The Penny Post Weekly Challenge

Welcome to our weekly challenge that tests how well you know our local area. See answers below. If you would like to submit a local photo challenge please email Penny at penny@pennypost.org.uk

23/7/20

Where is this bridge and what is its name?

 

 

 

Thanks to Karen Kirton for submitting the photo.

16/7/20

Where is this spot?

 

 

Thanks to Forbes Stevenson for submitting the photo.

9/7/20

Where is this building and what is it called?

 

2/7/20

Where is this and when were these photos taken?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Jo Hutchings for submitting.

 

25/6/20

Where is this building and what is it?

 

 

18/6/20

There are over two-dozen named Oaks in Savernake Forest near Marlborough – which is this one?

 

 

Many thanks to Derek Pinchen for submitting this week’s challenge.

 

11/6/20

Where is this building and what is it called?

4/6/20

Where is this level crossing?

28/5/20

Where is this church?

21/5/20

Where is this clock?

14/5/20

In which local town is this bridge?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Peter Orr Photography

7/5/20

In which local town is this park and what is it called?

23/4/20

What are these?

Thanks to Forbes Stephenson for submitting the photo.

16/4/20

Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?


9/4/20

What are these?

Clue: the round sections are approx 3mm across.

2/4/20

What is this?

Clue: It is approximately 5 cm long and comes from a plant.

What is this?

Clue: It is approximately 5 cm long and is edible.

Answers

23/7/20

The Monkey Bridge over the Kennet & Avon Canal in Newbury

16/7/20

View of the Kennet & Avon Canal facing St Lawrence’s Chuch in Hungerford

9/7/20

The Old Bluecoat School in Thatcham

2/7/20

Aldbourne Pond – first photo from the 1915 floods. Second one from 1975.

25/6/20

The Isbury or Estbury Almshouses date from 1502 when John Estbury was granted a license by Henry VII to found a chantry and almshouses for ten old men in Lambourn.

18/6/20

The Amity Oak which is one of the easiest named Oaks to find in Savernake Forest as it is marked on Ordnance Survey maps just off the A4 a couple of miles east of Marlborough.  At over 200 years old, it is thought to have been planted as a boundary maker for the parishes of Savernake, Little Bedwyn and Mildenhall and its name may refer to the ‘amity’ which arose when access restrictions through the forest were lifted in the late 18th Century.  Another theory is that it derives from ‘Emmety’ or ‘Ant-covered’.

11/6/20

Lains Barn near Wantage which can be hired for events (and is now re-open for viewings).

4/6/20

Kintbury Level Crossing

28/5/20

St Peter’s Church in Marlborough, home to a lovely craft shop and coffee shop in normal times.

21/5/20

The clock tower of Hungerford Town Hall, one of only two privately owned Town Halls in the whole country. It is owned by the Town and Manor of Hungerford.

14/5/20

Newbury Bridge (the first known bridge, originally constructed of wood, built over the River Kennet in the Middle Ages).

7/5/20

Betjeman Millenium Park in Wantage

23/4/20

Photo: plant pots at a garden centre

16/4/20

Riddle Answer: An egg

 

9/4/20

Answer: a set of electric guitar strings. Here is the other end of the strings:

guitar strings curly end

2/4/20

Answer: the skin of one half of a pea pod, which furls up naturally as it dries. 

Here is the skin of a whole pod (which can’t furl as tightly):

Answer: a strip of egg membrane.

Out of the shell, the dry membrane is very smooth and you can write on it like paper.

5/4/20

Photo Caption Challenge

We found this sprouting potato in the bottom of the fridge and had a play in Photoshop. What do you think is going on here…???

Suggestions so far:

– argument in the queue for the first hairdresser to re-open

– “Talk to the hand”!

– “I am not Joe-king, two meters!”

“you’re not coming in, even if the chips are down”

We’re supposed to be practising social distancing. Keep away! 

– Diana Ross and the Supremes: ‘stop in the name of love, before you break my heart!!’

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