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England County Quiz - South Yorkshire

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of South Yorkshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
First submittedDecember 18, 2020
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County town
Barnsley
Nickname of the above town's professional football club
The Tykes
Rock band formed in the county in 1977 whose fourth album 'Hysteria' is one of the best-selling albums of all time. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019
Def Leppard
Largest city in the county
Sheffield
Heavy industry product with which the above city is particularly associated
Steel
Singer, born in Conisbrough, who had a big hit in Europe with 'Is This The Way To Amarillo'
Tony Christie
Historical name for an area of South Yorkshire, particularly around the largest city. The name
persists today in the name of a local university
Hallam
Comedian, actor, writer and television presenter born in the county, best known for his role in
Monty Python and his travel documentaries.
Michael Palin
Large town in the middle of the county known for its railway engineering and
manufacturing heritage
Doncaster
Prestigious flat horse race held at the above town's racecourse
St Leger Stakes
One time host of the TV program 'Top Gear', born in the county
Jeremy Clarkson
Comedy film set in the county's largest city, which tells the story of six unemployed men
who decide to form a male striptease act to improve their prospects
The Full Monty
South Yorkshire born goalkeeper who played every match in England's 1966 world cup victory
Gordon Banks
River which gives its name to a town situated at the point where it joins the River Don
Rother
Chemist from South Yorkshire who became the first British-born person to go into space onboard Soyuz TM-12 in May 1991
Helen Sharman
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