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  2. No 47 named by Patricia Brack, Bygone Bedlington group, as Elizabeth Kyle.
  3. Today
  4. 1. Nelson Mandela’s son, Makgatho, died in 2005 from which illness? Answer = 2. USA’s most popular postage stamp was produced in 1993 and 120 million were sold. What was the picture on the stamp? Answer = 3. Which dinosaur had the smallest brain in relation to the size of its body? Answer = 4. In which city can you find the famous street ‘La Rambla’? Answer = 5. According to The Animals, where was The House of the Rising Sun? Answer = 6. What term do we use to describe the disintegration of a nuclear reactor? Answer = 7. What do we call a female ferret? Answer = Jill 8. In which group of islands is Iona situated? Answer = 9. What shape is the body of a balalaika? Answer = 10 ½ ÷ ½ = ? Answer = 0.25 = ¼ = 0.63cm 11. Who sailed around the world on The Endeavour? Answer = 12. On which horse did Willie Carson win the 1989 Derby? Answer = Nashwan I’ll bet you didn’t know …. The average pencil will write 50,000 words before running out. ... Now that's what you call 'having lead in your pencil'- Answer = I didn’t. I’m off to the Derwent (Lakeland) Pencil Museum to stock up my pencil lead.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Nelson Mandela’s son, Makgatho, died in 2005 from which illness? Cancer or Aids USA’s most popular postage stamp was produced in 1993 and 120 million were sold. What was the picture on the stamp? A Buffalo Which dinosaur had the smallest brain in relation to the size of its body? The one with the big club at the end of its tail. In which city can you find the famous street ‘La Rambla’? San Paulo, Brazil According to The Animals, where was The House of the Rising Sun? New Orleans What term do we use to describe the disintegration of a nuclear reactor? Melt down What do we call a female ferret? Jill In which group of islands is Iona situated? Inner Hebrides What shape is the body of a balalaika? Half lemon shape ½ ÷ ½ = ? 1 Who sailed around the world on The Endeavour? Captain Cook On which horse did Willie Carson win the 1989 Derby? Nishwan
  7. Photo from Steve Thomas (No 7) and names from Steve and the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group members.
  8. All photos shared by members that have posted these photos on Facebook sites - Bedlington Remembered, Bygone Bedlington & Sixtownships
  9. AIDS Elvis Presley" Stegosaurus Barcelona. New Orleans Radioactive decay Jill Mull Triangular 1 James Cook Nashwan Cl, I won't be doing any seasonal baking this year but I have done LOTS of snow moving, 4-5 times at 30-40 cm and lots of smaller dumps, but it's the wind/drifting I HATE! I also do two neighbours and the sister-in-laws driveways, I love my snow blower! Thats quite a task you have coming up this weekend, but with family around it has to be magic precious times!
  10. Last week
  11. This week's quiz. It's one day early as Saturday is the yearly family get together when we make 15 metres of Xmas sausage and bake 600 gingerbread biscuits. It requires a fair bit of preparation and planning and I didn't get a lot done today. I did get an awful lot of snow shovelling done though - 40 cm overnight! Without further ado, here's the quiz: Nelson Mandela’s son, Makgatho, died in 2005 from which illness? USA’s most popular postage stamp was produced in 1993 and 120 million were sold. What was the picture on the stamp? Which dinosaur had the smallest brain in relation to the size of its body? In which city can you find the famous street ‘La Rambla’? According to The Animals, where was The House of the Rising Sun? What term do we use to describe the disintegration of a nuclear reactor? What do we call a female ferret? In which group of islands is Iona situated? What shape is the body of a balalaika? ½ ÷ ½ = ? Who sailed around the world on The Endeavour? On which horse did Willie Carson win the 1989 Derby? I’ll bet you didn’t know …. The average pencil will write 50,000 words before running out. ... Now that's what you call 'having lead in your pencil'- Answers on Thursday next week.
  12. Really late but better late than never, as the saying goes!Answers to last wek's quiz: Natrium and Chloride Sausages Neon Piano John Smith Vesuvius France The Dons The Great Stour Eton Badger Shrove Tuesday Normal service will be resumed next week and answers will be posted on Thursday as usual.
  13. @Andy Millne - would you place @lilbill15's vote?
  14. Nope, can’t find “poll”. Please just accept my nomination for Canny Lass.
  15. Upcoming Events :- https://www.facebook.com/groups/201036446688484/events
  16. @lilbill15 - At the top of this page under Discussion>Talk of the Town>Piper Award 2021 - Andy has created a 'Poll' with all the nominees names👍
  17. Canny Lass for 2021 Piper award (sorry, can’t find voting form). xxR
  18. That isn't me. My name has a 'i' in it. The Jammy in the photo has a brother called Melvyn. I can't help with the date. Sorry
  19. 🏆 I added a poll to this topic. Others can still be added.
  20. @Andy Millne - to follow on from @Bedlingtonian's 2020 award's would you create a 'voting table' for 2021.? Id's I think should be included are - @Canny lass- @Vic Patterson - @HIGH PIT WILMA - @Bedlingtonian - @Andy Millne - @Pete- @John Fox (foxy) - @Jammy - @lilbill15 - @Maggie/915- @_pauls - @rosco - @James - @Rigger & @Malcolm Robinson and naturally any other member that anyone knows has contributed to the group over the year.
  21. If only my dad was still with us ,he would have told me
  22. @Jennifer Ann Atkinson & @Carole - Nigel Scarr says gentleman first left as you look at the photo is the Colliery Manager - Charlie ? Moore.
  23. Earlier
  24. Well spotted @Canny lass - No 21 corrected to John Appleby just like Bob Turnbull, who named most of them, had typed - it was my typing that was wrong
  25. 1. Common salt is composed of which two elements? Answer = 2. Which meat product appears in Punch and Judy shows? Answer = 3. Which gas is represented by the symbol Ne? Answer = 4. Which musical instrument has hammers, dampers and strings? Answer = 5. Who succeeded Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour Party? Answer = 6. The eruption of which volcano buried the ancient city of Pompeii? Answer = 7. Which country’s national anthem can be heard in The Beatles song All you need is love ? Answer = 8. What is the nickname of Aberdeen football club? Answer = Dons 9. On which river does Canterbury stand? Answer = 10. Which school did Prince William start at in 1995? Answer = 11. Which animal has the scientific name Meles meles? Answer = 12. What is the day before Ash Wednesday called? Answer = I’ll bet you didn’t know …. James Watt was arrested twice for flashing. Answer = I didn’t – I wonder if his flash was steam powered
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