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The Big Kent Quiz

PUBLISHED: 21:27 06 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:27 06 December 2014

Hever Castle

Hever Castle

Alison Bailey

How well have you been reading Kent Life this year? The following questions all relate to topics covered in the magazine during 2014, so gather the family around and see who knows most about the county you call home

1. The Channel Tunnel was opened 
in 1994 by the Queen and which 
French President?

2. Which town recorded the UK’s highest ever temperature of 38.5ºC in 2003?

3. How many of the Cinque Ports 
are in Kent?

4. What is the name of the easternmost point of the Hoo Peninula?

5. Which England manager used to 
play for Tonbridge Angels football club?

6. Which airport was the first to be built in Britain after the Second World War?

7. In which year did Brands Hatch start 
to host the British Formula 1 Grand Prix?

8. Hever Castle was the childhood 
home of which consort?

9. Which footpath from Gravesend 
to Hastings is signposted with a red 
Viking helmet?

10. Evelyn Ruggles-Brise introduced

which institution near Rochester in 1902?

11. The broadcaster David Frost was 
born in which town?

12. The river Stour flows into the 
sea at which bay?

13. Which town was the title of a song 
by Chas & Dave, released in July 1982?

14. What is the name of the first ever 
black officer in the British Army, born 
in Folkestone in 1888?

15. Who won the Open Championship when it was last held at Sandwich in 2011?

16. In Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the pilgrimage starts at which inn in Southwark, London?

17. Allington Castle near Maidstone was used for exterior scenes in which TV series?

18. Which vessel, restored at Chatham Dockyard over eight years, carried the 
body of Winston Churchill at his funeral?

19. Which brand of stout is produced 
at Hythe Brewery?

20. What is the colloquial name for 
the planned White Horse sculpture 
at Ebbsfleet?

21. Which park in Sevenoaks was used 
in the promotional video for The Beatles’ single Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever?

22. Which type of tree stands inside 
the boundary of The Spitfire cricket ground, Canterbury?

23. Which 17th century manor house was used as the setting for Hartfield in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma in 2009?

24. Ypres in Belgium is twinned with which town in Kent?

25. Gravesend-born actress Gemma Arterton appeared in which Bond film?

26. What is the name of the area 
which once separated the Isle of Thanet from the mainland?

27. Which annual music festival is held 
at Paddock Wood, near Tonbridge?

28. What was the nickname of the Herne Bay pier pavilion, demolished in 2012?

29. Which college did Simon Cowell attend after Preparatory School in Hertfordshire?

30. On which Kent beach did Julius 
Caesar reputedly land in his two 
invasions of Britain?

31. The Canterbury theatre which reopened in 2011 is named after 
which Elizabethan writer?

32. Which town’s transmitter was the 
first in the UK to broadcast on FM in 1955?

33. Which overseas Navy captured the 
Isle of Sheppey for a few days in 1667?

34. Mike Gratton won the London Marathon in 1983 representing 
which athletics club?

35. Chef Gary Rhodes, who grew up 
in Gillingham, first worked at the 
Hilton Hotel in which European city?

36. The medieval stone bridge in Maidstone, when replaced in 1879, was designed by which engineer?

37. What is the railway line between Canterbury and Whitstable familiarly known as?

38. What was the name of the operation 
to lay submarine oil pipelines between France and Dungeness in 1944?

39. The Turner Contemporary in Margate hosted a special exhibition in summer 
2014 displaying which abstract artist?

40. The Darling Buds of May series 
of novels by H. E. Bates features which rural family?

41. Which fashionable dandy appointed himself Master of Ceremonies in 
Tunbridge Wells in 1735?

42. What was the Richter scale measurement of Kent’s earth 
tremor in 2007?

43. What is the name of the oyster-shell sandcastles built at the end of the Whitstable Oyster Festival?

44. The most easterly ferry across 
the Thames runs between Tilbury 
and which Kent town?

45. The village green in Offham contains 
a quintain which was used for which particular medieval activity?

46. Which politician defected to UKIP in 2014 as Tory MP for Rochester and Strood?

47. Which pub in Maidstone won CAMRA’s Kent Pub of the Year in 2010 and 2011?

48. The country park near Dover, 
built using chalk marl from Eurotunnel excavations, is named after which 
edible plant?

49. Lord and Lady Hailes are the 
residents of which Jacobean-style country house in Greenhithe?

50. The Mick Jagger Centre in the singer’s home town of Dartford is staging which pantomime in Christmas 2014?

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