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England County Quiz - Greater Manchester

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Greater Manchester?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
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First submittedDecember 17, 2020
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19th century nickname for Manchester, due to its large and productive textile industry
Cottonopolis
Number of the 36 mile long Manchester orbital motorway
M60
This town, 10 miles to the north east of central Manchester, is considered to be the
birthplace of the worldwide Cooperative Movement
Rochdale
Man-made inland waterway which connects Manchester to the Irish Sea
Manchester Ship Canal
Flaky, buttery puff pastry delicacy filled with currants and dried fruits, and named after a town in Greater Manchester
Eccles cake
Large town in the west of the county, supposedly with a 'pier'
Wigan
This person was the world’s first test tube baby, born in Oldham General Hospital
in 1978
Louise Brown
Full name of Bolton's professional football club, which was founded in 1874
Bolton Wanderers
Artist, born in Stretford in 1887, who became very well known for his paintings of
industrial scenes and 'matchstick men'
L.S. Lowry
The only other official city in the county, aside from Manchester
Salford
The home stadium of Manchester United Football Club
Old Trafford
The longest serving and most decorated manager of the above club
Alex Ferguson
Very long running soap opera set in 'Weatherfield', a fictional town in the county
Coronation Street
The first inter-city railway in the world opened in 1830 between Manchester and this
other place
Liverpool
Born in Bury in 1788, this person went on to be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
and founded the Metropolitan Police
Sir Robert Peel
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