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Thanks for the Ding.

Staying with Music: Two-part question.

 

The band was formed in 1961, in Salisbury. Some of their hits were - Bend it, Save me and Zabadak (big giveaway). Who were they and what was their number one hit in the UK?

 

Grrr... Mr RJx2 knew the band straight away but we can't remember their number one hit.

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I shall get things moving again, thanks for the ding.

I have a geocaching friend doing the three peaks challenge next weekend. Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon.

What is the total height (elevation) of these three in feet?

In memory of the play your cards right presenter Brucie, there will be a higher/lower until the right answer is hit.

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Thanks for the ding.

The last question was asked in the spirit of Bruce Forsyth, with whom I have something in common. Also Julie Walters and George Washington amongst others.

And also Lord Baden Powell. With that in mind, what unusual commonality did Lord Baden Powell have with his wife? (aside from being married of course)

 

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4 hours ago, speakers-corner said:

He - founder of the Scouts

she - founder of the Girl Guides

Not what I'm after. Although she became Chief Guide, you'd argue either he founded Guiding himself or his sister did.

I'm after something all the people mentioned have in common (including me), as well as the Baden Powells.

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They share the same birth date.

A week or so ago there was some discussion in the forums about scout caches and I went in search of more information about something to do with scouting (I've forgotten what) and I ended up reading about Lord Baden-Powell. Which led to me reading about his wife as i never knew if he was ever married and happened to pick up on the connection.

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8 hours ago, colleda said:

They share the same birth date.

A week or so ago there was some discussion in the forums about scout caches and I went in search of more information about something to do with scouting (I've forgotten what) and I ended up reading about Lord Baden-Powell. Which led to me reading about his wife as i never knew if he was ever married and happened to pick up on the connection.

That's a Ding for you! Baden Powell and his wife, (and Brucie, and Julie Walters, and George Washington and me too) were born on February 22.

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My first "ding".

Awesome, as the young ones say.

Francis Greenway was an English architect, and famously known in the colony of NSW as the designer of many fine Sydney buildings. He arrived in Sydney as a convict after a conviction for forgery and sentenced to death which was commuted to transportation for 14 years.

The question is, where is he buried? Recieve a bonus ding for the GC code.

 

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19 hours ago, Optimist on the run said:

Bumping this thread. I admit to having Googled the answer, and I really don't think anyone's going to guess it. It's not a place I've heard of anyway.

 

...............and according to Wikipaedia it is only believed he was buried there - no marked grave!

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On 17/10/2017 at 3:28 AM, me N u said:

As nobody else has had a go.

We are not sure of the exact meaning or the exact area in question, but believe it has something to do with convicts being taken to the public execution area and being allowed to stop for "a final refreshment" en route.

That's close enough for a ding.

On our recent visit to London we were told, by a tour guide, that it refered to prisoners being taken by wagon to the gallows along the road from newgate prison to Tyburn (somewhere near Marble Arch). They were, it was said, allowed to stop at a pub for one last drink - "one for the road". If a prisoner chose not to take up the offer he remained "on the wagon" .

Over to you.

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