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  1. fowler9

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    A town to the north end of a north western city in the UK's commuter belt shares its name with a town at the north end of a Queensland cities commuter belt. What is the seemingly inappropriate name.
     
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    I find myself concurring that if he had truly never meant to write a full ACW book; then his dropping the numerous fascinating and tantalising brief hints in other novels, was a bit cruel. Perhaps he was consciously trying to imitate his creation, in behaviour...

    (New) Brighton???
     
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    Incorrect alas.
     
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    No mate, sorry.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    You are both in the right direction by looking at the Merseyrail Network.
     
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    Southport is correct. Right up at the north end of Liverpools kind of urban area and also up at the north end of Gold Coast (Not as far north in the area as Southport in the UK is). Am sure the names stem back from times when they weren't part of a larger urban area. Your floor.
     
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    The town of Valmiera in Latvia has a connection with which transport journalist ?

    Bonus points for explaining the connection
     
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    Christian Wolmar -- author of Blood, Iron & Gold and sundry other works? "Wolmar" is the German form of the name Valmiera: Germans played a big part in that part of the world, for centuries. The author's parents were from "thereabouts", though not actually from Latvia.
     
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    Correct.

    There is also a "Hotel Wolmar" in Valmiera.

    Your Haneastic League member ...
     
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    Question about a US State.

    Its name -- depending on which source one prefers -- either means in a Native American language, "the sun coming down from the mountains"; or it has no meaning at all in any language: was dreamt up out of thin air -- just thought to sound good -- by the long-ago promoter of the area as a territory of the USA; which chap proceeded accordingly, to "sell" the name.

    Which is the State referred to here?
     
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    No; but you're very warm.
     
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    Utah?
     
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    Getting a very little bit colder...
     
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    Correct ! Your outrageous pitch to make to Congress...
     
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    Sticking with Idaho (a lovely place to visit and highly recommended)

    There are tens of thousands of sports fields in the USA but what is unique about one in Idaho and who plays there?
     
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    Cricket - The Idaho Gentleman's XI?
     

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