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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

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

Postby olip74 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:26 pm

Alright, here we go:

LT was built in RB for LA
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:02 pm

Sgurr wrote:You can always use the search function. Thread is a bit long now.

Perhaps we should start a new one, it's well in excess of the suggested 100 pp.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:41 pm

CharlesT wrote:
Sgurr wrote:You can always use the search function. Thread is a bit long now.

Perhaps we should start a new one, it's well in excess of the suggested 100 pp.



Maybe when you win this one Charles. I have already exhausted the temples and the theatres.....I think.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:14 pm

Do you want a clue?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:36 pm

Wouldn't come amiss....tomorrow? Give the others a chance to stew over it today.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:55 am

OK, clue #1. RB is near E, sounds a bit fishy to me!
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:05 pm

Clue #2. If you hear a bell, stay away!
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:59 pm

olip74 wrote:OK, clue #1. RB is near E, sounds a bit fishy to me!


This is not a guess - just a random thought about the RB.

Others who know Scottish history better than me might want to consider in their guesses.

In medieval times, the Bishop Rae Bridge (“Rae” sounds a bit fishy?...) into Glasgow used to have a bell, rung by the leper colony. One story is that the name Gorbals comes from this “gory bell”.

I have no idea about the other initials!

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

Postby olip74 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:51 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
olip74 wrote:OK, clue #1. RB is near E, sounds a bit fishy to me!


This is not a guess - just a random thought about the RB.

Others who know Scottish history better than me might want to consider in their guesses.

In medieval times, the Bishop Rae Bridge (“Rae” sounds a bit fishy?...) into Glasgow used to have a bell, rung by the leper colony. One story is that the name Gorbals comes from this “gory bell”.

I have no idea about the other initials!

Tim

I went out with a girl who lived in the Gorbals, it was sometimes an interesting walk from Bridge St underground station!

It's the E that sounds fishy by the way.

Clue #3 LA was also (previously) known as JF and was even once referenced in the writings of TC.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:36 am

Lady's Tower was built in Ruby Bay for Lady (Janet) Anstruther.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:18 am

CharlesT wrote:Lady's Tower was built in Ruby Bay for Lady (Janet) Anstruther.

Correct! She apparently liked a skinny dip in the bay and someone would be sent into nearby Elie ringing a bell to tell the locals to stay away.

Jenny Faa (Janet Fall) was reputedly originally of Gypsy stock, her beauty was noted by Thomas Carlyle.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby olip74 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:23 am

As it happens I was in Elie yesterday, hence the inspiration.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:59 am

Thank you. Over and out for this now bloated thread, see the second edition. Same rules etc.
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