1. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 45

      None of us expected to still be running this quiz by now, but here we are! Dartmoor’s been very wintery this week and looking beautiful, but bringing its own hazards. Week 45 Which famous Scottish figure was born on 25th January 1759? What three rivers supply water to the Devonport Leat? In what year did…

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    2. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 43

      The ponies are increasingly down in the valleys these winter days looking for food and shelter. Their winter coats are thick and shiny too. Perfect weather for staying indoors and doing a quiz! Week 43 Who produced the sculptures on the church tower of St. Andrew in Ashburton? Which island did Captain Cook name ”…

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    3. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 42

      Happy New Year to all the DPA quiz participants. We hope you all had a pleasant Christmas and New Year break despite the COVID restrictions. As promised the answers to Weeks 39, 40 and 41 are below this weeks questions. We hope you enjoyed them over the break. Week 42 What nationality was the inventor…

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    4. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 41

      The answers to this quiz and the last two weeks will be published next week. Week 41 In which year was Walt Disney’s animated film “Bambi” released? What was transported along the Templar Way via Haytor and the Stover Canal? Which Dartmoor village was formerly home to the world’s largest copper mine? On which ship…

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    5. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 40

      A Christmas-like scene for this weeks quiz. Don’t forget the answers will be posted in the New Year. What was the supreme council of ancient Rome called? For which London building was Marble Arch originally designed as a gateway? On which sea is the Gulf of Finland an arm? Which religion has a burial ground…

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    6. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 39

      We are doing things a little differently this week. The answers to Week 38 will be below this weeks questions. There will then be a new set of questions appear each of the following two weeks to keep you busy over the festive period, but you will have to wait until the New Year for…

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    7. Christmas Celebrations on the Leat

      Dateline: Thurs. 17th December 2020   We must have been good, Father Christmas arrived at lunchtime on our workday at the Plymouth (Drake’s) Leat and delivered a hot pasty to us all! Thank you to Derek for the idea and collecting and delivering them. What a treat to have a hot lunch to brighten a…

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    8. Dartmoor and beyond – Week 38

      When our intrepid quiz setter started this I don’t think she was expecting to keep it going this long, but thank you for all your hard work. Next week there will be a double quiz to take you over the festive season. As ever the answers to last weeks quiz are below this weeks questions….

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    9. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 36

      Week 36! I can’t believe it. Well done to our amazing quiz setter who keeps coming up with new questions to tease your brains. Week 36 In April 1941 what did US Military Intelligence in Washington warn that Axis partners often did? What is the name given to the track that leads from Knowle Road…

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    10. Dartmoor and Beyond – Week 35

      Just reminding ourselves of sunny autumn days! Week 35 What is the name given to a score of 81 in darts? Which American General, who fought in the American Revolutionary War was born in Shaugh Prior? Which steep valley does Ponsworthy lie in? What impressions may be made up of loops, whorls and arches? In…

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