Picture quiz: December 2019

LAST month our picture quiz featured a couple of National Trust properties, but this month our focus is a historic private house which was one of the highlights of our visits this year.

Two picture clues are included below – so which estate is this?

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1 Throughout December this house hosted candlelit Christmas tours

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2 One particular saint has close links to this property. Which one?

Answers to editor@thebeyonder.co.uk by the end of the month. The answers and winner will be revealed on January 1. No prizes this month but we hope to start bringing you some proper prizes soon!

NOVEMBER PICTURE QUIZ ANSWERS

OUR November picture quiz featured a pair of animals to be found on our Chilterns patch – but where, exactly?

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1 You can take a seat beside this little chap…. at the National Trust estate at Basildon Park

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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.

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1 Where can this distinctive Wren steeple be found? Christ Church Greyfriars

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2 Where is this unusual “memorial to self-sacrifice” located? Postman’s Park

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3 Who is this unhappy looking boy? The Golden Boy of Pye Corner in Smithfield.

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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

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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.

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7 Which national daily newspaper once occupied this famous Fleet Street building? The Daily Express.

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8 In which year did the first AEC Routemaster buses enter service with London Transport? 1956.

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9 Which public school’s City of London links are commemorated in this statue? Christ’s Hospital.

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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….