Local History Quiz

This week, we’ve got a local history quiz for you to have a go at. Answers will be posted next Monday;

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  1. What was the name of the priest who was protected by St Alban?
  2. Which King was captured at the First Battle of St Albans in 1455?
  3. Which famous professor, an expert on ‘black holes’, attended St Albans’ School from the age of 11?
  4. Wilfred ‘Billy’ Minter, whilst playing for St Albans City Football Club, broke an F.A. Cup record 99 years ago that still stands today. What was that record?
  5. Skyswood Primary School celebrate their 60th anniversary later this month. Mr Bridle is only the third head teacher since the school was built in 1960. Who were the other two?
  6. Who is credited as being the founder of the St Albans’ market, and when did this happen?
  7. Who granted St Albans with its City status, and when did this happen?
  8. Which pub in St Albans claims to be the oldest pub in England?
  9. Where does the name Marshalswick come from?
  10. In 1995, St Albans Rugby Club reached the final of the Pilkington Shield and played at our national stadium in Twickenham. Who were their opponents in that final?
  11. When was the St Albans Clock Tower built?
  12. Which Bishop of St Albans went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1991?

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