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On 20/02/2021 at 11:37, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Gather in The Mushrooms - Benny Hill - 1961 (?) = "There's snow upon the roof but there's a fire in the cellar!" 

Haha! That brought back memories! I loved the Benny Hill shows on TV. I must have a look on Youtube and see if I can find any of them.

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19 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

most regulars have tents or huts, even caravans, parked all winter on the ice. No floors in the tents or huts, seats, heaters etc,  beer coolers not necessary! drive your truck or car anywhere you think the fish might bight.

That's very popular here as well though I've never seen any huts or tents. Kit usually consists of nothing more than a small camping stool and a thermos of coffee (at least they say it only contains coffee) together with the rod and bait. Is the fishing done with a small 9-12 inch rod, Vic, like this one? If so what is the English name for it?

 

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19 hours ago, Vic Patterson said:

When the kids were kids we had snowmobiles,  we'd  travel through mountains, find a lake and drill hole and fish half the day. No computers or video games in the days.

Family day February 15th, families go for the day, no fishing license needed, lots of prizes for sizes, age groups etc, but Covid rules kind of dampened it a bit. Photo is regular day not Family day.

Regular, organized (and not so organized) events on the frozen lakes here as well. all of which are well attended. Most lakes clear a patch for amateur ice-hockey, driving schools and the police organize lessons for skid control for any driver who feels the need and most popular of all is stock car racing - sometimes dangerously close to the ice-hockey area, in my opinion. Then there's wind surfing, ice-skating (of the long distance type rather than the dancing type) when you can take yourself out to small islands with a picnic.

I tend to keep myself near the edge as water below 13c degrees should not be allowed to come above the knees if the ice should break.

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45 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

That's very popular here as well though I've never seen any huts or tents. Kit usually consists of nothing more than a small camping stool and a thermos of coffee (at least they say it only contains coffee) together with the rod and bait. Is the fishing done with a small 9-12 inch rod, Vic, like this one? If so what is the English name for it?

Just called ice fishing rods, lots of types, some stand-alone with pop up flags etc, the tents will be more like kites today! 100km winds all night and more snow forecast in two hours, my drifts are back but the roofs are almost bare! 

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3 hours ago, Canny lass said:

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Are you sure this is not the old pit-heap?

Yep - Simon posted it on the Bygone Bedlington group as 'Bedlington & Cheviots ( I added the text to his photo.)

Simon is always taking photos of the town - he lives on Church Lane, across from St Cuthberts.

You will have seen a couple of these before - compilation of just a few of Simon's photos that he has shared with the Bygone Bedlington members. The one in the middle was taken from outside the Red Lion - the green bus shelter on the left is the one on Front Street West at the Top End and the building underneath the tree on the right is the chemists on the corner opposite the Northumberland Arms and behind the trunk of the tree on the left is the Howard Arms.  

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Answers to last week's quiz:

1.       The Cheviot Hills

2.       Chicken

3.       Lacrosse

4.       Pontefract

5.       John Galsworthy

6.       Lord Nelson

7.       Capuchin monkey

8.       Lawyer

9.       Kenny Dalglish

10.   Crust

11.   Clock

12.   United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

New quiz tomorrow.

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It's late but it's still Friday so here is this week's quiz:

1.         How many sides has a parallelogram?

2.         Which country won the 1998 World Cup?

3.         What sort of creature is a Whirligig?

4.         Which US duo asked us to Walk Right Back in 1961?

5.         Which two nations fought at the Battle of Agincourt?

6.         From which fruit is the spirit Kirsch made?

7.         In which discontinued event did Ray Ewry win his ten Olympic gold medals?

8.         Which dictator ruled Portugal from 1932 to 1968?

9.         Who wrote the novels Animal farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four?

10.      Which word is spelled correctly: existence or existance?

11.      What is the name of the dog in The Wizard of Oz?

12.      Which part of your body would suffer from trichosis?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

The Spanish word ‘esposa’ means both ‘wife’ and ‘handcuffs’. English gets the equivalent word ‘spouse’ from the same Latin source.

Answers on Thursday next wek.

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1.         How many sides has a parallelogram?                                                                         4

2.         Which country won the 1998 World Cup?                                                                   France

3.         What sort of creature is a Whirligig?                                                                           A water beetle

4.         Which US duo asked us to Walk Right Back in 1961?                                                The Everly Brothers 

5.         Which two nations fought at the Battle of Agincourt?                                               England and France

6.         From which fruit is the spirit Kirsch made?                                                                 Oranges

7.         In which discontinued event did Ray Ewry win his ten Olympic gold medals?         Standing jumping

8.         Which dictator ruled Portugal from 1932 to 1968?

9.         Who wrote the novels Animal farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four?                                Johnny Morris

10.      Which word is spelled correctly: existence or existance?                                           Existence in UK. Who knows in USA

11.      What is the name of the dog in The Wizard of Oz?                                                       Bobo

12.      Which part of your body would suffer from trichosis?                                                 Throat

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1.         4

2.         France

3.        Water beetle

4.         The Everly Brothers,

5.         England and France,

6.         Black morello cherry.

7.        Standing Jumps

8.         António de Oliveira Salazar

9.        George Orwell

10.      Existence

11.      Toto

12.      Small intestine

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 1.         How many sides has a parallelogram?

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2.         Which country won the 1998 World Cup?

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3.         What sort of creature is a Whirligig?

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4.         Which US duo asked us to Walk Right Back in 1961?

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5.         Which two nations fought at the Battle of Agincourt?

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6.         From which fruit is the spirit Kirsch made?

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7.         In which discontinued event did Ray Ewry win his ten Olympic gold medals?

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8.         Which dictator ruled Portugal from 1932 to 1968?

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9.         Who wrote the novels Animal farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four?

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10.      Which word is spelled correctly: existence or existance?

Answer = Spell checker says Existence.

11.      What is the name of the dog in The Wizard of Oz?

Answer =1184823122_11toto.jpg.876d3417d01b750ee9da75122c62344b.jpg

12.      Which part of your body would suffer from trichosis?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The Spanish word ‘esposa’ means both ‘wife’ and ‘handcuffs’. English gets the equivalent word ‘spouse’ from the same Latin source.

Answer = I didn’t

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