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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #15 on: Fri 28 May 2021 06:09 »
Then there were two.

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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #16 on: Fri 28 May 2021 08:06 »
Woke up in the middle of the night, where had I been during the day?  Amble!!

That must be the answer to 21 because it is also more than 350+ miles from bmb! If it isn't correct---I give in lol

21.  Amble
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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #17 on: Fri 28 May 2021 09:15 »
I'd wondered about Poole for 21.

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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #18 on: Fri 28 May 2021 09:22 »
Amble is a very good answer and must be accepted, though it is not what I had in mind. It will appear later, as it happens.

I was thinking of a different sort of potter - and not a snooker player, nor Harry.

In the meantime, Microscopist has come up with the right idea, but a location away from bmb is sought. North from Poole, but South from Amble.

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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #19 on: Fri 28 May 2021 09:46 »
Hornsea?

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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #20 on: Fri 28 May 2021 09:52 »
Correct!

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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #21 on: Fri 28 May 2021 12:11 »
That leaves 12) wonder whether this might be one of the Scottish ****horns - Whithorn maybe?

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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #22 on: Fri 28 May 2021 12:15 »
I'm going to do this as it's too much for my brain to work out what answers there are/aren't when they are in different posts!:

1. Macduff
2. Bangor
3. Tobermory
4. Blackpool
5. Margate
6. Whitehaven
7. Swanage
8. Ryde
9. Redcar
10. Ayr
11. Broadstairs
12.
13. Lower Largo
14. Ballantrae
15. Mumbles
16. Minehead
17. Frinton
18. Cullen
19. Beer
20. Blythe
22. Deal
21. Amble/Hornsea
22. Deal
23. Portobello
24. Worthing
25. Wick
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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #23 on: Fri 28 May 2021 12:21 »
No 12. Wrong country, Microscopist. "Sounds" refers to a pronunciation that is not apparent from the spelling, rather than to something within the name.
It is, I recognise, the hardest clue, but the rest have proved too easy for the combined brains of Rate the Ref.

As a useless extra hint, this village is only half a dozen miles from where Number 1 Tom developed his early refereeing skills.

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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #24 on: Fri 28 May 2021 14:49 »
For older members:

If Norman set out, picking Rex up en route and headed NNW, while Tommy, and later Reg, drove roughly NE,they might all have met at 12 to visit the lighthouse.

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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #25 on: Fri 28 May 2021 17:17 »
Well what have I stumbled upon here???? Have people been having too many......
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« Reply #26 on: Fri 28 May 2021 18:14 »
Surely it's the one who has stumbled who might have had too many.
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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #27 on: Fri 28 May 2021 19:37 »
Happisburgh? I get Toomy Dawes and Reg Robinson from Norwich and Norman Burtenshaw from Gorleston/Great Yarmouth but I can't identify Rex
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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #28 on: Fri 28 May 2021 19:46 »
Well done, Stickwhistler. That completes the set! Rex was Rex Spittle from Caistor.

By way of explanation, Happisburgh is pronounced Haze-bruh. Number 1 Tom (Nield) used to live in North Walsham.

Thanks to all who took part, sober or not.
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Re: Oh, I do like to be ... Part 1
« Reply #29 on: Sat 29 May 2021 13:37 »
Well done, Stickwhistler. That completes the set! Rex was Rex Spittle from Caistor.

By way of explanation, Happisburgh is pronounced Haze-bruh. Number 1 Tom (Nield) used to live in North Walsham.

Thanks to all who took part, sober or not.
As it's quiet.  My pharologist BLFG on being told the clue and that there was an associated lighthouse immediately said "Mull of Kintyre".  Of course being told that it was not Scottish and given that the angles of approach would have involved getting very wet, that obviously that wasn't the case.  It did lead me to ask whether she had her copy of "The British Lighthouse Trail" by Sarah Kerr.

A few years ago we decided to mount an expedition to St Kilda. Having been beaten by the weather in the previous year, we gave ourselves nine days on the wonderful Isle of Harris to hopefully get a suitable day to make the trip.  I the end we managed it on the first day and so had the remaining days to explore.  It so happened that staying at the same guest house in Leverburgh was a man who was organising trips to some of the more difficult islands to reach for a group of around 70 serious "island baggers" who were staying all over Harris.  He told us that he had a trip going to Tarantsay and Scarp with a couple of spare places.  On arriving at Scarp the serious "island baggers"who insisted that they had to reach the highest point of the island to claim it were dropped at one end of the island which involved wading ashore.  Three of us went to the other end of the island where there were a couple of summer inhabited houses and a normal landing spot. 

The third person was Sarah Kerr and she told us that she had taken time off from her job in London to visit all the British Lighthouses and that she was having a book published about her experiences.  She told us that she met her future husband at the Cape Wrath lighthouse - he was a Highland Ranger and one of the island bagging enthusiasts.

Looking through the list of lighthouses I simple skimmed over Happisburgh, never guessing its possible pronunciation.

Our holiday was made complete when we also managed to get to the fabulous Mingulay - along with a man and his 80+ year old mother who were taking advantage of a good weather window to spend a couple of nights camping on the island.
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