Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

What do the British call their grandparents?

Canadian Research Knowledge Network
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Ukraine: Putin isn’t mad – he’s following a long-established great power playbook for conquest

London Trivia Questions
How many of these can you answer correctly? Answers next Sunday

1. What’s the title of the song by Coldplay with London in the title?

2. Which cemetery was also known as The London Necropolis?

3. What work did a resurrection man do?

4. Which cemetery was across the road from the London Metropolitan Archives

5. Which railway station had a platform dedicated for funeral trains? What was it used for in more recent years?

6. True or false? From 1760 to 1777 under George the Third it was illegal to transport a dead body across London Bridge.

7. Which London park has a pet cemetery?

8. Which notorious burial site was close to St Catherine’s House and the LSE?
Enon Chapel.

9. What was the Metropolitan Sepulchre?

10. True or false. The underground deviated from straight lines to avoid plague pits?

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Thanks to this week’s contributors. Ann Burns, Anonymous, Brenda Turner, Don Ross, Elizabeth Vincent, Gail Dever, Glenn Wright, Gloria Tubman, Jean A Paterson, Karen Prytula, Nancy Frey, Patti Mordasewicz, Paul Marsden, Phyllis Chapman, Rob Bennie, Timothy Dubé, Unknown.

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