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Post by feathers on Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:50 pm

Never heard of Standedge tunnel before Jean.......but I know what it is now, thanks to Google! Cool

So, no, it isn't!

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Post by saunders on Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:46 pm

Can we have a clue please Joy Rolling Eyes
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Post by feathers on Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:52 pm

Righto, here's a clue! This place is about 3,500 miles from here....any help? Cool

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Post by saunders on Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:29 pm

Is It In Canada?
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Post by saunders on Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:18 pm

Is It the tunnel behind Niagara Falls?
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Post by feathers on Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:49 pm

Obviously a helpful clue! Congratulations Jean, you're quite right.

We did the Journey Behind the Falls when we were in Canada in 2007.
It was spectacular.....happy days! Very Happy

https://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/journey-behind-the-falls.html

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Post by saunders on Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:53 pm

I remember you having your trip to Canada Joy.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by saunders on Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:56 pm



Three questions Rolling Eyes

The name of the river
The name of the bridge
and where It Is?
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Post by Weneki32 on Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:04 pm

Well I can see it is The Thames Very Happy but I cannot answer the other two questions, can anyone else help please?

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Post by saunders on Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:37 pm

Ha ha Wendy your eyes are sharper than mine.........I didn't notice that!! Laughing
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Re: General knowledge

Post by VickyS on Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:11 pm

Is it...
The River Thames?
The Tadpole Bridge?
Oxfordshire?
Thank you google!

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Re: General knowledge

Post by saunders on Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:23 pm

Spot on Vicky

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Post by VickyS on Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:44 am



This is probably an easy one.  Where are these sphinxes and why are they there?

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Post by feathers on Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:59 pm

Somewhere in the UK? At a stately home?

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Post by VickyS on Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:30 pm

Yes it is in the UK, Joy, but not at a stately home.

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Post by Susie on Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:53 pm

In a park?

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Post by VickyS on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:00 am

Yes Susie, they are in a park.

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Post by feathers on Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:45 pm

Is this park in England? If so, north or south?

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Post by VickyS on Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:44 pm

It's in England, in the south, Joy. The sphinxes have some prehistoric friends in the park.

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Re: General knowledge

Post by saunders on Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:55 pm

Crystal Palace
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Post by VickyS on Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:55 pm

Yes Jean, you're right, they are in Crystal Palace Park. Why are they in the park?

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Post by saunders on Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:04 pm

I've no Idea Vicky.......it was a lucky guess!!

Does anyone else know?
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Post by feathers on Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:55 pm

Google tells me that they occupy the area where the old exhibition centre was. Don't know why they were put there though......

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Post by VickyS on Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:08 pm

The sphinxes were based on an original red granite Egyptian sphinx in the Louvre and were put there as gatekeepers to the Crystal Palace when it moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham. They had become really dilapidated and looked very sad. They look strangely bright now they've been restored and repainted but I expect they will mellow with age. The dinosaurs are being restored as well.  Very Happy
http://londonist.com/2016/07/crystal-palace-sphinxes-receive-a-stunning-paint-job

I love Crystal Palace Park. I went there as a child, we took our children there and now we take our grandchildren! My Mum remembered seeing the Crystal Palace burning from her bedroom window.  Sad

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Re: General knowledge

Post by feathers on Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:14 pm

Interesting information there, thanks Deb, and for you, memories, both happy and sad, no wonder you are so attached to the place!

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