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England County Quiz - Berkshire

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Berkshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedDecember 17, 2020
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County town
Reading
Academy Award winner and star of 'Titanic', born in the county in 1975
Kate Winslet
Oldest and largest occupied castle in the world
Windsor
Future Monarch born in 1421 into the House of Lancaster in the above castle
Henry VI
Originally a village but officially designated a 'New Town' in 1949 after which it
experienced huge growth
Bracknell
Once a safari park but now converted into this 'brick-based' family theme park.
Legoland
Man-made, navigable waterway linking Newbury in Berkshire to the city of Bath
Kennet & Avon Canal
Prestigious racecourse founded by Queen Anne in 1711, home of the King George VI
and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Ascot
Large town, subject of a poem by John Betjeman and the setting for the TV show 'The Office'
Slough
The Maidenhead Railway Bridge, completed in 1838, was designed by this eminent
mechanical and civil engineer
Isambard Kingdom
Brunel
The above bridge features in a painting called 'Rain, Steam and Speed' by this
famous artist
J.M.W. Turner
Motorway which passes through the county, connecting London with the west of England
M4
Berkshire born British-American actress and comedian, whose namesake US sketch
show was the first to feature appearances of 'The Simpsons'
Tracey Ullman
Independent boarding school for boys and alma-mater of several Prime Ministers
Eton College
RAF and USAF station in Berkshire which was the site of a long running protest against nuclear weapons
Greenham Common
1 Comments
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Level 60
Jan 31, 2021
This is the County where I live 🏡.