This page is for members to have a bit of fun. Here you'll find questions and quizzes etc… this will be updated and changed every month or two for people to check out. We have listed 20 questions, and each month we will have a different member answer them so we can find out a little about each the member behind the name.
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Member of the month Q & A
Every month we feature Questions and Answers of one our chosen members who submit their answers. If you would like to submit your answers to the questions answered by this month's member below, please contact us, thank you!
MEMBER | Carol Barnes
Q | What do you do?
A | Now retired and trying to raise money for saving the bees, birds butterflies and pollinators. As well as running the Catweazle Club. I used to be a reprographic worker and printer for GSK Pharmaceuticals formally known as Beecham Research Laboratories.
Q | What are your interests?
A | I love British nature and the countryside, sport, gardening and of course The Catweazle Fan Club. I belong to the bee conservation trust, the woodland trust, the butterfly trust, the RSPB, the CPRE (Campaign for the Protection of Rural England) and The Sussex Wildlife trust.
Q | Do you have any pets?
A | Had so many in my life from geckos to hummingbirds from ferrets to sugar gliders! At the moment I just have Bramble my pooch who is a Norfolk terrier. Until recently I had a Raven called Malachim – but I still see him when I want to say hello!
Q | If you could invite 3 celebrities to a private meal with you who would they be?
A | William Shakespeare, Margaret Rutherford and Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum a famous Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot.
Q | What’s your most treasured memory?
A | So many, but the birth of my little brothers and becoming Geoffrey’s friend would be up there.
Q | Do you have a favourite folk hero?
A | King Arthur.
Q | What is your claim to fame?
A | Not sure I have one but I suppose being selected to go to England trials for football maybe?
Q | Name your 3 Favourite books?
A | My dad’s wonderful book he wrote of his childhood and love of nature. First Light by Geoffrey Wellum. A book of fairies that I remembered as a child, which I recently found online (and I naturally bought again!).
Q | Name 3 favourite musicians or composers?
A | Beethoven, Kate Bush, Gian Piero Reverberi.
Q | When did you last cry?
A | When I saw that awful advert about the plight of the working donkeys abroad. I can’t watch it.
Q | What was your favourite subject at school?
A | Games, which led me to playing Hockey and Tennis for my county and later for the South of England.
Q | What trait do you admire in other people?
A | Honesty.
Q | What’s your favourite meal?
A | Egg Chips and Beans.
Q | What do you like watching on TV?
A | British nature documentaries, Sport, British History and Older comedies and comedians because they are so much better than todays!
Q | If you could spend a day in a different century what would it be and why?
A | Medieval or Victorian. Medieval for its history and Victorian because it was a time of reform and invention.
Q | If you could do something for the world what would it be?
A | To cure all cancers.
Q | Name someone from history you admire and why?
A | Winston Churchill because we would have gone under if he hadn’t had the courage of his convictions at a crucial time for our country even though at the time, he was vilified for it and called a warmonger.
Q | What have you done that you are proud of?
A | Not much that I can recall, but I was proud to be able to lay Geoffrey to rest in a way I hope he approved of.
Puzzle based on Childrens' 1970s TV programmes
See if you solve this month's crossword
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14. A famous bear
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24. A program of story telling
25. Help it's The Hair Bear
26. Who was the captain of the black pig
1. What was the name of the hare in Pipkins
2. A spectral hire company
4. What was the name of this green witch
7. What was Johnny's last name in this animal show,
8. A big black and white bird
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13. The name of the professor in Bagpuss
14. This street was name after feral birds
15. A Welsh train
18. You will find these on the Common
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21. This chap was all metal
22. This Sir had many knightly adventures