The great Buckinghamshire quiz of 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:50 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:50 07 December 2015

A clue for Q2

A clue for Q2


Buckinghamshire is overflowing with fascinating people and places, no wonder it attracts so many distinguished visitors. But how well do you know your own county? Test your knowledge in Sandra Smith’s quiz

1. Name the Prince who’s not only one of our most eligible bachelors, but is also Vice Patron of the Rugby Football Union and took time to visit Milton Keynes for a Rugby World Cup fixture.

2. In a stunning location next to The Thames, a Buckinghamshire town received the Sword of Excellence in this year’s Best Kept Village Competition. Which one?

3. He may be Downton Abbey’s love-to-hate Butler, but actor Rob James-Collier proved he has a heart of gold when he ran on behalf of which Wendover-based charity in the London Marathon?

4. The Prime Minister’s country house, Chequers, is home to two royal portraits currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Which Flemish artist painted images of King Charles I and Henrietta Maria?

5. Woman of the Year and Marlow charity worker, Trishna Bharadia, revealed her sense of rhythm when she appeared on which BBC show for Comic Relief?

6. Name the cousin of The Queen who this summer attended a Beaconsfield care company garden party, presenting awards for long service.

7. The life of Hughenden Manor’s most famous owner was explored via an outdoor sculpture trail. Who is he?

8. Monty the Penguin starred in last year’s John Lewis Christmas advertising campaign but now lives in the family room of a Saunderton centre where children visit to meet their potential working dog. What is the name of the charity?

9. Far from the Madding Crowd was a screen hit this year, with which Buckinghamshire stately home used in the latest Thomas Hardy adaptation?

10. It travelled through our county in a vintage Morgan sports car, on the back of a motorbike and by boat to celebrate a centenary. What is it?

11. Bruce Dickinson fronts Iron Maiden, one of the country’s legendary rock bands, but why did he land at RAF Halton?

12. Haddenham St Mary’s School welcomed which Michelin starred French chef at the opening of the village school’s new kitchen?

13. It may be a modest in size, but this Chesham theatre welcomed larger than life comedian Jo Brand to its stage. What’s its name?

14. Strictly speaking, he didn’t need his dancing shoes when he opened a fete in Nether Winchendon. Can you name him?

15. David Cameron is leader of our country yet still had to wait his turn when he turned up unexpectedly at which Princes Risborough golf club?

16. After reducing Sir Tom Jones to tears on The Voice, who played to a packed audience in Aylesbury’s Limelight theatre?

17. Located at the foot of the Chiltern Hills and towards the eastern most point of Buckinghamshire, which windmill once ground flour for the local village and was restored by volunteers following damage in a freak storm?

18. Name the stunning hotel overlooking the Chess Valley which played a vital role for British Intelligence Services during the Second World War.

19. For 56 years there’s been a tradition of high quality music at the autumn festivals in this Little village. Can you name it?

20. In which picturesque village did one of England’s greatest poets, John Milton, once live?

21. Amersham was blooming marvellous when blossoming to scoop Gold for the second consecutive year in which competition?

22. She is the soft dough to Paul Hollywood’s hard crust in The Great British Bake Off. Name her, please.

23. A purpose built gaol built in 1748 is now a tourist attraction in which former county capital?

24. Francesca Skelton is not only a Philanthropy Fellow for the MK Community Foundation, an Ambassador for Milton Keynes College, a Patron of Milton Keynes Gallery and Trustee of Milton Keynes Arts and Heritage Alliance, she also holds which Office under the Crown?

25. Ellesborough resident David Jason continues to entertain us in Still Open All Hours. But what is his real name?

26. Name the hard working Princess who gave Bloomfield Cottages in Bellingdon her Royal seal of approval.

27. Name the straight talking film star, famed for his hard man roles, who visited Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre to support pioneering theatre project, Bravo 22 Company, that helps servicemen and women recover from emotional and physical injuries.

28. Young patients at which internationally renowned hospital were visited by members of the English Youth Ballet, who provided a dance workshop and private performance?

29. Michael Pattemore’s book, My Linda, celebrates his late wife and actress who was born in Canada but raised in Buckinghamshire. Who was she?

30. Since 1945 Bledlow Manor has been the home of which Baron who served in government under Winston Churchill, Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher.

31. Bucks Open Studios is the county’s most popular arts event. How many artists took part in the summer?

32. Once a threatened species, which bird of prey, whose name includes its rufous tones, these days is a common sight?

33. Name the former Formula One racing driver from Scotland who has been honoured for his services to racing driving and lives quietly in Buckinghamshire’s countryside.

34. Fenny Stratford, originally a Roman settlement whose name can be traced back to 1252, is now part of which city?

35. Which heir to the throne is Patron to Saunderton based Child Bereavement UK?

Find the answers below!

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Here they are!

1. Prince Harry

2. Marlow

3. Chilterns MS Centre

4. van Dyck

5. People’s Strictly Come Dancing

6. Duke of Gloucester

7. Benjamin Disraeli

8. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

9. Claydon House

10. WI Centenary Baton

11. To refuel the Fokker Triplane he was piloting

12. Raymond Blanc

13. Elgiva

14. Brendan Cole

15. Whiteleaf Golf Club

16. Sally Barker

17. Pitstone Windmill

18. Latimer Place

19. Little Missenden

20. Chalfont St Giles

21. Britain in Bloom

22. Mary Berry

23. Buckingham

24. High Sheriff for Buckinghamshire

25. Sir David John White

26. Princess Anne

27. Ray Winstone

28. Stoke Mandeville Hospital

29. Linda Bellingham

30. The Right Honourable The Lord Carrington

31. Over 300

32. Red kite

33. Sir Jackie Stewart

34. Milton Keynes

35. HRH The Duke of Cambridge

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