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dodgydaved

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  1. OK, change of tack here, this is a pub quiz and this question was asked in "The Comrades" at the Friday night quiz a couple of weeks ago :- Colonel Paul W Tibbets was a decorated US Bomber Pilot in World War 2, but his mothers name is better remembered, what was her name?
  2. I can think of 2, Tug-o-War, and Backstroke, aha, former, then Tug-o-War
  3. A wet and watery DING and over to you Marty (and congrats on being the 11,111st person to post on this thread - a sort of megaNelson!! :lol:
  4. Not Mrs Christie this time! Hint: The Thames is involved - but how specifically?
  5. Sticking with thoughts of London. Thomas Doggett was an Irish actor in the early 1700's. How is he most remembered these days?
  6. Hmmm possible a catastrophic & Monumental piccie ? GC5E4B
  7. That's a mysterious ding to MartyB!! What I forgot to say that "Styles" on Charters Road was Agatha Christie's home.
  8. Many thanks Marty. Years ago, when I walked to Sunningdale Station, I passed a house (long since redeveloped) called Styles. What is the connection between this house and the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate?
  9. Ah Ha!! He used to live just down the road from us - that'ld be Sir Rex Hunt.
  10. A tra la la DING-A-LING to crb 11, Allurophobia - the fear of CATS!
  11. Right, let's get a little bit cryptic Allurophobia, the fear of ...........? The state that shares Texas's longest land border? The forename of the director of the Film "JFK"? The sport whose governing body is FIDE? How are the answers connected? :ph34r:
  12. sorry but no ding HINT the race has been run within the last two weeks Ah Ha! The hint confirms my suspicions. The longest horse race during the flat season - is a steeplechase!! :o The Grand National methinks :lol:
  13. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law live about 50m from the start of My link. This was taken looking across to Algeciras one autumn evening.
  14. Still on the war films front then. When I was at school one of the Classics Masters talked often of "My friend Leo" - referring to Leo Genn. I iPlayered a film of his about a pow escape using a piece of gymnastic apparatus. What was the film?
  15. OhHo, Dirk Bogarde, "Appointment with Venus" = a rather beautiful young Jersey cow!!
  16. That'll be Compton MacKenzie or is it McKenzie Aye, that'ld be the laddie - over to you JR!!
  17. Thanks, as a 14 year old boy at the time I watched the performances with great interest Anyway, I've just been watching the film "Whisky Galore", which was based on a true story, so the question is what was the name of the ship that ran aground in real life, and what was the name of the same ship in the film? That would be the SS Politician, and I seem to recall reading that it had a more valuable cargo than the whisky - but I can't remember what it was!!! Half a ding for SS Politician, but what name did it have in the film? Any yes it was also carrying ten bob notes (I know you will remember them Dave ;-) ) Cheeky! Cabinet Minister?
  18. Thanks, as a 14 year old boy at the time I watched the performances with great interest Anyway, I've just been watching the film "Whisky Galore", which was based on a true story, so the question is what was the name of the ship that ran aground in real life, and what was the name of the same ship in the film? That would be the SS Politician, and I seem to recall reading that it had a more valuable cargo than the whisky - but I can't remember what it was!!!
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