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wow. didn't expect that. It was a guess from a line of a rhyme I heard years ago. "Where Noah, Japhet, Ham and Shem probably look after them". I don't remember the rest of it. Then I thought about the 2x2 so added their partners.

I'll have to think something up and it won't be football related.

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Has everyone sailed away?  Or are you all up a creek without a paddle?  I learned this interesting fact from a quiz last year & it did have almost everyone (including me at the time) stumped, which is probably why I have remembered it.

 

I don't recall seeing Timothy & Pru on this one.  

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When I learned of it last year I looked it up on a map & realised I had seen it many years ago on a visit to the area.  Had not known then of it's ancient origin.  Cannot really give any more clues without giving it away so if no-one gets it I will hand over to MartyB in 24 hours.

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7 hours ago, Optimist on the run said:

I have to admit, I've now Googled for an answer, and still can't find anything. Perhaps a hint would be helpful.

 

I just googled Bridgwater Canal and got the wrong one!  Googling Bridgwater Worsley Canal gave me a wikipaedia entry with a very brief mention of the vessels concerned'

 

MartyB mentions the Tom Puddings - cube like craft pushed or pulled in long chains by a motor - and searcherdog says he knew the why but only part of the what.

 

I am off on my hols soon so I'll give you the answer - They were called Starvationers - because the ribs of the vessel were built strongly to cope with the wear and tear of hauling minerals, and they stuck out!

 

Here's a tie breaker - much easier I think - for Optimist, MartyB and searcherdog:

 

The longest flight of locks on an English Canal is, I believe, the Caen Hill Flight.

 

On which canal is it?    3......2.......1.....GO!

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32 minutes ago, dodgydaved said:

 

Here's a tie breaker - much easier I think - for Optimist, MartyB and searcherdog:

 

The longest flight of locks on an English Canal is, I believe, the Caen Hill Flight.

 

On which canal is it?    3......2.......1.....GO!

 

The only longest flight I know is the Tardebigge flight near Worcester. I opened and closed every one of the 30 locks and walked (err, ran) most of the 2+ miles as our boss was quicker than me.   I haven't experienced the Caen Hill flight so pass.

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21 hours ago, searcherdog said:

 

The only longest flight I know is the Tardebigge flight near Worcester. I opened and closed every one of the 30 locks and walked (err, ran) most of the 2+ miles as our boss was quicker than me.   I haven't experienced the Caen Hill flight so pass.

 

Longest flight I ever did was Hatton - and that was hot & thirsty work :):):)

 

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On 5/1/2019 at 6:18 AM, MartyBartfast said:

Thanks.

 

The Blue Peter is also the name of a signal flag, which appears in the message below:


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What does this message say?

Warning. OT. In those days was there a way of encrypting  signals as they would visible to the enemy?

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On 5/14/2019 at 12:37 AM, colleda said:

Warning. OT. In those days was there a way of encrypting  signals as they would visible to the enemy?

It was a code known only to the British fleet. The code had been changed in 1803, two years before Trafalgar,  as the previous code book had been captured by the French. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England_expects_that_every_man_will_do_his_duty

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On 5/15/2019 at 6:20 PM, MartyBartfast said:

OK me hearties, looks like searcherdog isn't going to take up the baton so.....

 

3...

2...

1...

 

Go

 

first one in gets to set the next question.

Sorry everybody. I didn't get any computer notification from this thread. Yes, communication by flag would have been quicker.  My computer has been very sick after several updates disagreed with it and it's taken me ages to get back to almost working order.

And no, I don't know SuperTed's sidekick so I look forward to reading the answer.

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