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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:11 am

redzonerocker wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-14842206

Had to google the name but knew he was Welsh and a goalkeeper.
Never knew about the rule change . . . . it's just as well they did change it though! :shock:
Correct :thumb: More about his life and career here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Richmond_Roose

The rule change mentioned....."He also took full advantage of the rules of the day, which allowed the goalkeeper to handle the ball anywhere in his own half. It has been said that the 1912 alteration to the laws of the game, forbidding the goalkeeper to handle outside his penalty area, was directly due to the performances of Roose, who enjoyed taking part in attacks."

There is also a BBC radio 30 minute piece about him, but I'll be damned if I can find it again after listening to it which was the inspiration for this quiz. If I can resurrect it later, I'll post. Pete :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:22 am

prcscct wrote:......There is also a BBC radio 30 minute piece about him, but I'll be damned if I can find it again after listening to it which was the inspiration for this quiz. If I can resurrect it later, I'll post. Pete :cheers:
You should be able to find it on BBC Radio IPLayer at this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07yjm5v

If not, name is Lost in France, BBC Radio WALES, 24 days left. IPlayer app: Menu>Factual>History then scan down
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:37 am

Why are these railings damaged like they are, car crash, vandalism? What and where is it? Pete :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:55 am

It looks more like design than damage to me, though I can't imagine the purpose. Perhaps something used to fit into those bends?
Looks like SE London, the posh end of Peckham perhaps? I was quite familiar with that area in the 80s and 90s.
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Post by redzonerocker » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:03 am

Where is it ? Deptford

What is it? A sh**hole :D

The railings are made from WW2 stretchers. :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:13 am

That was fast! :( :D Correct. See below links for full story. The thought I had is that millions have walked by those things over the years, especially younger generation people, and had no clue what they actually where. My initial comment about "damage, vandalism" I would think was the first thought that entered their minds, followed by "...how cheap the government is by not repairing this...are we that broke..." Pete :cheers:

http://transpont.blogspot.com/2013/10/h ... rs-as.html

https://greatwen.com/2012/04/17/secret- ... -railings/
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:33 am

A short BBC video on the above subject about WWII stretchers used as fencing. This is where I initially got the quiz idea/info yesterday. Pete :cheers:

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I lived and died in the 19th century, becoming a famous and controversial figure. I was, naturally, selected for a number of important positions.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by Bristolian » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:18 pm

A young man associated with Australia perhaps?
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:45 pm

I've seen that picture somewhere before.....anything to do with the Spencer family?
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Nereus » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:48 pm

Bristolian wrote:A young man associated with Australia perhaps?
It's not me. :rasta:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:10 pm

Nothing to do with the Spencers as far as I know.
Bristolian wrote:A young man associated with Australia perhaps?
Not really associated with Australia, although he did visit that country during a long and famous journey round the world (about 5 years I think) on a well-known ship. You could say he went for research purposes.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:11 pm

There is a clue in the text of the question.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Vital Spark » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:44 pm

As I seem to have beagles on my brain at the moment - is it by any chance a young Charles Darwin?

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Re: History Challenge

Post by Bluesky » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:47 pm

How does Charles Darwin fit on the voyage of the Beagle
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