English Counties Quiz (Round 8)

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Born in Dawley, Telford, name the first man to swim the English Channel.
Matthew Webb

 

Which River flows through the Ironbridge Gorge ?
River Severn

 

Which town with it’s Hill top Castle was described by Sir John Betjeman as ‘probably the loveliest town in England’
Ludlow

 

Which 5 letter name is sometimes used as an alternative for Shropshire?
Salop

 

What is the County Town and Administrative HQ of Shropshire.
Shrewsbury 

 

What is the name of the large linear earthwork that roughly follows the border between Shropshire and Wales?
Offa’s Dyke.

 
Flowing between Ellesmere Port and Autherley,  what is the name of the waterway that runs through the County.
Shropshire Union Canal.

 

Opened in 1973 what is the name of the open-air museum which represents the sights and smells of a Victoriana town?
Blists Hill.