Test your knowledge in our Big North West Christmas Quiz

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Christmas is a time for festive fun and frolics with the family - so have a crack at our Big North West Christmas Quiz.

We've put together 50 questions to tax your intellect to the max with the magnificent prize of a self-administered pat on the back for the winners!

Here we go (answers at the bottom) and no googling!


A scene from Peaky Blinders - but where was it filmed?A scene from Peaky Blinders - but where was it filmed?
A scene from Peaky Blinders - but where was it filmed?

1: When did The Big One rollercoaster in Blackpool open?

2: Which celebrity from Wigan and former member of Hear'Say has the initials KM?

3: Where in Lancashire is The Flag Market?

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4: What is the population of Chorley (to the nearest 5,000 above or below)?

Tyson Fury takes on his nemesis Deontay WilderTyson Fury takes on his nemesis Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury takes on his nemesis Deontay Wilder

5: When it opened in 1894 how much did Blackpool Tower cost to construct (to the nearest £100,000)?

6: When did the Trafford Centre in Manchester open?

7: How many Premier League and Championship football teams are there in the North West?

8: How many mountains are there in Lancashire (to the nearest 50)?

The Singing Ringing TreeThe Singing Ringing Tree
The Singing Ringing Tree

9: Who was the Liverpudlian first winner of Big Brother?

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10: How many lakes in The Lake District can you name - give yourself a point for each (there are 16).

11: How many miles apart are Preston and Burnley (to the nearest five miles)?

12: How many miles apart are Liverpool and Manchester (to the nearest five miles)?

13: Which famous Lancashire castle is also known as John O' Gaunt's castle?

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14: Where in the North West does heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury live?

15: Who did Tyson Fury defeat in his last fight?

16: What separates Blackpool and Lytham St Annes?

17: Where are Uncle Joe's Mintballs made?

18: At the side of which motorway is Botany Bay?

19: Which former UFC champion comes from Clitheroe?

20: What name are the fans of Fleetwood Town FC known by?

21: What are the four main train stations in Central Manchester?

22: Which actor, who lived in Wigan for the majority of his childhood, starred in Lord of The Rings?

23: How many Super League Rugby League teams are there in the North West and can you name them (a point for each)?

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24: What is the population of Lancaster (to the nearest 5,000)?

25: What was the University of Bolton Stadium in Horwich first called?

26: In the Ricky Gervais TV show Extras - where was the factory set in When the Whistle Blows?

27: What is the population of Lancashire (to the nearest 10,000)?

28: Where would you find The Singing Ringing Tree?

29: Where would you find The Spitfire Visitor Centre?

30: Where would you find Rossall Point?

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31: Is Waddecar Scout Activity Centre in Morecambe, Chorley or Garstang?

32: Which Top Gear presenter and former cricketer from Preston has the initials FF?

33: What is the Blackpool Sand Castle?

34: Which musician lived above a chemist in Wigan before he found fame with The Verve?

35: Where was Liberty X singer Kevin Simm born?

36: Which North West football club has won the most League Titles and how many have they won?

37: What is the name of PNE's stadium?

38: What is the name of Blackpool FC's stadium?

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39: When were the Pendle Witches tried and executed for witchcraft (to the nearest 50 years)?

40: Where are you most likely to get your windscreen wiper pulled off by a monkey in the North West?

41: Which team plays at The Totally Wicked Stadium?

42: Where is Yarrow Valley Country Park?

43: Which North West town is the world-famous crooner Rick Astley from - and for a bonus point, what was the name of the band he was in before he found fame as a solo artist?

44: Where is designer, founder of Red or Dead and Northern Soul DJ Wayne Hemingway from?

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45: Where in Lancashire were some of the iconic scenes from the TV show Peaky Blinders (Season 5) shot?

46: Where was the National Football Museum originally based?

47: The Forest of Bowland is roughly the same size as which major American city?

48: When did Blackpool Pleasure Beach open?

49: Where would you find Whalley Abbey?

50: What is the population of the North West of England (to the nearest 100,000)?


1: 1994

2: Kym Marsh

3: Preston City Centre

4: 119,500

5: £290,000

6: 1998

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7: Six - Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton and Burnley (all Premier League) and Blackburn Rovers (Championship)

8: 412

9: Craig Phillips

10: The 16 are Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake, Coniston Water, Haweswater, Thirlmere, Ennerdale Water, Wastwater, Crummock Water, Esthwaite Water, Buttermere, Grasmere, Loweswater, Rydal Water and Brotherswater

11: 25.5 miles

12: 32 miles

13: Lancaster Castle

14: Morecambe

15: Deontay Wilder

16: Blackpool Airport

17: Wigan

18: M61

19: Michael Bisping

20: The Cod Army

21: Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate

22: Sir Ian McKellen

23: Four - Wigan Warriors, St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils

24: 144,000

25: The Reebok Stadium

26: Wigan

27: 1.5million

28: Burnley

29: Blackpool

30: Fleetwood

31: Garstang

32: Freddie Flintoff

33: An indoor water park

34: Richard Ashcroft

35: Chorley

36: Manchester United have won 20, Liverpool have won 19

37: Deepdale

38: Bloomfield Road

39: 1612

40: Knowsley Safari Park

41: St Helens

42: Chorley

43: Newton-le-Willows. His band was called FBI (he was the drummer and backing singer!)

44: Morecambe

45: Hoghton Tower

46: Preston

47: New York

48: 1896

49: Clitheroe

50: 7.3million

Well done if you got them all! Have a brilliant Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at JPIMedia