Hey folks, a little later than hoped it’s the 2018 Brownhills Blog New Year Quiz – and don’t forget the photo competition is also running alongside, and similarly has beer and book prizes to be won!
Had some great photos sent in so far which I’ll post up in a gallery tonight.
On with the quiz – I will award a Backyard Beer prize (or equivalent) to the person who gets most questions right – there is a maximum of 20 points.
You don’t have to be an egghead to win, this year all questions apart from one can be answered simply by taking a walk through Brownhills and Walsall Wood High Streets (and immediate areas) with your eyes open!
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 at the end. Answers will only be accepted as comments to the quiz posts, and my decision will be open and final.
I will close the quiz at 12 noon, Sunday 7th January 2018.
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.
Q1: Where are these cones?
Q2: Where in Brownhills High Street am I watched by a panda while I wait?
Q3: How much is a small sausage and chips special at Marios?
Q4: There is a springlike house name plaque in one shop window in Walsall Wood High Street. What is it?
Q5: These ornamental lights are in a display stand in a Brownhills shop window. What’s the brand on the top of the stand?
Q6: If I bought a magazine from the left hand of the top shelf in Downes Newsagents, what would it be about? (No, no, no you dirty people… not that)
Q7: If waffles are red, milkshakes are blue and cakes are green, what’s yellow?
Q8: Where’s Crunchie?
Q9: What is the green wall display in the Library advertising?
Q10: What is the phone number on the container behind Kwik Fit?
Q11: What is the place sign pictured in the images hanging on the wall in Costa?
Q12: Where is this odd metalwork? A bonus point if you can tell me what it’s purpose is?
Q13: If I wanted to make a phone call between Brownhills and Walsall Wood (and we’re not sure which of the two places it’s in) what would be the call box phone number?
Q14: What colour is the lava lamp on the counter of Monkey Vapes in the Wood High Street?
Q15: What is the location number of the Defibrillator near the High Street in Brownhills?
Q16: Steps through a gate. A wee bit Peter Saville. Where?
Q17: Which author’s books are on the right-hand end of the third shelf up of the third shelf unit on the left as you enter Brownhills Library from outside in the yard?
Q18: How much can I add a poached egg for at Brownhills Coffee House?
Q19: How much is the fine if I over stay parking at Aldi, Brownhills?
Q7 cookie dough
Correct! You have one point. It’s the colours of the dessert selections of the sign of the new Dessert Shop in Church Road.
Diane, 1 point
Q 1 Tesco
Q1 nope, sorry
q19 Correct, the release fee is £70, the robbing gits.
Q3 Is it £1.90.
Close, but no cigar, sorry!
Well done old chap – hard to read as it’s washing off in the rain. One point
Q2 chopsticks and wok takeaway
Yes – result. Wondered who’d pot the panda stencil on the wall above the counter.
Q16: Brownhills community centre.
Q14: yellow and red.
No, sorry, not when I saw it.
Q.5 Nordic candles
Not quite. Close, sorry
Q1 Streetriders training pad rest of Brownhills Community Centre
Yep – it’s the cones used for motorbike training in the old school yard
Try a guess
Q.6 Bike magazine
Q. 3 £1.80
Q.9 Slimming club
Q.11 Old Barbridge Strreet
Q.19 most Aldi car park fine £70
Q3 wrong direction
Q9 not the one I’m after
Q10 Almost, but no
Q18 no, sorry
Q19 yup, you bagged that earlier
Q4 5 Crocus Lane in the window of Ashcroft Memorials
Q13 01543 373611 Lindon road by the Wheel
Q14 Blue main colour with yellow lava in a silver lamp
Now, we clearly have an explorer on the case
Q4 Yes. I’d love to know the story there
Q13 Superb, yes. Surprised to see the box still exists
Q14 yes, that’s how I saw it
Q10 08007319878 Mobile Mini
Correct – one of the few answerable using online maps
Q11 Old Paradise Street London Borough of Lambeth
Q3 Small sausage and chips special £2.00 or £1.30 on the kids menu
You got it. Lynn was so close
Q18 poached or fried egg 70p
Cooking on gas now -0 easy as the menu is in the window
Q12 disabled ramp to shop at 13 Silver Court
Q16 Stairs to Silvercourt dental practice taken through the door
Both correct. The purpose of the metalwork is not what one might thing, and you probably need to as a youth. It’s connected to a shop that used to be where Smartronic is now.
Thanks all – keep going and I’ll do some marking and tips later tonight!
Q10:0800 731 9878
Tony pipped you there, sorry!
Q5 Nordic Lights
Q6 Railway Magazines
Brilliant, thank you. I liked the thought of folk going in Downes and looking nervously at the top shelf
Nope. Tony got that one – Crocus Lane, who I think is one of Superman’s girlfriends
Q17 there’s two sides and an end to that unit, but I’m going with Stella Rimington
Yes! Well done
Q9 Back in the Day old photos of the ‘hills.
Q12 Bonus. To maintain the stability of the wall. Is the ramp built straight on the slabs with no proper footings? The metalwork holds it together
Q16 Is also some Peter Saville artwork for Bob’s upcoming debut solo album ‘The Tooth, the Whole Tooth and nothing but the Tooth’
Q9 no, sorry. Green display, red writing.
Q12 No, it’s really more bizarre than that
Q16 hah! That’s been unchanged since I was a nipper…
Right, some marking. First up, reader Chelsea submitted the following answers on the other quiz post:
January 10, 2018 at 8:45 am
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Q1: The traffic cones are on the car park at The Lamp/Brownhills Activity Centre.
Q6: A railway magazine.
Q7: Cookie dough is yellow.
Q9: Back in the Day.
Q17: Tom Clancy. I have a photo as evidence as I got a little confused with the question.
January 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm (Edit)
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Just returned from another research mission!
Q4: The springlike house name plaque is 5 Crocus Lane in the window of Ashcroft Memorials.
Q13: The callbox number located on the corner of Clayhanger Road/London Road is 01543 373611.
Q14: The top and bottom of the lava lamp is silver. The liquid looks blue/purple from outside. It wasn’t switched on and I couldn’t go inside as I had the dog with me, who was no help whatsoever!
Chelsea, Tony beat you to those, you were late but got many right. I’m going to sort a special spot prize for you for being a sport and taking part. Stay tuned
Right just 3 to go.
Crunchie? Need to look around. Morris could see him it he strained I think.
The green display has red writing, okay?
The metalwork is to prevent an activity.
Cheers all – Bob
Any errors, shout up:
Q12 to prevent skateboarders grinding on the brickwork
Sorry for the delay in returning to this!
Yes, correct. They appeared during the lifetime of a skateboard shop where SMartronic is now, called I believe ‘Demon Decks’
Q 9 was Winter Warmers advertising winter books and recipes but the display has changed this week to Back in the day. Lovely lady who works in the library told us when we went in.
Cheers, correct. I chose that one as I thought it had a life beyond Christmas. Bugger. I knew either Downes would have a move around or that would happen. Well done. In that case I’ll also award a point to Chelsea who got the current display.
Q8 Crunchie is above a doorway at B&M Brownhills, visible from the roundabout
Very well spotted, Tony you and family stormed this – well done!