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  3. 1. Which disease does the BCG vaccine protect us from? Answer = 2. Which Greek island was the home to the Minoan civilisation? Answer = 3. What does a pluviometer measure? Answer = 4. Who replaced Phil Collins as lead singer of Genesis? Answer = 5. Which football team won the English 1997-98 Premier league and F.A. Cup double? Answer = 6. Where would you find breast buffers and bottom buffers at work? (keep it clean!) Answer = Absolutely stumped. Thought it could be a term used in Curling but can’t find anything. 7. What is a female trout called? Answer = Hen 8. Who in Great Britain can never legally be a minor? Answer = a parent ?????????????????? 9. Who was the eldest of the Bronte sisters? Answer = 10. Which Royal house ruled in England from 1461 to 1485? Answer = 11. On which day in April 1998 was the peace agreement signed in Northern Ireland? Answer = Friday the 10th – Saturday 11th Arsenal 3 Newcastle 1 12. What do Americans call reindeer? Answer = In North America, the animals are called caribou if they are wild and reindeer if they are domesticated. I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Clark Gable is listed on his birth certificate as a girl. Answer = I didn’t
  4. Vic - it's not really a game show. Just the host asking interesting questions and the panelists are awarded points not only for the correct answer, but also for interesting ones, regardless of whether they are correct or even relate to the original question, while points are deducted for "answers which are not only wrong, but pathetically obvious" First series was on topics beginning with 'A' and the subsequent series working their way through the alphabet and the current series is topics beginning with the letter 'S'.
  5. Which disease does the BCG vaccine protect us from? Tuberculosis Which Greek island was the home to the Minoan civilisation? Crete What does a pluviometer measure? Rain Who replaced Phil Collins as lead singer of Genesis? Ray Wilson. Which football team won the English 1997-98 Premier league and F.A. Cup double? Arsenal Where would you find breast buffers and bottom buffers at work? Boot and shoe maker. What is a female trout called? Hen Who in Great Britain can never legally be a minor? Aged over 18, 16 in Scotland. Who was the eldest of the Bronte sisters? Maria Which Royal house ruled in England from 1461 to 1485? York On which day in April 1998 was the peace agreement signed in Northern Ireland? 10 April What do Americans call reindeer? Caribou Is QI like" University challenge" used to be? or a game show? I found it, seems to be a popular game show!
  6. I'm the same as your OH - I prefer Stephen Fry but I also think that Sandy Toksvig is as knowledgeable and very funny very funny it's just since she took over, Series N I think, there is less control of the over the panelists and Sandy laughs too much at the panelists🙃. Over here the latest series on the BBC is S. On the Dave channel they keep repeating all the episodes of every series - Dave is a British free-to-air television channel owned by UKTV, which is available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  7. Are you telling me that you're not learning anything here and that all my hard work is falling on stoney ground!! You must pay attention and work harder young man!
  8. Time to give the old bumps of knowledge an airing: Which disease does the BCG vaccine protect us from? Which Greek island was the home to the Minoan civilisation? What does a pluviometer measure? Who replaced Phil Collins as lead singer of Genesis? Which football team won the English 1997-98 Premier league and F.A. Cup double? Where would you find breast buffers and bottom buffers at work? (keep it clean!) What is a female trout called? Who in Great Britain can never legally be a minor? Who was the eldest of the Bronte sisters? Which Royal house ruled in England from 1461 to 1485? On which day in April 1998 was the peace agreement signed in Northern Ireland? What do Americans call reindeer? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Clark Gable is listed on his birth certificate as a girl. Answers on Thursday as usual.
  9. We like it too but I think they are old programmes that are shown here. Here, the chair has just been taken over by Sandi Toksvig. I think she's every bit as good as Stephen Fry but OH thinks Fry was better.
  10. Aaahhhh - it's one of my favourite shows - the only place I really learn anything😢
  11. Interesting to compare these two photos. As I said, I've no idea where I got this photo from. I can have had it for 20 years and it's labelled Feancis Pit. It's also how I remember it bur when I see bluebarbie's photo there are a few differences that I can't explain. The twophoos are clearly taken from different sides of the building: bluebarbies photo looking toward Bedlington and mine looking towards Netherton. On mine I can see a building to the left which I think is a part Bell's Ranch. However the pit building is asymmetric. The 'windows'/openings will surely have their explanation in the machinery of the era but I can't understand why two adjacent walls would be buttressed and not the other two. Maybe HPW can throw some light on the subject.
  12. Answers to last week's quiz: Gypsy American Football Rhinoceros France Hangman Edinburgh The Sun The Taming of the Shrew The Knave of Hearts Stan Laurel Lake Bala (Welsh name: Llyn Tegid) Professor Plum ... and I've managed to get a quiz together for tomorrow, despite cable-laying duties.
  13. I think that's where I got it from. Must make a note not to use anything from that programme!
  14. Photo from peter Morgan - Bygone Bedlington group.
  15. Often referred to as the 'Council School'. Entry in https://communities.northumberland.gov.uk/005616.htm has the date c1916
  16. I was having a clear out of unwanted files on my new lap-top and found this photo of the Francis pit. I have no idea where it came from so apologies to the photographer as I can't give you any credit. This is exactly how I remember it from the early 1950s. After the death of Mrs Watson's son, who fell to his death down the shaft, the building was demolished and the shaft covered with iron rails. Didn't stop us playing their as HPW describes above.
  17. Yes, those are clearly spammers. There are a number of things we do behind the scenes to prevent spammers being able to register but occasionally some get through. There's nothing to worry about however, all new members have their content and actions moderated until they are shown to be genuine members. If any spam content is posted it can also be reported. There are some automated actions so that if a number of people report the same content it is automatically hidden to be dealt with by a moderator.
  18. @Andy Millne- I'm intrigued by what I believe to be new members that I would categorise as 'phishing' for new targets to scam. I could be totally wrong and if so I apologise unreservedly to those I am referring to :- I know everyone has their own naming standards that they use when joining community groups and lately this group might get one new member every couple of weeks aand here is occasionally an unusual nom de plume but 4 in three days, using a similar naming format, is, to me, suspicious. Can we tell from the group 'activity log' what, if anything, the new members are looking for? Eggy
  19. Thank's Alan, looks good, but still smelly! some smells can trigger such memories! all good.
  20. Vic - removed the white marks from our photo.
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  22. @lilbill15 - did you join the History Society and do you think they would be interested in the full Parish Magazine from 1952?
  23. 1. Everything is coming up roses is from which musical? Answer = 2. With which sport would you associate Joe Montana? Answer = 3. Which animals collect together in a crash? Answer = 4. Which was the first country to use number plates on road vehicles? Answer = 5. What was the occupation of Jack Ketch? Answer = 6. In which British city can you find Usher Hall? Answer = 7. Which natural feature has been nicknamed The Lamp of Phoebus ? Answer = never heard of that 8. Which is the only Shakespeare play with an animal in the title? Answer = 9. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland who stole the tarts baked by the Queen of hearts? Answer = 10. By which name is Arthur Jefferson better known? Answer = 11. What is the largest lake in Wales? Answer = 12. In the game of Cluedo what is the name of the professor? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. Lord Nelson suffered from sea-sickness all his life. Answer = I did – Stephen Fry discussed it on QI
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