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UK Childrens' songfilter

Hullo, I am trying to identify the names of these songs I learned to play years ago. According to my music book they are childrens' songs from the UK. Google (and Baidu, since these are from a Chinese music book) are not helping. Names and song lyrics are awesome. Here are links posted on Flickr (since YT doesn't wanna work with me): 1. Big Geese song 2. Calendar song
posted by ditto75 on Aug 13, 2014 - 4 answers

Does my UK passport tell me how many people share my name?

The machine-readable code at the bottom of the id page of a UK passport (starting P<GBR) contains a name on one line, and on the second line a long string of numbers, lots of chevrons and then a two-digit number. My mum claims that this two-digit number indicates the number of people with the same name as me already registered as having a passport. This seems unlikely, but is there any truth in it? [more inside]
posted by AFII on Jun 19, 2014 - 7 answers

Planning trip to possible ancestral town in SW England, but what to do?

My extremely-uncommon and forever-mispelled last name—Huxham—happens to also be the name of a tiny village right outside of Exeter in SW England. My ancestors left Britain from the port of Plymouth on the other side of Devonshire, so I feel fairly confident this might be where my last name comes from. However, even though I have the means and the desire to visit this hamlet…what do I do there? Just start knocking on doors? Should I contact the parish priest and/or tourism board? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Jan 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Trying to track down a 1980s comic story...

Help my husband find this comic strip he remembers from his childhood (UK, 1980s, his words below)... [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Dec 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Not that it's any of my business...

BritishRoyalMarriageFilter: I've seen the tabloid rumors about Prince William and his longtime girlfriend and it made me curious. Is he 'allowed' to marry her and still be in line for King? [more inside]
posted by TooFewShoes on Jun 30, 2010 - 29 answers

The Dean Dome is so very far away now

Is there any way to watch UNC basketball in the UK? [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Feb 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me understand how to top up my PAYG account.

Idiot-Cellphone-Filter: Oh God, oh God, I do not understand your UK cellphone-topping up technology. I just got a UK cellphone (with Orange) and I do not understand how to get money into it. (Waving 5 quid in front of it while shrieking "make my balance go up", strangely, does not work.) [more inside]
posted by kalimac on Oct 9, 2008 - 13 answers

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