IT'S Lancashire Day - but just how much do you know about YOUR Red Rose county?

Here are 30 questions to test your knowledge and find out if you are as clued up as you think.


1 Who is the Duke of Lancaster?

2 What are the Demdike and Chattox families famous for?

3 Name the Lancashire entertainer who was born in Wigan, died in Preston and had a funeral in Warrington which attracted 100,000 mourners?

4 Singer Kathleen Ferrier grew up in which Lancashire town?

5 Sir Harrison Birtwistle was born in Accrington in 1934. What is he famous for?


6 Which grand Lancashire house contains a unique collection of costumes and textiles from around the world?

7 What does the village of White Coppice have at its heart?

8 The hamlet of Wycoller is famous for its place on which long-distance footpath?

9 What's the name of the 90 square miles of Lancashire moorland and reservoirs which includes Darwen Tower?

10 What kind of mining is Sabden famous for?


11 Lancashire can claim to have had six football clubs as founder members of the football league. Name them.

12 Clayton-le-Moors-born Olympian Ron Hill celebrated which amazing milestone?

13 He has played for and coached England at cricket and was born in Accrington. Who is he?

14 What Lancashire rugby team has an insect in its name?

15 Name two Lancashire golf courses which can host the British Open.


16 Which village is the official centre of the British Isles?

17 Name the beautiful Lancashire area which at 802 square km is the same size as New York City.

18 In what year was Preston made a city?

19 What is population of Lancashire according to the 2011 census – 2.1 million, 1.4 million or 1.1 million?

20 What percentage of the county of Lancashire is officially classed as rural (to within 5%)?


21 What Lancashire seafood can be potted?

22 Name the Ribble Valley town famous for its poultry.

23 Blood is a key ingredient which famous Lancashire dish?

24 Lancaster Bomber and Double Century are examples of what?

25 Which spirit was a favourite in the trenches during the First World War?


26 What is a Lancashire Heeler?

27 Who switched on this year's Blackpool Illuminations?

28 Which diminutive radio star took his name from his home town?

29 How long does it take to paint Blackpool Tower?

30 Which school was the inspiration for Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – the film adaptation of which starred Burnley-born Sir Ian McKellen.

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1. His Majesty King Charles III
2. The 17th trials and hangings of the Pendle Witches
3. George Formby
4. Blackburn
5. As a composer of contemporary music
6. Gawthorpe Hall
7. A cricket pitch
8. The Bronte Way
9. The West Pennine Moors
10. Treacle Mining
11. Accrington FC (not Stanley), Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Preston and Everton
12. 100 marathons in 100 different countries
13. David Lloyd
14. Preston Grasshoppers
15. Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham and St Annes
16. Dunsop Bridge
17. The Forest of Bowland
18. 2002
19. 1.4million
20. 80%
21. Morecambe Bay shrimps
22. Goosnargh
23. Black pudding
24. Thwaites beers
25. Benedictine
26. A breed of dog
27. Sophie Ellis-Bextor
28. The Clitheroe Kid
29. Seven years
30. Stonyhurst College

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