A Quiz about Hanborough:

The Answers

  1. To which historic age does the first evidence of a settlement within Hanborough Parish belong?
            Palaeolithic            Bronze?         Iron?

  2. Historically what agricultural activity was the land around Hanborough best and most profitably used for?
            Cattle?           Pigs?              Sheep           Arable?

  3. Which two kings stayed in Hanborough?
            William I?  Henry I   Edward II?  Richard II?  Charles I

  4. Where the Mammoth’s Tusk was found?
            Beneath Manor School’s playground?    In the Playing Field?    Alongside Folly Bridge?  In Myrtle Farm

  5. In which century was the St Peter and St Paul Church in Church Hanborough built?
            10th?    11th?    12th    13th?

  6. In what year was the rail station in Long Hanborough opened?
            1847?    1853    1860?    1871?

  7. Which three writers worked in Hanborough?
            Lewis Carroll      Oscar Wilde?      J.B. Priestley      J. R. R. Tolkien?      JK Rowling?
            Terry Pratchett      Redmond O’Hanlon

  8. Which was the ancient road that used to be called Port Street?
            Main Road    Millwood End?   Church Road?    Park End?

  9. Where did the Romans build their grand villa in Hanborough?
            Tuckwell’s Pit?     Hanborough Heath     Pinsley Wood?     Behind Marlborough Crescent?

  10. How many other parishes have boundaries with Hanborough?
            4?     6?    7    8?

  11. When did the Manor School open in Hanborough?
            1953?    1960    1964?    1966?

  12. What is a name of the brook that runs into Evenlode river at the south-east corner of the parish?
            Eynsham Brook

  13. What shop was replaced by the current Fish and Chip shop?
            The Butcher Shop

  14. What was the main business of Oliver’s garage in the 1930s and 1940s?
            Buses and Coaches

  15. Name three former pubs in LH.
            The Bell,   Shepherd's Hall,   The Swan

  16. Who was Fred Able?
            Farmer?   Pest officer?   Travelling flea circus entertainer   Shoemaker?

  17. Who were the Cotswold Lions?
            Hanborough football team?   Cattle herd?   Bowls team?  
    Roman sheep   Darts team?

  18. What do Tessie O’Shea and Roger Bannister have in common?
            They both were entertained at the George and Dragon?  
            Both their grandmothers were born in Hanborough?  
            They both came to the Playing Fields

  19. How many river bridges/crossings does the Parish have [including those at the parish borders]
            3?     4?     5?    6?    8