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The two bridges aren't in Gloucestershire, or Berkshire.

 

 

The Roman name for Staines was something like Pontes - so I'll plump for Staines and Richmond.

 

(Mind I'm away for a few weeks so in the unlikely eventuality I am correct someone else will have to take my go........)

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One of them has a battle named after it - and 2 historically separate sets of defenses/earthworks - some of which were investigated on Time Team.

 

The other one has a name opposite to that in the original question.

 

I asked for 2 rather than the oldest because there's some dispute about which has priority.

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One of the bridges at Radcot is very old - I remember it from camping nearby when I was a kid. Dates from the 13th century if I remember rightly. The other one is Newbridge.

 

Ding to Betelgeuse !

 

The Radcot bridge has had a battle named after it, and also has earthworks from the time of Stephen and Matilda, as well as during the Civil War.

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In terms of height above sea level I'd guess Kilimanjaro.

 

At least that's what they said when I at the summit!

 

That's a DING! for you sir. With an overall height of 5,895m, the extinct stratovolcano Kilimanjaro rises some 5,100m above the plain in which it stands.

 

The shield volcano Mauna Kea in the Hawaiian archipelago has a base to summit height of 10,200m but only has a height of 4205m above sea level.

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Thank you.

 

Kili is actually three volcanoes in one: Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo. Whilst Shira and Mawenzi are extinct, the highest peak Kibo is dormant and there are some fumeroles from the summit crater.

 

Which brings me to the next question.

 

Which point on the Earth's surface is furthest from the centre of the planet?

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That's a very quick ding for Pharisee

Thank you....

 

Below is the text of a famous signal, sent by Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood after the battle of Trafalgar.

A simple question.... Who was it sent to? Name and position held at the time, please.

 

EURYALUS, At Sea, October 22nd 1805

 

 

Sir,

 

Yesterday a battle was fought by His Majesty’s Fleet, and a victory gained, which will stand recorded as the most brilliant and decisive, that ever distinguished the British Navy… Our loss has been great in men: but what is irreparable and the cause of Universal Lamentation is the death of the Noble Commander-in-Chief who died in the arms of Victory: I have not yet any reports of the ships…

 

I have to congratulate you on the Great Event, and have the honour to be…

 

Your obedient servant

 

Signed, C. Collingwood

 

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just had a chat with my farther in law, who has just returned from a cruse to Gibraltar.

 

he informs me, that the communicate was sent to the Governor of Gibraltar, General Henry Fox

 

Spot on!!

I've just returned from Gibraltar myself, hence this question. There's a plaque in the Trafalgar Cemetery commemorating it.

 

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thank you for the ding

 

Now we all know that February is the shortest month of the year,

Can you tell me which is the longest month of the year and why?

 

October because it has 31 days + 1 hour (when the clocks go back.)

 

I must make my questions harder, as they are answered almost as soon as I post them.

The ding goes to MartyBartfast with his 4 minute answer

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I must make my questions harder, as they are answered almost as soon as I post them.

The ding goes to MartyBartfast with his 4 minute answer

 

Or read all the 9000+ posts in this thread, I think this has been asked before.

 

Where would you find:

 

A scientist,

A heroine,

A hero,

A handyman,

A domestic,

A groupie,

A rival scientist,

A creation,

An expert,

An ex-delivery boy.

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I must make my questions harder, as they are answered almost as soon as I post them.

The ding goes to MartyBartfast with his 4 minute answer

 

Or read all the 9000+ posts in this thread, I think this has been asked before.

 

Where would you find:

 

A scientist,

A heroine,

A hero,

A handyman,

A domestic,

A groupie,

A rival scientist,

A creation,

An expert,

An ex-delivery boy.

Clearly, one would find them Over at the Frankenstein Place... :) Edited by Simply Paul
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I must make my questions harder, as they are answered almost as soon as I post them.

The ding goes to MartyBartfast with his 4 minute answer

 

Or read all the 9000+ posts in this thread, I think this has been asked before.

 

Where would you find:

 

A scientist,

A heroine,

A hero,

A handyman,

A domestic,

A groupie,

A rival scientist,

A creation,

An expert,

An ex-delivery boy.

Clearly, one would find them Over at the Frankenstein Place... :)

 

thats a big DING DONG to the man in the basque & fish-nets

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