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Country Quiz 7 - A Bit Of A Tradition!

A look at weird, UK country traditions and celebrations. 10 Questions.

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Annual 'Cheese Rolling' is a traditional event in which county?

  • Leicestershire
  • Cheshire
  • Yorkshire
  • Gloucestershire

Question 2 Photo

The 'Crab Fair', the home of Gurning, has celebrated Crab Apple time since 1267 in which Cumbrian town?

  • Whitehaven
  • Egremont
  • Keswick
  • Workington

Question 3 Photo

The sport of 'Bog Snorkelling' started in Llanwrtyd Wells, mid Wales in 1976 as a result of what?

  • An ancient tradition
  • A duel
  • A bar conversation
  • A dare

Question 4 Photo

'Straw Bear Day' is a revival (from 1980) of an ancient fenland custom for Plough Monday and is held annually in which Fenland?

  • Whittlesey
  • Ramsey
  • Ely
  • March

Question 5 Photo

'Worm Charming' is an annual event attracting competitiors from all over the world in Willaston in which county?

  • Lancashire
  • Cheshire
  • Somerset
  • Kent

Question 6 Photo

The annual festival 'Burning Of The Clocks' after Winter Solstice still occurs in which seaside town?

  • Brighton
  • Bognor Regis
  • Eastbourne
  • Hastings

Question 7 Photo

In which town has the summer 'Sweeps Festival', celebrating the resumption of trade for chimney sweeps, been revived?

  • Maidstone
  • Gravesend
  • Rochester
  • Dartford

Question 8 Photo

Where in Licolnshire is a 700 yr old event re-enacted of locals catching a hat, lost by Lady de Mowbray to a gust of wind, and its safe return?

  • Lincoln
  • Sleaford
  • Saxilby
  • Haxey

Question 9 Photo

The sport of 'Shin-Kicking' has been an annual event in Gloucestershire since early in which century?

  • 16th
  • 17th
  • 18th
  • 19th

Question 10 Photo

Where in the UK does 'Up Helly A' celebrate Viking events throughout the day, culminating in a torchlight parade and burning of a Viking long boat at night?

  • Northern Ireland
  • The Orkneys
  • The Shetlands
  • The Hebrides