OK, it’s time to get your thinking caps on and see just how much you know about the history of Doncaster.
I have compiled two quizzes, a simple one for the less knowledgeable and a more complex one for you local history buffs.
As for the scoring, you will have to mark your own answers by checking them against the correct ones which can be found by clicking the ‘Answers’ link at the bottom of the page. Once you have your mark (which will be out of 10) publish it as a comment on this page.
Good luck and let’s get started with:
THE EASY QUIZ
- What was the Roman name for Doncaster?
- Apart from ‘Mallard’, what other famous locomotive was built in Doncaster?
- What used to be on the site of the Dome leisure centre immediately before it was built?
- What is the name of the oldest classic horse race in the world?
- At which Doncaster school did they recently unearth Viking/Saxon burials?
- Doncaster is the home of Britain’s shortest river, what is the name of this river?
- Who was the last member of the Royal family to visit Doncaster and in which year?
- What connection did James Scott, son of King Charles II, have to Doncaster?
- What did the Frenchgate centre used to be called?
- Which Family built Cusworth Hall?
And now for the more knowledgeable amongst us, here is:
THE COMPLEX QUIZ
- The UK has only three Mansion Houses, Doncaster has one of them but in which cities are the other two to be found?
- Beonet Leah was the Domesday entry for the village of Bentley. How does Beonet Leah translate into modern English?
- When was the great fire that destroyed St George’s Church, (now Doncaster Minster)?
- King Henry III spent the night in Doncaster on his way to York, in which year?
- Edith Plumb sadly passed away in January of 2012, but what year was she the Mayor of Doncaster?
- In which year was the Doncaster Chronicle newspaper established?
- In what year was the foundation stone laid for Christ Church and what was the site used for immediately before that?
- In which year did the Duke of Clarence, later to be King William IV, spend time locked away in Doncaster gaol (jail)?
- On Friday July 19th, 1822, Mr Bright’s Jewellers shop in High Street, Doncaster, was mysteriously broken into and all the stock was taken. How did his wife handle the terrible news?
- Before the demolition of Wheatley Hall, once the seat of the powerful local Cooke family, the fine staircase was taken down and re-erected at another location where it remains to this day, what is that location?
OK, it’s time to mark your answers, click the following picture to see all the correct answers and then return here to submit your score via the comments section below.