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England County Quiz - West Yorkshire

Can you guess these facts about the English ceremonial county of West Yorkshire?
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Last updated: January 27, 2022
First submittedDecember 22, 2020
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County town
Wakefield
Major battle, named after the above town, which was part of this long running campaign
Wars of the Roses
National Park which occupies part of the south west of the county
Peak District
Last name of the 19th century literary family who are linked with the village of Haworth
Brontë
Brass Band, formed in 1881 and regarded by many as the best in the world
Brighouse and Rastrick
Pontefract's deep, sandy soil made it one of the few places in Britain where this plant could be successfully grown - it's now used to produce a well-known 'cake' named after the town
Liquorice
Largest city in West Yorkshire
Leeds
County born, best-selling British-American novelist, who wrote 'A Woman of Substance'
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Historic market town with a namesake in Nova Scotia
Halifax
Major high street retail outlet which began on a market stall in the above city in 1884
Marks & Spencer
Motorway which links the county with Manchester
M62
Large river which flows through the county before combining with the Calder, on its way to the
Humber estuary
Aire
English chemist, born in Birstall in 1733, who is credited with the discovery of oxygen
Joseph Priestley
Large, 18th century, stately home and estate in the north of the county
Harewood House
Large market town in the borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, the birth place of former
Labour Prime Minister, Harold Wilson
Huddersfield
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