New year quiz 2018 – come on, have a go if you’re up for it!

Hi folks 

If you want to enter this, get in quickly.

To my surprise, very few takers for this quiz at all this year – which has puzzled me as it seems fairly easy, and is usually very popular. I suspect this year I timed it too late.

Unless there is some serious interest in the next 24 hours, I’ll transfer prizes to the photo competition instead, which has had a huge response, I must say.

In short, if you’r e going to have a go, get in there and have a pop, otherwise I’ll close all entries.

Let me know what you think 


This year, it’s easier – the answers are out there. You could win Backyard Beer just for taking a New Year walk on your High Street!

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.

Good luck!

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?

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5 Responses to New year quiz 2018 – come on, have a go if you’re up for it!

  1. Chelsea says:

    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.
    Q15: 3397
    Q17: Tom Clancy. I have a photo as evidence as I got a little confused with the question.
    Q18: 70p.
    Q19: £70.

  2. Chelsea says:

    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!

  3. Right Chelsea, you’ve won a prize, see comments on the main post – still 3 outstanding! Click this link to see the answers comment thread


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