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The Hastings Link

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The Hastings Link game quiz
"Apart from being well-known for a famous battle, there are some other facts about people associated with Hastings/St Leonards-on-Sea which may surprise you. See if you know what they are and maybe learn something interesting from the quiz. "

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Who founded St Martin's Abbey, located near Hastings, to commemorate a victory?
    Ethelberht, King of the West Saxons
    William the Conqueror
    King Arthur
    William Rufus

2. Which world famous author, who was born in the north of England and renowned for family sagas about poverty stricken northern families in the 19th century, started her writing career in Hastings?
    Catherine Cookson
    Catherine Gaskin
    Catherine George
    Catherine Gavin

3. Which notorious British occultist and writer, born in Leamington Spa in 1875 and called 'The Wickedest Man in the World', died in a Hastings boarding house in 1947 from a respiratory infection?
    Anton LaVey
    Albert Pike
    Israel Regardie
    Aleister Crowley

4. Which British actor, who played the role of Detective Chief Superintendent in a television series about World War II, has spent a lot of time in Hastings where the series is filmed and located?
    John Nettles
    Martin Shaw
    Michael Kitchen
    David Jansen

5. Who publicly demonstrated the first moving television image of a Maltese Cross in his laboratory over a shop in Queen's Arcade in Hastings in January 1924?
    Thomas Edison
    Alexander Graham Bell
    James Watt
    John Logie Baird

6. This well known author of "King Solomon's Mines" and "She" lived in St Leonards-on-Sea from 1918 to 1923. Who was he?
    William Blake
    (Henry) Rider Haggard
    Ernest Hemmingway
    Walter Scott

7. Archie Belaney was born in 1888 and raised in Hastings. At age 17 he followed a dream and went to live in Canada where he adopted Native American (Indian) customs. This famous conservationist was known as?
    White Wolf
    Yellow Bull
    Black Kettle
    Grey Owl

8. In 1902, a statue of a famous Queen was erected on the sea front at Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea and she still looks across to the sea today. However, she might not be amused at something which happened to her skirt during WWII. Which Queen is it?
    Queen Victoria
    Queen Boadicea
    Queen Elizabeth I
    Queen Anne

9. The Winkle Club was formed by Hastings Fishermen in 1900 to help under-privileged families of Hastings Old Town. Who was presented with an honorary gold winkle and wore it on his/her 100th birthday which also marked the anniversary of the foundation of the Club?
    Sir Winston Churchill
    Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
    Lord Montgomery
    Edward VIII

10. King Harold was killed at the Battle of Hastings. In West Marina Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea, there is an illuminated statue of the dying Harold being comforted by his wife. What was her name?

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Compiled Jun 28 12