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    General Knowledge Quiz

    Hampton Court Palace is in the London Borough of Richmond; RBK is 'Royal' due to coronations being held many moons ago. The Coronation Stone being next to the Guildhall over the river Hogsmill. (I used to work for RBK)
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    What did your driving test involve?

    Took my test in June 1971 (as provisional licence was about to expire). About 40 mins around Weybridge, usual emergency stop, turn round in road, reverse around corner, hill start (hand signals too!); no traffic lights in Weybridge then, just 2 zebra crossings. Examiner was very formal of...
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    What did your driving test involve?

    The trouble today is that people are taught how to pass the test, not taught how to drive. There's a big difference!
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    Trivia: shortest time between passing two stations

    A useful conversion is a chain is almost exactly 20 metres (20.1m)
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    Incident at Chalfont & Latimer (21/06)

    Broadly depends on who 'owns' the track. eg Here LU own the track and Chiltern are the 'visitors' so LU systems/rules (tripcocks etc), whereas Wimbledon to Putney is NR and LU the 'visitors' hence NR rules (AWS/TPWS) and tripcocks only required on LU trains.
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    Settlement Association

    OK, point accepted, will withdraw.
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    When the Anderton Boat lift was restored in 2000-2, the redundant metal counterweights were used to make a maze in the visitor center. A better known maze is at Hampton Court, on the other side of the River Thames from the Palace.
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    As Uncle Albert might have said..."during the War..." ? :rolleyes:
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    Settlement Association

    At 330 feet above sea level, the church at Bratton, Wilts is the same elevation.
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    Settlement Association

    Bodmin is also home to St Petroc's Church.
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    Settlement Association

    The Saints' Way long distance path runs through here to Padstow in the north.
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    Settlement Association

    Was the intention, I confused it by adding 'island of' afterwards. Lundy does have a residential population.
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    Settlement Association

    MS Oldenburg provides a ferry service from Bideford to the island of Lundy.
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    Settlement Association

    F1 team McLaren are based in Woking, another team is Williams, based at Grove, Oxfordshire. Edit: Historic note, Woking was also the location of the first crematorium, at St Johns.
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    In his early life, Capt James Cook was a resident of Whitby; previously he lived in Staithes.
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    Stamford Bridge was also the scene of a battle in 1066.
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    Crayford is also on the Roman road from Canterbury to London.
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    Settlement Association

    Filey was also home to a former Butlins holiday camp.
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    Lingfield (Sussex) also has an all-weather racecourse, being the first one in the UK.
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    Settlement Association

    Dundee also has a form of cake, albeit somewhat different to mint cake!

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