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The Great Big Staffordshire Day Quiz

Staffordshire Day Quiz Staffordshire Day Quiz Sue Kneill-Boxley

Thank you to everyone who had a go at The Great Big Staffordshire Day Quiz (at, I hope you enjoyed it! If you missed it you can still have a go at the quiz but you won't be able to submit your answers since the competition is now closed. You can now, however, check your answers at the link below (click 'read more'.

The answers to The Great Big Staffordshire Day Quiz are below:



  1. Where in Staffordshire can you find the three Ladies of the Vale? Lichfield – they are the three spires of Lichfield Cathedral.
  2. Where in Staffordshire is the only church outside London to be attributed to Sir Christopher Wren? Ingestre
  3. Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned in which Staffordshire castle? Tutbury
  4. Which Staffordshire stately home is known for The Royal Oak, where King Charles II hid to escape Cromwell’s troops in 1651? Boscobel House
  5. Used to train soldiers in map reading at Brocton Camp, a model of which Belgian village was excavated on Cannock Chase in 2013? Messines
  6. Which famous local businessman cut the first sod of the Trent & Mersey canal at Burslem in 1766? Josiah Wedgwood
  7. Which Staffordshire Town was regarded as the capital of Mercia after King Offa built a palace there in the 8th Century? Tamworth
  8. What was the first roller-coaster at Alton Towers? The Corkscrew
  9. In 1949 George and Vera Bryan opened a small amusement park on land that had previously been a WW2 training camp – what did it develop into? Drayton Manor Theme Park
  10. Which Staffordshire-born entertainer, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, invented the modern circus in 1768? Philip Astley


  1. Cannock Chase is the smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain. How many square miles does it cover? (we will allow you to be 5 miles out either side). 26
  2. What has Stoke on Trent got in common with Randstad in the Netherlands, the Gold Coast in Australia, San Francisco Bay, and the Ruhr Area of Germany? It is polycentric = this means a region formed by the grouping of several political social or financial centres.
  3. Which village in the Staffordshire Moorlands is the highest above sea level in Britain?  Flash
  4. Where can you find Prince’s Park, in the Guinness Book of Records as the UK’s Smallest Park – just 15 feet by 30 feet? Burntwood
  5. Which river flows through Stafford? Sow
  6. How many counties does Staffordshire border? Seven – Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire.
  7. Which environmental project covers 200 square miles of Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire, and includes attractions like the National Memorial Arboretum? The National Forest
  8. Staffordshire has more miles of what than any other Shire county? Canals
  9. What is the name of the long distance footpath from Cannock Chase to the Cotswolds?    The Heart of England Way.
  10. The Staffordshire Way starts in Mow Cop and finishes at which other Staffordshire beauty spot? Kinver Edge


  1. Which local footballer was the first ever European Footballer of the Year and was knighted whilst still playing? Sir Stanley Matthews
  2. Which Staffordshire Ladies rugby team provided nine different players for the England team between 2002 and 2017, including England captain Sarah Hunter?  Lichfield
  3. Which celebrity chef took part in the 2015 Staffordshire IronMan triathlon? Gordon Ramsay
  4. Which footballer who played for (amongst others) Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest plus 3 times for England was born in Stone in 1971? Stan Collymore
  5. Where has the Midlands Grand National been held every year since 1969? Uttoxeter Racecourse
  6. Which Paralympic gold medallist, from the Staffordshire Moorlands, was knighted following his 11th Gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics? (Extra point for naming the sport) Lee Pearson, Dressage
  7. Who became the World’s Strongest Man in 2017? Eddie Hall
  8. Which cricketer from Newcastle-under-Lyme made 69 appearances for England between 1992 and 2002, taking 172 wickets? Dominic Cork
  9. Which broadcaster from Codsall was the first female commentator on Match of the Day? Jacqui Oatley
  10. Which football club’s nickname is The Lambs? Tamworth FC


  1. Which local dish is described as “a two-crust pie with an almond custard filling on a thin layer of jam”? Staffordshire Yeomanry Pudding
  2. Which beer by-product has been made in Burton-on-Trent since 1902? Marmite
  3. Founded in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent in 1985 by brothers Keith and Dave Bott, which brewery makes appropriately names beers such as Steerage, Iceberg and White Star? Titanic
  4. Which Cannock singer & bass-player was recruited from the band Trapeze to join Deep Purple in 1973? Glenn Hughes
  5. What is the name of the Romantic poet known as the Swan of Lichfield? Anna Seward
  6. Which famous author was given the name of a lake in North Staffordshire?  Rudyard Kipling
  7. What species of monkey is found at Trentham Monkey Forest? Barbary macaques
  8. What is the name of the UK’s first full-sized real snow indoor ski slope? The SnowDome
  9. Where did Oasis play their last ever gig in 2009? Weston Park
  10. Which Staffordshire theatre was Europe’s first purpose-built theatre in the round? The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme




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