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Quiz 2 - Answers

  1. Thomas Cook ran his first excursion from Leicester to where? (Loughborough)
  2. Which famous heroic WWII fighter pilot was a pupil at Loughborough Grammar School?(Johnnie Johnson (James Edgar Johnson))
  3. The inventor of the Hansom Cab came from which Leicestershire town? (Hinckley)
  4. Which Leicester MP went on to become a prime minister? (James Ramsey Mac Donald)
  5. Which famous prime minister stood for election as an MP for Leicester, but failed? (Churchill)
  6. Wordsworth, Walter Scott, Constable and Lord Byron have all stayed at which NW Leicestershire hall? (Coleorton Hall)
  7. Who are the 4 statues on Leicester's Clock Tower of? (Simon De Montfort, Thomas White, William Wiggeston, Gabriel Newton)
  8. Which famous singer has a house at Great Glen? (Englebert)
  9. Who was the first Earl of Leicester (Hugh of Grantmesnil)
  10. Which famous children's author comes from Leicestershire, and set her famous set of books in the county? (Sue Townsend - author of Adrian Mole)
  11. Which Leicester born Author (born in 1905) wrote a series of books between 1920 and 1950. During WWII, he was the chief of scientific personnel for the ministry of labour. (C. P. Snow)
  12. Which Lutterworth man was the first to successfully translate the bible into English? (John Wycliffe)
  13. Admiral of the Fleet Beatty lived at which Leicestershire Hall? (Brookesby)
  14. Which 70's group came from Leicester? (Shawaddywaddy)
  15. Where was Thomas Cook's original office? (Gallowtree Gate)


Quiz by D. Spencer