Barking Essex Mega Quiz

What was the most important industry in Barking from the 14th century until the mid-19th century
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Last updated: November 19, 2014
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What was the most important industry in Barking between the 14th century and mid-19th century ?
Fishing
Name of the modern sculpture, erected in 2002 on the roundabout at the end of Fanshawe Ave depicting this industry
the Catch
Name the locally born singer-songwriter and left-wing political activist known commonly as the “Bard of Barking.”
Billy Bragg
Name the famous explorer who married in St Margaret’s Church in Barking in 1762
Captain Cook
Name of the Quaker and English prison reformer who was buried in Barking and whose pic is on the back of a £5 note
Elizabeth Fry
Name the1966 World Cup footballing legend who was born in Barking
Sir Bobby Moore
Who has been the Labour MP for Barking since 1994 ?
Margaret Hodge MP
Name of the Mississippi style paddle steamer which operated on Barking Park Boating Lake from 1953 to 1967.
Phoenix II
The open-air, Olympic-size, Barking Park Lido opened way back in 1931. What year was it finally closed ?
1988
Name the 2013 black comedy which opened at the Wyndams Theatre in West End, starring comedians Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock.
Barking in Essex
Name the pub near Barking Station which was opened in 1870 and was run from 1910 until recently by “Davy and Company.”
The Spotted Dog
Name Barking’s main theatre which is situated close to St Margaret’s Church.
The Broadway
Name the river that rises near Dunmow in Essex and flows through the county to form Barking Creek as it reaches the River Thames.
The River Roding
Name of the pub which originated as a wooden cottage around 1860 on the western side of River Road, Barking. It was later was moved to larger premises on the other side of the road and still operates today as a pub / nightclub.
The Crooked Billet
In which year did HM Queen Elizabeth II officially re-open Barking Station ? (It had been enlarged to coincide with electrification of the railway.)
1961
Name of the 20 metres high white steel sculpture on the roundabout where London Road and the Northern Relief Road meet. The sculpture is topped with a blue acrylic disc and lit at night with multi-coloured spotlights.
The Lighted Lady of Barking
Name Barking’s Tudor Manor House which dates from 1573
Eastbury Manor House
Name the Canadian singer (a member of CSNY) who recorded 2 songs for his solo 1971, triple platinum selling, UK number 1 album entitled “Harvest.” The recording was made with the London Symphony Orchestra in what was then called “Barking Assembly Hall”.
Neil Young
Name the timber framed building, partially surrounded by a moat, which is now a museum containing permanent exhibitions on history and life in Barking and Dagenham. It was first established on the site in the 13th century.
Valence House
Barking Station is on the District Line. What are the 2 adjacent district line tube stops ?
Upney and East Ham
Name the garden that opened in 2009 behind where you can now find Barclays Bank in Ripple Road. Clue: It features 40 mature trees and 16 different species. Stacked tree trunks form balustrades and walls. Quite deliberately also the designers have incorporated "hiding places" to encourage children to play in the area.
Barking Arboretum
Name the cinema which stood for many years where Nandos Restaurant can now be found ?
The Odeon
What attraction can be found between the main gates to Barking Park and the lake 340metres away
Barking Light Railway
3 hotels sit next to one another by Tescos on Highbridge Rd Barking. They are the Ibis Hotel and Hotel Formule 1. Name the third.
Premier Inn
Name the East London Asian community festival which takes place each year in Barking Park.
East London Mela
According to TripAdvisor, what is the number 1 restaurant in Barking ?
Cristina's Steak House
Name the chemist which used to be at Blakes Corner in the building now occupied by Boots ?
Timothy Whites
What is the name of the shopping centre / mall opposite Barking Station ?
Vicarage Fields
Barking born actor Alex Walkinshaw (Born 1974) played the role of Sergeant Dale "Smithy" Smith in The Bill - What character does he now play in Holby City / Casualty ?
Adrian Fletcher
Name the Barking based 60s band that had top 10 hits with "Twist and Shout", "Candy Man" and "Someone Someone." They also had a UK number 1 with their cover of the Contours classic "Do You Love Me."
Brian Poole and the Tremeloes
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