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Whitefield, Greater Manchester: Quiz


Question 1: On 18 July 1872 the ________ (L&YR) gained an Act of Parliament to construct a railway between Manchester and Bury, via Whitefield and Prestwich.
London, Brighton and South Coast RailwayLondon and North Western RailwayLondon, Midland and Scottish RailwayLancashire and Yorkshire Railway

Question 2: As a reward for the support of his family, on 27 October 1485 Henry made Thomas Stanley the ________.
Baron Ferrers of ChartleyEarl of DerbyJames Stanley, 7th Earl of DerbyKnowsley Hall

Question 3: [13] On 1 April 1974 Whitefield became an unparished area of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, a local government district of the metropolitan county of ________.
LancashireTraffordGreater ManchesterSalford, Greater Manchester

Question 4: A few years later, and next door to St Bernadette's, a meetinghouse of ________ was erected.
Joseph Smith, Jr.History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsMormonism and Christianity

Question 5: The ________, representing the House of Lancaster, was crowned Henry VII.
Duke of LennoxDuke of YorkDuke of GordonDuke of Richmond

Question 6: [2] In the 15th century the Pilkington family who, during the Wars of the Roses, supported the ________, owned much of the land around the parish.
House of YorkRichard III of EnglandRichard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of YorkEdward IV of England

Question 7: According to the ________, at the time of the census Whitefield had a population of 23,283.
Karen DunnellUK Statistics AuthorityNational StatisticianOffice for National Statistics

Question 8: The larger towns of ________ and Middleton lie to the north and east respectively.
Radcliffe, Greater ManchesterHeywood, Greater ManchesterSalford, Greater ManchesterBury

Question 9: One local newspaper that covers the area of Whitefield (as well as neighbouring ________ and Radcliffe) is The Advertiser, (one of the GMWN Greater Manchester Weekly News newspapers) a weekly freesheet based in Salford.
RoytonShaw and CromptonWhitefield, Greater ManchesterPrestwich

Question 10: Farming was the main industry of this rural area, with locals supplementing their incomes by hand-loom woollen weaving in the ________.
Putting-out systemIndustrial RevolutionSpinning (textiles)Spinning wheel


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