Yorkshire Quiz Autumn

by Craven and Valley Life

How much do you know about your local area?

  1. What does Yorkshire’s traditional song ‘On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at’ translate to in standard dialect?
  2. Skipton’s castle dates back to which century?
  3. What river runs through Skipton?
  4. Skipton is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is located near which national park?
  5. Which famous long-distance footpath passes through Skipton?
  6. In Skipton, the annual Sheep Day celebrates the town’s history in what trade?
  7. In which century did the Brontë sisters live in Haworth?
  8. The Brontë Waterfall, a scenic natural attraction, is located near Haworth. What is the name of the river flowing through the area?
  9. Haworth hosts an annual 1940s-themed event, attracting visitors dressed in vintage clothing and featuring wartime music and dance. What is this event called?
  10. Haworth is closely associated with the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage railway line. Which famous British film was shot at this railway station in Haworth?
  11. Silsden is located at the southern end of a reservoir. What is the name of this reservoir?
  12. Steeton has its own railway station, part of which railway line?
  13. Which soap set in a village in Yorkshire is in its 51st year?
  14. Keighley is home to a well-known Victorian-era park. What is the name of this park?
  15. Which famous Brontë sister’s novel features the nearby Top Withens, a ruined farmhouse that is said to have inspired the setting of the novel?
  16. What kind of material do the Barlick Yarn Fairies work their magic with?
  17. What is the name of Craven & Valley’s police commissioner?
  18. It is estimated that the climate would have been sub-arctic when Palaeolithic people first settled in Yorkshire. Which of these animals would not have inhabited Yorkshire at this time: mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, or sabre-toothed tiger?
  19. In which year was the deepest snow recorded in Yorkshire? Was it in 1809, 1959, or 2009?
  20. Which vegetable thrives in the wet, cold Yorkshire winters to such an extent that it has become strongly associated with the county?
  21. Panto is a staple of British Christmastime, but which panto hero is said to have been inspired by real-life Yorkshire lad Sir William Craven? Is it Prince Charming, Dick Whittington, or Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk)?
  22. The first Sunday of February marks the National Day for which famous Yorkshire dish?
  23. True or False: Thanks to a Yorkshireman, we have the tradition of eating turkey at Christmas.
  24. True or False: a copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio is on display at Skipton Town Hall Museum?
  25. In what century was the Yorkshire Terrier first bred?

Photo credit: Roy Ainsworth

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