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Once again, most of the legwork for this page was done by the contributors to Chris Rand's site; ta everyone.
Westward Ho! seaside village near Bideford in Devon, home of the oldest golf links in England.
Blue flag status certification from the Foundation for Environmental Education that a beach meets its standards.
Northam is between Westward Ho! and Bideford.
Frank Ifield early 60's singer, the first artist ever to have three consecutive number ones in Britain.
Bacup town in south-east Lancashire, not far from Rochdale.
Delph village in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
TNS The New Saints or Total Network Solutions as were, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain and Oswestry football team in the Welsh Premier.
The Blob Shop is a 'no-nonsense' pub in Liverpool.
Vengloš Dr. Jozef, former Czechoslovak midfielder and coach.
Rock Ferry area of Birkenhead.
"You're so beige" another ref to Carly Simon's "You're So Vain".
Standard Liège Belgian football club.
Gerry Gow Bristol City midfielder from the 70's, went to Man City and then Rotherham.
"three in one packet in ’78" I'm going for the Panini stickers, could be Topps.
"Have you got a two pence piece? ... Go and ring someone who cares" along the lines of Travis Tritt's "Here's A Quarter Call Someone Who Cares ".
Booker Prize annual literary prize for the best original English novel published in the UK, now sponsored by Man.
Umbongo soft drink popular in the Congo.
Hoylake seaside town on the Wirral, home of the second oldest golf links in England.
Red Rocks local name for Hilbre Point.
Hilbre is on the outskirts of Hoylake. Hilbre Island is about an hour's walk from West Kirby; however, it is advised that your route goes via a smaller island called Little Eye in a sort of dogleg - if you head straight out to Hilbre you'll end up in quicksand (thanks Simon Garland!)
"Flushed is the face that you hide in the lace of your mother’s mantilla" almost from Tolstoy's "War And Peace". Lord Gort John Vereker, Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force in the lead-up to the Dunkirk evacuation in WW2.
Berwyn range is an isolated area of moorland in north-east Wales, north-west of Oswestry.
RNLI Royal National Lifeboat Association.
Thwaite village in the Yorkshire Dales, west of Richmond.
Victory V Liquorice-flavored lozenges, originally made in Nelson, Lancs, but now in Devon.
Heswall is on the Wirral, on the eastern side of Dee Estuary.
Freddie Slade Principal film dubbing mixer with Associated Rediffusion and Thames TV 1955-1984, died in 2010.
Viceroy Vauxhall version of the Opel Commodore.
Midge Ure Oh Vienna.
Halfords Motoring accessories and bicyles.
True Grit The 1969 John Wayne/Glen Campbell extravaganza.
Haynes Probably not the motoring manual, more likely TV director Toby.
Suranne Jones Ex of Coronation Street, now half of Scott & Bailey.
Rodney Ontong South African cricketer, played for Glamorgan in the 70s and 80s.
Lynsey de Paul Singer-songwriter from the 70's, UK's Eurovisian entrant in 1977, died just before the LP came out.
Antonine Wall Roman fortification across Scotland, from thee Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde.
Origin of Species The foundation of evolution biology, Charles Darwin, 1859.
King James bible.
Cash In The Attic has apparently run for 18 series and is still going strong.
Harwich A good place to sail to Esbjerg from.
Alan Gilzean Scottish striker from the 60s and 70s, played for Dundee and Tottenham Hotspur.
Libby's Producer of canned food, now owned by Nestlé.
Hornbeam small hardwood tree of the birch variety.
Junction16 is a venue in Betley, near Crewe, as well as being the appropriate M6 junction.
Spork opposite of a foon.
Live At The Apollo stand-up comedy TV show no longer hosted by Jack Dee.
Hammerfist was a home computer game from the ZX Spectrum era.
Lad Rock That Oasis thing.
Dumfries & Galloway is in the western Southern Uplands in Scotland.
Plockton Village in the Highlands of Scotland on the shores of Loch Carron, used for various scenes in "The Wicker Man", and also where "Hamish Macbeth" and bits of the "Inspector Alleyn Mysteries" were filmed. Not a million miles from...
Skye largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides islands.
Epiphone Greek guitar manufacturer, based in Nashville, Tennessee, and originally Gibson's main rival in the archtop market, before the latter took them over. Mr N Gallagher had the customized Union Jack Sheraton.
BBC4 Lots of documentaries to help you along.
'Spoons Wether, cheap beer.
Mac & Katie Kissoon brother and sister duo originally from Trinidad, moved to the UK in the 60s. Much in demand as backing singers. Katie was also one of "The Sisters of Scarlet" who performed backing vocals on Dexy's "Too-Rye-Ay".
Creetown Small seaport town in Kirkudbrightshire, Dumfries & Galloway.
Kirkudbright the county town of the above Stewartry.
Gatehouse of Fleet town also in Kirkudbrightshire.
"The Golden Bough: A Study in Comparative Religion" written by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). Also a Californian band of the Celtic/folk variety, been going for aeons.
Mollington village just north of Chester.
Bridgedale do indeed make socks.
Woodside Farm also really exists on the Wervin Road.
Wervin Turnpike near the above.
Cresta It's frothy man. Slightly mad polar bear. You remember.
Borehamwood town in the London commuter bel, in southern Hertfordshire.
Scott Verplank American professional golfer.
Newcombe and Roche John and Tony, Australian tennis players of the 60s and 70s and fearsome doubles pairing.
Jodie Mudd American professional golfer of the 80s and 90s.
Chongo monkey-voiced sidekick of Morgan the merchant mariner in...
Danger Island adventure series from the late '60's.
Arley Hall coutry house in Arley, Cheshire, north of Northwich.
Stoke is on the Trent. The city of six towns.
Ullapool town in Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland, on the east shore of Loch Broom.
Deal costal town in Kent between Dover and Ramsgate.