Christmas Quiz Results 2020

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 droversrfc@gmail.com

 

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?

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? (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?

WELSH NAMES

Give the English equivalent of the following Welsh towns:

Aberhonddu; Aberteifi; Abergwaun; Brynbuga; Casgwent

Trefdraeth; Y Trallwng; Aberdaugleddau; Llanelwy; Trefaldwyn

 

ANSWERS

  1. THE WHITE HALL
  2. GIRLS
  3. ARGLWYDD ARWAIN TRWY’R ANIALWCH (GUILD ME O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH)
  4. KIERAN HARDY
  5. 75 MILES
  6. STURGEON
  7. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA
  8. TORPEDOED OFF SOUTHERN IRELAND
  9. DAVID SIMCOCK
  10. NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD
  11. STEPHEN NIEDOJADLO
  12. ROMAN FORT AT LLANFAIRARYBRYN
  13. RHYS PRITCHARD
  14. RAILWAY REACHED LLANDOVERY
  15. LLANDEILO BRIDGE ( Llandovery Castle painting was c 1798)
  16. NOVEMBER 2006
  17. LLANDOVERY RFC WON SWALEC CUP FINAL
  18. STATION ROAD
  19. PEOPLE BORN IN LLANDOVERY

20.OLD LLANDOVERY GOLF PAVILLION AT THE CRUG

  1. A483
  2. PENYFAN
  3. LLYN Y FAN FACH
  4. CARWYN DAVIES
  5. LORD NELSON (WITH SIR WILLIAM AND LADY HAMILTON)
  6. JONATHAN EDWARDS, ADAM PRICE, ALAN WILLIAMS (3)
  7. ADAM PRICE

28 RACEHORSE PART OWNED BY LOCAL AUCTIONEER MICKY GOUGH

  1. DR. GWILYM OWEN WILLIAMS
  2. FINISTĔRE
  3. ALMA
  4. MAIL COACH PLUNGED OVER THE EDGE OF THE ROAD NEAR HALF WAY
  5. DOLAU COTHI, PUMPSAINT
  6. JOHN LEWIS ”JOHNNIE” / JACK MORGAN (EX-LLANDOVERY COLLEGE)
  7. HANDEL DAVIES

ENGLISH EQUIVALENT OF THE FOLLOWING WELSH TOWNS

ABERHONDDU BRECON

ABERTEIFI CARDIGAN

ABERGWAUN FISHGUARD

BRYNBUGA USK

CASGWENT CHEPSTOW

TREFDRAETH NEWPORT (Pembs)

Y TRALLWN WELSHPOOL

ABERDAUGLEDDAU MILFORD HAVEN

LLANELWY ST ASAPH

TREFALDWYN MONTGOMERY

 

 

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