Anniversary Quiz

A 21 question salute to the first year of the Laindon and District Community Archives.

The successful winner or winners will be announced at the Manor Mission Event on the 21st April 2012

Email your answers by the 14th April using the following link Competition. (if using web mail copy and paste the following email address

The last 9 are picture questions with a few cryptic clues.

  1. Whose motto was this?   Forti et fideli nihil difficile   (To the brave and faithful, nothing is difficult).
  2. Who trotted into the Laindon Hotel for a pint after playing football and in what year?
  3. Whose first home was “ York Villa” in Laindon High Road before moving to “Daisy Bank”?
  4. An open tributary of what river once flowed along the side of Laindon High Road?
  5. Many years ago there was a Pub in Dry Street – what was its name?
  6. What new building opened in Nethermayne in 1973?
  7. Where could you buy a drink for one penny?
  8. What year did Laindon Hall burn down?
  9. What had previously been sited in the beacon field in Dry Street?
  10. What family had lived in ‘The Haven’ at Dunton (now a museum)?
  11. What is the name of Langdon Hills running club?
  12. Who might have invited fellow Laindoners to:   “Carry on Archiving”
13. Where is this King George pillar box situated? Definitely not in Sussex or the West Country.
14. Where do these steps lead to - holy matrimony perhaps?
15. In what safe place will you find this Anderson Shelter?
16. This fine old brick built bridge spans the track of the Southend to Fenchurch Street line. What year did the railway come to Laindon?
17. What is this building, now a primary landmark?
18. Where are these chimneys? He would have to smoke his cigar outside now.
19. This old building was originally part of a training and rehabilitation complex for unemployed men from Poplar. Can you name the complex?
20. What and where is this 'Calendar Girls' meeting place?
21. Ten to three, time for tea. Where is this clock?

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