Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

How Well Do You Know Your Area? with Don Robson, Quizmaster at the Stainton Pub, Stainton Village

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

How Well Do You Know Your Area? with Don Robson, Quizmaster at the Stainton Pub, Stainton Village

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TEESSIDE QUIZ 1. His dad played for Sunderland in the 1992 FA Cup Final and his uncle was man-of-the-match en route to winning the FA Cup with Coventry. Who is the 18-year-old who has played 28 times for Boro Under-21s? 2. Dormanstown's cinema charged sixpence for a bench and ninepence for a seat. It was locally known as 'The Bug and Flea' but what was its official name? 3. Normanby Community Garden is home to a set of organ pipes, where was their original home? 4. Which bridge on the River Thames, which is a well known landmark on the Oxford and Cambridge boat race course, was built by Stockton's Head Wrightson in 1903? 5. The Wilson family from Billingham recently performed 10 gigs in New York introducing their new album 'The Last Ship' - a tribute to the North-east's shipbuilding heritage. Who were they the guest of? 6. Ormesby's Glen Durrant was named player of the tournament in Canada and helped a world champion and a British number one win the World Cup title in which sport? Restoriation 7. Middlesbrough's Olympic long jumper, Chris Tomlinson, recently took part in a charity walk in Stewart Park with his wife and two boys. Which charity that is close to Chris' heart organised this ? 8. A year after being badly injured by a rabbit snare and left unable to fly, Bart has been nursed back to full fitness at Kirkleatham Owl Centre and has soared away to his freedom. What kind of bird is Bart? 9. Work has resumed on the restoration of the Globe Theatre in Stockton after receiving a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Which local band celebrated the event by performing on the original stage where legends such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly and Cliff Richard previously entertained Teesside? 10. MP John Bercow visited Middlesbrough Training and Learning Centre and Hartlepool Six Form College leading a Q&A on 'How to win friends and influence MPs'. Which role lends him to be an authority on this? TEESSIDE TRIVIA In the 1700s Stockton had a 'kitty' known as the 'Black Hole' just west of the Town Hall. The kitty was a small, dark, bare single room building with iron bars where people were kept overnight until local magistrates would determine their fate the next day. …

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