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  1. 1.         What was the profession of Sheila Vogel Coupe?

    Answer = prostitute

    Sheila Vogel-Coupe is the oldest prostitute in the United Kingdom. Some reports from 2014 have stated that as she was 85 at the time, and she could be the oldest prostitute in the world. Twice widowed Vogel-Coupe started escorting in 2010 at the age of 81.


    2.         What is the chemical symbol for arsenic?

    Answer = As

    Arsenic is a chemical element with the symbol As and atomic number 33. Arsenic occurs in many minerals, usually in combination with sulphur and metals, but also as a pure elemental crystal. Arsenic is a metalloid


    Atomic number: 33

    Atomic mass: 74.9216 u

    Electron configuration: [Ar] 3d¹⁰4s²4p³

    Melting point: 816.8 °C

    Boiling point: 613 °C

    Discoverer: Albertus Magnus


    3.         In which street did the Fire of London start?

    Answer = Pudding Lane

    The Great Fire of London started on Sunday, 2 September 1666 in a baker's shop on Pudding Lane belonging to Thomas Farynor. Although he claimed to have extinguished the fire, three hours later at 1am, his house was a blazing inferno.


    4.         Which drummer with The Who was renowned for dumping Rolls Royces in swimming pools?

    Answer = Keith Moon

    Moon never had a driving licence.

    Rolls-Royce, which has just released a Wraith "Inspired by Music" edition has revisited various rock star tales. It calls Moon's an "over blown conflation of two stories".

    In the first, Moon failed to put on his handbrake, resulting in his parked Rolls-Royce rolling into a half-constructed (and empty) swimming pool.

    5.         What is the proper name of the funny bone?

    Answer = ulna bone


    6.         In the TV series The Likely Lads what was Bob’s girlfriend called?

    Answer  Thelma


    7.         Which former Chilean dictator was arrested at a west London clinic in October 1998?

    Answer = General Augusto Pinochet


    8.         What is the name of the box in which a ship’s compass is stored?

    Answer = Binnacle


    9.         What is a Honey Locust?

    Answer = tree

    The honey locust, also known as the thorny locust or thorny honeylocust, is a deciduous tree in the family Fabaceae, native to central North America


    10.      What was the Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship?

    Answer = HMS Prince of Wales


    11.      How many stomachs have 3 cows and 4 horses?

    Answer = 7

    Cows technically only have one stomach, but it has four distinct compartments made up of Rumen, Reticulum, Omasum and Abomasum.


    12.      Which year did the terror attack on World trade Centre take place? 

     Answer = 2001

    On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center became the target of a massive terrorist attack that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people.


    I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

    Ducks only lay eggs in the morning

    I didn’t – good job it wasn’t a question, I would have had to duck that one.

    I never knew they nearly always lay at the quack of dawn.:thumbsup:


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  2. 12 hours ago, Frank Fletcher said:

    With regard to Sparrow house Farm. As a result of researching our family tree we got back to the 1800's in relation to Sparrow House Farm. It appears my great great great grand father lived at the farm and indeed died their in 1884 aged 68 years. He had at some point had owned about 680 acres at the Coneygarth Moor Farm which was farmland adjacent to Sparrow House Farm. In respect of its demolition,  I believe it was carried out by an American who rented almost all the NCB Farms around the 1960's.  all of which had been bought up by the Ashington Coal Company and then passed on to the NCB. His name was Roodie or Roody and during his tenancy he demolished several farm houses on some of the Farms. including both Coneygarth Moor Farm and Sparrow House Farm. 

    Cheers Frank - 'anniemarr' still hasn't logged back into this group since July 4th 2019. She must have given up on us🙂 

  3. 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

  4. On 28/05/2020 at 09:50, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    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 Pelham G Von Donop -  don't know how many caps - 1st match 8th March 1873 - last match 6th March 1875.


    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. 



    Pelham Von Donop.jpg

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  5. 10 hours ago, Canny lass said:

    Callum Hudson Odoy? Asking for my OH.

    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🧐


  6. 9 minutes ago, Ovalteeny said:

    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). 

    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:)

  7. 3 hours ago, Canny lass said:


    5 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:


    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?

    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:)

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  8. 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 !!!

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  9. 22 minutes ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    @Canny lass - it's me not checking what I typed again. I have corrected the above ie. - ...3 O's in their surname....


    7 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

    Does that mean I'm not getting 'douze points' then?

    Nope - you get Nul Points - but 12 apologies from me😊

    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?

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  10. 17 hours ago, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

    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?

    @Canny lass - it's me not checking what I typed again. I have corrected the above ie. - ...3 O's in their surname....

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  11. 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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  12. 16 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

    Bringing us up to the present day ...


    To be continued ….

    And I hope you are now going out into the garden and allowing nature to relax your thoughts and give that brain a rest 🌼🦋🍹

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  13. 1.       Which was the first team to win the FA Cup at Wembley?

    Answer = Bolton Wanders – beat West Ham 2-0

    The match is often referred to as the "White Horse Final" and is commemorated by the White Horse Bridge at the new Wembley Stadium.  Billie the horse was actually grey, but appeared white in the primitive (high-contrast) black and white newsreel footage of the era.


    2.       What is the name given to an all-consuming passion for power?

    Answer = Up one’s own backside

    3.       Wenceslas looked out on the feast of whom?

    Answer = Stephen

    How does Good King Wenceslas like his pizzas?

    …. deep and crisp and even...


    4.       Which palace was the main London residence of the monarch until it was superseded by Buckingham Palace?

    Answer = St James’s Palace

    Often mistaken for St James’s Park.


    5.       Which is the largest of these islands: Zanzibar, Sri Lanka or Madagascar

    Zanzibar  Area: 2,461 km²

    Sri Lanka  Area: 65,610 km²

    Answer = Madagascar Area: 587,041 km²

    Madagascar is about 2.4 times bigger than United Kingdom.


    6.       How long is a dog watch at sea?

    Answer = 2 hours

    Many watch systems incorporate the concept of a dog watch, whereby one watch is split into two shorter watches so that there is an odd number each day. Doing so allows crew members to have a different watch schedule each day.[6] Often, the dog watches are set at dinner time to allow the entire crew to be fed in short order.


    7.       Which creature’s Latin name is Bufo bufo?

    Answer = Common Toad


    8.       Which drug of abuse is known as Smack?

    Answer = Heroin


    9.       In which street is the New York Stock Exchange situated?

    Answer  = Wall Street – No 11

    10.   What was Chris de Burgh’s 1986 nr.1 hit?

    Answer = Lady in Red

    The song was inspired by the memory of when he first saw his wife  Diane  and what she was wearing when they first met.


    11.   Who was Frank Sinatra’s second wife?

    Answer =  Ava Gardner

    Barbara Sinatra - m. 1976–1998

    Mia Farrow -m. 1966–1968

    Ava Gardner -m. 1951–1957

    Nancy Barbato - m. 1939–1951


    12.   Galena is the chief source of which metal?

    Answer = Lead



    I’ll bet you didn’t know …

    The nose of the Statue of Liberty is 4’ 6” long.

    Answer = I didn’t


  14. 1 hour ago, Jr6468 said:

    I think you and Alan are probably correct.  To many coincidences not to be true. As I say my memory can play tricks. Been so long. My relatives have long gone from bedlington, parents etc, so have not been down that way for many years. I miss the woods and the river activity we had back then. Cinema visits every week and the public house's were full with people playing darts dominoes. Took my daughter down there years back to see where I met her Mum and where used to go on dates. Changed so much. Thanks for your help on this. Hope Tommy is well wherever he is

    No problem Jim. I joined the 'memory playing tricks' club a few years ago.:) 

    Have you looked at the photo albums in the Gallery - Historic Bedlington. We have an album for the Whitley Memorial school and here are two football squad photos, from 1959 & 60, of Tommy aged around 11. 

    Link to the album :- 


  15. 3 hours ago, Jr6468 said:

    Hi. Spotted this topic regarding oval shops. Reminded me of a lad I knew from my army days who I remember playing football on the green opposite shops. His name was Maurice Cullen. He and I were in the same regiment the Guards. Good lad and we played football together while serving in the 1960s. I left army 1970. Wondered if he ever came back to bedlington. My wife and I left bedlington in 71 so would never have known. Incidentally Keith I remember dating a girl from near shops the sister of your friend Jim Hunter. I recollect you and him playing around the woods when we were looking after him sixties. So long ago. Keep safe and well everyone. Regards.

    Now you got me thinking @Jr6468. I remember Tommy Cullen and his younger sister, Elsie, from No 6 but I can't remember a Maurice. Tommy was around the same age as me so would be born c1948 - Elsie about 4 years younger. My memory has hidden Maurice🙃

  16. 1.       What was Christopher Dean’s job before he became a professional ice-skater?

    Answer = Police constable

    At the age of 16, he left school and joined the Nottingham Police force in 1974. For some time, he juggled two careers, fitting his ice skating practice around his off-duty hours. In 1980, with his star on the rise, it became clear that Christopher could no longer balance both, and he resigned from the police force.


    2.       Which vocal group comprised Cass, Michelle, John and Denny?

    Answer = The Mamas & The Papas

    The Mamas and the Papas were an American folk rock vocal group which recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968. The group was a defining force in the music scene of the counterculture of the 1960s. The group was composed of John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips (born Holly Gilliam).


    3.       Who was Worzel Gummidge’s girlfriend?

    Answer = Aunt Sally

    His girlfriend, Aunt Sally, was played by Una Stubbs 1979 to 1981.


    4.       What was the name of Edward VII’s mistress, when he was Prince of Wales?


    Answer = Daisy Greville countess  of Warwick

    5.       Which sign of the zodiac was Elvis Presley born under?


    Answer = Capricorn

    6.       What was the title of the first UK number one hit for the pop group Queen?

    Answer =  Bohemian Rhapsody - 1975 

    Founded in 1970, British rock band Queen originally comprised Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals).


    7.       Between which two cities did the first international air service take place in 1919?

    Answer = London & Paris

    A British group called Air Transport and Travel, Ltd., acquired several Airco D.H.4a VIII single-engine planes (designed by Geoffrey De Havilland), powered by 350-horsepower Eagle V-type engines from Rolls-Royce Ltd., and modified them to include an enclosed cramped space in the fuselage with room for two adventurous passengers. The pilot’s cockpit, atop the fuselage, remained open. The company’s inaugural flight occurred on Aug. 25, 1919, when the plane flew from London to Paris with its sole passenger, an enterprising newspaper reporter.


    8.       In what year did Martin Luther King make his famous “I have a dream” speech?

    Answer = 1963

    I Have a Dream, speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., that was delivered on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. A call for equality and freedom, it became one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement and one of the most iconic speeches in American history.


    9.       During which process in the Roman Catholic Church do they use a bell, a book and a candle? (Keep it clean!)

    Clean Answer = excommunication

    Unclean Answer = excommuniexclamation !!!!!!!

    The phrase "bell, book, and candle" refers to a Latin Christian method of excommunication by anathema, imposed on a person who had committed an exceptionally grievous sin. Evidently introduced by Pope Zachary around the middle of the 8th century, the rite was once used by the Roman Catholic Church.


    10.   In which sport would you find a shotgun, a bomb, a blitz and tight end?

    Answer = American Football


    11.   Mary is 5cm taller than Kate and Kate is 15cm shorter than Laura. Who is the tallest?

    Answer = Laura


    12.   Who had the nickname Scarface?

    Answer = Al Capone

    Al Capone, byname of Alphonse Capone, also called Scarface, (born January 17, 1899, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died January 25, 1947, Palm Island, Miami Beach, Florida), the most famous American gangster, who dominated organized crime in Chicago from 1925 to 1931.


    I’ll bet you didn’t know …

    In a 1631 edition of the bible, the seventh commandment reads “Thou shalt commit adultery”.

    Of course I did – I’ve carried this extract in my wallet since I was 18 but I still got thumped


  17. 14 hours ago, Jammy said:

    Shortly after I got the grilling from the policeman I pressed button 'B' but that didn't bring any coppers!

    I knew the telephone box was opposite No.20. There was a good space to walk in-between the shop and the phone box.


    Post Box added to photo:) - not perfectly placed but avoiding covering any numbers:D

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  18. 56 minutes ago, Jammy said:

     Memory tester.  Outside which shop was the telephone box?

    East half but  exactly where I can't remember. Don't think I ever made a phone call from that box. 4d a call in the early 60's?. The only time I went in was to press button B and see if any coppers were returned.

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