LLANDOVERY CHRISTMAS PRIZE QUIZ 2020 RESULTS
There was a good response to the Christmas Quiz and the definitive results are as follows: –
Ist prize of a carvery meal for two people, kindly donated by Chris Reeve, chef at the Llandovery RFC Clubhouse.
Winner: Teulu Mithig (Mrs Margaret Davies) 44/47
2nd prize of an embroidered Drovers face mask/snood, donated by the club.
Winner: Mrs Dawn Williams 40/47
3rd prize of a bottle of wine donated by Huw S Thomas.
Winner: Huw and Angela Protheroe 39/47
The other impressive contestant was Mrs Janice James (ex Morris Isaac) who got 38/4. Other totals ranged from 9/47 to 35/47
Please claim prizes from Gina Deering at the Llandovery RFC club office
Gina Deering at firstname.lastname@example.org
Full answers are attached at the end of the question sheet
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?
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? (3)
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?
Give the English equivalent of the following Welsh towns:
Aberhonddu; Aberteifi; Abergwaun; Brynbuga; Casgwent
Trefdraeth; Y Trallwng; Aberdaugleddau; Llanelwy; Trefaldwyn
- THE WHITE HALL
- ARGLWYDD ARWAIN TRWY’R ANIALWCH (GUILD ME O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH)
- KIERAN HARDY
- 75 MILES
- PRINCESS ALEXANDRA
- TORPEDOED OFF SOUTHERN IRELAND
- DAVID SIMCOCK
- NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD
- STEPHEN NIEDOJADLO
- ROMAN FORT AT LLANFAIRARYBRYN
- RHYS PRITCHARD
- RAILWAY REACHED LLANDOVERY
- LLANDEILO BRIDGE ( Llandovery Castle painting was c 1798)
- NOVEMBER 2006
- LLANDOVERY RFC WON SWALEC CUP FINAL
- STATION ROAD
- PEOPLE BORN IN LLANDOVERY
20.OLD LLANDOVERY GOLF PAVILLION AT THE CRUG
- LLYN Y FAN FACH
- CARWYN DAVIES
- LORD NELSON (WITH SIR WILLIAM AND LADY HAMILTON)
- JONATHAN EDWARDS, ADAM PRICE, ALAN WILLIAMS (3)
- ADAM PRICE
28 RACEHORSE PART OWNED BY LOCAL AUCTIONEER MICKY GOUGH
- DR. GWILYM OWEN WILLIAMS
- MAIL COACH PLUNGED OVER THE EDGE OF THE ROAD NEAR HALF WAY
- DOLAU COTHI, PUMPSAINT
- JOHN LEWIS ”JOHNNIE” / JACK MORGAN (EX-LLANDOVERY COLLEGE)
- HANDEL DAVIES
ENGLISH EQUIVALENT OF THE FOLLOWING WELSH TOWNS
TREFDRAETH NEWPORT (Pembs)
Y TRALLWN WELSHPOOL
ABERDAUGLEDDAU MILFORD HAVEN
LLANELWY ST ASAPH