didn't know that there was a Norman Castle there.   :-[
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on July 04, 2012, 06:18:47 PM
Thanks Hugo, I used my initiative/cheated.  I recognised the photos from the walking thread and trawled through twenty pages of that thread to find out where you had taken them!!  :laugh:
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Post by: Hugo on July 04, 2012, 06:29:53 PM
You little Devil Jack!    I was going to do another question on that same walk but I'm stumped now.     :(

Yorkie's good on quizzes and he gave me some tips on posing questions especially if I use photos with them.  I'll have to think of something harder next time. 

Thanks for the info about that spooky place in Trearddur Bay, It's time that that place had a face lift because that is one super location for a property
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Post by: Yorkie on July 04, 2012, 08:14:40 PM
I don't suppose this one will last very long but - where and what is this?
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Post by: Fester on July 04, 2012, 09:29:36 PM
Is that in the garden of the monastary at Penmon, over on Anglesey?

Monastary may be the wrong word, church or priory perhaps.... but I was there recently, and the wishing well type thingy, St Seiriols?.. in the garden by the lake looks just like that.

I believe that the structure was only built in Victorian times, but the well itself dates back almost 1000 years.
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Post by: Nemesis on July 04, 2012, 09:39:50 PM
St Seiriol's Well I think it is called.

Seiriol was an early 6th century saint, who created a cell at Penmon Priory on Anglesey, off the coast of north Wales. He later moved to Ynys Seiriol (Puffin Island). He was a son of King Owain Danwyn of Rhos.

According to legend, he and Saint Cybi were good friends, and would meet weekly near Llanerchymedd, at the Clorach wells. Saint Cybi would walk from Holyhead, facing the rising sun in the morning and setting sun in the evening. Saint Cybi was known as Cybi Felyn (Cybi the Tanned), as he was tanned during his journey. Seiriol, travelling in the opposite direction, from Penmon, would have his back to the sun. Thus, he was known as Seiriol Wyn (Seiriol the Fair). Rhyd-y-Saint railway station (English: Ford of the Saints railway station) on the Red Wharf Bay branch line near Pentraeth, was named so as Seiriol and Cybi are said to have met there.

Seiriol was a younger brother of King Cynlas of Rhos and King Einion of Llŷn. His cell at Penmon is said to have been rebuilt by his brothers, as they didn't think his humble residence was good enough. St Seiriol's Well (Ffynnon Seiriol) lies in a small chamber adjoining its remains. Both are protected by Cadw, the publicly-funded body responsible for the historic monuments of Wales. Adjacent to them are the church and ruins of a monastery also dating back to Seiriol's day.

In his old age, Seiriol retired to Ynys Lannog which subsequently became known (in Welsh) as Ynys Seiriol. Later it would be known to the Vikings as Priestholm, and is known as Puffin Island in English since the 19th century.

Saint Seiriol is commemorated 1 February in both the Roman Catholic Church and Orthodox Churches.

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Post by: Fester on July 04, 2012, 09:50:06 PM
Thanks for the additional info Nem,  I love it there, its so peaceful..... I get to go to such places so rarely.

I am so envious when I read those amazing walks of Hugo, Jack and the others....

This is why it makes such a change for me to know the answer to a quiz question on here,  (well I hope I'm right!)
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Post by: Hugo on July 04, 2012, 10:10:48 PM
It's such a peaceful and relaxing setting and worth the visit to see it and the other buildings nearby.  I think that the original cell may have been on the left of the 1st photo.

A friend of mine had an embarrassing time when he went to the well. He bent over it to throw a small coin in and as he did so a pound coin fell out of his pocket into the water. He needed the pound coin so he rolled up his sleeves and pulled it out of the water but prayed that no one had seen him do it just in case they thought that he was pinching the money that people had left.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 05, 2012, 07:33:31 AM
I was quite correct - it didn't last long.  Congrats to all and thanks for all the additional information.   I won't put a picture of the Dove Cote on and ask the question because I suspect you will all know that also!!   
 $thanx$
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Post by: Hugo on July 05, 2012, 05:05:26 PM
This is all that is left of this property and the person who lived there was born of a poor family but was very generous in later life.

What was their name and what did they do?

It's in N Wales but that's the only clue today seeing as I was rumbled by Jack!

It's only easy if you know it, otherwise it's hard.

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Post by: Hugo on July 05, 2012, 11:01:20 PM
If Jack can find the location of the cottage it may help but on the other hand it may not!
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Post by: Yorkie on July 06, 2012, 08:32:12 AM
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It's only easy if you know it, otherwise it's hard.

A really profound statement Hugo!    L0L

I haven't a clue having seen so many derelict cottages dotted around the country, it could be any one of them!  I'll have a bash at somewhere in Anglesey!  Mr Jones and Family and he was a basket maker.
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Post by: Jack on July 06, 2012, 08:50:09 AM
I really don't have a clue but will take a wild guess!
Is the property 'Ysgwrn' the home of Hedd Wyn the poet?
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Post by: Hugo on July 06, 2012, 09:16:37 AM
That's true Yorkie and it's a hard one but I'll try and help as much as possible.

Jack, it's not correct and I haven't had a walk in the area where I took the photo.

We are looking for a woman, she came from a humble background and went to work in Old Colwyn as a domestic servant in the 1800's

The cottage and the legacy she left are within 5 miles from the 3 towns area

Her husband was called Charles and not Jack
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Post by: DaveR on July 06, 2012, 09:45:50 AM
Would it be Eleanor Frost we're looking for, Hugo?
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Post by: Hugo on July 06, 2012, 09:54:03 AM
I thought that it would have lasted longer than that but well done Dave.   Did you get it from the clues or the picture?
The cottage is on the left about a mile from Bryn Y Maen and the legacy she left was the church in Bryn Y Maen

The Cathedral of the Hills built of limestone by Eleanor Frost in 1897 in memory of her husband Charles Frost, JP of Caernarvonshire and HIgh Sheriff. Eleanor born of a local poor family became a domestic servant of the Frost family who lived in Old Colwyn eventually marrying their son Charles. By then a formidable weatthy woman he also bequeathed her £24000, she spent more than this on the church still leaving £31000 at her death
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Post by: DaveR on July 06, 2012, 10:01:37 AM
It was the clues that gave me the idea. Is that cottage not far from a crossroads about a mile past Bryn Y Maen?
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Post by: Hugo on July 06, 2012, 10:15:41 AM
Too many clues there then Dave, but it is that cottage that you have mentioned.   We've driven past it many times  and watched it slowly deteriorating.
It has been painted and drawn by many people over the years and we have a sketch of it that my wife drew about 25 years ago.   Apparently the story goes that Eleanor when she was a young girl said that if she ever had enough money she would like to build a church for the village and years later she was able to do just that
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Post by: Hugo on July 06, 2012, 10:26:24 AM
Where is this Cromlech in Wales?

It's an easy one this time and the clue is that it is located in a place beginning with the letter   "LL"
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Post by: BrianP on July 06, 2012, 01:46:54 PM
Allor Moloch Burial Chamber, near Glan Conway
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Post by: Ludo on July 06, 2012, 01:49:39 PM
Hendre Waelod Neolithic Burial Chamber, LLansanffraid, Glan Conwy - http://goo.gl/maps/G5If (http://goo.gl/maps/G5If)
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Post by: Hugo on July 06, 2012, 02:32:15 PM
Ludo's got it right,  LLansanffraid it is.      &well&
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Post by: Hugo on July 06, 2012, 05:06:57 PM
Another nice easy one because the weather is so bad today.
  Where is this?
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Post by: Jack on July 06, 2012, 05:59:41 PM
Is that the cromlech just above the YHA at Rowen?
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Post by: BrianP on July 06, 2012, 07:42:24 PM
Hugo,
Allor Moloch is an alternative name for Hendre Waelod, see link: http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=1529 (http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=1529)
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Post by: Hugo on July 06, 2012, 08:26:30 PM
Well done Jack, you  have probably passed it on one of your Carneddau walks.

BrianP    Thanks for pointing that out but it was the location I was looking for that began with the letter LL and that was of course Llansanffraid Glan Conwy.  I didn't want to make it too easy.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 17, 2012, 11:04:35 AM
Can anyone on the Forum post a message with the word "and" included five times, one after the other so that the sentence actually makes sense?   An oldie so I'm sure someone can do it!    ££$
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Post by: SDQ on July 17, 2012, 11:34:31 AM
Apart from something described by old Arkwright in Open All Hours I seem to recall this.

The landlord of a pub called The Pig And Whistle asked a signwriter to make a new sign. When he saw it he thought that the words were too close together so he said to the signwriter “I want more space between Pig and And and And and Whistle”.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 17, 2012, 01:34:24 PM
Absolutely right, it can be any pub of course!   Z**
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Post by: Hugo on July 18, 2012, 07:13:35 PM
An easy one nearby, no points for guessing the age of the property but where is it and an extra point if you can name it?   $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on July 19, 2012, 08:29:48 AM
I thought that I'd made it too easy but obviously not.  I'll catch the bus from LLandudno and will see it again but which bus do I have to catch to go past here?
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Post by: Jack on July 19, 2012, 08:52:27 AM
It looks from the hill behind that the house must be in Dwygyfylchi or Capulelo?
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Post by: Hugo on July 19, 2012, 09:04:49 AM
Well spotted Jack, it is in Dwygyfylchi and the back ground gives it away.     Just one point though Jack and I'll have the other.  Glan Y Coed is on the corner as you come from St Gwynan's Church.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 24, 2012, 07:17:07 PM
What is the address of this building and who was involved with an incident there?  Sorry about size of pic, ddn't realise until it had been posted.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on July 24, 2012, 08:07:28 PM
Knowing you, Yorkie, it probably has a Portuguese connection.

Therefore, has it something to do with the disappearance of Madeline McCann?

If so, is it a ground floor apartment at 5A Rua Dr Agostinho da Silva, Praia da Luz?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 24, 2012, 08:45:57 PM
Not surprised you got it immediately, Bri.  $walesflag$

And with all the 35 odd British police also now involved in the enquiry, after Metodo 3, 2 ex CID bods and now this lot there is still no further news of the girl.   I wonder if such expense will be spared for any other little girl who goes missing in the future?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 04:55:41 PM
Which motor and motor cycling circuit is this?

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Post by: Ludo on July 30, 2012, 07:06:58 PM
Es ist der Nürburgring in Deutschland - 70Km südlich von Köln.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 08:01:39 PM
Das it's korrekt mien Freund!    Tot ziens!
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Post by: DaveR on July 30, 2012, 08:41:22 PM
This former Railway tunnel is somewhere in North Wales. Which organisation uses it now?
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 08:48:35 PM
I think it's the old Penrhryn Slate Railway, now used as a Cycle route.    $walesflag$
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Post by: Paddy on July 30, 2012, 08:52:15 PM
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Das it's korrekt mien Freund!    Tot ziens!

Yorkie, your spelling is atrocious!
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 08:55:09 PM
Fingers are much too fast and the keyboard just can't keep up the pace!

Plus I have forgotten most of my German.  But the Dutch bit is Korrekt!    D)
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Post by: Ludo on July 30, 2012, 08:56:46 PM
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Fingers are much too fast and the keyboard just can't keep up the pace!

Plus I have forgotten most of my German.  But the Dutch bit is Korrekt!    D)

Klopt!
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Post by: DaveR on July 30, 2012, 09:11:48 PM
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I think it's the old Penrhryn Slate Railway, now used as a Cycle route.    $walesflag$
One aspect of your answer is correct.  ;)

No public access is allowed to this tunnel now...for very good reason!
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 30, 2012, 09:24:22 PM
Looks like Dinorwig to me, part of Electric Mountain power station.
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Post by: Yorkie on July 30, 2012, 09:40:47 PM
Is it the Bomb Store at Llanberis?   Therefore no public access!    $walesflag$
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Post by: DaveR on July 30, 2012, 09:49:12 PM
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Looks like Dinorwig to me, part of Electric Mountain power station.
Merddin's got it, I'm afraid, Yorkie! Its official name is the Dinorwig Cable Tunnel, originally part of Dinorwig Quarry but used now to carry the 400,000 volt cables that transfer the electricity generated by Dinorwig Pumped Storage Power Station to the National Grid.

Dinorwig Power Station, located adjacent to the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, North Wales, is Europe’s largest pumped storage hydroelectric power station. It is also one of the fastest, most dynamic power plants in the world, capable of delivering its full station output of 1800 MW in only 12 seconds.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 30, 2012, 10:03:27 PM
The two foot gauge railway is a clue, connected to the Llanberis Lake Railway. The Penrhyn Quarry Line is currently being rebuilt starting at Coed y Parc, Bethesda, I'm not sure how far it will run, but the Welsh Highland Railway was successfully rebuilt!  D)
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Post by: DaveR on July 30, 2012, 10:08:21 PM
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The two foot gauge railway is a clue, connected to the Llanberis Lake Railway. The Penrhyn Quarry Line is currently being rebuilt starting at Coed y Parc, Bethesda, I'm not sure how far it will run, but the Welsh Highland Railway was successfully rebuilt!  D)
http://www.penrhynrailway.co.uk/ (http://www.penrhynrailway.co.uk/)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 30, 2012, 10:09:35 PM
I was just about to post that very same link!  :)
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Post by: DaveR on July 30, 2012, 10:16:32 PM
Ok, how about this one. Where will you find this building in North Wales?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 30, 2012, 10:45:15 PM
I'm sure I know this, I'll let others have a guess first!
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Post by: Ludo on July 31, 2012, 12:42:18 AM
...is it the fortification built by Llywelyn the Great, Castell Dolbadarn?. It looks like Cadw are renovating it if it is - if so, I hope they do a careful job!.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/30/Dolbadarn.jpg/800px-Dolbadarn.jpg)
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 07:05:53 AM
Not Dolbadarn, I'm afraid, Ludo. This building had an industrial use.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 31, 2012, 09:49:03 AM
No one else seems to know so I'll say Parys Mountain on Anglesey
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 09:57:18 AM
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No one else seems to know so I'll say Parys Mountain on Anglesey
...and you are quite correct. It is on top of Parys Mountain, one of the highest points on Anglesey, at an altitude of 138 meters (450 feet) and can be seen for miles around. It is also the only remaining industrial windmill. Instead of grinding grain, this windmill was used to pump water out of the copper mine on Parys Mountain. As the photo shows, it is currently being renovated.
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 07:37:48 PM
This is the Yard at the Snowdon Mountain Railway Station in Llanberis. The large flat wagon with white containers on it at the front of the photo, what is it used for? I might have to ban ME from answering this one, as I'm sure he'll know!
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Post by: Cambrian on July 31, 2012, 07:40:04 PM
Not seen it myself but at a guess, would this be the means by which fresh water is conveyed to the summit cafe etc.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 31, 2012, 08:09:55 PM
Sounds right to me, although I can't answer as I'm banned  _))*
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 09:45:15 PM
Well, you're both correct!  ;D
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 09:48:05 PM
Where in North Wales will you find this half burnt out bungalow - a clue is its not that far out of the three towns area?
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Post by: Jack on July 31, 2012, 09:50:17 PM
That will be on the cycle/coastal path between Llanddulas and Pensarn.  It has been like that for years.
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 09:52:54 PM
Correct, Jack! I can see that these are far too easy, let me find a more difficult one....
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 10:02:15 PM
Where will you find Oscar's Lounge in North Wales...?
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Post by: Jack on July 31, 2012, 10:07:55 PM
The former Ship Inn in Bangor?
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Post by: DaveR on July 31, 2012, 10:09:04 PM
I was hoping for a Deganwy joke from someone but I think you're right, Jack, it is Bangor.
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Post by: DaveR on August 01, 2012, 08:14:49 PM
Where in North Wales is this?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 01, 2012, 08:23:28 PM
Looks like Caernarfon
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Post by: Yorkie on August 01, 2012, 09:24:59 PM
I'll have my usual wild guess at Denbigh Indoor Market.     ZXZ
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Post by: DaveR on August 01, 2012, 11:22:53 PM
Between you, the correct answer lies. It's the Indoor Market in Caernarfon.  $good$
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Post by: Hugo on August 02, 2012, 04:49:58 PM
Where exactly are these figures?
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Post by: Hugo on August 02, 2012, 10:34:51 PM
It's in the north and not too far away.      $walesflag$
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Post by: Gwynant on August 02, 2012, 10:51:14 PM
Is it on the left going up the hill into Rhuddlan just after you have crossed the bridge over the River Clwyd?
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Post by: Hugo on August 03, 2012, 09:10:23 AM
Well done Gwynant, I saw them yesterday for the first time and they looked really nice.     &well&
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 04:02:18 PM
This room has an "Alice" theme.
Where is it?
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 04:05:12 PM
This room has an "Alice" theme.
Where is it?

Sorry forgot the photo on the first post. Brain is going!
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Post by: SDQ on August 03, 2012, 04:15:05 PM
Australia?
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 04:22:08 PM
Good thinking but it is a bit closer than that!
 ;D
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Post by: Yorkie on August 03, 2012, 06:30:44 PM
Bodysgallen.
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 06:54:44 PM
No!
However it is in another hotel and a nice place to eat.
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Post by: Nemesis on August 03, 2012, 06:56:13 PM
St Tudno?
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 06:58:42 PM
No, it's not in the 3 Towns but not too far away.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 03, 2012, 07:13:38 PM
I was going to say the Daresbury Hotel but that's not nearby so I'll guess at The Kinmel Arms at St George.  Certainly good food!
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 07:20:11 PM
No sorry, further away than that.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 03, 2012, 08:09:56 PM
OK!  I'll try Tan yr Onnen, Nr St Asaph with Patrick and Sara to look after you.   :D
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 08:27:44 PM
O'h dear, no still not right. I've never been there. Is it good?
I need Hugo to think up some good cryptic clues.
Think afternoon tea party.......
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Post by: Yorkie on August 03, 2012, 08:58:17 PM
Boston, Mass,?   

Last guess, Erddig House, Wrexham or Chirk Castle. 

Now gonna watch the 5 ring circus on TV.!   _))*
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 09:07:04 PM
Sorry, none of those!
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Post by: Hugo on August 03, 2012, 09:46:36 PM
What about Oddfellows in Chester?
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Post by: hollins on August 03, 2012, 09:50:02 PM
Well done Hugo, correct!

http://www.oddfellowschester.com/the-tea-rooms (http://www.oddfellowschester.com/the-tea-rooms)
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 03, 2012, 10:23:17 PM
Where was I on Wednesday?  within an hour and a quarter of llandudno.

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P7290050.jpg)
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Post by: Barbiroli on August 03, 2012, 11:05:01 PM
Carrog
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 03, 2012, 11:32:57 PM
no but quite near.
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Post by: Ludo on August 03, 2012, 11:36:03 PM
eeermm...  is it perhaps from a canal boat on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct looking west towards Llangollen?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 04, 2012, 08:03:33 AM
Well done Ludo, it's a great trip!

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P7290040.jpg)

(http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/penrhynpigeons/P7290043.jpg)
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Post by: Hugo on August 04, 2012, 12:07:20 PM
Where would you see this?                   $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 04, 2012, 12:24:14 PM
Looks to me like Chris Wren, buried in St Paul's, London
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Post by: Hugo on August 04, 2012, 12:51:11 PM
Nice try Yorkie but it's not Christopher Wren.

You'll have to look further north     $walesflag$      $welsh$
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Post by: Ludo on August 04, 2012, 02:04:30 PM
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Well done Ludo, it's a great trip!

Great photos ME - it looks like you really enjoyed it!. Your photographs really brought back memories (http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1689.msg49570.html#msg49570) for me!
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Post by: Nemesis on August 04, 2012, 02:16:27 PM
not the mausoleum at Bodnant???
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Post by: Hugo on August 04, 2012, 02:42:07 PM
You're in the wrong valley I'm afraid Nemesis.   
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Post by: Hugo on August 04, 2012, 05:59:05 PM
Well I never,  I didn't think this would have been difficult for some forum members.

As a connoisseur of good food I would think that Hollins must have dined in one of the good restaurants nearby.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 04, 2012, 06:38:20 PM
Just for elimination purposes, Chester Cathedral.   &shake&
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Post by: Hugo on August 04, 2012, 10:43:31 PM
You are on the right track Yorkie, it's in a Church but it is not Chester,    It is in North Wales    $walesflag$ $wales
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 05, 2012, 07:22:45 AM
St Asaph Cathedral?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 05, 2012, 08:42:02 AM
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St Asaph Cathedral?

Don't know of any good restaurants nearby.   :D

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Post by: Hugo on August 05, 2012, 10:52:39 AM
It's not St Asaph either.

Although this Church has been bypassed it has not been neglected and is well worth a visit.

When I lived in that area I used to regularly go to this restaurant for Sunday lunch.
I wish that I was going there today, good food lovely surroundings and the relaxing sound of a babbling brook that passes nearby.
Was this building once a Mill?               $walesflag$
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Post by: Nemesis on August 05, 2012, 11:55:52 AM
Bodlewydden
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 05, 2012, 01:33:00 PM
The Brookhouse Mill near Denbigh?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 05, 2012, 01:35:15 PM
Betws yn Rhos
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Post by: Hugo on August 05, 2012, 02:11:00 PM
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The Brookhouse Mill near Denbigh?

That was a red herring Bri.    Think Cymraeg    $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on August 05, 2012, 02:19:15 PM
Last clue will easily give it away so I'm looking for the name of the Church now.

Two clues now one for the ladies and one for the guys:-
Ladies first
There's a nice ladies shop nearby, but the prices.....ouch!       still can always have a nice coffee there to recover from the shock!

Guys next
Hang on a mo, this guy was not Joe Public because he was a big wig in more ways than one and lived in a big Hall nearby?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on August 05, 2012, 02:39:09 PM
Bodrhyddan Hall?
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Post by: Hugo on August 05, 2012, 02:50:51 PM
Sorry Bri but you're going in the wrong direction after your last guess.    If you haven't been inside this Church you must go as there is a lot of history there.
Remember the clues are there!      $walesflag$
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Post by: SDQ on August 05, 2012, 03:14:14 PM
Y Felinheli?
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Post by: Hugo on August 05, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
Sorry SDQ you're miles away. 
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The Church is in a big valley and east of the Conwy Valley.   Bri Roberts is the nearest location wise but he was thinking in English?     $walesflag$ 

Does that help a lot?

Dave and Suepp should definitely know where it is and I bet Hollins has been very near there too.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on August 05, 2012, 03:44:46 PM
Llanrhaiadr.   Is the Church ST DOGFAN'S?

The shop is The Lodge!
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Post by: Hugo on August 05, 2012, 04:03:44 PM
Well done Yorkie       &well&        The full title of the village is Llanrhaeadr Yng Nghinmeirch and you can get an extra point if you can pronounce it.       ;D

The Church is called St Dyfnog's and is well worth a visit.   The sculpture is of Maurice (mo) Jones the local squire and there are a number of other interesting features inside like the Jesse window. The Church was bypassed when they built the main road lower down.
St Dyfnog's Holy Well is nearby and that is worth going to see too.
The Lodge is the well known Ladies Clothes shop and my favourite restaurant there is the Nant Y Felin.   Nant = brook   Y = the  Felin =Mill 
 At the heart of the beautiful Vale of Clwyd”
Welcome to St Dyfnog’s Church
At St Dyfnog’s we try to reach out to everyone in our community and beyond, encourage people in their spiritual journey and provide sacred space for all to use.
St Dyfnog came here in the 6th century and many continue to visit his holy well, in the wooded dell behind the church.
Entering the church through a fine 16th century carved timber porch, you are immediately aware of the glorious stained glass of the Jesse window, which was completed in 1544, and the peace of this special place.
During the Civil War, the window was taken out and buried in the oak chest to protect it from damage by the Parliamentarians. It was put back in 1661.
The west window contains even earlier glass and other attractions include an ornate monument to Maurice Jones, who died in 1702, and a golden pelican of 1762. The 15th century wood carvings, in the hammer beam panelled roof above the sanctuary, are not to be missed!

 


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Post by: Yorkie on August 05, 2012, 04:20:28 PM
Realised I got the church name wrong and it should be St Dyfnog but was too late to modify!  When would you like to hear me pronounce the name of the place?    ;)

I'm quite good at pronunciation, though I just haven't a clue what I'm saying!      L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on August 05, 2012, 05:28:17 PM
You worked well on that one Yorkie and deserved full points.     $good$

I had to delay putting in my walking photos as I know that you would have guessed it immediately  because of the numbers etc 

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on August 05, 2012, 06:36:51 PM
I noticed that you hadn't posted any photos near the number of the quiz item.  You're getting a bit too crafty.   The give away in the end was the expensive shop with the coffee and it being in the valley.   I got the church mixed up with Bishop Morgan Thomas which was a different Llanrhaiadr.   I remember some years ago giving a performance at the Kings Head in Llanrhaiadr with a local Morris Dance Group.   Their name was Clerical Error, wonder if they are still around! 
  <:<:<:<
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Post by: hollins on August 05, 2012, 07:31:05 PM
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I bet Hollins has been very near there too.

Hollins didn't have a clue where it was despite extensive research on the internet!
I am becoming an expert on North Wales churches with your questions Hugo. It is fun trying to find out the answers though.

I have never been to Nant y Felin but I will try it now you have recommended it, thanks.

I noticed you started you walk at Rhewl. I had an excellent afternoon tea there recently at the relatively newly opened cafe at Homewood Bound.
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Post by: Hugo on August 06, 2012, 12:15:40 PM
If you haven't been to the Church in Llanrhaeadr Hollins then you must go as there is a lot to see inside and that woodland dell with the Holy well is also worth seeing.
I must admit that I haven't been to the Nant Y Felin for years so I can't vouch for it now.  If I didn't live so far away from that area then I would still be going there.  Don't forget to post the Hollins Taste Test if you do decide to give it a go.
Thanks for the tip on Homeward Bound, I'll try it when I'm there again.
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Post by: Llechwedd on August 06, 2012, 12:38:09 PM
Wat's a Jesse window?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 06, 2012, 01:05:46 PM
Jesse Window, Llanrhaeadr

A perfect Jesse window, which was first set in the wall in 1533. At the bottom reclines Jesse, with his son King David playing the harp directly above him. All the kings wear ermine. There are also some prophets included. During the Civil War, 1642, the window was taken out and hidden because the Parliamentarians often smashed coloured glass windows. It was restored in 1661.
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Post by: Llechwedd on August 07, 2012, 12:53:32 PM
Oh thanks for that I'd neverheard of it before.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 07, 2012, 01:45:39 PM
Neither had I until I Googled it!    D)
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Post by: Hugo on August 08, 2012, 04:10:41 PM
Where would you find this ?       $walesflag$
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Post by: Yorkie on August 08, 2012, 04:47:13 PM
Haven't a clue!   And probably won't even be trying to find out!     _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on August 08, 2012, 04:53:36 PM
Nor me, Hugo, you make them far too hard for me to get right.
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Post by: Ludo on August 08, 2012, 05:58:13 PM
That looks to me like the mitred bishop in the Church of St. Saeran, Llanynys - am I right?
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Post by: Hugo on August 08, 2012, 06:56:53 PM
You are spot on Ludo and without any clues too.  Well done      &well&

It was closed when we called after our walk last week so I never got to see the painting of St Christopher on the wall.

Directly opposite the door is St. Saeran’s greatest glory, a huge 15th century wall painting of St. Christopher. Rediscovered under plaster in 1967, this rare survival is much the finest medieval wall painting in North Wales. The saint – according to legend a giant who served as a ferryman – is shown carrying the infant Christ across a river, with a flowering staff in his hand and a shoal of fish round his feet. The patron saint of travellers, Christopher (‘Christ-bearer’) was often painted opposite church doorways, where wayfarers could easily glimpse his image and thus (it was believed) be preserved from ‘fainting or falling’ all that day. The belief lives on in the St. Christopher’s of modern key-rings and car dashboards.

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on August 08, 2012, 07:26:15 PM
An easier one then for local knowledge.  What is the name of this lake?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 08, 2012, 08:16:54 PM
Llyn Anafon, guessed from looking at the map, looks like Anglesey in the background.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 08, 2012, 09:02:54 PM
Didn't last long did it?   I think you're right ME.    $good$
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Post by: Hugo on August 08, 2012, 09:21:24 PM
It didn't last long did it?  Well done ME it is Llyn Anafon      $good$
  That time we started from Aber and took the path through the valley to get there.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 08, 2012, 09:26:16 PM
Amazing really when you think I've never been there or heard of it!  _))*
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Post by: Hugo on August 08, 2012, 09:51:47 PM
See how lucky you are with this one ME.    The name of the lake and the mountain I was on when I took the photo?          $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on August 08, 2012, 09:53:52 PM
Tricky as I can't see a picture?  :D
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Post by: Hugo on August 08, 2012, 10:50:08 PM
You would have got a special bonus if you'd have guessed that one ME..      :-[

Here is your clue then..... the photo        $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Gwynant on August 08, 2012, 11:23:51 PM
Is it Llyn Foel, taken from the top of the East Ridge on Moel Siabod?
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Post by: Hugo on August 08, 2012, 11:31:18 PM
I can see the similarity but it's not correct but it is in the Snowdonia National Park.
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Post by: snowcap on August 08, 2012, 11:41:12 PM
how about Foel Fras?
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Post by: Gwynant on August 09, 2012, 08:11:27 AM
             After looking more closely I think it could be Llyn-y-Gadar looking towadrds the Mawddach.
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Post by: Hugo on August 09, 2012, 08:37:32 AM
Well spotted Gwynant.  It is Llyn Y Gadair looking down from Cadair Idris.     It was quite hard so I posted one with some background in it to help.  That is the Mawddach in the distance.       &well&

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on August 28, 2012, 10:41:43 PM
Where will you find this?
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Post by: Gwynant on August 28, 2012, 11:03:07 PM
In the absence of any local landmarks I would hazard a guess at Bull Bay, Anglesey or if not Cowes, Isle of Wight.    :laugh: $good$
 
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Post by: hollins on August 28, 2012, 11:10:16 PM
No, sorry neither of those but you are on the right track with an island.
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Post by: Yorkie on August 29, 2012, 07:39:59 AM
I thought I had pictures of ALL the pained cows (see https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=painted+cows&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=A7g9UKuoA8jX0QW0qoCoDA&sqi=2&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=566 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=painted+cows&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=A7g9UKuoA8jX0QW0qoCoDA&sqi=2&ved=0CDcQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=566) ) having posed a similar puzzle some time ago, but I ain't got this one!  I'll take a guess at Ibiza.

But here's her Sister.
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Post by: hollins on August 29, 2012, 09:03:59 AM
No sorry Yorkie it isn't Ibiza. I remember your question about the painted cows before. They do a similar thing in Switzerland as well but this is closer to home.
The clue is in the breed!
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Post by: Ludo on August 29, 2012, 09:37:23 AM
I have witnessed the tradition of painted cows on Tynwald day on the Isle of Man - could it be one of these (http://www.iomguide.com/interests/cow-parade/cow-parade.php) ?
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Post by: hollins on August 29, 2012, 09:54:41 AM
Sorry, not the Isle of Man either!
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Post by: Gwynant on August 29, 2012, 10:02:25 AM
  My Previous answer last night was supposed to be "tongue-in-cheek" with bovine-sounding locations (sorry about that!) but as your reply was that it is on an island and the clue is in the breed, I think that it is located on the island of Jersey (as Jersey cows have fringes like that) but I'm afraid I don't know exactly where. ?{}?
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Post by: hollins on August 29, 2012, 10:10:29 AM
You are getting close but still not the correct island!
Sorry I didn't get your bovine links, blame it on the late night or me being a bit slow!
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Post by: Hugo on August 29, 2012, 10:29:42 AM
It's Guernsey I think?
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Post by: hollins on August 29, 2012, 10:45:03 AM
Well done Hugo, you are correct.
We were over there for a wedding at Tourteval church which you can see in the background of this photo of the real cows!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on August 31, 2012, 07:48:30 PM
Here is a 'current' question.
Where is this Church? and why is it receiving more than usual attention at the moment?
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Post by: Yorkie on August 31, 2012, 08:13:50 PM
Is it a Scottish Church in connection with the discussions about legalising Gay Marriages in Scotland?  Could it be Kilcaldy?

Or is it Holy Trinity & St Mary's Church, Grimsby?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: snowcap on August 31, 2012, 08:56:33 PM
looks like the one near the park in Chester but if it is i don,t know the connection
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Post by: Nemesis on August 31, 2012, 10:04:20 PM
No none of those--try again, will post another clue tomorrow.
Just as asmall clue-- the newly edged graves under the willow tree are significant.
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Post by: white rabbit on September 01, 2012, 04:53:44 PM
Are theroots of the willow tree affecting the graves?  Don't know where it is though!
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Post by: Nemesis on September 02, 2012, 08:29:42 AM
No White Rabbit-- I don't think so.
The graves have just been re-furbished and the railings re-painted-- I know the blue is ecclesiastical blue, but it looks a bit 'loud'

http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/ (http://www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk/)

The church is Holy Trinity Much Wenlock.
The graves are of Willam Penny Brookes and his family. I did take a pic, but as we had just had a heavy rainstorm the grave top was standing in water and not very visible.
Much Wenlock has ' made a meal ' of it's connection to the Olympic Games with trails, plaques and exhibitions. The Olympian Society was formed in 1860 and led to the birth of the modern games.
The link above will explain why.
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Post by: hollins on September 06, 2012, 06:56:19 PM
Who is this fellow and where is he?
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Post by: Hugo on September 06, 2012, 07:07:13 PM
Have you been to Moelfre Anglesy recently because that looks like Richard (Dick) Evans     
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Post by: hollins on September 06, 2012, 07:26:57 PM
Well done Hugo. I thought you would get it because I remember you saying that you had walked the whole of the Anglesey coast path. That is what we have been doing today. I will post something in the walking section when I have sorted myself out.
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Post by: Hugo on September 06, 2012, 10:17:08 PM
I'll look forward to seeing your photos then Hollins.   We may be going to Moelfre in a few weeks for a short walk around that village, it's such a nice area around there.
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Post by: Gwynant on September 07, 2012, 08:59:49 AM
     Where would you find these structures and what is their purpose?
      (I hope this comes through OK as this is my first attempt at posting a photo!)
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Post by: Bri Roberts on September 07, 2012, 11:44:18 AM
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          (I hope this comes through OK as this is my first attempt at posting a photo!)

Well done, Gwynant.  &well&

And you always told me modern day technology was not for you.  :rage:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on September 07, 2012, 07:20:51 PM
Thanks for posting a new quiz question Gwynant.
Are they navigation markers at Carmel Head on Anglesey?
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Post by: SDQ on September 07, 2012, 07:41:59 PM
Carmel Head/Trwyn y Gader lies at the extreme north west tip of Wales on the Isle of Anglesey.  Offshore are The Skerries/Ynysoedd y Moelrhoniaid guarded by a lighthouse, while to the east of them is Maen y Bugael/West Mouse.  This is one of three small islands - East/Ynys Amlwch, Middle/Ynys Badrig and West/Maen y Bugael off the north  coast.
  On the mainland opposite West Mouse are two large triangular stone towers erected by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board in the 1860's as an aid to navigation on this dangerous coastline.  The two towers line up with a third marker on West Mouse. 

These navigation marks are the Coal Rock Beacons, known colloquially as the White Ladies.  The sight-line through them and the West Mouse Beacon aligns with the dangerous Coal Rock, which is awash at low water spring tides.  This lies a little further offshore beyond the Mouse.  Coal Rock is the centremost of a group of three - Ethel Rock to the west and Archdeacon Rock to the east.  Coal Rock is a hazard to navigation as it lies sufficiently far offshore (one and a half miles ) to constitute a danger to vessels making a passage to or from the Point Lynas/Amlwch direction and passing outside ( to the north of ) the Skerries.  This was particularly so in the days of sail when coastal traffic was intense and the need to tack against adverse winds made diversion from a direct course necessary. 

In addition to the beacons Trinity House marked the three rocks mentioned each with its own buoy (black conical ) and at night the Skerries Lighthouse shone a red sector over the area warning of the danger.  The beacons were last painted in 1955 when a party was put ashore by the Trinity House Vessel "Argus", which used to be based in Holyhead.  Many thanks to Norman Sheldrick for much of the above information.

 Any practical use of the towers would have been very many years ago but they remain in excellent condition.  Today's commercial shipping keeps well clear of this coastline, with its fast currents and notorious rocks although yachts and fishing boats are a common sight.  Further details on the history of this site are most welcome, please contact me here.

Carmel Head is a beautiful area of rocky coastline and is accessed by the Anglesey Coastal Path and from other footpaths in the area.  As there is little shelter and no habitation on this coastline the weather forecast should be checked before starting out  Stout footwear and appropriate clothing are also recommended.


I obviously got the info from a website but I was surprised to see the name Norman Sheldrick as if it's the same one he was one of the guys who taught me during my apprenticeship with WWA in the mid 1980's! Small world.
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Post by: Gwynant on September 07, 2012, 08:07:39 PM
      Well done Hollins and SDQ ( also special thanks to SDQ for all the additional information on the "White Ladies"). I was a bit worried that half a day had passed and there were no answers to the post, (especially from Hugo who usually has the correct answer within 10 mins. of posting!.) I had just written a reply to the Richard (Dick) Evans question last night, and when I went to post it he already had posted  the answer. I had the pleasure of meeting Richard Evans many years ago at his house in Moelfre and he was the most humble and unassuming man, considering he had won two  RNLI Gold Medals for gallantry during his time as coxwain of the Moelfre lifeboat. I happened to be on the headland in Moelfre on the day of the M.V."Hindlea" rescue and the conditions were absolutely appalling, and the statue in Moelfre is a testament to a very brave man. 
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Post by: hollins on September 07, 2012, 08:16:08 PM
Thanks Gwynant for that interesting insight in to Dick Evans. I'm glad I took the photo now.
I remember the first quiz question I put on, I was panic struck when nobody responded for quite a while.
It would be good if more people could post some. I like trying to find out the answers.
This one took some serious googling.
I got the info from the same article as SDQ.
http://www.penmorfa.com/porthwen/carmel%20head.html (http://www.penmorfa.com/porthwen/carmel%20head.html)
Some good photos on there as was yours.
 $thanx$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on September 08, 2012, 12:53:08 PM
That was a toughie for your starter Gwynant, it was doing my head in trying to think where they were. I must have walked past them a few times but just could't remember where they were.      $good$

You were lucky to have met Dick Evans in person because he was a remarkable man and to have witnessed that day on the headland in Moelfre.  Dick and all the Lifeboat crew are so brave and put their own lives at risk every time they went out on a rescue.
I remember seeing the TV programme "This is your life" when he was on it and it was really interesting to watch
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on September 09, 2012, 11:35:05 AM
Nice bench with lovely views. It could be anywhere but I wonder if Jack sat here?
Where exactly is it?
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Post by: Hugo on September 09, 2012, 05:47:26 PM
If you suffer fron vertigo then you wouldn't see this place but would take the short cut to the RSPB place instead     $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on September 09, 2012, 05:54:17 PM
Is it somewhere around Ellin's Tower at South Stack on Holyhead Mountain perhaps?  Must confess to not noticing it!!
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Post by: Hugo on September 09, 2012, 06:06:52 PM
Spot on Jack,      &well&
from the car park head to the cliff and walk along there to Ellin's Tower. It's a narrow path on the cliff edge and not advisable on a windy day.
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Post by: Jack on September 09, 2012, 07:25:01 PM
Which English seaside resort would you find this polar bear?
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Post by: Fester on September 09, 2012, 09:25:35 PM
I have a vague recollection of seeing a Polar Bear at Morecambe, but its years ago, and the memory fades.....
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Post by: Jack on September 09, 2012, 10:07:19 PM
Sorry Fester not Morecambe, here is another picture from the same seaside town as a clue!
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Post by: Fester on September 09, 2012, 10:10:39 PM
Ohhh... Its Whitby.

I should have known, I have been there so many times.

The only place I can eat a crab thats even tastier than a Great Orme one!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on September 09, 2012, 10:17:00 PM
 $good$ Well done Fester!

No idea why there is a polar bear on the roof of Holland & Barrett, anyone else know?
Was in Whitby on Friday it was so busy with holidaymakers enjoying the sunshine as was Robin Hoods Bay where we stayed the night.
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Post by: hollins on September 11, 2012, 04:43:34 PM
Where in Wales would you find this small island?
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Post by: 1_rob_1 on September 11, 2012, 06:49:10 PM
Is it st Catherine's island in Tenby???
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Post by: hollins on September 11, 2012, 08:19:04 PM
Well done rob. I thought Hugo would be first on that one!
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Post by: 1_rob_1 on September 11, 2012, 08:39:34 PM
I must celebrate, Ive got one right at last.   Z**

Jack:
The polar bear was once part of Whitby's Christmas decorations & was put on a raft in the water covered in lights. It was put where it is for a change one year - - & never removed. (probably forgotten about).
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on September 11, 2012, 08:48:25 PM
Jack:
The polar bear was once part of Whitby's Christmas decorations & was put on a raft in the water covered in lights. It was put where it is for a change one year - - & never removed. (probably forgotten about).

Thanks for that Rob, had me wondering! Don't tell Wrex though as he will want it for Llandudno's Xmas lights  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Gwynant on September 12, 2012, 11:05:53 AM
               Where is this beautiful summer scene? I am not sure if the object in the foreground is an old fishtrap or the wreckage of an old boat.
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Post by: Yorkie on September 12, 2012, 12:14:52 PM
On the Menai Strait in Anglesey, or the coast of it anyway almost opposite Plas Menai Sailing School.

Can't be more specific I'm afraid.
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Post by: Hugo on September 12, 2012, 12:27:09 PM
It's not the one you are thinking of Yorkie at Moel Y Don but that's Llanddwyn Island in the foreground with the Llyn Peninsula behind it
It's a ship wreck on the beach at Traeth Penrhos in Newborough and before Hollins can get out her Carl Rogers book on the Anglesey Coastal path the picture is on pg 70
As you got from that wooden wreck to the Island look out to sea and you may see a girder sticking up. That is the remains of another ship wreck it's like a metal skeleton standing in about 20 foot of water and about 200 yards out. Last time I was walking there I swam out to the wreck.
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Post by: Gwynant on September 12, 2012, 02:30:48 PM
         Well done Hugo, ( brave attempt Yorkie!), absolutely correct as usual. It was a fantastic summer's day in early August and we parked the car by the bridge over the Cefni in Malltraeth then walked along the embankment to the estuary and round onto Traeth Penrhos. Not a soul to be seen anywhere except one guy digging for bait until we crossed the causeway and onto Llanddwyn Beach and then the whole world and his dog seemed to be there! We walked round the Island and then back into Newborough Forest emerging at the church at Newborough, down into the village and then caught the bus back to Malltraeth for a pint at the Joiner's Arms. A good walk taking in sea, fields and forestry (and sun on the day!) and no discernible  inclines to speak of. Thanks for clearing up the matter of the mystery object in the photo. 
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Post by: Hugo on September 12, 2012, 09:37:20 PM
The inside of a nice little Church but where is it and what is the name of the Church?       This will be slightly easier for some!     $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on September 13, 2012, 10:23:53 AM
It's not a very old Church but the purpose of building it was quite appropriate in view of the name of the town!        $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on September 13, 2012, 12:45:04 PM
The town's name has a link to both the land and the sea and that's true it's not a red Herring!         $walesflag$     $welsh$

I'm looking for the name of the Church too.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on September 13, 2012, 02:40:27 PM
It reminds me of the Mediterranean in more ways than one so how could anyone walk past the Church and not go in?   
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Post by: Hugo on September 13, 2012, 07:54:25 PM
The town reminds me of a town in North Wales but without the fish?          $walesflag$
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Post by: Hugo on September 14, 2012, 09:00:05 AM
No guesses!   this must be hard, but the town's been in the news this week when a well known globetrotter and roving reporter posted a photo of the Church on the internet.               $walesflag$

No more clues until tonight because I'm off walking now and if no one has guessed it by then, then  there will be an easy clue tonight   $walesflag$
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Post by: Nemesis on September 14, 2012, 04:54:45 PM
Is it a plaice near here? :twoface:
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on September 14, 2012, 05:09:02 PM
No, it is in Wales but much further south.

The Mediterranean reference to the Church  is Malta and the North Wales town is Denbigh.   Does that help a bit?       $welsh$

Answers in Welsh, English or Maltese accepted.         $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on September 14, 2012, 05:15:05 PM
Is it in Tenby? No idea where or what it is called though!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on September 14, 2012, 06:10:05 PM
Hollins, you have surprised me because you're the roving reporter who posted the photo of the Church on the internet!       :o

One point if you guess the Welsh name from this photo and remember, the clues are there in the photo.      $walesflag$

Another point if you guess the Malta connection.
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Post by: hollins on September 14, 2012, 06:38:11 PM
My god.......I think she might have got it. Well part of it, still don't know the Malta connection.
Is it St Julian's Church, Tenby harbour? Tenby= Dinbych-y-Pysgod=Little Town of the Fishes.
Good one Hugo!
 $good$
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Post by: SDQ on September 14, 2012, 07:02:25 PM
I once stayed in a place called St. Julian's in Malta on a family holiday as a kid, it was a converted military base and we were in what was the officer's quarters.
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Post by: Hugo on September 14, 2012, 07:43:49 PM
At last Hollins, well done.       &well&


The Church is on the right in your photo of Tenby Harbour and St Julians is a coastal town in Malta as SDQ has mentioned.   I couldn't post another photo of the Church as it is so well known that it would have been too easy
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Gwynant on September 15, 2012, 08:32:02 AM
      The church in Tenby was a very hard one unless you had been there, Hugo. I didn't  glean enough from your clues to hazard even one guess!  While we are one a religious theme where would you find this church? It is within 40 miles of Llandudno, and there is an additional clue in the photo.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on September 15, 2012, 02:28:52 PM
Hi Gwynant,
Believe me, I thought Hugo's quiz was hard and I was in Tenby!
Still puzzling over your quiz now, no idea.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: SDQ on September 15, 2012, 02:59:08 PM
St. Cyngar's church, Llangefni?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Gwynant on September 15, 2012, 04:10:24 PM
       Absolutely correct SDQ, it is St. Cyngar's Church, Llangefni, also known as Eglws-y Plwyf, which is at the start (or finish) of the Nant-y-Pandy Nature Reserve Walk. We took a No. 32 bus out of Llangefni, got off at the Forestry car park just beyond Rhosmeirch (where we were amused to read the "flick-it-with-a-stick" notice about the dog-poo that Jack mentioned in the Great Orme thread recently!)  and followed the path back past Llyn Cefni and alongside the old Pentre Berw-Amlwch railway line, which still has the tracks down and I believe is under consideration for a Llangollen type restoration. Took about an hour from getting on the bus to arriving back into Llangefni, and is another flat enjoyable walk. As you normally come up with extra info. perhaps you could tell me what big the works/factory is next to the dam across the head of Llyn Cefni.
      Thanks also for your reply Hollins, I had absolutely no ideas about the Tenby church question, even after Hugo's extra clues!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on September 15, 2012, 04:13:32 PM
I couldn't make it too easy Hollins because I knew you were on the loose in that area  The east wall of the church is covered with a bobbin trawl with imitation lobsters, crabs and starfish in the meshes. This was originally put in place for a Harvest Festival in the 1960s to represent the harvest of the sea, and they have remained there ever since.
It was built in the late 1800's for the seafaring community of the town and one click on Google "Fisherman's Church" would have got it.

SDQ is spot on and I was looking in the wrong area. 
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: SDQ on September 15, 2012, 05:03:57 PM
Do you mean the Cefni water treatment works? I was based there for 18 months during my apprenticeship with the WWA.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Gwynant on September 15, 2012, 08:29:15 PM
      SDQ, I never realised that I was so close to home with you with the Cefni Reservoir query!  It looked like a manufacturing plant. Anyway thanks for the info. I do quite a bit of walking on Ynys Mon and I appreciate any extra knowledge. Thanks very much again.
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Post by: SDQ on September 15, 2012, 10:16:28 PM
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      SDQ, I never realised that I was so close to home with you with the Cefni Reservoir query!  It looked like a manufacturing plant. Anyway thanks for the info. I do quite a bit of walking on Ynys Mon and I appreciate any extra knowledge. Thanks very much again.



The upper building is the main treatment plant, the lower building has the pumps (below ground) and the fluoridation unit at ground level. The smaller building beside the pump house is the workshop cum stores where we were based.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on September 16, 2012, 06:41:46 PM
Where in North Wales will you find this rather sad looking building?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: DaveR on September 16, 2012, 09:08:37 PM
Judging by the colour of the paintwork, I suspect it's the property of Arriva Trains Wales...
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on September 16, 2012, 09:37:36 PM
Yes, and it is to let.
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Post by: DaveR on September 16, 2012, 10:15:19 PM
I'm torn between Abergele & Pensarn and Fflint Stations.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on September 16, 2012, 10:23:20 PM
It's one of those!
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Post by: DaveR on September 16, 2012, 11:02:14 PM
I'll go for Abergele & Pensarn!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on September 16, 2012, 11:16:24 PM
Correct!
It seems amazing to me that you can have completely closed up station buildings, no staff and yet the trains still stop there, passengers get on and off and that's it.
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Post by: SDQ on September 17, 2012, 12:23:25 AM
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Correct!
It seems amazing to me that you can have completely closed up station buildings, no staff and yet the trains still stop there, passengers get on and off and that's it.


There is One member of staff on duty
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Post by: hollins on September 17, 2012, 07:45:29 AM
Thanks SDQ.
What does the one staff member do?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: SDQ on September 17, 2012, 08:10:39 AM
He's in the Signalbox.
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Post by: hollins on September 17, 2012, 08:12:53 AM
Thank goodness for that!
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Post by: DaveR on September 17, 2012, 09:57:07 AM
Network Rail have been trying to let those buildings for years, with no success. They must be asking too much rent.
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Post by: hollins on September 22, 2012, 05:48:14 PM
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He's in the Signalbox.

You are right SDQ. Nice little box too!
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Post by: Yorkie on September 22, 2012, 07:41:48 PM
Whilst on my last cruise (just back) the following boat attracted my attention.  Does anyone know its  name, who owns it (or has owned it) and where it was moored when the shot was taken?  An extra 5 points if you can say how much it sold for when last she changed owners?   (I was thinking of buying it but didn't have enough loose change!)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on September 22, 2012, 08:01:47 PM
I think that is the W hotel in Barcelona?
Don't know anything about the boat though.
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Post by: Yorkie on September 22, 2012, 08:45:30 PM
Ah!  You are so right H, I have shown that W before.  Guessed that you would be the first to twig that!   :D
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Post by: Fester on September 23, 2012, 09:25:00 PM
I don't know the answer, but it reminds of the one I saw moored in Palma, Majorca when Mrs Fester and I were there in 2006.

Apart from the one we saw was so large that it had TWO separate heli-pads on deck, plus at the rear of the vessel it had a smaller 'yacht' built in to the boat, which was still bigger than my house, and could uncouple and set off on cruises on its own!

Security was tight when I approached the quayside to get a closer look, and it was rumoured to belong to Roman Abromovich, the owner Chelsea FC.

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Post by: Yorkie on September 23, 2012, 09:33:12 PM
 Roman Abramovich is a past owner.  Abramovich had it refitted adding a second helicopter pad (forward), four zero-speed stabilizers and modifications to the exhaust, mast and stern.  But he sold it shortly after.

That should help to find the answers.   ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on September 23, 2012, 10:48:19 PM
Is it the Pelorus that was sold for 300 million Dollars in 2011 ?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 24, 2012, 10:32:24 AM
That was easy wasn't it?   Well done Hugo!

Now owned by David Geffen an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer, and philanthropist. Geffen is noted for creating Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and DGC Records in 1990. Geffen was also one of the three founders of DreamWorks SKG in 1994.

So there you have it!   :D
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Post by: Yorkie on September 24, 2012, 10:37:30 AM
Here is another easy one.  Where is this?

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Post by: Hugo on September 25, 2012, 07:02:49 PM
Easy Yorkie   &shake&      I'll start off with Portland Bill
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Post by: Yorkie on September 25, 2012, 08:22:02 PM
Sorry, I should maybe have said that it is not in UK, although there is a rather tenuous connection! ZXZ
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Post by: hollins on September 25, 2012, 08:32:42 PM
Gibraltar?
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Post by: Jack on September 25, 2012, 08:48:32 PM
Trafalgar?
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Post by: 1_rob_1 on September 25, 2012, 09:12:50 PM
Europa Point Lighthouse Gibraltar
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Post by: Yorkie on September 25, 2012, 09:13:26 PM
Hollins has it with Gibraltar - it is the Europa Point Lighthouse overlooking the Strait.   Well done H!  ZXZ
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Post by: Yorkie on September 25, 2012, 09:16:41 PM
And 1-rob-1 by the look of it.   H was just a short head in front.   ;)
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Post by: Yorkie on September 26, 2012, 11:35:00 AM
Last one from my recent holiday.  Where and what etc?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 27, 2012, 10:46:42 AM
It would seem that a clue is required - It is a religious building, does 1812 help?   ;)
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Post by: Fester on September 27, 2012, 11:45:07 PM
No it doesn't....

No significant battles in 1812, not in the Mediterranean region at least.
1812 saw the battle of Borodino, 80 miles or so from Moscow.... immortalised in the 1812 overture.

No church like that in Borodino.
I originally thought it might be Cadiz, Spain... but I don't think so now.

Another clue please Mr Yorkie!
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Post by: Yorkie on September 28, 2012, 08:33:24 AM
Ah!  Thou art on the right track,  and Borodino is connected!   Just think of who won and who lost!  Natal may be a clue.   ZXZ

It is a Cathedral.
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Post by: hollins on September 28, 2012, 09:12:08 AM
Ajaccio?
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Post by: Nemesis on September 28, 2012, 09:59:49 AM
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Ajaccio

I cheated and Googled your answer Hollins !!
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Post by: hollins on September 28, 2012, 10:39:56 AM
You're welcome Nemesis!
I cheated because Mr Hollins got it because he knew where Napoleon was born.
Good one Yorkie. I thought I had been there because I thought it was somewhere like Cuitadella in Menorca but I have never been to Corsica so I was totally on the wrong track.
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Post by: Yorkie on September 28, 2012, 10:44:17 AM
Right on both counts!  The  1812 reference was to Napolean who was born (natal) in Ajaccio.   I think as I had said it was a Cathedral and H said Ajaccio the point is hers.   However, the full title should also get at least 2 Brownie points!   Well done both.    $good$
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Post by: Gwynant on September 28, 2012, 12:43:24 PM
                  Where is this railway terminus?
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 28, 2012, 12:52:46 PM
Kyle of Localsh
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Post by: Gwynant on September 28, 2012, 01:07:31 PM
          Well done Merddyn Emrys. I should have known you would get it.  I saw a locomotive named after you (different spelling) on the Porthmadog-Blaenau Railway last week! This is a picture taken from nearly the same spot showing the Skye Bridge and beyond. We travelled from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh which is a "Great Railway Journey" and as you can see the weather was absolutely beautiful. 
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on September 28, 2012, 01:19:22 PM
Looks great! When I was last there, there was no bridge to Skye!  My name here is from the locomotive on the  Festiniog Railway, not quite the correct Welsh spelling though as it's Merddin on the loco as spelt in Victorian times! likewise the official name of the railway was wrongly spelt for the 1832 Act of parliament, they only used one F in Ffestiniog!
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Post by: Yorkie on September 28, 2012, 02:00:14 PM
A sculpture - but what's it called, who by and where is it?
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Post by: hollins on September 28, 2012, 02:16:23 PM
Woman and Bird by Joan Miro in Barcelona?
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Post by: Yorkie on September 28, 2012, 04:31:43 PM
You're too well travelled Hollins!  Despite the name, Joan is a man as I am sure you know.   &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on September 29, 2012, 10:55:04 AM
What famous person lived here?  There's no doubting the house is in Wales.      $walesflag$
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Post by: SDQ on September 29, 2012, 11:07:58 AM
Dylan Thomas?
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Post by: Hugo on September 29, 2012, 11:55:57 AM
Well done SDQ that was quick, perhaps the doubting "Thomas" gave it away.   &well&

It's the boathouse in Laugharne.
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Post by: Yorkie on September 29, 2012, 01:21:13 PM
Something a bit more local.  Where will you find this fella?
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Post by: Nemesis on September 29, 2012, 01:33:43 PM
Near the station entrance Betws-y-Coed
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Post by: Yorkie on September 29, 2012, 04:39:16 PM
I knew that would not last long amongst all you sharp eyed individuals. &well&
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Post by: hollins on October 02, 2012, 11:14:40 AM
Where in Wales will you find this structure?
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Post by: Nemesis on October 02, 2012, 11:32:23 AM
Pensarn-- children's playground, by the cafe nearest the station.
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Post by: hollins on October 02, 2012, 11:35:37 AM
Well done Nemesis, very quick!
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Post by: Nemesis on October 02, 2012, 11:42:16 AM
Thanks-- we often stop there to walk the dog if we have been to Rhyl, to Wilkinsons or Matalan.
Isn't there a big spider somewhere there too?
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Post by: Gwynant on October 04, 2012, 04:29:59 PM
            Where was I walking today?
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 04, 2012, 04:39:39 PM
Victoria Dock, Caernarfon?
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Post by: Gwynant on October 04, 2012, 05:20:35 PM
           Well done Bri. $good$ We took a bus to Caernarfon, and followed the Lon Las Cycle Track from the Victoria Dock to Y Felinheli, which follows the old British Rail track for about 4.5 miles and is almost completely flat (except for the final descent into Y Felinheli) where we had a swift pint in The "Garddfon" right on the Straits before getting the bus home. Couldn't help noticing on the walk that the old Ferodo factory is in a terrible state now and almost derelict (as we have seen in Dave R's recent photoshoots)
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Post by: Llechwedd on October 05, 2012, 01:30:00 PM
That sounds an interesting walk Gwynant.  Where is the entrance to Lon Las cycle track?  Is it past the block of flats at the eastern end of the dock?
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Post by: Gwynant on October 05, 2012, 02:42:05 PM
                Yes, you are in the right area, Llechwedd. If you keep walking East after the flats you will come to the start of the path in the public car park which is just below Morrisons Supermarket. It runs along the old B.R. track past Ferodo, fork 2nd left at the roundabout which leads onto the Y Felinheli bypass and then downhill past "Crossings Cottage" down to the waterfront past the boatyards in Y Felinheli, where there is an excellent pub called Y Garddfon, which serves coffee as well as beer/bar meals. It is approx.4.5 miles long and takes just over an hour or so.
        It is much quieter than the Lon Eifion path which starts just past the Welsh Highland Railway station at the other end of Caernarfon and runs in a westerly direction for 12.5 miles up to Bryncir. This one is great on a bike as it has a very slight uphill gradient most of the way (not too steep as it used to be a railway track too) on the outward leg but very relaxing on the return leg!
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Post by: Yorkie on October 05, 2012, 04:08:38 PM
These are two very old Ficus Trees but do you know where in Europe they are?
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Post by: hollins on October 05, 2012, 04:54:41 PM
Valencia?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 05, 2012, 05:36:21 PM
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Valencia?

Ha!  Not Valencia H .... You'll have to try again!  CC could be a clue.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 05, 2012, 06:16:30 PM
Cadiz?

Yorkie, have you just returned from another cruise with Fred?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 05, 2012, 06:52:49 PM
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Cadiz?

Yorkie, have you just returned from another cruise with Fred?

Absolutely correct, Bri!  What kept you?  Reputedly brought to Cadiz by Chris Columbus the intrepid explorer.

Didn't anyone notice that I wasn't here?   You're right on all counts.   I did have my ipad with me and kept a watching brief on the Forum to make sure everyone was behaving themselves.   ;)
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Post by: hollins on October 06, 2012, 01:06:03 PM
Where in Wales will you find this row of beach huts?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 06, 2012, 01:24:00 PM
Llanbedrog
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Post by: hollins on October 06, 2012, 01:40:46 PM
Well done Yorkie, correct.
They were moving them down from the car park to the beach when I was there in April.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 06, 2012, 04:22:03 PM
I Googled "coloured beach huts in Wales" and there was the identical picture!!  D)
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Post by: Fester on October 07, 2012, 12:01:46 AM
In which case, Google has become the ruination of quizzes.  &shake&
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 07, 2012, 06:38:07 AM
But unless you have been to the location, Google is your only chance.  :)
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Post by: DaveR on October 07, 2012, 08:41:45 AM
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                Yes, you are in the right area, Llechwedd. If you keep walking East after the flats you will come to the start of the path in the public car park which is just below Morrisons Supermarket. It runs along the old B.R. track past Ferodo, fork 2nd left at the roundabout which leads onto the Y Felinheli bypass and then downhill past "Crossings Cottage" down to the waterfront past the boatyards in Y Felinheli, where there is an excellent pub called Y Garddfon, which serves coffee as well as beer/bar meals. It is approx.4.5 miles long and takes just over an hour or so.
        It is much quieter than the Lon Eifion path which starts just past the Welsh Highland Railway station at the other end of Caernarfon and runs in a westerly direction for 12.5 miles up to Bryncir. This one is great on a bike as it has a very slight uphill gradient most of the way (not too steep as it used to be a railway track too) on the outward leg but very relaxing on the return leg!
I must give that one a try. When I visited Ferodo, I walked back into Caernarfon but could have carried on to Felinheli, thinking about it.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2012, 10:34:56 AM
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In which case, Google has become the ruination of quizzes.  &shake&

Just intelligent information gathering - we all do it!   D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on October 07, 2012, 03:48:03 PM
Where did I see this chappie today?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2012, 04:54:20 PM
Haven't found it yet but the date is MMXII or 2012 in English, so it ain't very old!   ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on October 07, 2012, 05:22:32 PM
Don't think it was there last time I visited this place !!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 07, 2012, 05:52:39 PM
Is it at Bodnant?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2012, 06:46:36 PM
Possibly the new Welsh Food Centre.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 07, 2012, 07:55:00 PM
I like the Lunar avatar Yorkie!  ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 07, 2012, 08:20:20 PM
Just for the benefit of the disbelievers!    L0L
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on October 07, 2012, 08:37:38 PM
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In which case, Google has become the ruination of quizzes.  &shake&

Just intelligent information gathering - we all do it!   D)

I must remember to claim that as my defence next time I am caught tapping away on my iphone in a pub quiz!  WWW
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on October 07, 2012, 09:16:16 PM
No, nowhere near Bodnant.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2012, 07:19:32 AM
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Don't think it was there last time I visited this place !!

Probably the same for all of us!   If it is so new it's unlikely to be guessed!   WWW
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on October 08, 2012, 08:36:01 AM
No less likely than somewhere far flung where some of us have never been . :twoface:
There is a connection with Llandudno-- read some of Wrex's posts !
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 08, 2012, 02:35:23 PM
York Railway Museum perhaps?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2012, 02:37:17 PM
Llandudno Station
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on October 08, 2012, 06:13:57 PM
Think of gardens-- blooms, not as far as York though.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2012, 07:40:19 PM
 $3towns$ Y^^Y Z@@ :-}}} &well& $booboo$ $lol$ $cool$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 09, 2012, 09:30:10 AM
Harrogate - Put the funnies first for a change!   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Nemesis on October 09, 2012, 10:01:42 AM
I can see this is going no-where !
It is an award given by Wales in Bloom to Criccieth and is situated on the paved area below the Maes.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 09, 2012, 11:27:48 AM
This may be an old Horse trough but where exactly is it?                           $walesflag$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: 1_rob_1 on October 09, 2012, 11:42:21 AM
Too Easy!!!

Ffordd Gwyllt, Llanfairfechan.
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Post by: Yorkie on October 09, 2012, 11:52:27 AM
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I can see this is going no-where !
It is an award given by Wales in Bloom to Criccieth and is situated on the paved area below the Maes.

Well you must confess that it is rather remote!  ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 09, 2012, 11:58:15 AM
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Too Easy!!!

Ffordd Gwyllt, Llanfairfechan.

It certainly was, well done 1 Rob 1    &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 12, 2012, 06:56:34 PM
Where will you find this Dome and what lies underneath?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 12, 2012, 08:43:12 PM
Is it the Basilica of St Peter in Rome and the tomb of St Peter is underneath?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 12, 2012, 09:01:27 PM
Sorry Hugo, good try but not Italy.
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Post by: Bri Roberts on October 12, 2012, 09:50:32 PM
Is it in Corsica or Menorca?  ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 12, 2012, 10:03:00 PM
I wish that I'd have kept my Fred Olsen brochure and then I would have had a clue.     :(
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 12, 2012, 10:07:42 PM
Is this better Yorkie?

The Invalides Complex

The complex of buildings known as Les Invalides sits in Paris's 7th arrondissement and consists of museums and monuments related to the military history of France. The most recognizable and well-known part of Les Invalides is the Dôme des Invalides,

Dôme des Invalides
a gold-domed building now used as a burial site for a number of the country's war heroes
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 13, 2012, 07:06:26 AM
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I wish that I'd have kept my Fred Olsen brochure and then I would have had a clue.     :(

I wonder if it was this one?

http://www.fredolsencruises.com/plan-cruise/cruise-details/m1222/Western-Mediterranean-with-Corsica (http://www.fredolsencruises.com/plan-cruise/cruise-details/m1222/Western-Mediterranean-with-Corsica)

So far we have had Barcelona, Ajaccio and Cadiz from Yorkie.  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 13, 2012, 11:55:26 AM
Hugo - you're very close - almost close enough for me to give you half a point, but I'm gonna make you earn the other half by answering the question in full.  Specifically what lies underneath?    :D

Bri, that was the cruise, but we didn't go anywhere near the Dome in question, in fact the place was not even on the itinerary.   ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 13, 2012, 02:01:18 PM
Your a hard task master Yorkie but is it the Metro that you are looking for?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on October 13, 2012, 03:28:06 PM
Hugo, I think Yorkie is after Napoleon Bonaparte! ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 13, 2012, 04:24:48 PM
Hollies has it once again.  It is indeed the dome of Napolean's Tomb.  The clue was in the lie!  And after my recent question about Ajaccio I thought it would be answered a bit quicker.  Such is life.  And you were so close Hugo.  ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on October 13, 2012, 04:40:41 PM
No! You can't give it to me. I didn't have a clue until Hugo got the Invalides. Well done Hugo I say because I looked at many, many domes online and still couldn't find it.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 13, 2012, 06:38:15 PM
Up to you.  What say we call it a tie?   &well&  Both of you.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 14, 2012, 01:05:23 PM
You're a gentleman Yorkie.      $good$

Thanks Hollins, I was lucky as it was only the second dome I looked at but I must pay more attention next time to Yorkies clues.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 14, 2012, 01:13:07 PM
Where in North Wales are these located?

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Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 14, 2012, 03:53:12 PM
Plas Mawr, Conwy for my starter guess.   ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 14, 2012, 04:30:04 PM
Nope.

It is out of this area but in North Wales.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 14, 2012, 05:03:28 PM
I'll try this then:

Dog Tongs dated to 1815 from St. Bueno's church – these were used to catch unruly dogs and expel them from the building.

So it must be St Buenos Church, Clynnog Fawr on the Llyn Peninsular!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 14, 2012, 07:12:01 PM
Well done, Yorkie.

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Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 14, 2012, 08:19:12 PM
What was the name of this horse and who was its owner?  When it was alive, of course!

Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: 1_rob_1 on October 14, 2012, 08:29:47 PM
Marengo, Napoleon's horse   :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 14, 2012, 08:37:09 PM
Well done - didn't last long did it?   Pushed old Nap once to many times!   ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: 1_rob_1 on October 14, 2012, 08:39:33 PM
The power of Google!!!
http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1963-09-89-1 (http://www.nam.ac.uk/online-collection/detail.php?acc=1963-09-89-1)
 D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Blodyn on October 15, 2012, 02:25:32 PM
I always enjoy looking at the quizzes but I'm absolutely useless at them.  On the odd occasion when I do know the answer, someone else has got there before me.  I got quite excited when I saw Bri Robert's question at the top of this page  - but I was a day too late!   :(
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 15, 2012, 03:09:43 PM
Here's another from my travels - where is this very popular Restaurant?  Now that shouldn't be too difficult should it????     ;)    ;D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 15, 2012, 06:31:03 PM
Portimao?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 15, 2012, 07:05:33 PM
Good try but not the one in Portimao although it is not a million miles away.   Have another go  ££$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 15, 2012, 07:38:10 PM
Monchique looks more like it.   $dins$
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 15, 2012, 08:12:29 PM
Well done again.  It is just outside tithe town of Monchique on the road to Foia which at 902 metres is the highest part of the Algarve.  Unfortunately spoilt by the mast and arrays of the monitoring equipment to detect foreign or other aircraft etc.  I must find something a little more difficult for my next attempt to bet you all.    ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 16, 2012, 01:47:22 PM
What is this and where is it now located?

I have a second clue available if it proves too difficult.

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Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2012, 04:28:14 PM
It is the Blue Peter Polystyrene Setee used for the program.   I am led to believe that it is still in use with the BBC.    Z**

This Two piece sofa set was manufactured by CNC for the revamped (2011) BBC – CBBC – Blue Peter Show. The sofa set includes the provision for a pop-up television and some of the materials used in manufacture to create the flowing curves and shapes include Extra High Density Fire Retardant Polystyrene, and various composite materials.

The sofa set was finished in High Gloss White providing a very durable and superior high quality finish suitable for long term use.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 16, 2012, 05:27:19 PM
Very good again, Yorkie, but where is it now located?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2012, 06:27:39 PM
I phoned the manufacturers and the chap said it was still in use with the BBC!  If it ain't there it must have been moved.   I originally thought of the Design Centre in London but I haven't followed that up.   ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on October 16, 2012, 06:38:12 PM
Is it in Salford?
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Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2012, 06:59:15 PM
Just watched BP dated 11 October and it is on the set near the end of program.   If it is recorded in Salford then I agree with Hollins.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 16, 2012, 07:30:17 PM
Well done both of you.

It is now in a much smaller studio in MediaCityUK down on Salford Quays in Manchester.

Here is the second clue I was going to give you.

I didn't realise there were so many different Blue Peter Badges.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/articles/about-blue-peter-badges (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/articles/about-blue-peter-badges)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2012, 07:39:56 PM
Here is an easy one, what building and which town?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on October 16, 2012, 08:12:54 PM
Ha! Ha!
I couldn't possibly comment on this one, that is a clue everyone!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 16, 2012, 08:17:01 PM
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Ha! Ha!
I couldn't possibly comment on this one, that is a clue everyone!

I was hoping you would give it a miss and leave it to the rest!   ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: snowcap on October 16, 2012, 08:48:35 PM
is it a burger bar in Switzerland ?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 17, 2012, 09:26:00 AM
That was not its original use, and I doubt if it would ever be one.  Mind you Schloss Macdonald does have a sort of ring to it! L0L

You are in the right country.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 17, 2012, 08:52:47 PM
Repeating this as lost on previous page.

Here is an easy one, what building and which town?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 17, 2012, 10:45:00 PM
I'll try the Castle Chillon Montreaux but I'm not very confident of that.   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: SDQ on October 17, 2012, 11:33:11 PM
Zahringen Castle in Thun, Switzerland.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 18, 2012, 08:17:49 AM
Well done SDQ  -  Just where Hollins was a couple of days ago!!  Surprised no one else picked it up!   &well&
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on October 18, 2012, 09:01:55 AM
Who is the artist behind this statue and where in the world would you find it?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 18, 2012, 10:44:38 AM
Is it wrex wasting away in 2020 on the North Shore after just finally getting CCBC to do something about the lack of sand?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 18, 2012, 11:55:46 AM
Think it is by Alberto Giacometti but haven't a clue where it may be, unless it is the Sahara Desert!   ZXZ
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 18, 2012, 03:21:41 PM
I think Yorkie is spot on and the Walking man statue is in the Nevada Desert.   
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 18, 2012, 04:11:36 PM
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I think Yorkie is spot on and the Walking man statue is in the Nevada Desert.

I don't think that the sculpture is the walking man.   The walking man is actually depicted in a walking pose, whereas this one appears to be stationary.   In fact this one could be by a different sculptor entirely!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on October 18, 2012, 04:23:37 PM
I'm afraid that is incorrect, wrong continent too!!
Will give you a clue if you can't get it (and give me time to think one up!!!)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on October 18, 2012, 04:47:53 PM
Should add that this is one of 51 sculptures in this area by the same artist.  He modelled them on the people who lived in the nearest township to the installation.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 18, 2012, 04:55:14 PM
Borgonovo, Switzerland is the best I can suggest.   I think this may be "The falling man" but still not sure.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on October 18, 2012, 04:58:39 PM
Sorry still wrong continent!  So that is Europe and the Americas out!!
The artist is British but born to a German mother and Irish Father and grew up in Yorkshire!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 18, 2012, 06:06:46 PM
Would never have got it without your last clue Jack!
 $hands$
Lake Ballard is located 49.3kms NorthWest of Menzies, 166.47kms NorthWest of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 170.46kms South of Leinster and 282.17kms NorthEast of Mukinbudin, in the state of Western Australia.
Salt Lake 51km from Menzies. Significant for its 51 sculptures by Antony Gormley , who scanned the locals and mapped there bodies in 3D, then reduced them to 2/3rds there normal size. The finished product is a sculpture refered to as the insider. The cast is an alloy made from molybdenum, vanadium and titanium , materials that are found in the Archean Rock of W.A. Best time to view the sculptures are sunset, sunrise and on a full moon!!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 18, 2012, 06:20:32 PM
Just got back on line so missed the excitement.  Never gave Gormley a thought!  Better change my name.  _))*
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on October 18, 2012, 08:24:50 PM
Yes congratulations Hugo, Lake Ballard Western Australia.  I went a couple of years ago and what an extraordinary location for a work of art, literally miles from anywhere down a dirt road, temperatures reaching 46 degrees centigrade and it has only rained there 7 times in 215 years. 
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: hollins on October 18, 2012, 09:33:55 PM
Thanks for that Jack, how fascinating.
So were these the precursor to the Crosby ones, do you know?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 18, 2012, 10:52:05 PM
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEAQtwIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVeIDvX23HYs&ei=83iAUJqMOufD0QW1yoDACA&usg=AFQjCNHQz6EqveZAYV9BQNBdQuxaFwUUIg&sig2=MCfimLc6uD9sTsh7IerY2A (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CEAQtwIwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVeIDvX23HYs&ei=83iAUJqMOufD0QW1yoDACA&usg=AFQjCNHQz6EqveZAYV9BQNBdQuxaFwUUIg&sig2=MCfimLc6uD9sTsh7IerY2A)

Don't know if I've copied this properly but there is an interesting u tube video on these statues
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Jack on October 19, 2012, 07:56:38 AM
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Thanks for that Jack, how fascinating.
So were these the precursor to the Crosby ones, do you know?

Hi Hollins, No it was the other way round! The Crosby sculptures were commissioned in 1997 while the 'Inside Australia' sculptures were put on Lake Ballard in 2003 as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Perth International Arts Festival even though Lake Ballard is 780km from the city of Perth.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Gwynant on October 20, 2012, 11:58:06 AM
              Where would you find this striking piece of modern art?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2012, 01:37:51 PM
 RNLI Memorial in Poole, which commemorates those who lost their lives at sea while saving others from the early 1800s to the present day.

Hope this is the one!   :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Gwynant on October 20, 2012, 02:50:24 PM
       $good$ Well done Yorkie. We had a look around the RNLI Headquarters while we were there and it is a very impressive set-up.  There is an indoor  pool where they can simulate storm conditions and all manner of high-tech facilities available for the training of lifeboat crews. Also in the area (see below) was the bronze statue of Baden Powell sat looking across Poole harbour over to Brownsea Island where the inaugural Scout Movement camp was held in 1907.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2012, 04:07:38 PM
This is CHARLES - where is he located now that he is in retirement?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Bri Roberts on October 20, 2012, 05:37:45 PM
Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum?
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2012, 05:55:41 PM
Absolutely correct Bri!  Nice little group of exhibits they have.   Didn't think it would last long but I'm sure the NT will be grateful for the exposure.   ;)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Merddin Emrys on October 20, 2012, 06:48:54 PM
And the sisters of Charles, Linda and Blanche are still running on the Festiniog Railway, we travelled behind Blanche just 2 weeks ago  D)
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 20, 2012, 08:01:55 PM
This is the decapitated statue of a famous (or infamous man),  but who is he, where is the statue and (if possible) why was it beheaded? 

Had to remove picture as it showed the name!!!    _))*  Now back blocked out!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 20, 2012, 11:25:21 PM
Statue of António de Oliveira Salazar

Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
 Date of incidence: 1974
This bronze statue of former dictator António de Oliveira Salazar of Portugal was beheaded with dynamite in the 1974 “Carnation Revolution”, a military-led coup d'état, started on April 25, 1974, that replaced the dictatorship with a democracy after two years of a transitional period known as PREC. Located in Salazar’s city of birth, Santa Comba Dao, the statue’s head has been stored for over 30 years in the attic of City Hall. There is current discussion that the statue may be restored and placed in a newly planned Salazar museum

The Portugese writing on the base gave it away.
 
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 21, 2012, 08:43:24 AM
What a mine of information is contained within the four walls of this Forum!   Correct again.

Is it maybe bout time we got a quiz team together to challenge those Eggheads on the BBC?   :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: SDQ on October 21, 2012, 12:01:56 PM
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What a mine of information is contained within the four walls of this Forum!   Correct again.

Is it maybe bout time we got a quiz team together to challenge those Eggheads on the BBC?   :D


I'm pretty sure they don't allow Google searches on Eggheads!
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 21, 2012, 01:22:31 PM
Where is this building and what is it used for?  Easy peasy!   :D
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Fester on October 22, 2012, 08:28:01 PM
I never use Google seaches for these quizzes, it spoils the fun.
I like to have a guess, or  I know it for sure, I state the answer.

In this case, I'll have a guess at The Bodleian Library in Oxford?   I've been there, it looks very much like it.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Yorkie on October 22, 2012, 08:31:22 PM
That was on a few months ago|  Not the Bod but a good place for information gathering!   :D
The clue is in the caption.

You can only Google for something if you know something about what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Quiz Time (General Knowledge & Out of Area)
Post by: Hugo on October 23, 2012, 03:50:59 PM
I'm stumped, but was Fester in the right area as the old building looks like it is made from Cotswolds stone?
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