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That is surprising.

 

On a similar theme who, although she was actually acquitted, allegedly:

 

... Took an axe

And gave her mother forty whacks.

When she saw what she had done,

She gave her father forty-one.

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I have no idea which town is involved, but Nobody composed the hymn, "Onward Christian Soldiers". The hymn is just the words. The man I suspect Pajaholic is thinking of composed the tune, which is called "St Gertrude". It's a minor point, as we all know what Paja means, but hey - I remembered this from my days as a choirboy over 60 years ago and couldn't keep quiet!

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I have no idea which town is involved although I can name the composer, but strictly speaking, nobody composed the hymn, "Onward Christian Soldiers". The hymn is just the words. The man I suspect Pajaholic is thinking of composed the tune we sing it to, which is called "St Gertrude". It's a minor point, but hey - I remembered this from my days as a choirboy over 60 years ago and couldn't keep quiet!

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I need to remember that most songs are the result of collaboration between a composer and a lyricist. In the case of "Land of Hope and Glory", a portion of "Pomp and Circumstance" became "The Coronation Ode" -- otherwise known as "Land of Hope and Glory". While Elgar composed the tune, Arthur C Benson composed the lyrics.

 

That said, I googled to check -- to find my answer was incorrect. However, my checking reveals that the question is ambiguous and a bit of conundrum. The words were written before the tune we now associated with the hymn; and the lyricist paired the words with an existing work by a well-known classical composer. So there are two possible answers for the composer and one for the lyricist! ... but Hellfire1917 is correct: nobody composed Onward Christian Soldiers.

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Camberley

 

I think....

North, England.

 

Hmmm, are you sure about that, I thought differently (not sure enough to plump for it though) and Googled.............Hmmmm!

Me too -- and AFAICT, the person in question has a blue plaque in the South East (also, I don't think the town in question is most famous for being this person's home :( )

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Camberley

 

I think....

North, England.

 

Hmmm, are you sure about that, I thought differently (not sure enough to plump for it though) and Googled.............Hmmmm!

Me too -- and AFAICT, the person in question has a blue plaque in the South East (also, I don't think the town in question is most famous for being this person's home :( )

As there'a a difference of opinions on this one I'll leave it and invite someone else to post another question.

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I think this might be a trick question, as I believe the D didn’t stand for anything.

 

I think that's Harry S Truman where he just added the S to fit in with other Americans - not even enough imagination to come up with a name

 

Still don't know what Ike's middle name is though :mad:

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I think the house is Chatsworth

 

A Devonshire and Hartington Ding to civilised!

 

Would you like to explain the connection dodgydaved? Or do you think that Devonshire & Hartington will convince players that we're not cheating :D :D :D

 

JFK's sister married the Marquis of Hartington (son of the Duke of Devonshire) and they lived at Chatsworth. She is buried in Edensor churchyard, Edensor being the estate village. Sorted!! :)

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I think the house is Chatsworth

 

A Devonshire and Hartington Ding to civilised!

 

Would you like to explain the connection dodgydaved? Or do you think that Devonshire & Hartington will convince players that we're not cheating :D :D :D

 

JFK's sister married the Marquis of Hartington (son of the Duke of Devonshire) and they lived at Chatsworth. She is buried in Edensor churchyard, Edensor being the estate village. Sorted!! :)

 

Thanks for that

 

After the death of her husband, John Kennedy's sister Kathleen died in a plane crash with her lover

 

The lover was the owner of a house with allegedly the longest facade in Europe at 606 feet

 

What's the name of the house?

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I think the house is Chatsworth

 

A Devonshire and Hartington Ding to civilised!

 

Would you like to explain the connection dodgydaved? Or do you think that Devonshire & Hartington will convince players that we're not cheating :D :D :D

 

JFK's sister married the Marquis of Hartington (son of the Duke of Devonshire) and they lived at Chatsworth. She is buried in Edensor churchyard, Edensor being the estate village. Sorted!! :)

 

Thanks for that

 

After the death of her husband, John Kennedy's sister Kathleen died in a plane crash with her lover

 

The lover was the owner of a house with allegedly the longest facade in Europe at 606 feet

 

What's the name of the house?

 

OK - some clues - the house was vandalised by Mannie Shinwell, in his capacity as Minister of Fuel and Power. Due to his hatred of inherited wealth, he turned the immediate surroundings of the house into the 'largest open cast mining site in Britain'

 

The house was later bought by a private individual, who has tried to sue the successors to the National Coal Board for subsidence caused at that time

 

It's in South Yorkshire

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I think the house is Chatsworth

 

A Devonshire and Hartington Ding to civilised!

 

Would you like to explain the connection dodgydaved? Or do you think that Devonshire & Hartington will convince players that we're not cheating :D :D :D

 

JFK's sister married the Marquis of Hartington (son of the Duke of Devonshire) and they lived at Chatsworth. She is buried in Edensor churchyard, Edensor being the estate village. Sorted!! :)

 

Thanks for that

 

After the death of her husband, John Kennedy's sister Kathleen died in a plane crash with her lover

 

The lover was the owner of a house with allegedly the longest facade in Europe at 606 feet

 

What's the name of the house?

 

OK - some clues - the house was vandalised by Mannie Shinwell, in his capacity as Minister of Fuel and Power. Due to his hatred of inherited wealth, he turned the immediate surroundings of the house into the 'largest open cast mining site in Britain'

 

The house was later bought by a private individual, who has tried to sue the successors to the National Coal Board for subsidence caused at that time

 

It's in South Yorkshire

I need to have think about this. I only read about this place (re the coal mining side of things) a few weeks ago...

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Shall I give the answer ?

 

Don't like to hold the game up

 

You could open it up to Googling, or give a hint.

BTW I already googled and would never have guessed it.

 

Please feel free to get an answer in any way you can - the players here are able to answer really obscure questions (to me), and I tend to forget that others may not have the same interests as me :D

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I think the house is Chatsworth

 

A Devonshire and Hartington Ding to civilised!

 

Would you like to explain the connection dodgydaved? Or do you think that Devonshire & Hartington will convince players that we're not cheating :D :D :D

 

JFK's sister married the Marquis of Hartington (son of the Duke of Devonshire) and they lived at Chatsworth. She is buried in Edensor churchyard, Edensor being the estate village. Sorted!! :)

 

Thanks for that

 

After the death of her husband, John Kennedy's sister Kathleen died in a plane crash with her lover

 

The lover was the owner of a house with allegedly the longest facade in Europe at 606 feet

 

What's the name of the house?

 

OK - some clues - the house was vandalised by Mannie Shinwell, in his capacity as Minister of Fuel and Power. Due to his hatred of inherited wealth, he turned the immediate surroundings of the house into the 'largest open cast mining site in Britain'

 

The house was later bought by a private individual, who has tried to sue the successors to the National Coal Board for subsidence caused at that time

 

It's in South Yorkshire

I need to have think about this. I only read about this place (re the coal mining side of things) a few weeks ago...

Nope,I can't remember it.

 

Another clue, perhaps?

 

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I "knew" this place - but not by its correct name (which I googled). If it is OK by civilised I will add a little hint that could help cachers of a certain age that were teacher trained perhaps - Lady Mabel College!!

 

Yes of course - I'm a little embarrassed that this has gone on so long - and I must say that I don't think dodgydaved's hint is particularly helpful :D

 

I did say some time ago that i'd be happy if someone searched for it :ph34r:

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I respectfully suggest that civilised just tells us the answer and moves matters on by setting us a new question.

 

Good idea - the answer is Wentworth Woodhouse, previously owned by the Earls Fitzwilliam, one of whom was the man who died with Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, John Kennedy's sister

 

As Hellfire1917 made the suggestion, I'll pass the question setting to him/her, in the hope that something less obscure will come up :D

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