BTWT Brain-twister – 1


The NRM at York are holding Railfest 2012 from 2-10 June. The event billed as Britain’s biggest ever gathering of rail record breakers will give hours of pleasure to children and adults alike during the UK half-term holiday.

(Click on the image to go to the NRM’s RailFest website. Click here to see a YouTube video of the event.)

It is time for another BTWT quiz. Our quizzes provide us with a great deal of valuable feedback from our readers, allow us to reconnect with former contributors and provide a great deal of innocent fun.

So in the spirit and style of the BBC’s Round Britain Quiz here is the first question.  What links: a vessel built for a loyal celebration; a 6th century abbot; and a historic industrial steam locomotive?

There are 6 points for the first correct answer. If clues are needed to solicit a correct answer, the number of points awarded will be reduced according to how much assistance has been given.

(Comment moderation has been turned on to prevent our cleverest readers from giving the game away to soon.)


6 Responses to “BTWT Brain-twister – 1”

  1. Mike Says:

    Breanndan is both a currach built for the Jubilee and a 6th century Irish abbot. Can’t get the steam locomotive connection, though. Anyone else?

  2. Mark Judd Says:

    Gloriana is the name of the royal vessel and she carries a flag attributed to Saint Piran, a 6th century Cornish abbot and the head of St Piran appears to be a portrait of Richard Trevithick th father of the steam locomotive

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