TO CELEBRATE the launch of our new-look What’s On pages, we have four local picture clues associated with four famous people. The famous people, in no particular order, are an English king, a prime minister, a saint and a mathematician best known as a wartime codebreaker.
Can you name the four – and the buildings below they were associated with, all of which feature as destinations on our new What’s On pages.
Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the month. The answers and winner will be revealed on April 1. No prizes yet but we hope to start bringing you some proper prizes soon!
FEBRUARY PICTURE QUIZ ANSWERS
1 Which charitable trust is responsible for 2,000 miles of canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and protected historic buildings? The Canal and River Trust.
2 Which tiny Buckinghamshire landmark reopens to the public this month after winter? Bekonscot model village in Beaconsfield.
3 What’s the name of the Oxfordshire home of famous children’s author C S Lewis? The Kilns.
4 Can you name two places in Bedfordshire where you can find lions, tigers, rhinos and penguins? Woburn Safari Park and Whipsnade Zoo.
JANUARY PICTURE QUIZ ANSWERS
OUR January quiz featured a pair of very distinctive buildings in Oxford:
1 This marvellous carving can be found gracing the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, which first opened to scholars in 1602.
2 John Radcliffe (1650–1714) left a large sum of money to build a library and this impressive piece of classical architecture opened in 1749. When it was taken over by the Bodleian in 1860 it was renamed the Radcliffe Camera.
DECEMBER PICTURE QUIZ ANSWERS
OUR December picture quiz featured a pair of photographs from one of our favourite local estates:
1 Throughout December this house hosted candlelit Christmas tours – it’s the historic country house at Stonor Park in Oxfordshire.
2 One particular saint has close links to this property. Which one? Edmund Campion, who was executed in 1581.
NOVEMBER PICTURE QUIZ ANSWERS
OUR November picture quiz featured a pair of animals to be found on our Chilterns patch – but where, exactly?
1 You can take a seat beside this little chap…. at the National Trust estate at Basildon Park
2 …while this character guards a well-known local water feature. But where? This one is in the water gardens of the former Astor family home at Cliveden, another National Trust property.
OCTOBER PICTURE QUIZ ANSWERS
HOW well did you know your London landmarks?
Our October picture quiz was based on local landmarks near to Samuel Johnson’s town house in Gough Square, off Fleet Street.
1 Where can this distinctive Wren steeple be found? Christ Church Greyfriars
2 Where is this unusual “memorial to self-sacrifice” located? Postman’s Park
3 Who is this unhappy looking boy? The Golden Boy of Pye Corner in Smithfield.
4 Which famous 1950 police drama starring a young Dirk Bogarde as a hardened criminal took its title from the lights traditionally hung outside British police stations? The Blue Lamp
5 On which London bridge can these animals be found? Holburn Viaduct
6 Which building does this statue grace – and who designed it? The statue of Fame graces the Reuters building at 85 Fleet Street and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
7 Which national daily newspaper once occupied this famous Fleet Street building? The Daily Express.
8 In which year did the first AEC Routemaster buses enter service with London Transport? 1956.
9 Which public school’s City of London links are commemorated in this statue? Christ’s Hospital.
10 Whose cat was this – and what’s the cat’s name? Samuel Johnson’s cat Hodge.
Watch out for a new picture quiz soon….