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Leith Hill (about 10 miles away) is one of the four points, but not the most northerly.

 

If nobody gets the correct county by 5pm, I'm going to award it to the person who has nominated the nearest point to the hill in question.

 

Not very north, but how about Ivinghoe beacon in the Chilterns? Used to go on family picnics there as a kid and watch gliders. Nothing to see but flatness for miles

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So the DING goes to Pharisee at about 70 miles away: the county is Norfolk and the hill Beacon Hill on the north coast - nothing else of any height until you get down into mid-Suffolk.

 

The other three points in England are Leith Hill in Surrey and Walbury Hill in Berkshire, together with High Willhays in Devon.

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Would that be Roseberry Topping, at the North of the North Yorkshire Moors, not too far from Great Ayton if my memory serves me correctly.

 

It would indeed... and a right pig it was to climb. I seem to remember being almost on my hands and knees at one point and all to log the trig at the top!!

 

A DING to you.

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Lets have another go, then... There a trig point on the top of the Gog Magog hills, in Wandlebury Park just southeast of Cambridge. It's claimed that if you look north from there, the next higher point is over the north pole in Russia. Not sure about the other directions but it's all pretty flat around there. Is that one of the places you're looking for?

 

Except the trig point in Wandlebury Country Park isn't the highest point in Cambridgeshire [that's in Great Chishill, nearer Royston in Hertfordshire] and it's on the edge of a clump of trees, in a field, surrounded by trees. On a clear day, you can see Ely Cathedral from the edge of the Park, overlooking the golf course.

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:lol:10 out of 10 for you

Thanks, as a 14 year old boy at the time I watched the performances with great interest :ph34r:

 

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?

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:lol:10 out of 10 for you

Thanks, as a 14 year old boy at the time I watched the performances with great interest :ph34r:

 

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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:lol:10 out of 10 for you

Thanks, as a 14 year old boy at the time I watched the performances with great interest :ph34r:

 

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 ;-) )

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:lol:10 out of 10 for you

Thanks, as a 14 year old boy at the time I watched the performances with great interest :ph34r:

 

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?

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Thanks Dave.

 

Sticking with films of that vintage, what was the 3 word astronomical name (It had a different name in the US) of a film set on a Nazi occupied channel island?

 

OhHo, Dirk Bogarde, "Appointment with Venus" = a rather beautiful young Jersey cow!!

 

DING - back to you Dave

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