Can you guess if these events happened in WWI or WWII? (HowStuffWorks)

(If you think the Poilu in the illustration looks familiar, that is because it shows Kirk Douglas in Stanley Kubrick’s film Paths of Glory, and is not a contemporary photograph of either war).

Aviva’s safe driving test. How safe are you?

Wednesday 17th May saw quizzers from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire head to Ockbrook to contest the honour of holding the title Brain of Derbyshire 2017.  This competition is organised annually by the Derbyshire Pub Quiz League, and is open to all in the DPQL area.

Questions were set by last year’s winner Dr Iwan Thomas. The venue was the Royal Oak, Ockbrook.

It was won by Les Hurst of Ilkeston, who quizzes at the Dew Drop Inn at Ilkeston Junction.

Presentation by Derbyshire Pub Quiz League Treasurer Sally Levitt

First Semi-Final

Alan tbc, Chris Willis, Gordon Taylor, David Edwards

Second Semi-Final

Nigel Coe, Chris Jones, Craig Robbins, Les Hurst


Gordon Taylor, Chris Jones, Chris Willis, Les Hurst

All photographs by Iwan Thomas

Apologies, Alan’s missing surname will be supplied as soon as the webmaster gets his act together.

Complete the common phrase (Playbuzz).

This Tricky Spelling Test (Playbuzz)

When: 8:00 on Wednesday 17th May

Where: Royal Oak, 55 Green Lane, Ockbrook, Derby, DE72 3SE

Who: This is open to all who play in the DPQL or who live in the DPQL area.

How: The top eight from the qualifying (written) round progress to semi-finals and a subsequent final played on stage on the buzzer.

What else: For all who do not achieve the semi-finals, there is a light-hearted 15 to 1-style competition.

Notes: If you are not a DPQL member it helps if you notify us that you are coming, to keep track of numbers. This is not compulsory.

Previous winners of the title Brain of Derbyshire have gone on to have successful careers in quizzing on TV and radio.

Not motor but human traffic.  Derby on Film 1966 (BFI).