After last week’s bumper quiz we are back to our normal length this week. We hope you enjoy it! Spring continues to come in on Dartmoor and there are a lot of very pregnant ponies about. It won’t be long before the first spindly -legged foals are appearing.

Week 53

  1. In which English city is there a statue of Alan Turing – the Enigma Man?
  2. What is the only surviving feature from the original medieval chapel in Sticklepath?
  3. What is the name given to the depression in a river bed made by salmon for laying their eggs in?
  4. Why was Hutchinson’s Cross erected near Nun’s Cross Farm on Dartmoor?
  5. A “United Airlines” plane scattered debris over a residential area near which town when one of its engines failed on take-off last month?
  6. What does the village clock at Buckland-in-the-Moor spell out?


Answers to Week 52

  1. The erosion of the peat caused by it washing away in deep gullies between dry desolate hags.
  2. American Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean
  3. John Galsworthy
  4. The Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall
  5. Copper
  6. Mothering Sunday
  7. Parliament rejected a proposed revision of the Book of Common Prayer using Jesus’ Two Commandments instead of Moses’ Ten Commandments at Holy Communion services.
  8. I935. It was voluntary at first!
  9. Peter Randall-Page
  10. Harold Wilson
  11. Cycling
  12. “Operation Torch”
  13. “Listen with Mother”
  14. A “Fata Morgana mirage”
  15. Princetown Railway
  16. Mount Kilimanjaro
  17. Karuna Institute
  18. Westminster Abbey
  19. Cholera
  20. A Singular of boars as they live on their own in the wild.
  21. Mark Hamill
  22. Gorse symbolises “Enduring Affection”
  23. 2 – 3 years old
  24. Great Staple Tor