Sorry, I’m running dreadfully late – here it is, the Brownhills Blog New Year 2016 quiz. Get stuck in and see if you can win! Last year’s was a great success, but it didn’t run for long so we’ve had a bit of a format change.
The questions will be released in 2 groups. The first, this group 1-25, are aimed at those who maybe can’t get out so much or aren’t living locally: they can all be answered from research online, either from posts on this blog, my 365daysofbiking tumblr, or by thinking laterally.
I will release a second observation set of questions tomorrow, for the hawkeyes amongst you who like to get out and explore. I will award Backyard Beer prizes (or equivalent) to the winners of each group. As usual, there are also spot prizes of local history or other books for the lateral thinkers or people who stand out.
To give everyone a sporting chance, comments will not open until 6pm, Saturday 2nd January 2016. Answers will close at 9pm, Sunday 10th January 2016, or until every question is answered beforehand.
If many remain unanswered, I’ll award the prizes and leave the remainder open for spot prizes. I would ask that readers not answer the questions based on their content 😉
Remember, this is just for fun!
Points will be awarded to the first person to comment the correct answer to any question. All questions worth one point unless stated. After that, no points will be handed out for answering it again. I will tot up the scores as we go. Answers will only be accepted as comments to this post, and my decision will be open and final.
Remember to include the number of the question in your comment, otherwise it won’t be counted! Answers will only be accepted as comments here – any on Facebook, Twatter or via email will be ignored.
Don’t worry if your comment is held in moderation, I will take the submission time if necessary.
I don’t expect anyone to get lots right. I think the questions are diverse enough that a fairly low score might well win – so do have a go. If the result is a draw, I’ll hold a tie breaker. What form that will take will depend on the result. Please just take a punt, and have fun.
Q1: Whose legs?
Q2: Where did I unexpectedly encounter a goldfish?
Q3: Whose half-brother was Joe Jackson?
Q4: Where is this curiously named edifice?
Q5: Which pig owner could be relied on, and for what?
Q6: What object is on the draftsman’s desk, besides the book as he uses a slide rule?
Q7: Where is this reading room?
Q8: William Bealey Harrison was defeated by two opponents. Who were they? (1 point!)
Q9: Who did David Evans remember as ‘a kindly gentleman’?
Q10: Who’s missing in this tragic list? (1 point)
Q11: Reference the above list. Four are elsewhere. This year we found out where. Tell me the locations of the 4, please? (1 point)
Q12: Where’s this, and what did it remind me of?
Q13: A Knight and a Baron were on the Committee, but who was the secretary?
Q14: Where was one casualty treated before being brought down on a sliding ladder?
Q15: What event was this happy chap attending?
Q16: David Evans prefers the real thing to pale imitations. What am I talking about?
Q17: Where is this, and what does it mean?
Q18:What, according to one prominent commenter here, was a Twopenny Dip?
Q19: What’s the number of Morning Star?
Q20: This bonny baby is a long time friend of the blog. Who is it?
Q21: What was D7023 and where did it end up?
Q22: Why was it ironic that the Chief Superintendent’s wife was Joe’s aunt?
Q23: What are these?
Q24: How much was the Brooks B17 Standard on special offer for the event?
Q25: When were the canal basins at Brownhills Station officially completed?