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  1. Xenophon PCDGS

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    Buxton (Poole's Cavern) and Wookey (Wookey Hole Caves) both have dramatic underground features.
     
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    Malvern and Buxton both had brands of bottled water named after them.
     
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    Malvern has been the home of two British musical luminaries; Cher Lloyd off of X Factor, and Sir Edward Elgar, British composer and Master of the King's Musick, who lived much of his life around Malvern. Sir Edward Elgar had two locomotives named after him (Cher Lloyd hasn't yet, but I trust FGW will be on to it soon), and of those, no. 50007 can today be found at the Midland railway, Butterley, Derbyshire. :lol:
     
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    I regret to say that I feel a less interesting one coming on.

    Derby is the traditional main centre of Derbyshire (duh!). Of course, whether that is still true with Derby being unitary is another matter.
     
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    The Rolls Royce Merlin Engine was designed and built in Derby, most famously the Merlin powered the Spitfire, the main manufacturing site for which was at Castle Bromwich.
     
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    Castle Howard and Castle Bromwich are prefiixed by a defensive structure.
     
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    Howards' Way, the famous 1980s BBC yachting dramasoap, was filmed predemonantly in the vicinity of Bursledon, hampshire. :p
     
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    You have come up with a somewhat difficult one here......

    In the 12th century, Baxenden (now famous for Hollands Pies) was known by another name, (Bastanedenclough), whereas Bursledon was also known in the 12th century by a different name, (Brixendona)
     
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    A chemical factory by the name of Baxenden can be found in Droitwich Spa by the railway station.
     
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    Droitwich and Cheltenham are both Spa towns.
     
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    Worcester also has a racecourse
     
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    Worcester and Cas-gwent both have racecourses.
     
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    Ha! trying to be devious, are we. Well, Cas-gwent :roll: is approximately 30 miles by means of the A48 from Glevum. :lol:
     
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    The A48 runs through both Glevum and Caerdydd. ;)
     
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    ....and Abertawe. :D:D
     
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    Pen-y-Bont-an-Ogwr (I think that's right) is also bypassed by the M4.
     
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    Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr (in Sir Forgannwg) is a large non-Roman settlement on a Roman road, like Milton Keynes.
     
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    Telford and Milton Keynes became "new towns" under the Government "third-wave" of such developments between 1967-1970.
     
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    As did Newtown, Monts.

    The act designating it as such is the amusingly-named Newtown New Town Order 1967. :lol:
     
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    Shrewsbury and Newtown are both on the route of the river Severn.
     
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    I missed all the Welsh :(

    Dorchester is also a county town in a county whose name is derived from the settlement but not actually named "[Settlement]shire".
     
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    Tesco Dorchester was designed partially in collaboration with Prince Charles.

    Or as he's also known, the Duke of Rothesay.
     
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    Portree is also a town on a Scottish Island.
     
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    Defford, a small village roughly halfway between Evesham and Great Malvern, also has a name that is almost identical to a location in Pokémon :lol:

    For those who don't know, which is probably all of you, the Third Generation area of Hoenn has places in it called Dewford Town and Fortree City.
     
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    Jodrell Bank and Defford are part of the MERLIN radio telescope network.
     
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    :shock: I had to look that up (it's not even in my Atlas, although I suspect that it's in my large scale one)...

    The B5392 runs from Jodrell Bank to the outskirts of Macclesfield.
     
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    Am I too old at 66 to ask if Ash and Misty are still entering the contests?

    Anyway, back to the quiz.....Leigh and Macclesfield both have a silk-weaving tradition.
     
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    :shock: You can never be too old to ask something like that! :p I can't say I expected it though. Seen as you did ask, Misty left the series in 2003, and it hasn't been the same without her :cry: She is far and away my favourite human character from the franchise, and - :oops: - the only fictional character I have ever had a crush on. One of her favourite Pokémon, Starmie*, also serves as my personal favourite (again by an absolute mile), only she never really knew how to use it, whereas I do all too well...

    As an amusing little add-on to this, there was once a Live show, a musical, which was sadly canned before its first showing over here. In it, Misty gave a beautiful song about love (about Ash obviously, although this is never actually referenced in the lyrical majority of the piece, only the non-lyrical introduction and conclusion), which I know by heart. Amazingly, it is the only "pop" song in existence I can say that for! Lyrics below :lol:

    Oh, and no prizes for guessing what has just been given the honour of the first media to have been played on my new laptop! :D

    Unfortunately the actual MP3 file is too large to upload. It is, or at least was, available as a free download though. In Germany however, it was released as a commercial single!

    *I am now highly tempted to change my avatar, having had my Solo pic for ages and now had two others in four weeks. Again, no prizes for guessing what to!


    Where Leigh is projected to have a BRT system in the near future (why...?), Crawley already does.
     

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  29. Xenophon PCDGS

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    Both Rhuddlan and Crawley have had human settlement activity since the Stone Age.
     
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    The local major centre to Rhuddlan is Rhyl.
     

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