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. Spoiler: click for answer to county 1 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. Spoiler: click for answer to county 2 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. Spoiler: click for answer to county 3 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. Spoiler: click for answer to county 4 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. Spoiler: click for answer to county 5 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.