Rare Entries XV- Milton Keynes

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Rare Entries XV- Milton Keynes

Post by tractakid » 26 May 2012, 12:36

Answers may be found from online sources, questions with an asterisk use the 2012 official city atlas (Heron publishing) as a source, (an outdated version IS (legally) browsable online), although the information should be researchable elsewhere. 'Milton Keynes' is defined to be the urban area inside the original 1967 designated area boundary, not the unitary authority of the same name.

1) Name a railway station currently in operation in Milton Keynes.
2) Name a lake situated in Milton Keynes*
3) Name an even numbered vertical grid road in Milton Keynes (give the name and number)*
4) Name a roundabout where 2 horizontal or 2 vertical grid roads meet in Milton Keynes.*
5) Name a settlement found in the Domesday Book who's location is inside Milton Keynes.
6) Name any act to have played the National Bowl since the beginning of 2011 (headline or support)
7) Name one of the estates in Milton Keynes, beginning with K (Estates are usually, not always, 1 grid square)*
8) Name a classified A or B road within Milton Keynes*
9) Name any of the football managers of the MK Dons, since the name change.
10) Name any shop in the Centre MK or Midsummer Place shopping centres that offers bra fitting.


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Post by tractakid » 28 May 2012, 23:28

Just a little bump to say, I have received 3 entries so far, keep them coming!
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Post by tractakid » 01 Jun 2012, 15:06

2 and a bit days left. I haven't recieved any entries in a couple of days now, so if you're intending to submit, do it soon!
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Post by tubeguru » 01 Jun 2012, 15:49

More points for me!
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Post by tractakid » 03 Jun 2012, 14:34

2 and a half hours to go. Get your last minute answers in if you have them!
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Post by tubeguru » 03 Jun 2012, 15:41

How many entries have you had for this one?
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Post by tractakid » 03 Jun 2012, 16:23

7, so far. Not bad.
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Post by tubeguru » 03 Jun 2012, 16:41

Quick question - are all my answers actually correct and valid?
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Post by Going Underground » 03 Jun 2012, 16:45

tubeguru wrote:Quick question - are all my answers actually correct and valid?
I have that worry too :roll:
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Post by tractakid » 03 Jun 2012, 16:56

Neither of you. 1 incorrect answer each.
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Post by tubeguru » 03 Jun 2012, 17:18

I'll be ready to argue a little later, once the results are in ... :roll:
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Post by tractakid » 03 Jun 2012, 19:17

1) Name a railway station currently in operation in Milton Keynes.

Bow Brickhill (Tubeguru)
Milton Keynes Central (Jamesthegill, Starkey7, Scrxisi, Going Underground)
Wolverton (The Raven)
Bletchley (Sam)

Unused: Fenny Stratford, and if anyone had been daring enough to submit 'Willen' (for the miniature railway) I would have accepted! (I didn't specify national rail)

2) Name a lake situated in Milton Keynes*

Caldecotte (Jamesthegill, Sam)
Lodge (Starkey7)
Willen: (The Raven, Going Underground)
Furzton (Scrxisi)

Incorrect: Bradwell (Tubeguru) (Situated outside the boundaries of MK)

Unused: Tongwell, Walton, Blue Lagoon, Newfoundout, Teardrop, Mount Farm.

3) Name an even numbered vertical grid road in Milton Keynes (give the name and number)*

V2 Tattenhoe Street (Tubeguru)
V10 Brickhill Street (Sam)
V6 Grafton Street (Scrxisi, Going Underground)

Incorrect: Upper Fourth Street (Jamesthegill) V2 Grafton Street (Starkey7) North Six Street (The Raven)

Unused: V4 Watling Street, V8 Marlborough Street

4) Name a roundabout where 2 horizontal or 2 vertical grid roads meet in Milton Keynes.*
Northfield (Tubeguru, Sam, Scrxisi)

Incorrect: Rooksley (Jamesthegill) Portway (Starkey7) North Secklow (The Raven) H9 Groveway (Going Underground)

Unused: Marlborough, Granby, Kingston.

5) Name a settlement found in the Domesday Book who's location is inside Milton Keynes.

Woughton (Tubeguru)
Wolverton (Jamesthegill, Sam, Scrxisi)
Simpson (The Raven)

Incorrect: Bletchley (Starkey7) Caldecotte (Going Underground)

Unused: Quite a few...

6) Name any act to have played the National Bowl since the beginning of 2011 (headline or support)

Death Cab for Cutie (Tubeguru)
Jimmy Eat World (Jamesthegill, Scrxisi)
Foo Fighters (The Raven, Going Underground)

Incorrect: Genesis (Starkey7) Jamiroquai (Sam)

Unused: Biffy Clyro, Hot Rats, Tame Impala.

7) Name one of the estates in Milton Keynes, beginning with K (Estates are usually, not always, 1 grid square)*
Kents Hill (Tubeguru, The Raven, Sam, Scrxisi)
Knowlhill (Going Underground)

Incorrect: Kensington (Jamesthegill) Loughton (Starkey7)

Unused: Kents Hill Park, Kiln Farm, Kingsmead, Kingston

8) Name a classified A or B road within Milton Keynes*

B4034 (Tubeguru, The Raven, Sam)
A5 (Starkey7, Scrxisi, Going Underground)

Incorrect: A1 (Jamesthegill)

Unused: A421, A422, A509, A5130, A4146

9) Name any of the football managers of the MK Dons, since the name change.
Stuart Murdoch (Tubeguru)
Paul Ince (Jamesthegill, The Raven, Sam, Scrxisi)
Karl Robinson (Going Underground)

Incorrect: Winkleman (Starkey7)

Unused: Jimmy Gilligan, Danny Wilson, Martin Allen, Roberto di Matteo.

10) Name any shop in the Centre MK or Midsummer Place shopping centres that offers bra fitting.
La Senza (Tubeguru)
Marks and Spencer (Jamesthegill, The Raven)
Ann Summers (Sam, Scrxisi, Going Underground)

Incorrect: Debenhams (Starkey7)

Unused: BHS, Bravissimo, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Mothercare, Pepperberry.

Apologies to Sam, who I incorrectly informed had a full set of correct answers- initially I made the (I assume) same mistake that she did when reading about Jamiroquai on the Wiki.

Going Underground- feel free to dispute the Domesday question- the source i'm using (http://domesdaymap.co.uk/) doesn't have it listed. This is the question I was least confident marking. Having a glance at your answers- I assumed it would be correct hence my previous post.

Table of scores:

Tubeguru 144
The Raven- 864
Going Underground, Sam- 10,368
Scrxisi- 20,736
Jamesthegill- 442,368
Starkey7- 2,654,208

Winner award- Tubeguru
Most correct answers award- Scrxisi
Stupidest answer award: Starkey7 (Loughton)
Best answer award: Starkey7 (Lodge)
Least understood question award: Q4
Most awesome Tubeforum member from Milton Keynes: tractakid
Most awesome quizmaster: tractakid
Biggest ego award: tractakid

Thank you all for entering! I enjoyed seeing all your answers. I hope you are satisfied in victory Mr Guru.
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Post by tubeguru » 03 Jun 2012, 19:30

I was going to ask you to show me a map of the "boundary" of MK outside of which Bradwell Lake resides, but as I've won I'm wondering if I can be bothered.

OK, go on - prove to me that it's outside the "boundary", as you define it.
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Post by tractakid » 03 Jun 2012, 19:35

tubeguru wrote:I was going to ask you to show me a map of the "boundary" of MK outside of which Bradwell Lake resides, but as I've won I'm wondering if I can be bothered.

OK, go on - prove to me that it's outside the "boundary", as you define it.
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Red hashed line is the boundary.
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