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08 March 2010 @ 07:57 pm
This Is Me Begging...Again  
I have become addictied to the corresponding site to The Seven Ages of Britain where you are presented with seven "quests" composed of seven questions that touch on topics covered in the show. There's no time limit and you are encouraged to research online. This time is a little tougher as I've only gotten half. So I come to you and hope that you Brits or fellow Anglophiles can help me. I'll hide the questions under the cut.

1. How much money did the original John Lewis take on his first day's trading? (write in the form "_s _d")

2. Bordesley Middleway in Birmingham passes over a famous canal. In which year was this canal nationalised?

3. After the development of Edinburgh New Town, there was a mass movement from the Old Town to the newly constructed area. This historic exodus is commonly referred to as what?

You can either tell me if you know or direct me to sites where they have the answer. Thanks! I promise to make a "real" post when I also tell you all about the Buble concert!

ETA: Thanks guys! I got it!
Current Mood: crankycranky
Current Music: DWO Podcast
(Anonymous) on March 9th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
john lewis partnership
as you are obviously a de who fan - you will find answer to ? on JLP on their website - history of...

the prog is good and i too enjoy doing the quests

good luck

jpgrjpgr on March 9th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: john lewis partnership
I did look at it but I guess I miised it. I'll check again. Thanks
Gemmaevil_ball on March 9th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
The canal is the Grand Union Canal, and the answer is on wikipedia.
The exodus is called 'the great flitting' - it took me ages to find that answer.
I'm now on question seven, a word in johnson's dictionary that means 'shrunk' but begins with W!
jpgrjpgr on March 9th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
I did the Grand Union Canal and the year Wili said it was nationalized was 1929. The quiz says that's the wrong year.

"The Great Fitting"..thank you. I couldn't find that anywhere!
(Anonymous) on March 10th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
johnson w
answer has annoyed me no end but i have found anser at last!!

its on page 382 - not a word we would use nowadays

it also says its getting harder - help?!

not sure how else to contact you except by keep putting in bordesley canal etc....