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England County Quiz - Essex

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Essex?
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Quiz by Berney
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedDecember 21, 2020
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County town
Chelmsford
Essex resident, Captain Christopher Jones, commanded this ship on its journey to
the 'New World' in 1620
MayFlower
Near Saffron Walden, this is one of the finest Jacobean country houses in England
Audley End House
Ancient town known as Camulodunum to the Romans
Colchester
Inspirational leader who led her tribe to capture and destroy the above town in AD60/61
Boudica
Motorway which passes through the county, linking London to Cambridge
M11
Town near the border with Hertfordshire, designated as a New Town in 1947
Harlow
One of London's major airports located in the county, just off the above motorway
Stansted
Mersea Island is particularly associated with the harvesting of this shellfish
Oyster
Popular seaside resort with the longest pleasure pier in the world
Southend-on-Sea
Popular reality TV show linked to the county
The Only Way Is Essex
Essex born Sandie Shaw was the first British winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
with this song in 1967
Puppet on a String
Ancient woodland area in the south-west of the county
Epping Forest
Coastal town in which Billy Butlin opened the second of his holiday camps in 1937
Clacton-on-Sea
One of the Haven Ports, now called 'International', but once known as Parkeston Quay
Harwich
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