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    General Knowledge Quiz

    I think maybe it's time for a clue. The person that I have in mind died in a town noted for it's seafood, and terrible football team.
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    I can confirm that this person is human. Whilst you are correct in stating that Andrew Fitzgibbon VC is acknowledged to be the youngest person to be awarded a VC (aged 15 years 3 months at the time of the action). He was, as far as I can gather, alive when it was awarded. Captain Chavasse VC...
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    By all accounts I've read Stan Hollis was either had the biggest plums in the world, or was a total madman. Either way theres no denying that he was a hero. Though in common with most of his peers he never saw himself as such. Staying with VCs. Who was the youngest recipient of a posthumous VC?
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    Settlement Association

    Wollaton, Nottingham also has a church dedicated to St Leonard.
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    Hollis? WOII (CSM) Stanley Elton Hollis VC of the Green Howards, PC (171) Reg Hollis of the Metropolitan Police (The Bill). Stan Hollis received the only VC to be awarded for an action on D-Day. He was also noted as the man the Nazis couldn't kill, after surviving several previous wounds. I have...
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    British Transport Police investigating Bird Box challenge on live railway

    According to the byelaws, they can only be subject to a fine "not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale. Level 3 being £1000. Weather that's per offence, or as a whole, I'm not knowledgeable enough to answer. From watching this idiots click baitey channel though it would appear that £1000...
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    I did hear some weirdness regarding people wanting to attend their own funeral. So what they do is hold their own funeral, before they have actually died.
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    Settlement Association

    11 year old Alice Glaston from Little Wenlock was hanged in 1546. The youngest known female to be judicially executed in the UK. The last female to be judicially executed in the UK was Ruth Ellis. Born in Rhyl, Flintshire.
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    1)Ireland (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland), 2)Britain (England/Wales/Scotland), 3)Cyprus (Cyprus/Turkey (disputed)/ UK (Sovereign Base Areas)), 4)Borneo (Malaysia/Indonesia/Brunei), 5)New Guinea (Papua New Guinea/Indonesia)
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    County name and abbreviation discussion (e.g. Hampshire -> Hants)

    You would think so wouldn't you? :D I was on the phone to my insurance company last week, renewing my car insurance. Got to the part where the friendly young lady asked for my address. "00, Street, Clifton, Nottingham", says I......."What county is that in Mr Deltic?" says she. "Suffolk" was...
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    Ok. I'll have one more bash. The Northern Irish one from the clue has to be the M3, which is pretty much just a flyover connecting the A2 to the M2.
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    The M898 is pretty short, somewhere around 1/2 a mile.
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    I've got no questions at the moment. Open Floor.
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    1) Flying Jib 2) Jib 3) Foresail 4) Main Staysail 5) Main Topsail 6) Mizzen Staysail 7) Spanker
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    S.S. Normandie. If memory serves she caught fire. Open floor if correct.

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