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Tom Morgan

Thanks, Sabine. Let's have Seany's clues now.

Tom

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Seany

Very kind of you Tom - I don't want to hold up your go so here are my clues for a really famous place that should be easy to guess.

1 - it currently has vacancies for the royalty and nobility of Flanders.

2 - Alan Curragh would not be very pleased at its historical roof top activities.

3 - Alphonse 'the bear' unwittingly helped the German artillery destroy what had taken a 100 years to build.

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Tom Morgan

No problem Seany. I give up my go, so the winner of your puzzle can be next, and we're back on track.

Tom

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Seany

you are a true gent Tom and should try to guess mine then we would be really back on track.

Everyone on this forum will know the place I'm thinking of.

No problem Seany. I give up my go, so the winner of your puzzle can be next, and we're back on track.

Tom

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sabine72

st martins cathedral in ieper

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Seany

close

st martins cathedral in ieper

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AlanCurragh

Very kind of you Tom - I don't want to hold up your go so here are my clues for a really famous place that should be easy to guess.

1 - it currently has vacancies for the royalty and nobility of Flanders.

2 - Alan Curragh would not be very pleased at its historical roof top activities.

3 - Alphonse 'the bear' unwittingly helped the German artillery destroy what had taken a 100 years to build.

That'll be the Cloth Hall!

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Seany

Hurrah , well done - although I understand they don't throw cats off the roof anymore. Your turn.

That'll be the Cloth Hall!

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AlanCurragh

OK -

1) I'm not far from home

2) I can see the grave of the grandfather of a recent Oscar nominee

3) If I was to go inside, I would see a work by Lutyens

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Michelle Young

Mells Churchayrd and you can see the work of Lutyens out there too- he designed a few tombs and the gate and tree walk are his work

Michelle

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AlanCurragh

I'm sure you know the answer, Michelle, but where precisely am I?

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sabine72

would you see a garden bench?

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AlanCurragh

Almost certainly, Sabine, but if I did, it wouldn't be significant.

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sabine72

castle drogo?

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Michelle Young

Stood by

Siegfrieds grave?

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AlanCurragh

Yes indeed! Beside Siegfried Sassoon's grave in Mells Churchyard, Somerset. Nearby is the grave of Helena Bonham-Carter's grandfather, Sir Maurice, and inside the church is the statue of Edward Horner, who died at Cambrai in 1917. The statue is by Alfred Munnings, with a plinth designed by Lutyens (who also, as you mention, designed the village war memorial)

Your turn now...

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Michelle Young

Oh Eck!

Somewhere in France...........

I am stood with a small white obelisk behind me looking at another identical one across an expanse of water

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SiegeGunner

Leathercote Point above St Margaret's Bay, Dover, looking across to the second Dover Patrol memorial on Cap Blanc Nez?

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Michelle Young

Sorry no

Michelle

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dfaulder

The second Dover Patrol memorial on Cap Blanc Nez, looking across to Leathercote Point above St Margaret's Bay, Dover?

(would at least put you somewhere in France!)

David

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Michelle Young

No again I am afraid. The expanse of water is not the sea..............

Michelle

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dfaulder

Oh Eck!

Somewhere in France...........

I am stood with a small white obelisk behind me looking at another identical one across an expanse of water

Small as in not as big as Place de la Concorde, or small as in demarcation stone?

David

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SiegeGunner

The second Dover Patrol memorial on Cap Blanc Nez, looking across to Leathercote Point above St Margaret's Bay, Dover?

(would at least put you somewhere in France!)

Whoops! Thank you, David. But it seems I'm wrong anyway.

Small as in not as big as Place de la Concorde, or small as in demarcation stone?

Are we perhaps at the bottom end of the Western Front on the border with Switzerland?

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59165

No again I am afraid. The expanse of water is not the sea..............

Michelle

Is it a canal?

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Michelle Young

Not a canal but you are close! The memorials are white Portland stone, with a plinth on raised steps. They are not very big but taller than me. We are not on the Somme or the Salient nor are we at the end of the Western Front.

Michelle

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