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Quiz 4 – English counties

Discussion in 'Travel Fun' started by Ian Sutton, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Ian Sutton

    Ian Sutton Member +

    Quiz 4 – English counties

    Can you identify these English counties

    County 1
    Hosted the ‘Grand depart’ of the Tour de France in 2014 and is home to the lightly spiced cake called ‘Parkin’ and a pudding that was traditionally eaten at the start, not the end of a meal. Often referred to as God’s own country, at least by the locals.


    Yorkshire (actually Yorkshire is these days split into smaller sub-counties, currently South, West and North Yorkshire plus East Riding of Yorkshire).


    County 2
    Almost completely separated by river from its sole neighbouring county, this county was famous for tin mining and smuggling, plus a dish that required no cutlery or crockery.

    Cornwall


    County 3
    The county home of William Shakespeare, whose county cricket team is located in a different county. This county houses no cities, but in the past used to include two large industrial cities within it's boundaries.

    Warwickshire


    County 4
    For a short while was controversially called Salop, this quite agricultural county houses a UNESCO world heritage site centred on a huge iron structure, as well as a canal linking north and south.

    Shropshire


    County 5
    Home of Queen Boudica’s Iceni tribe who briefly challenged the Romans in Britain, this county has a major series of lakes that were formed as a result of peat mining (and the subsequent flooding of the mines). The lakes however aren't referred to as lakes.

    Norfolk

    I won't be able to post a quiz next sunday, so if anyone fancies having a go, using the 'spoiler' function if you wish, or just setting question(s) in the format of your choice. First volunteer gets the job! Indeed I'm hoping there are a number of you that fancy having a go at setting quizzes, so we can have a different quizmaster every week.
     
  2. Pauline

    Pauline Forums Admin

    We didn't get the last two! Good quiz!
     
  3. Ian Sutton

    Ian Sutton Member +

    Definitely the harder two questions IMO Pauline, though in my youth county 4 was in the news a lot over the name Salop and insinuations that it had another meaning in French that was less than pleasant.
     
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  4. Ian Sutton

    Ian Sutton Member +

    Bravo to Colo for stepping forward to do the 5th quiz, and it's a tasty one!
     
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