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Seen in GetReading
https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berks ... z-10785200

I got two wrong - Eddie Izzard and Nirvana

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Only 14 alas, never even heard of some of the places mentioned! :?

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One wrong, didn’t know the year the big tower was built
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windrush wrote: 18 Apr 2020 19:59 Only 14 alas, never even heard of some of the places mentioned! :?

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Really - like what?
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Oh well done - as I believe you’re a newbie to the town?
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piwacket wrote: 18 Apr 2020 20:32 Oh well done - as I believe you’re a newbie to the town?
I’ve lived in Reading half my life so I wouldn’t say that but it’s all relative I suppose
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piwacket wrote: 18 Apr 2020 20:32
windrush wrote: 18 Apr 2020 19:59 Only 14 alas, never even heard of some of the places mentioned! :?

Pete.
Really - like what?
Never heard of the Central Club but somehow guessed it correctly, Applejacks I also guessed right (but hadn't actually heard of it), the new name for Kings Point I guessed as well and was right! I didn't know what is where the Speedway was as that stadium wasn't even built when I left Reading so never saw it! I didn't know the derelict building, the cycle lane, Nirvana or the Izzard questions either.

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windrush wrote: 18 Apr 2020 21:30 Never heard of the Central Club but somehow guessed it correctly, Applejacks I also guessed right (but hadn't actually heard of it), the new name for Kings Point I guessed as well and was right! I didn't know what is where the Speedway was as that stadium wasn't even built when I left Reading so never saw it! I didn't know the derelict building, the cycle lane, Nirvana or the Izzard questions either.

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Oh right. I thought the Speedway had been there for a very long time - but yes the others are more recent, well relatively.
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piwacket wrote: 18 Apr 2020 21:38
windrush wrote: 18 Apr 2020 21:30 Never heard of the Central Club but somehow guessed it correctly, Applejacks I also guessed right (but hadn't actually heard of it), the new name for Kings Point I guessed as well and was right! I didn't know what is where the Speedway was as that stadium wasn't even built when I left Reading so never saw it! I didn't know the derelict building, the cycle lane, Nirvana or the Izzard questions either.

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Oh right. I thought the Speedway had been there for a very long time - but yes the others are more recent, well relatively.
It probably was, but I left the town 45 years ago Pi! :-)

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Considering I've only been in Reading for 53 weeks, I think 13/19 was quite respectable!
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I got the sledding one wrong.
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Only 14 correct and Ive lived here 75 years, dreadful result I even got St Marys Butts wrong, I worked there for 25 years
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Cardiac wrote: 19 Apr 2020 07:27 Only 14 correct and Ive lived here 75 years, dreadful result I even got St Marys Butts wrong, I worked there for 25 years
I struggled with that one, until I saw the corner of The Mall, probably the Butts Centre then. Only one wrong Eddie Izzard. Some were a guess, others an educated guess. Crown St was easy, as the street name is shown. And isn’t the old Central Club mural actually in Mill Lane, even though the club is in London St.
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Cardiac wrote: 19 Apr 2020 07:27 Only 14 correct and Ive lived here 75 years, dreadful result I even got St Marys Butts wrong, I worked there for 25 years
Yes I had to guess at that as well as it didn't resemble the street I remember! It would have helped if I could have seen the central island and toilets but then I suppose it would be far too easy then?

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Souwester- that’s very good!
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Sledding,I realised it was ‘there’ cos I’ve seen it happening - The Butts one - I had to look two or three times, and I worked in both Heelas and several places in Minster & Gun st for years! And yes the Central Club is at the bottom of London St :)
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Ok Pi don't rub it in, it was early.
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Cardiac wrote: 19 Apr 2020 12:39 Ok Pi don't rub it in, it was early.
??? I wasn’t doing that... I was agreeing with you - and yes it was early! after you’d been for a morning run I suppose:))
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piwacket wrote: 19 Apr 2020 13:24
Cardiac wrote: 19 Apr 2020 12:39 Ok Pi don't rub it in, it was early.
??? I wasn’t doing that... I was agreeing with you - and yes it was early! after you’d been for a morning run I suppose:))
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I guessed the Izzard one as it was the only year there was a general election.
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I know GetReading comes in for a lot of stick on this forum and it can be very annoying, but fair dos, this quiz seemed to have been pitched well.
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MickEdge wrote: 19 Apr 2020 17:30 I know GetReading comes in for a lot of stick on this forum and it can be very annoying, but fair dos, this quiz seemed to have been pitched well.
Yes, I agree. There’s another couple on there, I may bring them up on here- but ones a bit more difficult I think :?
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