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Lincolnshire Quiz I

  1. Name the third largest settlement in Lincolnshire, after Lincoln and Grimsby?

  2. Lincolnshire is home to Woolsthorpe Manor, which is famous as whose birthplace?
  3. What name is given to the famous stone gargoyle found on a wall inside Lincoln Cathedral?
  4. Which large seaport ran the largest fishing fleet in the world in the mid-20th century?
  5. What was Lincoln Cathedral famous for between 1311 and 1548?
  6. Which Lincolnshire Royal Air Force base is home to the Red Arrows aerobatic display team?
  7. Now a ruins, which future king was born at Bolingbroke Castle in 1367?
  8. True or False. Boston, the capital of Massachusetts in the United States, is named after Boston, Lincolnshire?
  9. Lincolnshire has more working ones than any other county in the UK. There's a high one at Moulton and another located by the Maud Foster Drain in Skirbeck. What are they?
  10. Can you name the Roman road that once linked Exeter to Lincoln (Lindum Colonia)?


  1. Scunthorpe

  2. Sir Isaac Newton
  3. The Lincoln Imp
  4. Grimsby
  5. It was the tallest building in the world for 238 years until it's spire collapsed in 1548 (note: the Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man-made structure in the world from 2560 BC to 1311)
  6. RAF Scampton
  7. Henry IV
  8. It's true! (named in 1630 by Puritan colonists from England)
  9. Windmills
  10. The Fosse Way

Lincolnshire Quiz II

  1. "In Memoriam" is a poem by the which Somersby born poet?
  2. Which small market town, with the River Rase running through it, is home to a famous racecourse?
  3. Which town is known as the birthplace of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher?
  4. Which range of hills in Lincolnshire is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?
  5. St Botolph's Church in Boston is notable for its 81 metre tall tower, what is this tower informally known as?
  6. Why is there a sign in Cleethorpes pointing to New York and London?
  7. Gainsborough's dual carriageway is named after which actress who was born there in 1885?
  8. The world's first Butlin's holiday resort opened in which Lincolnshire town in 1936?
  9. The county is famous for its sausages but which other product originally from Lincolnshire is made from stale white bread, ground pork, sage, black pepper and salt?
  10. Kevin Keegan started his career with Scunthorpe United but which England captain made eleven appearances for the club in the early eighties?


  1. Alfred, Lord Tennyson ("In Memoriam" is famous for the line: 'Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.)
  2. Market Rasen (it annually runs the Prelude Handicap Hurdle)
  3. Grantham
  4. The Lincolnshire Wolds
  5. The Boston Stump
  6. The Greenwich meridian or prime meridian passes through the town
  7. Dame Sybil Thorndike
  8. Skegness
  9. Haslet (or acelet)
  10. Ian Bothan (cricket captain who also played a few professional football games)

Lincolnshire Trivia III

  1. What's the connection: The British Library (2), Salisbury Cathedral (1), and Lincoln Cathedral (1)?
  2. Which designer, manufacturer, and retailer of kitchens has its headquarters in Barton-Upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire?

  3. In Lincoln, what is 'the Glory Hole'?
  4. Lincolnshire is England's second biggest county after North Yorkshire, but which county comes a close third?
  5. In the early 18th-Century who lived in Long Sutton for about nine months, under the alias of John Palmer?
  6. There's a blue plaque honouring Edith Smith at the Grantham Guildhall showing the dates 1915-1918. Edith Smith was the United Kingdom's first female what?
  7. A slang term for a person from Lincolnshire is a 'yellow' what?
  8. The village of Woodhall Spa is famous for which Second World War connection? (A memorial wall commemorating these brave men now stands in the centre of the village.)
  9. Which international airport is situated at Kirmington about 12 miles west of Grimsby?
  10. Nicknamed Little Willie, the first prototype of what, was constructed at William Foster and Company in Lincoln?
  11. What associated with the county was mentioned three times in the novel Ivanhoe, once in Vanity Fair, and used to describe a devil disguised as a Yeoman in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales?


  1. The Magna Carta (the four existing copies)
  2. Wren Kitchens

  3. It's a nickname for a bridge officially called High Bridge. (The oldest bridge in England that still has houses built upon it. It spans the River Witham.)
  4. Cumbria
  5. Highwayman Dick Turpin
  6. First female police officer (with full power of arrest)
  7. Yellow Belly
  8. The Dam Busters or RAF 617 Squadron (Operation Chastise was an attack on dams in Germany carried out on 16–17 May 1943)
  9. Humberside Airport
  10. First military tank (in 1915)
  11. Lincoln Green (it was the colour of dyed woollen cloth formerly originating in Lincoln)

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