Get your pens and pencils ready.. for the 'How Stopfordian are you' Quiz (50 questions)Archived Message
Posted by GeordieHatter on 28/7/2019, 11:20 pm
OK- so...thanks to the amazing response to my initial post on Thurs (I was actually just hoping anyone would join in at all..)- I had a good seventy/eighty questions to choose from. Sorry if some of yours didn't make the eventual 50 here.. but I have tried to include as many of the best ones as I can.
Instructions: Give yourself a point for each 'yes'.. add any extra points you qualify for as you go.. and multiply your final total by 2 to get your definitive % of Stopfordianness/Stocfordianness/Stockportability. My own 48% rating is the current benchmark to beat. Now... who's up first? ..
So, how Stopfordian are you? ....
..have you ever... 1..eaten a Stockport pie? 2.. ordered a pint of Robinsons? 3..ordered a pint of Robinson's ...while on holiday? 4..caught the 192 bus? 5..caught the 192 night bus home from a night out? 6..gone for a day out in London on the Pendolino...and been back in time for tea? 7..been on the kids merry-go-round on the Merseyway (or paid for your kids to go on)? 8..tried on a hat at the hat museum? 9..taken tea in the Plaza… or been on the stage.. or peed on the steps? 10..travelled away to watch County?
11..seen Jim Gannon (not at a game/at training/on County duty)? 12..Been to Edgeley Park? 13..had a near miss on the Portwood roundabout? 14…got lost in Offerton while trying to visit a mate there? 15..bought something from Harry Fentons? 16…been to the Davenport (major or minor)? 17..popped into a town centre or suburban pub (eg Tom Thumb/Dungeon/Cherry Tree) for a Friday lunchtime pint- just when the strippers were coming on (‘by mistake’/’just the once’ still counts!)
18…been to a family do at Alma Lodge, Davenport Hotel, Southlands hotel, or Bredbury Hall?
19…been down to the caves in Woodbank Park?
20..bought something at Stockport market?
21.. been to Foodie Friday? 22..eaten in one of the cafes in the market? 23.. travelled on a buzy bee bus.. or the free shuttle bus round the centre? 24.. bought an album from Music Zone? 25..been sledging at Heaton Mersey Bowl/Reddish Vale/Lyme Park/Disley/Werneth Low/Bramall Park/Woodbank/Vernon Park? 26..insisted that people from Stockport should be called ‘Stopfordians’- not ‘Stocfordians’. (or the other way round) 27.. seen a band in the Bakers or the Spinning Top (extra point if it was The Removal Men)?
28..had any food from Mustaph’s/ Curry Palace ? 29..Been in the company of Jimmy Padden (extra point if he gave you his beer to drink!)?
30..Partaken in a Hillgate pub crawl? 31.. played in/searched for your child in the ball pool at Alphabet Zoo? Do you... 32.. Remember having your first pint in a Stockport pub before being strictly old enough to order.. (extra point if it was in Monroes/the Magnet/the Bowling Green?) 33..know someone who knows, or grew up with, one of the Blossoms? 34..always state your address as '..Cheshire' (never Gtr M******ter)? 35..refer to junction two of the M60 as 'Roscoes Roundabout'? 36..tell outsiders you live in the town with the biggest brick structure in Europe (and then are disappointed when they aren't interested/don't believe you)? 37..talk about going drinking ‘on Edgeley’ (but would say ‘living in Edgeley’) 38.. still call what is now Stockport school 'mile end'? 39.. been in/seen a scrap at the taxi rank opposite the Chestergate?
40..had chips, gravy, meat and tater pie with mushy peas? 41.. feel you’re home when you see the viaduct/ the pyramid coming down the motorway? Were you.. 42.. born at Stepping Hill?
43..at Nuneaton? .. 44..Can you pinpoint Heaviley on a map (and always spell it with an 'e)'? 45.. Do any women in your family describe blokes to their little kids as' the mister'?
46..Did you get told to never go near the river at Vernon/Woodbank Park but went anyway (extra point if you built a raft that was as seaworthy as a breezeblock and jumped on it with 10 of your mates)?
47.. Have you ever eaten Breakfast at 'Sivs' café?
48..Have you ever been asked whether you support Manchester United/ Manchester City while on holiday?
49..Has anyone ever started talking about Southport when thinking they know where you're from?
50.. Do you know which is the closest football ground (in the top 5 leagues!) to the River Mersey?