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I remember listening to the last broad cast from radio Caroline as she was sinking on 20 March 1980.

 

I had to Google the next bit.

The last broadcast from the Mi Amigo was by Stevie Gordon and Tom Anderson, as follows

 

Well, we're sorry to tell you that due to the severe weather conditions and the fact that we are shipping quite a lot of water, we are closing down, and the crew are at this stage leaving the ship. Obviously, we hope to be back with you as soon as possible, but just for the moment we would like to say goodbye. "It's not a very good occasion really, we have to hurry this because the lifeboat is standing by. We're not leaving and disappearing, we're going onto the lifeboat hoping that the pumps can take it, if they can, we'll be back, if not, well we really don't like to say it. I'm sure we'll be back one way or another. For the moment from all of us, goodbye and God Bless."

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That answer confirms the cache is in Wales, but it doesn’t give the cattle grid’s location. No Ding yet
I can also confirm the cattle grid is located at ground level, on a road, between fences, walls or hedges. If that's not good enough then someone else clicking that link will get the Ding. Which is perfectly fair :laughing:
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That answer confirms the cache is in Wales, but it doesn’t give the cattle grid’s location. No Ding yet
I can also confirm the cattle grid is located at ground level, on a road, between fences, walls or hedges. If that's not good enough then someone else clicking that link will get the Ding. Which is perfectly fair :laughing:

For your persistence I will give you the Ding.<P></P>

 

The First Cattle Grid In Wales GC3DE7V

In the 1940’s the first cattle grid in England and Wales was installed on the B4391 over the Berwyn from Llangynog to Bala, to deter sheep from wandering.

At that time cattle grids were not permitted on the public highways, but the land owner was influential in political circles.

Eventually legislation was passed in 1950 which permitted the placing of cattle grids on the public highway

The first official 'Cattle Grid' sign in the country was placed here on the 27 June 1952

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<P></P>Images of the new cattle grid on the B4391 over the Berwyn from Llangynog to Bala, to deter sheep from wandering, showing the grid itself and the first official 'Cattle Grid' sign in the country, next to which (left to right) R E Davies (Llandderfel), R R Davies (Cynwyd), J J Evans (County Council Regional Surveyor), Huw Edwards (Supervisor to the Duke of Westminster Estates) and I D Conacher (Pale Estate) are standing.

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What a great story for something you take for granted and never really think about until you have to walk over one. I always check for stuck hedgehogs when I do; not every grid has a route out if they fall in.

 

Thanks too for the Ding. I feel a little guilty... but not enough to stop me setting another question. On the subjects of firsts and things we take for granted, what exploded on the 2nd of January 1869, injuring or even killing (reports differ) a policeman?

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Traffic lights... may be in London.. MaxKim
Gets you a green-lit Ding. There's a plaque on the wall close to Big Ben on the corner of Parliament Square to commemorate this unlikely incident. Gas-powered traffic-signals quickly fell out of style. Over to maxkim.

 

Edit to add a photo of the plaque:

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Edited by Simply Paul
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I'll take a guess at Kipling
.... a big Gunga DING for SP!!
And to think, I've never even Kippled. Thanks dodgydaved.

 

Staying on this theme, "Do you like Dorking?" "I don't know. I've never Dorked" - which lead me to this headline from October 2009: "Dorking's famous _______ _______ is dead." Please fill in the blanks for me for the Ding.

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red squirrel too obvious...........White Squirrel?
Good enough for the Ding! Albino was the actual word I wanted, but white will do just fine. Some reports from the time: Dorking's famous albino squirrel is dead | This is Surrey BBC News - White squirrel death goes global A shrine to a squirrel: Town's 'Diana style' show of grief for dead ... - RIP Albi :(

 

 

 

OK, regular partakers in this quiz will know that,on the odd occasion that I get it right, I use questions from the quiz I do every month in my local club - reckoning that my regulars have a pretty wide basic general knowledge for a Pub Quiz (rather than specialist subjects on Mastermind) so here's one from next week's:

 

What can you do if you have scotopic vision?

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It's the transition from rod and cone to rod vision also known as dark adaptation - I use it when I'm out with my telescope. It takes around 20 minutes for full adaptation and a split second of white light to ruin it.

 

 

Oh yes my friend - you get it for being able to see in low light conditions that's a DING!!!!!!

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Thankee, sir. :)

 

With this being a pub quiz a reference to Al Murray who plays that well known pub landlord (Cheers to the beer, all hail to the ale and a glass of white wine or fruit-based drink for the lady) is in order.

 

Al Murray has an interesting lineage to say the least that includes the 3rd Duke of Atholl and also a famous literary figure. Who is this?

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How strange. I was reading about Al only a couple of nights ago. A local boy (Stewkley, Bucks), I too was surprised by his background. I think the figure you're after was... Thackery? Now to try to work out what sequence of Wiki-jumps lead me to his page. Someone had died (Richard Griffiths?) and that lead me to... Going off to look at my internet history!

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How strange. I was reading about Al only a couple of nights ago. A local boy (Stewkley, Bucks), I too was surprised by his background. I think the figure you're after was... Thackery? Now to try to work out what sequence of Wiki-jumps lead me to his page. Someone had died (Richard Griffiths?) and that lead me to... Going off to look at my internet history!

clearly the answer in your case should be:

 

Kevin Bacon

 

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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Apollo 13 Simply Paul thanks you :)

It was Richard Griffiths who lead me to Al's background. I though RG may have starred in a TV show about someone working at a museum (filmed at Bucks County Museum, my local one) who suddenly becomes a Lord - but since I can't find any info about this one-series show from the late 80s, it seems my memory is off. Anyway, it lead me to famous people from Buckinghamshire, and that... If you happen to recall the programme, if you can name it, it'd take some weight off my mind :anibad:

 

That's not the question though. Inspired by the 52nd anniversary of Yuri's flight coming up (April 12th) we're going back into space with a puzzle from the very early days. How was it Ivan Ivanovich beat Yuri Gagarin into orbit?

 

Note, orbit, not space, because at the time ultra-high altitude aircraft pilots were said to be in space above 100,000ft/19 miles, making an almost-Ivan - Iven Carl Kincheloe Jr. - the first man in 'space', in September '56. This was later revised up to 50 miles, where X-15's flew, giving eight pilots USAF astronaut status through the 60s. By 1963 Joseph A. Walker was passing above 100,000m or 62 miles in the X-15, the height recognised as space by the FIA. But 'only' at about 3,700mph. A long way off the 17,500mph needed to reach orbit... :ph34r:

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How strange. I was reading about Al only a couple of nights ago. A local boy (Stewkley, Bucks), I too was surprised by his background. I think the figure you're after was... Thackery? Now to try to work out what sequence of Wiki-jumps lead me to his page. Someone had died (Richard Griffiths?) and that lead me to... Going off to look at my internet history!

 

Good timing! :D

 

It was indeed William Makepeace Thackeray so the DING! goes to you. :)

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