Settlement Association

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  1. Ivo

    Ivo Established Member

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    With the Station Association Quiz having gone slightly off the rails of late (pun not intended), it has been suggested that a new quiz to run in parallel to it is created. Thus, as requested by several others, I present to you all

    The Settlement Association Quiz!

    This works in exactly the same manner as the Station Association Quiz, only this thread concentrates on the thousands of inhabited locales instead of their railway stations. As such, a small request has been made in the Station Association Quiz to keep everything in that thread railway-related from here on.

    To give an example, I will compare two settlements in Northern Ireland. From Bangor I would go to Sydenham, because both share their name with a location of similar prominence in Britain.

    And with this in mind, let us begin with the London suburb of Sydenham.

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    Rules:

    • Repeating any of the previous three clues or names of settlements in a link is forbidden (you can of course quote a previous post)
    • Associations provided should be clearly dissimilar to each of the previous three associations.
    • Settlements may be anywhere in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland (√Čire), Isle of Man and The Channel Islands.
    • A description of the association should be incorporated in each posting, without simply posting the name only.
     
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  3. Eagle

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    Sydenham is also a suburb of Royal Leamington Spa
     
  4. Class172

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    Droitwich Spa and Royal Leamington Spa both are spa towns; the latter being a saline spa.
     
  5. district

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    As is Cheltenham.
     
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    Uttoxter also has a racecourse.
     
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    Jcb have a factory in the town also along with Cheadle
     
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    Cheadle is the nearest town to a major theme park, as is Chertsey.
     
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    Chertsey home to some production shots on the film Italian Job, shares this with Coventry as it was also filmed here.
     
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    Coventry lies at one end of the A429; the other end is on the M4 just north of Chippenham.
     
  11. Ivo

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    Chippenham is the local major town to a prominent motor racing facility. The same is also true of Corby.
     
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    Ringwood like Chippenham is a market town situated on a River Avon, albeit a different one to Chippenham.
     
  13. Ivo

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    Um... I know I said this in the other thread, but... Chippenham had been. The new location was Corby.

    To simplify things, one that matches both. Both Ringwood and Corby have a similarly-sized town fairly close by that has a similar reputation for how "nice" a place to visit it is - Christchurch and Kettering. (Unfortunately for Kettering, that's not a good thing.)

    The same can also be said of Battle (the other location being Rye).

    Controversial? Meh.
     
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    Pershore and Battle both have Abbeys, of differing styles.
     
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    Pershore and Ashford (Kent) both have railway stations serving them. ;)
     
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    No that has to be one of the laziest links possible. :roll:

    Ashford and Maidstone are both towns served by the M20.
     
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    Although no longer true from an administrative perspective, Maidstone and Luton are both major hubs of a certain bunch of idiots that Ivo does not like and almost certainly never will.

    What he said! :lol:
     
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    Liverpool, Both have airports where Easyjet have operated.
     
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    Both Liverpool and Birmingham have a road in the city centre by the name of "Paradise Street". Liverpool's is far more important however.

    (Whether Birmingham's really is a paradise or not I doubt, but Liverpool's has been improved greatly of late.)
     
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    York and Birmingham both have unis that I've applied to :D
     
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    :roll:

    Norwich is another fairly (but not overly so) small city that has claimed to be England's Second City before now.
     
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    Like Norwich, Sheffield has a great real ale pub called The Fat Cat
     
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    Sheffield is located in the valley of the River Don as is penistone
     
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    Oban has its own radio station (Oban FM) as does Penistone (Penistone FM)
     
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    Oban shares the same polices as Glasgow (Strathclyde)
     
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    Glasgow has a grid layout in its centre as does Milton Keynes...
     
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    Milton Keynes has Arriva buses as well as Telford.
     
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    Telford buses school pupils to a neighborouring town to attend grammar schools (Newport) as does Sevenoaks (Tunbridge Wells in that case).
     
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    Sevenoaks was a town that suffered greatly at the hands of the 1987 storm. Worthing suffered similar damage.

    To Paul, thank you for joining in; hopefully this awkwardness of the last day or two can be laid to rest now.
     
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    Sevenoaks minus Three Oaks = Four Oaks (Howzat!)
     
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    Four Oaks is a place on the Cross City line with a number in its name just like Five Ways...
     

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