loughborough history

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1. Many sports stars from around the world train at Loughborough University. In fact, Loughborough University would have ranked in eighth place in the 2006 Commonwealth Games table if their athletes had been counted separately. How many medals did Loughborough athletes win?
40
20
30
50
2. Loughborough is home to the largest manufacturer in the world of which item?
Bells
Toothbrushes
Potato Crisps
Vacuum Cleaners
3. Loughborough was the destination for the world's first package tour, organised by Thomas Cook, in which year?
1856
1860
1841
1888
4. How do most locals pronounce Loughborough?
Loogabarooga
Lowbrow
Luffbra
Lochbruff
5. Who was responsible for ensuring that Loughborough had a clean water supply, way back in 1870?
Fearon Henry
Henry Fearon
James Wolds
Wolds James
6. Loughborough University is world renowned for its sporting facilities, including an International Athletics stadium and the National Cricket Centre. When was the Technical Institute, from which it grew, established?
1931
1909
1862
1881
7. In 2006 Loughborough town centre was the site of a 'flashmob' event where dozens of people appeared at the same time to 'worship' which notorious local statue?
The Hatman
The Shoeman
The Sockman
The Bellman
8. Just down the road from Loughborough is East Midlands Airport. It was formerly known as Nottingham East Midlands, but has a Derby postcode. Which county is it actually situated in?
All Three
Derbyshire
Nottinghamshire
Leicestershire
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