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England County Quiz - Bedfordshire

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Bedfordshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedDecember 18, 2020
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County town
Bedford
Range of hills which runs through the county in a south-west / north-east direction
Chiltern Hills
Born in the county in 1628, this preacher is best remembered for 'The Pilgrim's Progress'
John Bunyan
Situated in Podington, north Bedfordshire, this is Europe's first permanent drag racing venue
Santa Pod
Aviation museum at Old Warden which flies some of the world's oldest aircraft
Shuttleworth
Collection
This athlete grew up in Bedfordshire and went on to win the London and New York
Marathons three times each and also hold the Marathon world record
Paula Radcliffe
Zoo near Dunstable, which has a large chalk image of a lion carved on a nearby hillside
Whipsnade
Born in Bedfordshire, this person was one half of the 'Two Ronnies'
Ronnie Barker
Traditional Bedfordshire dish comprising a suet pastry with meat at one end and jam the other
Clanger
Large town which is the location of one of London's major airports
Luton
Nickname of the above town's professional football club, due to the town's hat making history
The Hatters
Said to be the oldest road in Britain, this ancient track passes through the county on its route
between Buckinghamshire and Suffolk
Ìcknield Way
Village which became a major site for airship development during and after WW1. Two huge
hangers remain to this day, one of which was used to build the giant Airlander in 2012
Cardington
This USAAF band leader's aircraft left Twinwood Farm in 1944 and was never seen again
Glenn Miller
Village perhaps best known as the location of a stately home and a safari park
Woburn
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