Saturday, 4 May 2013

Sunay Times Where Was I? Holiday Competition

Near as I can figure it, the most likely answers this week, seem to me to be:

Q1. Leeds

Q2. Cuthbert Brodrick

The initial clues point to the puzzle author's location being in the locale of the city of Leeds. The city's coat of arms has three owls on it and it also has an 'Owl Trail' where owls are located at various points of interest. Some sources say that the Middleton railway on the southern edge of Leeds, was the first railway to be granted powers by act of parliament c 1758. A canal in Leeds which the references claim had 91 locks, is likely to be the Leeds and Liverpool canal completed c 1816.

Ernie Wise is said to have been born in the Bramley district of Leeds c 1925 and appeared with his father in an act called 'Carson and Kid', before he joined forces with Eric Morecambe. Wellington station was built by the Leeds and Bradford railway c 1846 and Leeds town hall was, according to some references, designed by an architect called Cuthbert Brodrick (b c 1821) and completed c 1858. It is said that an international piano competition is sometimes held there.

A large stained glass roof is said to cover the Victiorian Quarter in Leeds, which is a shopping district that lies south east of the town hall. This area was designed by an architect called Frank Matcham (b c 1854) who was famous for designing theatres.

Link to the competition:
Where Was I?

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