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This thread seems to have ground to a halt. If no-one minds, I will provide a question to get things moving again.

What is the name of the bank which is now part of HSBC that had a logo that was a golden griffin surrounded by gold coins?

If MartyBartfast wants to set a question - it is their turn after all - then please go ahead and everyone ignore mine.

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On 10/2/2020 at 6:24 AM, colleda said:

Stephenson's "Rocket" was a game changer in steam locomotives.. It was followed by the less than successful "Invicta". What was the name of the next loco that spent 10 years on the Liverpool/Manchester line?

Hint needed?

Venus & Mars.

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Just now, RJx2 said:

OK then, is it my second thought... planets?

Close enough for a ding.

It was the Planet. It was the first locomotive to use internal cylinders and a steam dome. It could do the 30 miles Liverpool to Manchester in an astonishing (in those days) one hour.

Your turn.

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4 hours ago, RJx2 said:

Thank you. Sticking with Australia, the Olympic Games have been held there twice. The second time was in 2000. In what year were they first held there?

Too easy. I'll wait and see if anyone else wants a shot at this.

BTW, It was also the same year television started in Australia.

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