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  2. 1. What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe? Answer = prostitute Sheila Vogel-Coupe is the oldest prostitute in the United Kingdom. Some reports from 2014 have stated that as she was 85 at the time, and she could be the oldest prostitute in the world. Twice widowed Vogel-Coupe started escorting in 2010 at the age of 81. 2. What is the chemical symbol for arsenic? Answer = As Arsenic is a chemical element with the symbol As and atomic number 33. Arsenic occurs in many minerals, usually in combination with sulphur and metals, but also as a pure elemental crystal. Arsenic is a metalloid Atomic number: 33 Atomic mass: 74.9216 u Electron configuration: [Ar] 3d¹⁰4s²4p³ Melting point: 816.8 °C Boiling point: 613 °C Discoverer: Albertus Magnus 3. In which street did the Fire of London start? Answer = Pudding Lane The Great Fire of London started on Sunday, 2 September 1666 in a baker's shop on Pudding Lane belonging to Thomas Farynor. Although he claimed to have extinguished the fire, three hours later at 1am, his house was a blazing inferno. 4. Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools? Answer = Keith Moon Moon never had a driving licence. Rolls-Royce, which has just released a Wraith "Inspired by Music" edition has revisited various rock star tales. It calls Moon's an "over blown conflation of two stories". In the first, Moon failed to put on his handbrake, resulting in his parked Rolls-Royce rolling into a half-constructed (and empty) swimming pool. 5. What is the proper name of the funny bone? Answer = ulna bone 6. In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called? Answer Thelma 7. Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998? Answer = General Augusto Pinochet 8. What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored? Answer = Binnacle 9. What is a Honey Locust? Answer = tree The honey locust, also known as the thorny locust or thorny honeylocust, is a deciduous tree in the family Fabaceae, native to central North America 10. What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? Answer = HMS Prince of Wales 11. How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses? Answer = 7 Cows technically only have one stomach, but it has four distinct compartments made up of Rumen, Reticulum, Omasum and Abomasum. 12. Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place? Answer = 2001 On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center became the target of a massive terrorist attack that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Ducks only lay eggs in the morning I didn’t – good job it wasn’t a question, I would have had to duck that one. I never knew they nearly always lay at the quack of dawn.
  3. 1. What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe? 2. What is the chemical symbol for arsenic? AS 3. In which street did the Fire of London start? Baker street 4. Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools? Keith Moon 5. What is the proper name of the funny bone? 6. In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called? Thelma 7. Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998? 8. What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored? 9. What is a Honey Locust? A tree 10. What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? Queen Mary 11. How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses? 16 12. Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place? 2001 I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Ducks only lay eggs in the morning. -------- Most birds do this.
  4. 1. What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe? 2. What is the chemical symbol for arsenic? As 3. In which street did the Fire of London start? Pudding Lane 4. Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools? 5. What is the proper name of the funny bone? Ulnar nerve. 6. In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called? 7. Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998? 8. What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored? Binnacle 9. What is a Honey Locust? 10. What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? Queen Mary 11. How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses? 7 12. Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place? 2001
  5. Tonight's quiz: 1. What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe? 2. What is the chemical symbol for arsenic? 3. In which street did the Fire of London start? 4. Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools? 5. What is the proper name of the funny bone? 6. In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called? 7. Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998? 8. What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored? 9. What is a Honey Locust? 10. What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship? 11. How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses? 12. Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Ducks only lay eggs in the morning.
  6. @df2204 - I posted your previous updates on the Facebokk Bygone Bedlington and a member, Joan Cummings, also named the four above plus a couple more.:-
  7. Further updates as follows: 8 Miss Gilroy - Chemistry 9 Miss Jobson (not Mrs) - Geography 19 Miss Glover - English 23 Mr Headley - Science
  8. Last week
  9. @df2204 - updated the info on the photo from your list. One of the members on the Bygone Bedlington facebook group had given Mrs Code's name but I forgot to update the entry in this album. Do you think No 13 could be Miss Elliot, the Maths teacher?
  10. - can't find any more info from the Facebook groups
  11. Answers to last week's quiz: 1. 37 2. Christopher Robin 3. Recto 4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream 5. Pope John Paul II 6. Martin Luther King 7. Hamilton 8. Three 9. A Rusty Nail 10. Vulpine 11. Mary Ann Nichols 12. England and Australia New quiz tomorrow!
  12. 4 Mr Smart Woodwork & Metalwork (Mr Kitson did not join school until 2 years later approx.) 10 Mrs Code (Coad??) 11 Miss Taylor Latin 13 Miss Pollard Religious Education 16 Miss Hope P.E. 17 Mrs Brown School Secretary Miss Elliot Maths
  13. Looking for information for a friend, Sylvia Cowe, she used to live in Sparrow Hall in the fifties. Any info or pictures most welcome.
  14. Been trying to log in again. Anniemarr
  15. Cheers Frank - 'anniemarr' still hasn't logged back into this group since July 4th 2019. She must have given up on us🙂
  16. With regard to Sparrow house Farm. As a result of researching our family tree we got back to the 1800's in relation to Sparrow House Farm. It appears my great great great grand father lived at the farm and indeed died their in 1884 aged 68 years. He had at some point had owned about 680 acres at the Coneygarth Moor Farm which was farmland adjacent to Sparrow House Farm. In respect of its demolition, I believe it was carried out by an American who rented almost all the NCB Farms around the 1960's. all of which had been bought up by the Ashington Coal Company and then passed on to the NCB. His name was Roodie or Roody and during his tenancy he demolished several farm houses on some of the Farms. including both Coneygarth Moor Farm and Sparrow House Farm.
  17. I must have missed this. An easy way to distinguish Netherton Infants School at Netherton Colliery from Nedderton Junior School at Nedderton Village is their different building materials. The colliery school was brick built while the village school was stone built (the older part facing the road) with a more modern annexe in green-painted corrugated iron at the rear. This is brick built but the window is not one I recognise - especially with a door to the right . Compare it to other photos in the gallery and they all show windows with four pains of glass in width. They also seem rather higher than I remember if that's an adult on the far left top row. On other photos the window sill is at chest height.
  18. Consider your wrists well and truly slapped! You've no idea how many times I popped in for a good laugh yesterday.
  19. Carol Maclennan Facebook group Bygone Bedlington commented :- ' No 26 is my dad Jack Straughan'
  20. @Canny lass - sorry - I forgot to give a one lines last night🙊 News just in! Due to panic buying Aldi have opened till number 3😷 Why did the maths book look so sad? Because of all it's problems😂 How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? ten tickles🤣
  21. And then David Wilson changed his mind - No 25 is David Johnson, not Brian
  22. Update to No's 16,25, 28 & 35 from No 19 David Wilson.
  23. Earlier
  24. 1. How many compartments are there on a British roulette wheel? Answer 37. The American roulette wheel has 38 2. What is the name of the boy who features in the Winnie the Pooh series? Answer = Christopher Robin 3. What is the right-hand page of a book called? Answer = recto 4. Mustardseed is a character in which of William Shakespeare’s plays? Answer = A Midsummer Night’s Dream Along with Peaseblossom, Cobweb, and Moth, Mustardseed is one of the royal retainers who accompany Queen Titania in most of the Queen's scenes. 5. By which name was Karol Józef Wojtyla better known? Answer = Pope John Paul II 6. The song Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder was a tribute to whom? Answer = Martin Luther King 7. What is the capital of Bermuda? Answer = Hamilton Its population, in 2016, was 854 and is one of the smallest of any capital cities. 8. How many horns did the dinosaur Triceratops have? Answer = 3 9. Scotch whisky and Drambuie make which cocktail? Answer = Rusty Nail 10. If dogs are canine and horses are equine, what are foxes? Answer = Vulpine 11. Who was the first victim of Jack the Ripper? Answer = Mary Ann Nichols Known as “Polly,” was murdered early on the morning of Aug. 31, 1888, on a narrow London street called Buck's Row, becoming the first known victim of serial killer Jack the Ripper. Nichols, believed to be 42 at the time of her death, was a prostitute, like all of the murderer's victims. 12. Which two countries play cricket for The Ashes? Answer = England and Australia I’ll bet you didn’t know … There are more than 17 miles of corridor in the Pentagon! Answer = I didn’t. The Pentagon was built in only 16 months. It is the largest low-rise office building in the world, with more than 17 miles of hallways. The building's area is 11.74 hectares. The Pentagon has 131 stairways, 284 washrooms, 4,200 clocks, 19 escalators, and 691
  25. Thank you AllanUK! There are two Hollymount Cottages taken up in the 1911 census, both small dwellings with only 2 rooms housing families of 3 and 4 persons. In both cases the enumerator gives the address simply as "Hollymount" as does one resident, George Gilroy. George notes under number of rooms: "Cottage: two rooms". The second resident, George's next door neighbour, Robert Todd, gives his address as "Hollymount Cottages". The cottages appear to be situated next to the main house. The first section of which now has dwellings of 2-4 rooms numbered 2 -12. The next 9 dwellings are given the address Hollymount House though some of the residents write Hollymount Hall. I think you are probably correct in assuming that they belonged to the house and I believe the first set of dwellings may have been situated in the rear part of the house while the second set were in the front part nearest the gardens.
  26. Here we go again! 1. How many compartments are there on a British roulette wheel? 2. What is the name of the boy who features in the Winnie the Pooh series? 3. What is the right-hand page of a book called? 4. Mustardseed is a character in which of William Shakespeare’s plays? 5. By which name was Karol Józef Wojtyla better known? 6. The song Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder was a tribute to whom? 7. What is the capital of Bermuda? 8. How many horns did the dinosaur Triceratops have? 9. Scotch whisky and Drambuie make which cocktail? 10. If dogs are canine and horses are equine, what are foxes? 11. Who was the first victim of Jack the Ripper? 12. Which two countries play cricket for The Ashes? I’ll bet you didn’t know … There are more than 17 miles of corridor in the Pentagon!
  27. I have just read the postings above, excellent research Canny Lass. My maternal grandfather (born County Durham 1892) came back from WW1, married a Lincolnshire lass and lived for a year or so with her family. They came up to the north east circa late 1920 and for whatever reason decided to settle in Northumberland. His Army pension card shows that he lived in Bedlington until circa 1922 before moving across to Ashington. The record card shows that his Bedlington address was Hollymount Cottages. Does anyone know anything about these cottages? I presume that they were built much the same time as Hollymount Hall. Any info would be welcome. Thank you, Allan
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