Special Sub-Topic: Norfolk County, on the East Coast of England
|Norfolk has one of the largest estuaries in the UK. What is the name this estuary? |
The Wash. The Welland, Nene, Witham and the largest river the Great Ouse flow into the Wash. The Wash has an abundance of wildlife and is classed as a Special Protection Area.
|This person is regarded as having been the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. The person in question was born at Houghton Hall, Norfolk. To whom am I referring?|
Sir Robert Walpole. The Earl of Bute was the Prime Minister from 16 February, 1742 until 2 July, 1743. The third Prime Minister was Henry Pelham who entered office on 27 August, 1743, until the 6 March, 1754. Thomas Pelham-Holles, (The Duke of Newcastle) became the fourth Prime Minister on the 16 March, 1754 and left on 16 November, 1756.
Houghton Hall is in West Norfolk and around fifteen minutes drive from King's Lynn. Houghton Hall is a country house built in 1722, by the Cholmondeley family.
|Norfolk borders three counties, including Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. What is the third? |
Suffolk. England is divided into 39 counties and nine governmental regions. The East of England or as commonly known as "East Anglia" is a very flat area of England. Norfolk is heavily involved in farming, agriculture and fishing. The fishing boats from King's Lynn catch shellfish in the Wash, while further up the coast Cromer is famous for its crabs.
|What is the name of the village in East Anglia nicknamed, "England's Nazareth"? |
Walsingham. Pilgrims have visited Walsingham from all over the world since the eleventh century. The medieval village is located four miles north of Fakenham, on the B1105 road. The village has timber framed buildings and several medieval features. Lady Richeldis de Faverches built a replica of the house Jesus was born in after a dream. The King of England in 1538, (Henry VIII) ordered the Shrine to be destroyed. This was after the Church of England parted from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. In 1922 the Vicar of Walsingham began the task to restore the shrine.
|What is the name of the fourth-longest river in the UK that runs through East Anglia?|
River Great Ouse. The River Great Ouse is 240 km (150 miles) long. At King's Lynn, the Ouse is used by fishing boats and ships laden with timber, beet pellets, fertilizers, wheat, maize and rape seed. The town has two main docks, the Bentinck and Alexandra.
There are seven districts in Norfolk Norwich, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Broadland, North Norfolk, King's Lynn and West Norfolk and Breckland. Norwich is a city in East Anglia. The city's cathedral was built in 1096-1145, and is called the "Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity." The cathedral's spire is 96m high, making it the second highest spire in the UK.
|The market town of King's Lynn, on the East Coast of Norfolk, became the first town centre in the UK to install what in 1987?|
Closed-circuit television (CCTV). In 1987, King's Lynn town centre became the first town to be fitted with CCTV, although Bournemouth installed CCTV in 1985 on the seafront, as a pilot scheme to help reduce vandalism.
|What is Peddars Way?|
A long distance footpath. Peddars Way is over 46 miles long, and is located between Norfolk and Suffolk. The path is used by ramblers all year round. The path starts at Knettishall Heath in Suffolk and ends at Holme-next-the-Sea. The path covers Little Cressingham, Sedgeford, Massingham Heath, Knettishall Heath and many other beautiful place for the ramblers to explore. The first recorded reference of the map was in 1587 AD.
|What is the name of the area in Norfolk that is low-lying and very flat? |
Fenland. The Fenland or Fens as we call it covers a large area of the east of England, including Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, south Lincolnshire and a small part of north Bedfordshire. In some cases the land is below sea level. The land is very rich and perfect for agricultural use.
|This person was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, on June 22, 1757. The man in question was a Captain and an explorer in the Royal Navy. Several cities are named after him. Who is this man?|
George Vancouver. George Vancouver served under James Cook twice. The first time was aboard HMS Resolution and later, 1776-1779 on the HMS Discovery. Sir Francis Drake was vice admiral in the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England. Nelson was a well known officer in the Royal Navy. He is remembered for the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
|This town in Norfolk has been a seaside resort since 1760. The town in question is nicknamed "The Golden Mile." What is this town called?|
Great Yarmouth. One of the great attractions of Great Yarmouth is the long golden sandy beaches that stretch for over one mile. The seaside resort has two Piers, the Britannia Pier and Wellington Pier; although the Wellington Pier is now going under a major rebuild-repair. The English writer Charles Dickens stayed at Great Yarmouth while writing his novel "David Copperfield."
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