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Dead and Buried in Sussex
Death Becomes Them
"Inspired by a book of the same name by David Arscott, this quiz is about graves and life ending incidents in Sussex - a nice and cheerful subject."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Mark Lemon was the first editor of the satirical magazine 'Punch'. In which churchyard in Sussex may his grave be visited?
St John the Baptist, Kirdford
St Margaret's, Ifield
Holy Trinity, Colemans Hatch
St Mary's, Petworth
Born John Fuller, but better known as 'Mad Jack Fuller', an eccentric, sometime Member of Parliament for East Sussex, built a number of follies in Sussex. These include a sandstone pyramid, in which he is buried. In which village churchyard does this pyramid stand?
John Olliver, a name familiar to few, was a miller in the 18th century who had both a mill near Findon and a reputation for eccentricity. Thirty years before he died he had constructed his tomb, and had his coffin on castors under his bed. His tomb may be found close to the summit of which of the South Downs?
In 1921 the Grand National was won by a horse called "Shaun Spada". The horse was buried at the racecourse near its home. Although the racecourse is closed, there is still a memorial to the horse. Which former racecourse, closed in 1964, is this?
There is a town in Sussex which claims to be the smallest town in England to have its own mayor. Although this claim is debatable it is a matter of record that its first recorded mayor was Gervase Alard who is also claimed as the first English Admiral. One of the Goons is also buried within the town, but which town?
In Lewes, in December 1836, people were killed in a disaster, the worst of its kind recorded in England?
Sarah French poisoned her husband with arsenic in his onion pie so she could be with her boyfriend. Things didn't work out as planned and she became the last woman to be publicly hanged for murder in Sussex. Where did this unsavoury deed (the murder) take place?
The French born poet, Hilaire Belloc died in Guildford in Surrey. But he is buried in Sussex. Where can you find his grave?
Thomas Henry Sargent is better known by his stage name of Max Miller. He was born in Sussex, and in 2005 a statue of him was unveiled in the town he had been born in. Which town was this?
In which Sussex village will you find the grave of Mervyn Peake, author of Gormenghast?
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Compiled Jun 28 12