100 years since the end of the First World War (1914 -1918)

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 6th November 2018                                                                                         


   Cold Wind to Valhalla


        Furrowed Brows  


   The Slabheads


        Screwback in Anger


   We were Monty's Molluscs


       The Dangerous Brothers



   Salmon and Garfunkel


        Recycled Empties



        Just to let those who may not know, but John & Helen are embarking on a World Cruise next week; they will be away until the first week of March 2019.

            John has compiled all the quizzes, leaving the running of the Quiz in my capable hands, (well we will have to see about that). As you know the Quiz is pretty well self running, but we do rely on the good will of teams and players in providing QM's, particularly after Christmas.

          To this weeks Quiz - It certainly was a 'Cold Wind to Valhalla' as 'Furrowed Brows' felt the full force of their opponents knowledge, even without Andy, who is recovering at home after an op (we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery), they gave no quarter. Taking all the Bonus points on offer and only missing out on two Questions -
           Which former Coronation Street actress was elected as an MP?  Ans: Tracy Brabin     
           What is the official name for Black friars?        Ans: Dominicans  
 For info.     Not Benedictine  (They are sometimes called the Black Monks, in reference to the colour of their habits).  

          Meanwhile both 'The Slabheads' and 'Recycled Empties' scored 50 points, while 'We were Monty's Molluscs' were close with 48 points.

          How would you have done,  questions that some of teams did not know the answers to: 

Which Leicestershire fast bowler, who played from 1979 to 1993, got 4 test wickets playing in 3 matches, but got 666 wickets for Leicestershire and over 17,000 runs?

Richard from 'Slabheads' emailed - No wonder no one got the Jonathan Agnew question right. Aggers never scored over 17000 runs. He might of had over 17000 runs scored off his bowling...he is very likely to have scored a maximum of 3000 runs during his batting innings..

From 1968 to 1971 Newcombe won the Wimbledon men's doubles with which player?

What name is given to Robin Hood's Oak tree in Sherwood forest?  (which caught a few out)

What name is given to the American hot sandwich which consists of corned beef, Swiss cheese sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread? It is named after a New York restaurateur.

Name the year in which the following happened. The Sinclair C5 is launched, The Titanic is located and photographed, Clive Ponting resigns after his acquittal, Eastenders starts.

Beryl the Peril was created to star in which comic that was first published in 1953?

In ITV's Downton Abbey the 3 daughters of the Earl were Lady Mary, Lady Edith and what other?

The 18th century battle, the battle of Plassey, was part of which war?

Jon Bonham & John Paul Jones were members of which UK band that first found great success in the very late 60s?

What is the name of the 1938 musical based on The Comedy of Errors?

In which 1944 film does Lauren Bacall make her film debut opposite Humphrey Bogart in a film based on the French island of Martinique?

Jonathan Agnew      Roche     The Reuben sandwich     (not the Great Oak)  Ans: The Major Oak    1985     The Topper      Sybil     The 7 Years War     Led Zepplin      The Boys from Syracuse      To Have or Have Not

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