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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

What's in a name quiz results

And the winner is

For once I shouldn't get one of the Ians (IanD) saying "I was robbed" as he didn't enter
this quiz.

However, those who entered did pretty well with station names that contained people's first names and there was some interesting & inventive answers. But a number of the famous Tube People pictured below weren't even guessed at.


The answers are below

1. Harry Beck
2. Charles Tyson Yerkes - the American tycoon repsonsible for electrifying the Tube who makes JR Ewing look like a pussycat
3. Billy Brown - the London Underground's most exemplary passenger
4. James Henry Greathead - inventor of the Greathead Shield - pretty essential for tunnelling
5. Hannah Dadds - the Tube's first female driver
6. Ken Livingstone - amazing how you can recognise someone by the back of their head
7. Edward Johnston - inventor of the Tube's font
8. Frank Pick - MD of the London Underground resonsible for commissioning the above font and also bringing an artistic flavour to the Tube using famous artists to create posters
9. Millie from Underground Ernie - John B guessed Lady Penelope who as far as I know has jib all to do with Tube
10. Redd Pepper - former Tube driver whose distinctive booming voice was discovered by the film trailer producers. He is now the voice behind the Sci Fi Channel and lots of Hollywood horror trailers (can't believe no one recognised him!)
11. Charles Holden - station architect and responsible for the Bahaus look of many stations on the northern stretch of the Piccadilly Line
12. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi - designer of the weird and wonderful mosaics at Tottenham Court Road Tube

The lucky person who was pulled from Neil's paperclip selection is Heather! I was pretty impressed that she'd got Billy Brown too. So very well done to Heather who wins a copy of "What's in a Name".


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