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  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. Probably 20+ years ago the farther in law must have asked me this question that was in his Daily Mirror (must have been him as I haven't read through a newspaper for more years than I can remember) and I tore out the question to take to the pub with me on a Friday night when me and my mates discussed football and how to put the world to right. So this scrap of newspaper has been in my wallet for years and I had forgot about it.
  7. Answers to last week's quiz: 1. Bolton Wanderers 2. Megalomania 3. Stephen 4. St James’s Palace 5. Madagascar 6. 2 hours 7. Toad 8. Heroin 9. Wall Street 10. Lady in Red 11. Ava Gardner 12. Lead New quiz tomorrow!
  8. Yep -your OH is correct👍 I t must be over twenty years ago when I first saw the question in a newspaper, so long before Callum Hudson-Odoy, when it was name the 4. Now it's name the five and so far we have :- Peter Osgood 4 caps, 0 goals (1970 - 73) Ian Storey-Moore 1 cap, 0 goals (1970) Tony Woodcock 42 caps, 16 goals (1978 - 86) Callum Hudson-odoi 3 caps, 0 goals (2019) and the 5th is :- Lieut Colonel xxxxxx x xxx-xxxxx last match, a friendly in 1875🧐
  9. I can only come up with 2 :- Tony Woodcock - 42 caps 1978-86 and Ian Storey-Moore - 1 cap 1970. It's obviously a trick question.
  10. Bugga, if only I could read questions properly. I guess that's why I failed my 11+ and ended up at Westridge. Back to the drawing board.
  11. Nope - the surname doesn't have to start with 'O' - they just have to have 3 O's in their surname like Osgood. I'll let you stew on it - closing down the PC for tonight
  12. I assume you mean with the surname starting with O, so Osgood as you say; Michael Owen - 89 caps (1998-2008); William Oakley - 16 caps (1895-1901) & Russell Osman - 11 caps (1980-83) 7 Peter O'Dowd - 3 caps (1932-33).
  13. Ok - to quell the protest you can have a starter for dix :- Peter Osgood - 4 caps, 0 goals (1970–73) @Ovalteeny might be able to help
  14. Photo and names from Caroline Dobinson who posted this comment with the photo :- 'This is a photo my mam and dad Billy and Sarah Purvis are on it no 4 and 5 on the left and my uncle Tommy Purvis second on the right. I cannot remember what the event was but they have all obviously dressed up in opposite clothes. I presume the people are either Netherton or Bedlington as that was obviously where we lived any ideas anybody !!!
  15. I know it's not quiz night but this one has just popped back into my mind - dormant for over 20 years. The question used to be - Which four footballers with 3 O's in their surname have played for England. The question today will be :- Which five male footballers with 3 O's in their surname have played for the England men's team?
  16. @Canny lass - it's me not checking what I typed again. I have corrected the above ie. - ...3 O's in their surname....
  17. Peter Shilton, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, George O’Best and Jackie Milborn (Wor Jackie)! Never let it be said that women know nothing about football!
  18. Darren Martin Smith on the Bygone Bedlington Facebook group has identified No 27 as Gale Cutler.
  19. I know it's not quiz night but this one has just popped back into my mind - dormant for over 20 years. The question used to be - Which four footballers with O's in their surname have played for England. The question today will be :- Which five male footballers with O's in their surname have played for the England men's team?
  20. Tuesday - 26/05/2020 How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together. Did you hear about the guy who invented the knock-knock joke? He won the 'no-bell' prize. I ordered a chicken and an egg online. I’ll let you know. I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down!
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