Sunday, 31 July 2016


In last Sunday's quiz I said that the man shown above was well known around here in 1970s and 1980s. The question: What is his name?
The answer: Sir Anthony Meyer.
He was Member of Parliament for local constituencies from 1970-1992 taking over from Nigel Birch. He was a pro-Europe Conservative. He did not get on well with Margaret Thatcher PM, stood against her in contest for party leader, and switched to Liberal Democrats late in life. You can read about Sir Anthony Meyer in Wikipedia:,_3rd_Baronet

Also I said that the woman below was known around here even earlier until even later. The question: What is her name?

The answer Beata Brookes.
She was a politician/social worker/farmer who served on Rhyl Urban District Council, Clwyd Health Authority and as a Member of European Parliament for North Wales. In 1970 she failed narrowly to beat Sir Anthony Meyer in being selected as Tory candidate and never did manage to become an MP. She turned UKIP late in life. You can read about Ms Brookes in Wikipedia:

I like this 1950s/'60s photo of her on the campaign trail:

Scoring 1 win for the 2 correct answers:
Roger Jones, Moira Evans, Jane Shuttle, Shirley Quinn, The Great Gareth, Sue Handley.