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    Settlement Association

    Bontnewydd in English means 'New Bridge'. There is also a Newbridge in Monmouthshire, although its Welsh name is completely different: Trecelyn, 'Settlement of the Holly Trees'.
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    Cryptic clues = station name

    Hmm. I cunningly deduce that the station name includes the word 'and', which narrows it down. And I have learned what a lagomorph is. Edit: More likely, Mycroft will be tut-tutting at the lamentable decline of my deductive powers. No 'and', but the mix of letters resolves itself, perhaps...
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    Hard Times
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    Eight?
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    Settlement Association

    Letchworth was the first 'Garden City', founded in 1903 by Ebenezer Howard. The second of Howard's foundations, in 1920 (and a centenary drowned out by the pandemic) was Welwyn Garden City.
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    Settlement Association

    Wakefield also has a bridge chapel.
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    Cryptic clues = station name

    I've had a crack at this recently, so open floor.
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    Cryptic clues = station name

    Is it Armathwaite? Supply with deathly gear: to arm. Seasonal singer: seem to recall from old books that Carol singers were called 'waits' in ye olde times. Not sure about the 'th'. And just struck me, after ages pondering about Tamworth, Staffordshire and Westminster, that Mr Peel might not be...
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    Any thoughts on the CAM (Cambridge Autonomous Metro)?

    According to the map it is Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro.
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    Settlement Association

    Another village with a WWII- sounding name is Dunkirk, Kent (though the name origin, although obscure, is not in fact related to the 1940 evacuation).
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    Cryptic clues = station name

    Sorry for noticing this so late... East Boldon is absolutely correct. Well done Calthrop.
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    Settlement Association

    Prescot, Merseyside, was also a centre of watch (and also clock) manufacturing.
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    Settlement Association

    Bala lies on Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), beneath the waters of which lies the town of old Bala, drowned to punish the wrongdoings of its ruler, the cruel Prince Tegid Foel. In North Yorkshire is the lake Semerwater. Once a city stood there, to which an old man came seeking sustenance, but he was...
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    Settlement Association

    The bishop's palace at Wells has swans in its moat, trained to ring a bell for food; many more swans (albeit of the non-Pavlovian variety) are found at the swannery in the Dorset village of Abbotsbury.
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    End of the station's word!

    Varna (Bulgaria)
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    Alphabet Stations Challenge

    Gunnersbury
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    Settlement Association

    Shirt manufacture was an important Derry industry. The Co-operative Wholesale Society had a shirt factory at Pelaw, Tyne and Wear, one of a number of CWS undertakings there.
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    Cryptic clues = station name

    Not Manningtree, sorry. Not cardinal in the ecclesiastical sense, a point I would make. The station is not National Rail.
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    Settlement Association

    Margate was also a destination of pleasure trips along the River Thames from London in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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    Cryptic clues = station name

    Not Bowling, I'm afraid, but you are very warm. Not paying attention to the Tom Brown side of the question could be a cardinal error.

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