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Quiz 51 – First and Last – ANSWERS



1. Who was the first Britain to do a space walk (Michael Foale)


2. Who was the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain (Ruth Ellis)


3. Opened in 1960 after British Rail closed the line in 1958, what is the name of the first Heritage Railway in Britain running on standard gauge?  (The Bluebell Line)


4. Who was the last King of France, dying in 1850? (Louise Philippe)


5. Who was the first Labour Prime Minister? (Ramsay MacDonald)


6. What was the first true Canal in Britain (Bridgewater Canal)


7. Who was the title of the first Walt Disney feature length cartoon film (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)


8. What was the title of  the first episode of ‘Steptoe and Son’ (The Offer)


9. What was the last play written by William Shakespeare? (The Two Noble Kinsmen)


10. In what year did the last Japanese WW2 soldier surrender (1974)


11. In what year did the last Model T Ford roll off the production line (1927)


12. Which country was the last to join the European Union, joining in 2013? (Croatia)


13. Who were the first winners of the Premier League (Manchester United)


14. What was the first product to be advertised on British TV? (Toothpaste)


15. In what year was the very last episode of ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ broadcast?  (2010)


16. Which UK City was the first to have a Post Code in 1959?  (Norwich)


17. What was the title of the last novel completed by Charles Dickens in 1865?  (Our Mutual Friend)


18.  Who was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England?  (Harold II)


19. What was the name of the first British Soap on TV (The Grove Family)


20. Who was the first player to be sent off in an FA Cup Final (Kevin Moran)


Quiz 52 – Limericks  ANSWERS


Each of the following limericks contains a clue to a person, place, animal object etc.  In some cases, the clue needs deciphering, but there is enough information to arrive at a conclusion, although it may be hidden.


1. He once played a vet like no other,

who seemed undermined by his brother.

His next part, it’s true  

Was a good doctor, who

did not seem to  medically bother.   


2. In an effort to find out the news

a paper is something to use.

This particular one

cannot be the sun,

it’s more like a clock, read the clues.   


3. In a game of our youth, throw a dice

then avoid those who add at a price,

but steps you must take

for progress to make

and ensure that the game turns out nice.  


4. He stands at the pyramid top,

at scoring goals he doesn’t stop.

Not playing for fun

for a medal he won

by winning in front of the Kop.


5. An old fort no one can find here

but it’s noted for very brown beer,

and Terry and Bob

(who had the same job),

and the end of a wall that’s quite near.   


6. John, was a preacher of force

who travelled the land on a horse;

this preacher quite prodigal

was even methodical,

and started this church in due course.  


7. At the piano Russ Conway played this,

but it wasn’t a hit, so a miss.

In the plural they’re good

for eating your food

although the sauce is left in the dish.  


8. At the back where many are found,

you will find that they don’t make a sound;

but when they’re compact

you can hear a good track,

by making the thing spin around.   


9. At writing this might take the lead

and drawing as well if you need.

No keyboard is used

and don’t be confused;

no liquid, no quill and no reed.   


10. An ornament made far away

graced many a shelf on the day

that a couple got wed.

A candle and bed,

the one that was most on display  

11. This film could be all about bees,

wasps, nettles and things just like these;

but it’s mainly a plan

to get what you can

from another by giving a squeeze.


12. While a target will never be near,

the bowmen will really appear,

but in fields full of cows

and horses and sows;

sounds like they’re acting with flair.  


13. Here’s a book about boys on the streets

and the villainous people they meet.

A girl to befriend,

who meets a sad end

at the hands of a bully who beats.  


14. This comic, no longer around;

dare I say has a character, found

on the front page,

who in the space age,

was always planetary bound.  


15. You could take me for a clot

containing a drink, cool or hot.

pouring it in

is never a sin,

and to drink from it definitely not


16. I know there is one about fish,

containing I expect every dish;

but the very first one

is about the true son,

or at least one part of it is.


17. In London it means a hot dish,

but for others a stone that is rich

in colour and hue,

to give when ‘tis due

 at forty years after the hitch.


18. In a rhyme it is burning quite bright,

but for most it’s a terrible fright

to meet this big cat,

in its own habitat,

for it can kill with just one big bite.  


19. If this store is sometimes mislaid,

then directions might need to be made

to find somewhere new

to buy, (here’s the clue)

although much more might be paid.


20. A  tastier dish you’ll not find,

it really is one of a kind;

but to beggar belief,

there’s another with beef;  

but it’s on the lamb dish that I dined.  






It is a whole year since Quiz 1 was posted on this web site.  As the bowls season is now upon us this will be the last one to be posted.


Next week the answers to Quiz 52 will be posted and if enough people show an interest, a free email quiz, sent out on an irregular basis may be introduced.  


Full details next week.