Christmas Quiz 2020

LLANDOVERY CHRISTMAS PRIZE QUIZ 2020

Prize is a carvery meal for two people, kindly donated by Chris Reeve, chef at the Llandovery RFC Clubhouse.

Runner up will win an embroidered Drovers face mask/snood, donated by the club.

The third prize is a bottle of wine donated by Huw S Thomas.

Please leave entries at Llandovery RFC club office by Tuesday December 22 or email to either Gina Deering at droversrfc@gmail.com or Huw S Thomas at huwiest @gmail.com

Results announced – December 23/24 – on Llandovery RFC website and on I Love Llandovery.

1 Which current Llandovery public house was formerly called The Glanbran Arms?

2 Ysgol Pantycelyn was opened as an Intermediate School 1n 1896 – was it for boys or girls or as a mixed school?

3 What is generally reckoned to be the most famous hymn composed by William Williams, Pantycelyn?

4 Which Welsh rugby international has a father who played 29 times for The Drovers in the 1990s?

5 The Tywi is the longest river entirely Wales? What is its length in miles? – 75, 85 or 112 miles?

6 What species of fish was once caught in the Tywi, weighing 176 kilos?

7 Which member of royalty opened Llyn Brianne in 1973?

8 How did the ship HMS Llandovery Castle meet its end in 1916?

9 Which former pupil of Llandovery College is now a successful Newmarket based racehorse trainer?

10 What important event took place in Llandeilo in 1996?

11 Which Llandovery man was awarded the MVO (Member of the Royal Victorian Order) in the Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours list?

12 What is Alabum?

13 Who was the author of Canwyll y Cymry?

14 Why is 1858 an important date in the history of Llandovery?

15 What Tywi Valley site did the famous landscape artist JMW Turner paint in 1795?

16 When was Llwynywermod purchased by the Duchy of Cornwall?

17 Why will the years 2007 and 2016 be remembered in a sporting way for Llandovery?

18 What was Queensways’s former name?

19 Who or what is a Cyw Bawddwr?

20 Where or what is this? 

   

 

21 What runs from Swansea in Wales to Chester in England via Llandovery, Llandrindod Wells, Oswestry and Wrexham, a distance of around 153 miles (246 km)?

22 What is South Wales’s highest mountain?

23 Which lake is central to the story of The Lady of the Lake?

24 Which former Welsh rugby international was the founder of Llangadog RFC?

25 Who stayed overnight at the Castle Hotel in Llandovery on 28th July, 1802?

26 Who have been the last three MPs for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr?

27 Who is our constituency MS (Member of the Senedd)?

28 With a Llandovery connection, who or what is Teaser?

29 Which former Llandovery College Warden became Archbishop of Wales in 1971?

30 In which département (county) of France is Llandovery’s twin town?

31 What house in Llandovery is named after a battle in the Crimean War?

32 What happened on the Llandovery-Brecon road on 19 December 1835?

33 Where are the only known Roman gold mines in Britain?

34 Who is the only Wales rugby union player born in Patagonia?

35 Who represents Llandovery as a Carmarthenshire County Councillor?

WELSH NAMES

Give the English equivalent of the following Welsh towns:

Aberhonddu; Aberteifi; Abergwaun; Brynbuga; Casgwent

Trefdraeth; Y Trallwng; Aberdaugleddau; Llanelwy; Trefaldwyn

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19