The Pickering Post
Saturday, 19th January 2019

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


“From Istanbul to Constantinople” …what other name was used for this city that bridges two continents?

Billy B.........................Byzantium


Balthazar, Caspar and who?

Who was billed as "Miss Deepfreeze" when she toured the US demonstrating refrigerators?

All Henry Ford's cars were said to be only available in black but in 1925 he introduced two new colours, which were?


Flysa should get a special mention for his suggestion

Juliars Gillardium!



I reckon there's a right answer already but I may as well chuck in my "Two Bobs worth" ... Swedish Vikings callet it Miklagarðr or Miklagard ... Meaning "The big City" in Old Norse language then anything within it's walls was "in the city" and this phrase became "Istanbul" in Armenian and later in Turkish. It was originally Byzantion on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BCE.

Augusta Antonina


Nova Roma .