Sunday, 23 May 2010

QUIZ ANSWER # 58

Steam engine locomotiveBrookes BrosThe questions:

The photograph above (TOP) was taken in early 1950s in Rhyl; pictured is a small push and pull train which ran a shuttle service between Rhyl and Llandudno.What was the name of the train?
and
What family name was associated with the White Rose bus company?

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The answers:

The Welsh Dragon
and
Brookes. (The proprietors were the Brookes brothers.)

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The winner: The Great Gareth.

That ends the recent run of history questions and at this point in the quiz as a whole: Gareth has a total of eight wins; The Legendary Lloyd & Kerry have five; Jane Shuttle has five; Gaynor Williams has three; and there are 11 readers with two wins or one. All these results are carefully inscribed in copperplate handwriting in a ledger of honour here at Jones Towers overlooking the glamorous west end of Rhyl.

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WED 2nd JUN 2010 UPDATE: To add an egg to the pudding, John Powell has sent this photo of the launch of The Welsh Dragon in 1951 in Rhyl. On right is district motive power superintendent Mr. G.C. Parslew; the other person is unknown.



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