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Answers to Quiz on Yeovil

29th May 2020 (8:00am) - 11th June 2020 (4:00pm)

These are the answers to the Quiz on YEOVIL, how did you do on the dates? Did you know them before looking them up!!

As always thank you for taking part, i have got another quiz on Somerset that i may put on next time not sure yet

Yeovil quiz Answers

1. Name the Churches in Yeovil that are named after Saints (ST JOHNS, ST MICHAELS, ST PETERS, ST JAMES AND ST ANDREWS) Hope I haven’t missed any!
2. A Church has existed on the site of St John the Baptist since the 10th Century but what decade was it rebuilt? (14TH)
3. Reportedly because its windows let in so much light it was called the what of the West. (LANTERN)
4. How tall is its tower (92 FT)
5. William Dampier who was an English Navigator, Pirate and Travel writer was born in East Coker Nr Yeovil in what year. 
(BORN IN 1651 DIED IN 1715)
6. What was he the first Englishman to do? (SET FOOT IN AUSTRALIA)
7. What was Yeovil called before being called Yeovil  (GIFLE or GIVLE, MENTIONED IN SAXON CHARTER DATED 880 IT DERIVES FROM THE CELTIC RIVER NAME "FORKED RIVER" AN EALIER NAME FOR RIVER YEO.
8. When did the Railway first reach Yeovil. (1853)
9. Petters oil engines began production in Yeovil in what year (Later to become Westlands) (1882)
10. The fire station in Reckleford was built in what year (1962)
11. What is now on the site of the old fire station. (Where my dad was a Fireman)  (THE LIBRARY)
12. Yeovil College was opened in what year  (1963)
13. The Octagon theatre was opened in what year and what was it previously called  (1974, JOHNSON HALL)
14. The Quedam Centre was built in what year (1988) REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN THE SECOND LARGEST POJECT TO BE UNDERTAKEN IN BRITAIN AT THE TIME.
15. Maltravers House was built in what year (1969)
16. What year was Yeovil's Town Hall burnt down (1935)
17. What was the name of the Hotel that was demolished for road widening in Middle Street  (THE GEORGE)
 18. In what year did this occur (1962)
19. Name the Olympic Champion Rower born in Yeovil  (HEATHER STANNING)
20 Name the actress born in Yeovil in 1968 who starred in Cutting it and Mistress on TV  (SARAH PARISH)
21. The Nautilus Works in Reckleford was named after what that made James Petter his fortune (FIRE GRATES)

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