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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:53 pm

John Jeffrey was a botanist who had a lot to do wit PINES
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:21 pm

Sgurr wrote:John Jeffrey was a botanist who had a lot to do wit PINES

Not him.On the right track though.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:00 pm

Is it James Justice?....he was expelled from the Royal Society, and maybe was the father of Scottish Gardening (Though google seems to think that was Jim McColl), he was also an early greenhouse experimentor...but I can't find the P
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:33 am

Sgurr wrote:Is it James Justice?....he was expelled from the Royal Society, and maybe was the father of Scottish Gardening (Though google seems to think that was Jim McColl), he was also an early greenhouse experimentor...but I can't find the P


It is. The first successfully to grow Pineapples in Scotland. The plant genus Justicia is named for him. Your go.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:03 am

B: last known home of JJ (Not James Justice, but another JJ I came across in the search
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:55 pm

Sgurr wrote:B: last known home of JJ (Not James Justice, but another JJ I came across in the search

Is that Bath and James Johnston? Quite a character with a full and varied life.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:05 pm

Good (but wrong) answer. Try again. It was also the last known home of PP
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:23 am

And the last known residence of SS
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:47 am

Thinking B could be Barlinnie, but probably not?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:49 am

CharlesT wrote:Thinking B could be Barlinnie, but probably not?


Sorry, no. B is more correctly known as T, though I am sure Barlinne has had many people whose Christian names started with the same letter as their surname.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:06 pm

SS, PP and JJ aren't REAL people.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:04 pm

SS and PP are supposed to have run this business

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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:16 pm

Sgurr wrote:SS and PP are supposed to have run this business

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Now I've found it via Google. Seems like cheating as I wouldn't have had a cat in hell's chance otherwise. I couldn't have worked out an English children's programme clue let alone a Scottish one.

Balamory is the B, Tobermory, and PP, SS and JJ are Penny Pocket, Susie Sweet and Josie Jump.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:24 pm

Well done Charles. I thought that Balamory had extended its influence south, but what do I know? I am stuck firmly in the eras of Fireman Sam (grandchildren) and Wombles(children). However anyone who has been to Tobermory since it was aired will have come across bewildered children eating their supper in the dark Victorian dining room of the hotel and wondering where all the fun has gone. And there is the "urban legend" of the guy who inhabited the house known to pre-schoolers as Miss Hoolie's house who cracked and instead of politely saying that she had moved (as was his wont) to a child knocking on his door for the umpteenth time said "She died, and I buried her under the patio."
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:11 am

Don't think I deserve this, but here goes.
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