Sunday 26 April 2015

Sunday Snap - Newcastle Column

We were back in Sheffield for last week's Sunday Snap of The Crucible. This theatre is currently hosting the annual World Snooker Championships and I asked when it moved to The Crucible. The answer is


A virtual 147 break this week goes to Angela with the correct answer. Whilst researching last week's Sunday Snap I read about the 'Curse of The Crucible'. Since the World Snooker Championships moved to Sheffield in 1977 no first-time champion has gone on to defend their title the year after winning it. This includes all the multiple winners such as Steve Davis (first won 1981, lost first round 1982), Stephen Hendry (won 1990, lost quarter-finals 1991) and Ronnie O'Sullivan (won 2001, lost semi-finals 2002). On Friday night I sat and watched last year's champion Mark Selby lose to Anthony McGill. The curse continues...

For this week's Sunday Snap a first glance at it and some people may mistake it for Nelson's Column. The statue on top was in fact created by the same sculptor, Edward Hodges Baily, who made the Nelson statue to go on top of Nelson's Column. However the head had to be replaced after it was knocked off by a bolt of lightning in 1941. Built in 1838 this monument was commissioned to celebrate the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 which saw the reform of the House of Commons plus gave the vote to a greater number of people. This monument is dedicated and named after the Prime Minister at the time of this law being passed. After being re-elected as Prime Minister the next year he oversaw the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire. Born and bred in Northumberland he even had a blend of tea named him – a bergamot flavoured variety which I am rather partial to. This week's question therefore is

Who is this monument named after?

We were joined last week by Candace whose brave duo had donned their wetsuits for a rather chilly dip.

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  1. It is a great picture and once again you have managed to bamboozle me, I haven't got a clue x

  2. I feel like I should know this but sorry to say I don't!

  3. Ahh I have no idea, sorry! xx

  4. Once again I've no idea, I need to visit more places

  5. sorry no joy with that. great pic x

  6. No idea! Didn't know Newcastle had a column!x


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