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  1. 1.         In which year was the wearing of front seat belts made compulsory in England? 1968

    2.         Pertussis is the medical name for which infectious disease? Whooping cough

    3.         Which Spanish singer was a goalkeeper with Real Madrid before a car crash ended his career? Julio Iglesias

    4.         Which bird was once known as the Halcyon? Kingfisher

    5.         What was the first name of the silent film star Fatty Arbuckle? Roscoe

    6.         In which American state is The Garden of the Gods? Colorado

    7.         If one, two and three are Cardinal what are First, Second and Third? Ordinal

    8.         By what name did Frances Glumm become better known? Judy Garland

    9.         At which battle of 1798 did the boy stand on the burning deck? Aboukir Bay

    10.      In which year was Hong Kong handed back to China? 1997

    11.      Which metal provides an outer protective layer when iron is galvanised? Zinc

    12.      The berries of which evergreen tree are used to flavour gin? Juniper

  2. 21 minutes ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:
    Top Twenty Songs for B****t
    • 1 Freedom - George Michael. "Over a million people admitted they voted leave as a joke." ...
    • 2 Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis. ...
    • 3 Beyoncé - Irreplaceable 
    • 4 Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash. ...
    • 5 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor .
    • 6 Leave Right Now - Will Young 
    • 7 Panic - The Smiths. ...
    • 8 The Final Countdown. - Europe
    • 9 All By Myself - Eric Carmen
    • 10 I Think We're Alone Now. Tiffany
    • Alan,wi reference to ya top ten,can wi mek it top twenty?...heres numba elivin...

       [11]  "I WANT TO BREAK FREE" [Freddie Mercury]

      [ 12 ]  " ALL ALONE AM I.."  [Brenda Lee ]

      [ 13 ] " YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE" [ ...NEED A SAY?!!]


      [ 15 ] "PLEASE STAY " [ DUFFY ]

      Alan,wi reference to ya top ten,can wi mek it top twenty?...heres numba elivin...
      •  [11]  "I WANT TO BREAK FREE" [Freddie Mercury]

        [ 12 ]  " ALL ALONE AM I.."  [Brenda Lee ]

        [ 13 ] " YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE" [ ...NEED A SAY?!!]


        [ 15 ] "PLEASE STAY " [ DUFFY ]

        16 Don't Leave Me This Way (Thelma Houston)

        17 Never Can Say Goodbye (cos i've got one foot in both camps) (Gloria Gaynor)

      @Canny lass - 16 & 17 added

    18 Time to say goodbye, Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman 

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  3. Happy new year everyone, and thank you Canny lass for our Friday quiz.


    1.         What is often referred to as ‘the green-eyed monster’? Jealousy

    2.         In which English county is the Isle of Purbeck? Dorset,

    3.         Iguanas belong to which reptile family? lizard family Iguanidae.

    4.         Who composed the opera The Bartered Bride? Bedřich Smetana,

    5.         Who is the patron saint of messengers? Gabriel

    6.         What was the town of Mechelen in Belgium once famous for? Wood carvings, lace and tapestry

    7.         Who was the first US President to be awarded the Nobel Peace prize? Theodore Roosevelt

    8.         Which British boxer lost to Joe Louis on points in 1937 when fighting for the World Heavyweight Title? Tommy Farr

    9.         On which day of the week is a child who is said to be “loving and giving” born? Friday

    10.      What did Sir Lancelot’s adultery prevent him from doing? (Keep it clean)! Finding the Holy Grail

    11.      What is Gneiss a type of? Metamorphic rock

    12.      Which footballer was the first player to be sent off playing for England? Alan Mullery

  4. 1.       Mince pies

    2.       Reuter

    3.       1.8 milliseconds

    4.       USA

    5.       4'6"

    6.       Polar bear, bearded seal, walrus, and moose,

    7.       Shake hands (right handed)

    8.       As a possible Hermaphrodite who knows?

    9.       Over 70 items are listed!

    10.    Redheads

    11.     Proto-Germanic

    12.    India

    13.   “Thou shalt "NOT" commit adultery”? Book of Exodus

    14.   Which language could would   King George 1 not speak? English

    15.   False, was preserved in a cask of brandy, or rum,

    16.   Carl Diem, the chief organizer of the Berlin Games

    17.   Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex

    18.   17.5 miles

    19.   Ohio

    20.   Vomited 

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  5. 1.     White Christmas

    2.   i) Iceland. ii)  Italy. iii)  Spain. iv)  Denmark.  v)  Germany.

    3.     Turkey.

    4.     808, (178 actual legs)

    5.      Cupid

    6.     Ebenezer

    7.     Michael Caine

    8.     Krampus

    9.     Jingle Bells

    10.   Home alone

    11.   Tiny Tots

    12.   Albus Dumbledore.

    13.  Scottish Reformation, (split from Catholic Church.)

    14.  Justin Trudeau

    15.   Norway

    16.   George V

    17.  Clement Clarke Moore

    18.   Christmas, Merry.

    19.   Reindeer, named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen

    20.  Professor Hinkle



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  6. 1.         Land of Nod

    2.         Limestone

    3.         Exchange currency

    4.         Hungary

    5.         Crewe Alexandra

    6.         DNA

    7.         Gorky Street

    8.         Left foot

    9.         Anchor.

    10.       Liquorice

    11.        Special Processed American Meat. (spiced ham)

    12.        Sherlock Holmes

  7. 1.         What is the name of the vertical bar dividing the panes in a window called? Muntin bar

    2.         Which rock group was called The Detours and The High Numbers, prior to 1964? The Who

    3.         What name is commonly given to the Hippocampus? Seahorse

    4.         Which letter of the Greek alphabet is equivalent to ‘G’? Γ gamma

    5.         In what year did the IRA bomb a hotel in Brighton during the conservative Party Conference? 1984

    6.         Bluto is the arch rival of who? Popeye the sailor man

    7.         Which writer was imprisoned as a result of his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas? Wilde

    8.         In which sport has Ard Schenk been a world champion and record holder? Speed skating

    9.         Who played the headmaster in Carry on Teacher? Ted Ray

    10.      How many cubic centimetres are there in a cubic metre? 1,000,000

    11.      From which island did Bonnie Prince Charlie row a boat to the Isle of Skye? South Uist

    12.      Which of Mr Pickwick’s friends married Arabella Allen ? Nathaniel Winkle


    I’ll bet you didn’t know ….Finally, I did know that.  But I only knew one quiz answer!

    The Silverstone racing circuit is built on abandoned RAF runways.

  8. 3 hours ago, _pauls said:


    The other hidden scandal is the leisure/sports provision supposedly afforded by the Sporting Club Bedlington - it took me 6 months to be able to actually book a sports hall slot for badminton and in several months of playing there hasn't been a single other person using the indoor facilities - the look on the receptionists face when I turned up to a booking for the first time was all you needed to know!

    Another FOI request I'm thinking about putting in is to find out what usage this "community facility" has had since opening... the ability to book resources is certainly well hidden.

    It would be interesting to hear the reasoning why it took 6 months, was it scheduling, staffing, costs or just the booking system?

    And not anther person! (you must win a lot of games! sorry!) 

    A posted monthly usage report would be nice and possibly encourage more use.

  9. I believe most people liked the old front street we once knew but if we look at the history of front streets we can see that it has changed and won’t return as we fondly remember them.

    With the inventing of the steam engine (partly thanks to Bedlington) produce from all over the country and later the world became more available for local sales and hence the front street grew as we knew it.

    Then along came large box stores like Woolco (yes I helped build them!) and as people became more mobile one stop shopping became the latest (cheapest and convenient ) way of shopping.

    I see the front streets still having a few essential fresh foods (smell that bakery!) or personal services etc but not all of the shops we had, I see more leisure, parks, recreational and meeting areas, but the pandemic situation may dictate otherwise.

    The front street brought people out of their homes and together, electronics and technology is putting many back into their houses (TV, Internet and shopping) How do we get people out and together? I don’t know. But I’m sure it won’t be the old front street shopping. In my humble opinion.

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  10. 1.         Jenny

    2.         KLM

    3.         Dresses

    4.         Contamination with human waste

    5.         8848 ft

    6.         Midway

    7.         Convenient transportation (1/5 gallon)

    8.        Oil

    9.        10 then 7

    10.       Floyd Patterson, NY Yankee Stadium

    11.       Wireless Fidelity

    12.       Babur,

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  11. 1.         In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points? Blue

    2.         In which novel did Michael Henchard sell his wife for five guineas? The Mayor of Casterbridge:

    3.         What do we call the loss of water from the leaves of plants? transpiration.

    4.         Who had a hit in 1972 with the song Sylvia’s mother? Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show 

    5.         If A is Alpha and T is Tango what is M? Mike

    6.         True or false: Glyndebourne Opera House is in East Sussex? True

    7.         In which country is the Vosges mountain range? France

    8.         What do the initials C.G. stand for on an Ordnance Survey Map?  Coast Guard

    9.         How many standard bottles are there in a Nebuchadnezzar? 20

    10.      Which is the only bird that can fly backwards hummingbird

    11.      If a person is lapidated what happens to them? Stoning

    12.      Whose legendary horse was called Lamri? King Arthur


  12. 1 hour ago, Canny lass said:

    That photo is a couple of years old and it was stripped down to the minimum requirements for transport to one of the compulsory inspections of welding, joints etc. Unfortunately, not a lot has been done the past two years as the epilepsi which followed the head injury meant he could not use welding equipment. Since four weeks ago he's epilepsi free and no longer treated so he'll be back into it as soon as covid-19 allows. The bodywork is aluminium and the 'nose-cone' is complete. I think I may be getting the uypholstery jobs!

    We have wonderful hats and goggles to match and OH also has a white racing suit (how practical is that, I ask you)! I'll see if I can get him to model them for you.

    Best Covid therapy ever, getting down and "fixing stuff " oil and grease everywhere, finding muscles you forgot existed! then the pleasure of achievement! I've just replaced the rear axles and added a couple of period safety features, very rewarding at the end of the day. White racing suit, naturally only way to show the oil and grease1

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