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England County Quiz - Shropshire

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of Shropshire?
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Quiz by Berney
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Last updated: April 4, 2024
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First submittedDecember 22, 2020
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County town
Shrewsbury
River which flows through the above city
Severn
Old name for the county of Shropshire
Salop
Born in Shropshire, this naturalist is best known for his theory of evolution
Charles Darwin
Prominent and well-known landmark hill in East Shropshire, that has an iron age fort and offers good views of the county
The Wrekin
Shropshire was once a key part of this group of English counties which border Wales
Welsh Marches
Village which takes its name from a cast iron river crossing which first opened in 1781
Ironbridge
Born in Dawley in 1848 this was the first person to swim the English Channel unaided
Matthew Webb
Shropshire town described by Sir John Betjeman as "probably the loveliest town in England"
Ludlow
Collection of poems by A.E. Housman which portrays the life of youth in the countryside
A Shropshire Lad
Coming from a Quaker family, this person played a big role in the Industrial Revolution with his method of producing pig iron in a blast furnace fuelled by coke
Abraham Darby
Large 'Victorian Town' open-air museum in Madeley
Blists Hill
1960s new town which has since grown to be the largest in the county
Telford
Computer pioneer who lived for a time at Dudmaston Hall in Shropshire
Charles Babbage
Market town and northern terminus of a heritage railway
Bridgnorth
3 Comments
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Level 20
Jul 6, 2022
Absolutely loved this quiz Thank you so much :)
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Level 59
Apr 4, 2024
There's dozens of potential answers for the hill question, Wrekin was about my tenth guess.
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Level 81
Apr 4, 2024
Added a few more clues.