Friday, 18 March 2016

The Daily Teaser — 18-3-2016: The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Blimey … !

Paul Daniels has died … 

I don’t know about you, but I used to watch the Paul Daniels magic show, back in the 80s and 90s: and thoroughly enjoyed it.

But know the man had a serious brain tumour: something he’s announced last month.

It’s sad.

But I’m left wondering something: especially as yesterday ALSO saw the death of TV presenter, Cliff Michelmore.

Exactly who’s next?

We do seem to be losing a few celebrities, just recently … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring nine out of ten.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s martyred questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 18th March saw the Tolpuddle Martyrs sentenced: in which year of the 1830s?
Q2) The Martyrs were sentenced to transportation.   To where: Australia, British India or Canada?
Q3) The Martyrs were from Tolpuddle.   In which county is Tolpuddle: Cumbria, Dorset or Essex?
Q4) What type of labourers were the Martyrs: agricultural, factory or building?
Q5) The Martyrs were sentenced and charged with trying to form a what society: friendly, religious or academic?
Q6) The society they formed was considered an early what: trade union, credit union or commune?
Q7) Those latter organizations were legalized in the UK, in which year: 1869, 1871 or 1873?
Q8) Which such organization has been nicknamed the Wobblies?
Q9) The modern groups the Martyrs could’ve joined, belong to the TUC.   What is the TUC?
Q10) Finally … The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival is an annual festival to mark their memory.   It’s usually held in the third week of which month?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th March is Saint Patrick’s Day.   The day marks the saint’s what: birth or death?
A1) Death.
Q2) According to old tradition, Saint Patrick is said to be buried in which where: Bangor, Downpatrick or Warrenpoint?
Q3) Spell ‘Patrick’ … in Irish.
A3) Pádraig.
Q4) Saint Patrick is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.   He’s also venerated by whom: Orthodox Jews, Hindus or Eastern Orthodox Christians?
Q5) One Irish family name comes from an Irish clan: said to be devoted to the saint.   WHICH family name?
A5) FitzPatrick : also known as the Mac Giolla Phádraig.
Q6) Famously, the major shrine to Saint Patrick is in Armagh.   Is Armagh in the Republic of Ireland, or Northern Ireland?
Q7) Patrick is Patron saint of Ireland.   And which African nation?
A7) Nigeria.
Q8) What’s the longest river in Ireland?
A8) The Shannon.
Q9) What’s the largest city, by population, in the Republic of Ireland?
A9) The capital: Dublin.
Q10) Finally … Saint Patrick is said to have banished what from Ireland: Vikings, snakes or hedgehogs?
A10) Snakes.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs marks a watershed for industrial relations in Britain.”

From Information Britain’s article about the Martyrs.
And this video … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        I know I worked at the Dominion Theatre‡, at one point, Olga: just off Tottenham Court Road.   I could only afford to, as I still lived with my family and didn’t have to pay rent.   I’d imagine imagine many of Central London’s McDonalds staff face the same issue.   they’d only be able to do the job with a LOT of help!

†        That we will, Debbi!   (First things first, though, I’d have to get the two other TV series I’ve got sitting on assorted hard drives out of the way, first!   Series 2 of The Strain and Series 3 of House of Cards.   I THINK I’m going to need time off … )

‡        Oh, looks like it’s showing War of the Worlds … Love to see how the producers crowbar a tripod on stage … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Have fun with your binge watching! :)

1. 1834
2. Australia
3. Dorset
4. agricultural
5. friendly
6. trade union
7. 1871
8. the Industrial Workers of the World
9. Trade Union Congress
10. July

Sounds like the festival was going on while I was over there! Lo so many years ago! :)