Penny Post September Local Quiz

Welcome to the Penny Post September Quiz – a special one for our 500th weekly newsletter with two special prizes.

First prize: A meal for two and a bottle of house wine and a double room for the night at The Pheasant in Shefford Woodlands. Many thanks to Jack Greenall for this excellent prize.

Second prize: An autumn hamper filled with various local edible treats. Many thanks to all the people who have contributed items to this (full list to follow once the contents are confirmed).

Thanks also to Julie Mungomery for supplying a few of the questions. (It’s worth saying at this point that the quiz is open to anyone, subject to the conditions below, except Julie Mungomery.)

Appetite whetted? OK, this is what you have to do:

• Answer the 25 questions below, all of which have a strongly local theme.
• Email your answers (using the subject ‘Penny Post September Quiz‘) to by 6pm on Monday 6 November 2017.

Two entries will be chosen at random from among the correct ones received and the winners notified by email.

Quiz Questions

A bit cryptic

1   A point of the compass four times along a river.

2   A small French coast, reputedly haunted.

3   A village or a misspelt movie genre?

4   50% to go.

5   No pencils or biros here.

6   Both baked and arboreal.

7   Get thee to a sing-good nunnery (but not any more).

8   Jim Hacker’s near Hungerford.

9   What cold herd is reorganised?

10 An intelligent John-Boy.


11  What happened in Hungerford in 1688?

12 What lasted from 1981 to 2000?

13 What happened in Wantage in 849?

14 What happened near Marlborough in 1804?

15 What place was know as ‘the grave’s head’ in Saxon times?


16 What did Hampstead Norreys, Ramsbury and Membury have in common during WWII?

17 What do David Rendel, Michael Ancram and Robert Jackson have in common?

18 What do Patrick Macnee, Cozy Powell and Jenny Pitman have in common?

19 What do William Morris, Sir Nigel Gresley and the Duchess of Cambridge have in common?

20 What do Michael Bond, Sebastian Faulks and Richard Adams have in common?


21 What had an average of 1.562 miles between stops?

22 What is 156.2 miles long?

23 What is 668 square miles and was created in 1972?

24 What was 62 miles long, opened in 1810 and abandoned in 1914?

25 What was used about 372,000 times between April 2015 and March 2016?


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