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by GuyBarry
20 Sep 2020, 20:34
Forum: Never-Ending Games
Topic: Counting
Replies: 2560
Views: 432059

Re: Counting

2894 is a novel written in 1894 by Walter Browne, describing a society of "dominant women and submissive men". Sounds pretty radical for its time!
by GuyBarry
02 Feb 2020, 13:09
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

That's right (in DD/MM/YYYY format). 02/02/2020 is the first palindrome since 21/02/2012.

(No, it was nothing to do with Brexit :) )
by GuyBarry
02 Feb 2020, 10:12
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

An easy one: what happens again today after a gap of nearly eight years?
by GuyBarry
17 Jan 2020, 19:04
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Busiest unstaffed station? :D
by GuyBarry
16 Jan 2020, 11:35
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Busiest unstaffed station?
by GuyBarry
08 Jan 2020, 13:30
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

And that's the correct answer! Well done.

(I've been thinking of turning North Down into a quiz question for ages, and last month's surprise victory for the Alliance Party provided the perfect opportunity. All the stuff about the SDP was a complete red herring!)
by GuyBarry
07 Jan 2020, 20:24
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Any more guesses? Here's a HUGE clue: Two of the parties in question no longer exist, and one other is not currently represented in the House of Commons.
by GuyBarry
06 Jan 2020, 19:24
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Does Portsmouth South count? Within the last 40 years it has had 5 different individuals as MP. 3 were Conservatives, 1 Labour (the current MP) and the fifth was Mike Hancock who was first elected for the SDP, then later elected as a LibDem and who stood as an independent after resigning from the L...
by GuyBarry
06 Jan 2020, 09:31
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

RJSRdg wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 22:59
Are we, for the purposes of this question, counting the Liberals, SDP, and Lib Dems as separate parties
Yes.
Do the Independent Group For Change count?
Yes.
by GuyBarry
05 Jan 2020, 20:47
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Not Brighton Pavilion - that's been Conservative, Labour and Green, but nothing else.

Which member of the "Gang of Four" did you have in mind?
by GuyBarry
04 Jan 2020, 20:54
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Which UK Parliamentary constituency has been held by four different members from four different parties over the last 40 years - one of whom also served as an independent?
by GuyBarry
22 Dec 2019, 19:16
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

I think it's fair to say we're all stumped by this one. Any chance of an answer before Christmas?
by GuyBarry
13 Dec 2019, 09:07
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Correct! (Britain uses the Norwegian spelling "fjord", of course.)
by GuyBarry
10 Dec 2019, 18:47
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

What is New Zealand's one and only spelling which differs from the British (and indeed from the Australian)?
by GuyBarry
07 Dec 2019, 17:51
Forum: Zone 5: Quizzes & Games
Topic: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz
Replies: 296
Views: 71988

Re: Dastardly difficult trivia quiz

Looks as though no one is going to get this, so I'll give you the full quote: "Back home again, that Yorkshire bus-conductress who was sacked last week for calling Pakistani passengers 'stinking ****' has got her job back." They were, amazingly, the first words ever heard on BBC2 . On 20 April 1964 ...