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Postby Selby White » 01 Mar 2019, 16:51

Another connection

1.South African WW2 Officer who organised the escape from stalag III - played by Richard Attenborough in 1963 film "The Great Escape"?

2.American Actor who played Atticus Finch the lawyer in the 1962 film 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

3.Ex-Patriot American Poet, died in 1972, author of "The Spirit of Romance" (1910) ?

4.British Politician, Labour Leader of the Opposition (1980 - 83) ?

5.In English Football what was created on 20th February, 1992?

6.Liberal-Democrat MP for Twickenham since 2017, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party since 20th July, 2017?

7.Crusader fortress in Northern Israel (Holy Land) captured by the Muslims in 1291?

8.1982 hit single by The Pretenders reaching number 17 in the UK , later appearing in the 1984 the album 'Learning to Crawl'?

9.The common name for fish of the genus Perca, freshwater gamefish belonging to the family Percidae.

10.What is the connection between the answers of questions 1 to 9
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Re: Pre-Match Entertainment

Postby rigger » 01 Mar 2019, 17:00

[1.South African WW2 Officer who organised the escape from stalag III - played by Richard Attenborough in 1963 film "The Great Escape"?

2.American Actor who played Atticus Finch the lawyer in the 1962 film 'To Kill A Mockingbird'? GREGORY PECK

3.Ex-Patriot American Poet, died in 1972, author of "The Spirit of Romance" (1910) ?

4.British Politician, Labour Leader of the Opposition (1980 - 83) ? JOHN SMITH ?

5.In English Football what was created on 20th February, 1992? THE EPL ?

6.Liberal-Democrat MP for Twickenham since 2017, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party since 20th July, 2017?

7.Crusader fortress in Northern Israel (Holy Land) captured by the Muslims in 1291?

8.1982 hit single by The Pretenders reaching number 17 in the UK , later appearing in the 1984 the album 'Learning to Crawl'?

9.The common name for fish of the genus Perca, freshwater gamefish belonging to the family Percidae. PERCH ?

10.What is the connection between the answers of questions 1 to 9 GAWD KNOWS :wtf:
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Re: Pre-Match Entertainment

Postby Sniffer » 01 Mar 2019, 18:04

2) Gregory Peck
3) Ezra Pound
4) Michael Foot
5) EP League
6) Vincent Cable (incidentally he was MP for Twickenham well before 2017)


10) Pre-decimal weights and measures
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Re: Pre-Match Entertainment

Postby Selby White » 02 Mar 2019, 14:10

Excellent Sniffer :clap: :clap: :clap:

Here is all the answers :-
1.
South African WW2 Officer who organised the escape from stalag III - played by Richard Attenboroughi n 1963 film "The Great Escape"?

Flight Lieutenant Roger BUSHELL (8 Dry Gallons)
2.
American Actor who played Atticus Finch the lawyer in the 1962 film 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

Gregory PECK (2 Imperial Gallons - liquid or dry)
3.
Ex-Patriot American Poet, died in 1972, author of "The Spirit of Romance" (1910) ?

Ezra POUND (16 ounces)
4.
British Politician, Labour Leader of the Opposition (1980 - 83) ?

Michael FOOT (12 inches)
5.
In English Football what was created on 20th February, 1992?

The Premier LEAGUE (3 Miles)
6.
Liberal-Democrat MP for Twickenham since 2017, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party since 20th July, 2017?

Sir Vince CABLE (100 Fathoms)
7.
Crusader fortress in Northern Israel (Holy L:nd) captured by the Muslims in 1291?

ACRE (43,560 sq feet)
8.
1982 hit single by The Pretenders reaching number 17 in the UK , later appearingi nthe 1984 the album 'Learning to Crawl'?

Back on the CHAIN gang (22 yards)
9.
The common name for fish of the genus Perca, freshwater gamefish belonging to the family Percidae.

PERCH (272.25 sq feet)
10.
What is the connection between the answers of questions 1 to 9

Imperial Measurements
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Re: Pre-Match Entertainment

Postby Sniffer » 06 Mar 2019, 18:44

[quote="Selby White"]Excellent Sniffer :clap: :clap: :clap: /quote]

Thanks, SW. I must admit I thought a peck was a lot smaller. It's a word I've heard (Peter Piper etc) but never really understood. I should have got "chain" as the railway I worked on for so many years is measured in them. And it's a great song.
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