Yorkshire Quiz Autumn
by Craven and Valley Life
How much do you know about your local area?
- What does Yorkshire’s traditional song ‘On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at’ translate to in standard dialect?
- Skipton’s castle dates back to which century?
- What river runs through Skipton?
- Skipton is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is located near which national park?
- Which famous long-distance footpath passes through Skipton?
- In Skipton, the annual Sheep Day celebrates the town’s history in what trade?
- In which century did the Brontë sisters live in Haworth?
- The Brontë Waterfall, a scenic natural attraction, is located near Haworth. What is the name of the river flowing through the area?
- Haworth hosts an annual 1940s-themed event, attracting visitors dressed in vintage clothing and featuring wartime music and dance. What is this event called?
- 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?
- Silsden is located at the southern end of a reservoir. What is the name of this reservoir?
- Steeton has its own railway station, part of which railway line?
- Which soap set in a village in Yorkshire is in its 51st year?
- Keighley is home to a well-known Victorian-era park. What is the name of this park?
- 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?
- What kind of material do the Barlick Yarn Fairies work their magic with?
- What is the name of Craven & Valley’s police commissioner?
- 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?
- In which year was the deepest snow recorded in Yorkshire? Was it in 1809, 1959, or 2009?
- Which vegetable thrives in the wet, cold Yorkshire winters to such an extent that it has become strongly associated with the county?
- 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)?
- The first Sunday of February marks the National Day for which famous Yorkshire dish?
- True or False: Thanks to a Yorkshireman, we have the tradition of eating turkey at Christmas.
- True or False: a copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio is on display at Skipton Town Hall Museum?
- In what century was the Yorkshire Terrier first bred?
Photo credit: Roy Ainsworth
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