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Quiz Questions

  1. John Mahoney was born in Blackpool in 1940 and moved to the United States aged 18. Which sitcom made him a household name?
  2. Blackpool is home to how many Victorian piers?
  3. Opened in 1878, which large entertainment complex includes a theatre, ballroom and facilities which have played host to many political conferences?
  4. Blackpool is a seaside resort on which sea?

  5. The Eiffel Tower is 330 metres tall. How tall is the Blackpool Tower: (a) 158 metres, (b) 208 metres, or (c) 258 metres?
  6. Which Hollywood sex symbol arrived with her husband Mickey Hargitay in 1959 to switch on the Blackpool Illuminations?
  7. What's the name of the famous amusement park which includes a large number of wooden roller coasters?
  8. Which 1980s Coronation Street character was killed by a Blackpool tram?
  9. Once described as "the last great music hall entertainer" who first gained top billing at Blackpool in 1958?
  10. The steel roller coaster knwon as "The Big One" was formerly sponsored by which brand until 2011?
  11. Where in Blackpool was the BBC series Come Dancing televised from for many years?
  12. Which former rugby union player capped 55 times for England was nicknamed the "Blackpool Tower"?
  13. Reginald Dixon, known as Mr. Blackpool, was famous for playing which instrument?
  14. Blackpool Football Club is often known by what fruit related nickname?
  15. Made in Blackpool in 1991, what was 19 feet long and weighed 413.6 kilograms?
  16. The Blackpool Tramway runs from Blackpool to which town just 7 miles away on the Fylde Coast?
  17. Which entertainer and film star performed the song "With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock"?
  18. Which girl group formed in Blackpool in 1974 and changed their name in 1980?
  19. What name has been given to the massive artwork at the foot of Blackpool Tower featuring jokes, catchphrases and songs of more than 1,000 comedians and writers?
  20. In 2008 for the first time a weight limit of 8 stone or 50 kilograms was put on what?


  1. Frasier
  2. Three (North Pier, Central Pier and South Pier)
  3. The Winter Gardens
  4. Irish Sea
  5. (a) 158 metre
  6. Jayne Mansfield
  7. Blackpool Pleasure Beach
  8. Alan Bradley
  9. Ken Dodd
  10. Pepsi Max
  11. The Tower Ballroom
  12. Wade Dooley
  13. Theatre organ, or Wurlitzer (Reginal Dixon's signature tune was "I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside" )
  14. The Tangerines
  15. Biggest stick of rock
  16. Fleetwood
  17. George Formby
  18. The Nolans (formerly known as the Nolan Sisters)
  19. The Comedy Carpet
  20. Donkey rides