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Author Topic: Where the Heck Am I  (Read 806888 times)

camallison

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2008, 10:02:00 AM »

 .... or Merbach Hill, Hereford & Worcestershire, where Arthur slew a giant.
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HPsauce

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #61 on: December 29, 2008, 10:14:20 AM »

It was the more traditional human-shaped giant.
Clue: There was a giant animal involved as well (NOT a dragon) that also met it's end at the same time and place.
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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2008, 10:39:02 AM »

Windover Hill
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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2008, 10:43:47 AM »

Uffington  :hmm:
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HPsauce

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2008, 11:34:21 AM »

.... or Merbach Hill, Hereford & Worcestershire, where Arthur slew a giant.
Sorry, not that one, but here's another clue: This "ending" was more self-inflicted.

PS If you guess I'd like to see an appropriate explanation (like the Arthur one) that matches all the clues.
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camallison

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2008, 11:38:55 AM »

Tell you what - it seems England wasn't a healthy place for giants - was it?   :no:
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Yorkie

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2008, 12:21:42 PM »

Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.
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HPsauce

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2008, 12:45:28 PM »

Yorkie, you're on the right track - but please explain....
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Yorkie

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2008, 01:01:37 PM »

The Giants name was Bell and he rode a sorrel horse, he decided to make three giant leaps the last one killing him.
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HPsauce

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2008, 01:11:57 PM »

The Giants name was Bell and he rode a sorrel horse, he decided to make three giant leaps the last one killing him.
Excellent research, how did you find that out? And Where the Heck Am I?
(PS his name was Bel and he started at Mountsorrel)
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camallison

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2008, 01:13:57 PM »

The Giants name was Bell and he rode a sorrel horse, he decided to make three giant leaps the last one killing him.

Just to fill in the detail:

Mountsorrel where, according to legend, a giant named Bel vowed to reach Leicester in three leaps, he mounted his sorrel stead in Mountsorrel, leaped as far as Wanlip (pronounced one leap) leaped again to Birstall, so called because the horse and saddle burst apon the impact .He just managed to leap a third time, but the horse and rider dropped dead a mile and a half short of Leicester and were buried in a place named Belgrave. So you are in Belgrave.
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Yorkie

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2008, 01:16:10 PM »

Ah the joys of a well stocked bookcase or two.
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HPsauce

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2008, 01:17:07 PM »

Still no winner to set the next challenge....
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camallison

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2008, 01:18:19 PM »

Still no winner to set the next challenge....

Not Belgrave?
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HPsauce

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2008, 04:08:31 PM »

Not Belgrave (that's the grave, obviously).
There are minor variations on the story so I guess you win for knowing it in detail.
According to the locals in Birstall that's where he (and Sorrel) died, attempting the 3rd leap.
(not that I'm actually there now, but I was for the first 18 years of my life!)  :baby:
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