LFHHS - CHORLEY BRANCH Quiz - January 28 2021
1 What is the minimum age for a member of the House of Commons?
2 In 1966. the spy George Blake escaped from which London prison and fled to the Soviet Union?
3 What brick, renowned for its strength, was one of the principal components in the construction of the foundations for the Empire State Building in New York?
4 Which Borough Treasurer for Westmorland, based at Kendal, is famous for his seven-volume work Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells?
5 Which two letters if omitted from the name of the 25th state to join the USA then give the name of the 34th state to join?
6 Bill Beaumont and Fran Cotton are both famous Lancashire born international rugby players. What is the other common thread in their lives?
7 Which cathedral city is the only city in West Sussex?
8 Which Welsh singer has become the first female artist to have a UK Top 40 album in seven consecutive decades?
9 How often are Preston Guild celebrations held?
10 The Blue Cross was the first short story G K Chesterton wrote about which detective cleric?
11 How many clock faces are there on the two towers of the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool?
12 The company Holland & Holland, established in 1835, specialises in what products?
13 The commentary embroidered on the Bayeux Tapestry is in what language?
14 What London tree could be associated with Heathrow?
15 Gardens/Public Park in Lytham and a ruined castle in Cumbria bear the same name. What is it?
16 What is the highest mountain in the Alps?
17 Whose Book of Household Management was first published in 1861?
18 Which Lerner and Loewe musical is based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion?
19 The character Cyrano de Bergerac had a famously large what?
20 What is greater than God, More evil than the devil, The poor have it, The rich need it, And if you eat it, you'll die
21 Who was the first member of the Royal Family to gain a HGV licence?
22 Which future Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary worked at Bletchley Park in WWII?
23 Who wrote the 1984 novel The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole?
24 The first pub in England to hold two Michelin stars is in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. What is its name and who owns it?
25 Which Christian organisation, founded on practical Christianity, was defined as Soup, Soap and Salvation?