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Cumbrian Connections

Trivia questions all connected with the lovely county of Cumbria. 10 Questions.

 
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1

William Wordsworth was born in 1770 in which Cumbrian town?

  • Cockermouth
  • Keswick
  • Penrith

2

The county of Westmoreland is now part of Cumbria but pre 1974 what was its county town?

  • Appleby
  • Kendal
  • Windermere

3

On 17th October 2007 which Cumbrian town was the first in the U.K.to be switched over to digital T.V.?

  • Maryport
  • Whitehaven
  • Workington

4

The M6 is the longest motorway in Britain stretching from Rugby to the Scottish/Cumbrian border.What is its total distance?

  • 136 miles
  • 186 miles
  • 236 miles

5

Which famous comedian was born in the South Cumbrian town of Ulverston?

  • Norman Wisdom
  • Stan Laurel
  • Charlie Chaplin

6

The County town of Cumbria is Carlisle and sits on the banks of which river?

  • Eden
  • Esk
  • Derwent

7

Beatrix Potter lived for much of her life in the Lake District.Where?

  • Greta Hall
  • Dove Cottage
  • Hill Top Farm

8

Carlisle United are the only professional football club in Cumbria.Where do they play their home games?

  • Borough Park
  • Holker Street
  • Brunton Park

9

Which Cumbrian market town is the highest in England?

  • Penrith
  • Alston
  • Brampton

10

Melvin Bragg was born here in 1939 and is known as Lord Bragg of where?

  • Workington
  • Whitehaven
  • Wigton

 

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