Well, this year’s quiz is complete, and we have a winner – the two year reigning champion is Tony Jakeman, who this year came first with a highly creditable 20 points, but team Jakeman did face a sustained challenge from Kate and Andy Dennis amongst others.
Tony Jakeman 20 points
Kate 14 points
Andy Dennis 8 points
Peter 7 points
Clive 4 points
David Evans 2 points
Lynn 2 points
Caz 1 point
Trev in Aus 1 point
Last year, the quiz was easier to solve using Google, so this year I made it harder. I have to say, Tony rose to the challenge beautifully and really has earned his case of Backyard Beer. To find the stuff he did – like the bicycle weathervane in Stonnall and the remarkable Nativity in Brookland Road – was extraordinary. It’s very impressive.
For mounting such a solid challenge, and for some very thorough research, Kate wins a min-keg. I’ll be in touch with all winners in the week to sort details.
Tony also earns a couple of books for really hunting out answers I thought would not happen (The Walter Jones headstone, the woolly Nativity), I also think readers Any Dennis, Peter and Lynn deserve a book prize each too – you all put in such effort. It was great fun.
Thanks to everyone for being up for it, and not taking things too seriously. I agonise over these quizzes and like to be fair – so if I’ve made any glaring errors or suchlike please do get in touch.
Can I also ask, are we up for further quizzes in future, and would you like to see the nature of them changed? I’m open to suggestions. I have enough questions for at least another couple…
Again, thanks, it was great fun. Comment here with your thoughts or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.