Thank you to everyone who took part in our Jubilee quizzes.
Young and old showed that their knowledge of the village was impressive!
The adult quiz (The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Quiz) produced two winners with all answers correct and one very close runner up so we decided all three deserved a prize.
Runner up was: Jenny Moulton.
Joint winners were: Christine Treanor & Diana Hollywood.
The outright winner of the Junior quiz (Geddington Crown Jewel Hunt) was Isabella Freeman.
Well done to you all!
And here are the answers:
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Quiz
25th May – 2nd June 2022
1. Which king was Eleanor of Castile married to? Edward I.
2. Which gentleman of Geddington served two royal princes from 1609? Robert Dallington ( as Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Prince Henry and then Prince Charles, later Charles I)
3. Who inspected GVFB in 1981? Princess Margaret
4. What was the original name of Malting Lane? Star Lane/ Kiln Lane/ Hipwell’s Jitty
5. The Star, The White Hart and the White Lion pubs still exist. What 2 other pubs in the village were ‘royal’? 1. Royal George , Wood Street 2. Royal Oak Named for the Oak Tree once standing by the Post Office
6. Which village family produced a Royal Academician, a royal seamstress and first female registrar ? The Freestone family of 1/3 West Street
7. Which King had a coronation parade at Geddington in 1201? King John
8. In 1194 King Richard entertained which King at Geddington? King William of Scotland
9. What was the name of the private school on Grange Road attended by both local and international (rumours of a Russian princess!) students? St Albans (run by Miss Sykes, daughter of Robert Sykes, farmer, of Geddington)
10. In which year were the first five street lamps installed? 1895
11. What was villager Ann Saddington known for? Lace making
12. What is the name of the Hall in West Street that served as the Village Hall for many years? The Oddfellows Hall
13. What was ‘The Pound’ and where was it? Used to secure stray animals and situated on Grafton Road
14. Where are the houses known as ‘Coronation Row’? On the right hand side of Grange Road going up from New Road
15. When was Geddington’s stone bridge built? 1250
16. Drunken Edward Allsopp was the last person to sit in the stocks. When was that? 1857
17. There was once a shoe factory in Geddington. Where was it? Wood Street
18. Why was the new development off Grange Road given the name Skeffington Close? Robert Sykes, the farmer who owned it and sold it to the builder, was born in the village of Skeffington in Leicestershire
19. Everyone knows Bakehouse Hill but what was the name of the other bakery in the village and where was it? Swingler’s Bakery – opposite the Post Office
20. John and Rebecca Cooper lived in the village all their lives; their daughters went on to serve at the court of which Queen? One daughter served Queen Alexandra and four others went to the Queen of Norway’s court in Oslo.
21. What is now built on the land of the Royal Hunting Lodge? Castle Gardens
22. Just about the time Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne, mains water arrived in Geddington but which year was it? 1951
The Geddington Crown Jewel Hunt
Take a tour of the village to find Geddington’s Crown Jewels.
1. No: 2 Name/inscription…in 1832 nothing happened here
2. No: 6 Name…Abbot’s Barn
3. No: 4 Name: Church Farm House
4. No: 9 Name: Quaker Cottage
5. No: 15 Name: Holly House
6. No: 12 Name –
7. No: 1A Name –
8. No: 19 Name –
9. No 21 Name –
10. No: 1 Name: Woodfield
11. No: 5A Name –
12. No: 3 Name: Wayside Cottage
13. No: 13 Name –
14. No: 14B Name: Sunnyside
15. No: 19 Name –
16. No: 39 Name: –
17. No: 44a Name –
18. No: 37a Name –
19. No: 39a Name –
20. No: 38 Name –
21. No: 39 Name –
22. No: 40 Name –
23. No: 46 Name: Rose Cottage
24. No: 1 Name –
Now, take the third letter of the house on Lees Way – Y
The first letter of the name of the house on West Street – R
The second letter of the house on Newton Road – U
And the first letter of the second part of the name of the house on Stamford Road – B
Then unjumble the 4 letters to find a valuable jewel for the Queen’s crown! RUBY