May News Round #5

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

This is the way the world ends, not with a __________ but with a whimper

a) whistle

b) bang

c) roar

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 20th May 1958 – The mayor of High Wycombe is weighed to check if he has been getting fat at taxpayer’s expense!
  • 21st May 1946 – A world shortage of wheat leads to bread being rationed in Britain

Previous Answers

  • Poetry quiz – a) lonely
  • British Foods – Eton mess

May News Round #4

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

I wandered _____ as a cloud

a) lonely

b) lightly

c) free

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 13th May 1912 – The Royal Flying Corps, now known as the Royal Air Force, was established
  • 15th May 1929 – England lose 4-3 to Spain in the first international football match

Previous Answers

  • Poetry quiz – a) drink
  • British Foods – Lancashire hotpot

May News Round #3

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to ______

a) drink

b) pour

c) share

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 11th May 1950 – Jeremy Paxman, British journalist, television presenter and author, is born in Leeds
  • 12th May 1945 – The first book of the Thomas the Tank Engine series is published, entitled ‘The Three Railway Engines’

Previous Answers

  • Poetry quiz – c) dreams
  • British Foods – Summer pudding

May News Round #2

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

Tread softly because you tread on my ______

a) toes

b) hopes

c) dreams

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 4th May 1953 – The Duke of Edinburgh is awarded his RAF pilot ‘wings’ during a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace
  • 6th May 1960 – In the first televised royal wedding, Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey

Previous Answers

  • Poetry quiz – b) yellow
  • British Foods – Cornish Pasty