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Old October 17th, 2017, 04:30 PM   #71
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Glad you like the postcards, Gary. Interesting observation about the card sent from Norfolk. I was wondering if you might know the locale?

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Yes, I do. We had a place on the North Norfolk Coast until recently and we know the county quite well.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 04:31 PM   #72
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I have a postscript to the above information on the placename Pimlico. In 1598, in a published tract "Newes from Hogston [Hoxton]" the world first heard about Ben Pimlico's "nut-brown ale" which was subsequently mentioned in plays of the era. No mention though that Pimlico was from Italy. There is also in Hoxton a "Pimlico Walk" or "Pimlico Path."

The Wikipedia entry on Pimlico mentions that "H.G. Wells, in his novel The Dream, says that there was a wharf at Pimlico where ships from America docked and that the word Pimlico came with the trade and was the last word left alive of the Algonquin Indian language (Pamlico)." In North Carolina can be found Pamlico Sound. If the origin of the name Pimlico in London and Baltimore is indeed from the Algonquin, it will mean the name went to London and came back and was re-introduced to North America in the Baltimore area after a journey of 6,000 miles!!!!

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There's also a Pimlico in Dublin.
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Old October 17th, 2017, 06:19 PM   #73
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There's also a Pimlico in Dublin.
So I hear. Thanks, Gary. Possibly Ben Pimlico's famous nut brown ale was sold in Dublin too.

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More trivia -- and this time it's a double whammy! Somebody could walk away with a one, maybe two nice prizes. Good luck!



Question #1.

Mrs. Maybrick was for a time in Walton Prison, Liverpool. But I want you to name the other major prison in Liverpool that saw a number of hangings. If you are the first with the answer, you could win an as-new pamphlet history of the prison, from which the above illustration is taken.

Question #2.

Name the comic novel about Jack published in the 70th anniversary year of the murders. Subsequently became a hit movie. A clue for y'all: author's last name is the name of a London borough. You could win a paperback edition of said novel. Heck, if you're first with the answers to both questions #1 and #2 you could make off with both prizes!

As usual, to be fair, if you have won swag from RipperCon before you can't answer. And .... er, no Googling!
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Bridewell prison?

I looked at staying there this year, but plans fell though.
The Hotel that it is now, not when it was a prison!
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As to the novel novel, the only comedy I can think of is, The Ruling Class, but I don't know whether it was a novel. Barnes is a suburb of London so I'm almost there.
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As to the novel novel, the only comedy I can think of is, The Ruling Class, but I don't know whether it was a novel. Barnes is a suburb of London so I'm almost there.
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Sorry, Dusty, old mate. You are way off with both guesses. I can tell you that "The Ruling Class" is way too late. First of all, why don't you work out when the 70th anniversary of the murders would have been. Continued good luck, Jack.

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Damn!
I feel it's cheating, but I resorted to googling ...Kirkdale Prison?
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Wild, 2nd guess, on the novel ... Red Alert, turned into Dr Strangelove by Kubrick?
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Sorry, no, Dusty. BUT.... you might be on to something with Peter Sellers.
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