Settlement Association

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  1. DerekC

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    Market Rasen was close to the epicentre of the 2008 earthquake, felt across a lot of central England. The previous one of similar magnitude was in 1984, centred about 18km beneath Llithfaen, Gwynedd
     
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    Nefyn also lies on the route of the B4417 road.
     
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    They won 4 -2 away from home.

    Staying with football (but back on topic) Nefyn FC play in the Gwynedd League, the fifth tier of Welsh football. Their next match is against Waunfawr FC, whose ground is across the Afon Seion from Caernarfon.
     
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    Caernarfon has hosted the National Eisteddfod of Wales no less than seven times. Cardiff has achieved the same score.
     
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    On 6th July 1889, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 – 1898), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on four occasions, received the Freedom of the City of Cardiff, the second person to do so.

    He died at Hawarden Castle, Hawarden, Flintshire in 1898.
     
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    Criccieth church is also dedicated to St Deiniol. He was the first Bishop of Bangor. He died in 584AD and is buried on Bardsey.
     
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    Heading NE on the A497 Porthmadog road the first place one comes to is actually Pentrefelin
     
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    Robert Isaac Jones (Alltud Eifion) (1815-1905) was a poet, antiquarian, editor and publisher, who was born in Pentrefelin. He spent a large part of his life in Tremadog, near Porthmadog, Gwynedd.
     
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    Tremadog was founded by William Madocks, sometime MP for Chippenham. (Interestingly he is buried in the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, but I think that's out of bounds for this game)
     
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    Luckington in Wiltshire also lies on the line of the River Avon.
     
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    The actor John Thaw and his wife (the actress Sheila Hancock) bought a 17th century house in Church Road, Luckington in 1990 and lived there until his death in 2002. John Thaw was born in Longsight, Manchester in 1942.

    ("Get your trousers on, you're nicked ...!")
     
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    Birmingham also has a Jain temple.
     
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    The river running through Birmingham is called the River Rea.

    A different River Rea runs through the market town and civil parish of Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire.
     
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    Hobson's brewery in Cleobury produces a mild ale, which was once chosen to be guest beer in the bar of the House of Commons, situated in Westminster.
     
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    Ely was also a Liberty - i.e. an area under the jurisdiction of someone other than the King
     
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    Ripon also has an Anglican cathedral.
     
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    Boroughbridge.is also on the River Ure
     
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    Binchester also lies on the line of the Roman road known as Dere Street.
     
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    Given Binchester's connection to the Romans, it has a Fort dating from that period.

    Caerleon, near Newport, also has the remains of a Roman Fort and other buildings.
     
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    Crickhowell also lies on the line of the River Usk.
     
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    The Settlement Association Quiz......Rules:

    • Settlements may be anywhere in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland (Éire), Isle of Man and The Channel Islands.
    • A description of the association should be incorporated in each posting, without simply posting the name only.

    I have shown two of the rules of this quiz as an aid to contestants, especially the second one which is emboldened.
     
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    Newmarket also hosts British Group 1 horse races.
     
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    The area of Suffolk containing Newmarket is nearly an exclave, with only a narrow strip of territory linking it to the rest of the county. The townland of Aughinish (Ireland) in the parish of Oughtmama is a coastal pene-exclave of County Clare, from which it can be accessed by land only by traveling through County Galway.
     
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    Menai Bridge also has a butterfly sanctuary.
     
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    Jane Helen Rowlands (Helen o Fôn, 1891 – 1955) was a Welsh linguist, scholar and missionary. Born in Menai Bridge, part of her education was at Bangor University, Gwynedd.
     
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    Llandudno is another Welsh settlement with a pier.
     
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    St Endellion in Cornwall also has a collegiate church.
     
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    Caerphilly is also the name of a cheese.
     

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