Friday Quiz! 2

Plymouth After Dark

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Welcome back to the quiz that keeps on quizzing. How did you find last week’s wordsearch?

This week we’re testing you again with a set of 25 questions and have Tony Davey, The Box‘s mine of local history trivia as your Quizmaster.

You can listen to the questions in this video Tony has kindly recorded for us, or use the list below. See how many you can get right without searching for the answers in books or online!


  1. Who was the Plymouth-based MP who became the first female to take her seat in the Houses of Commons?
  1. Which famous portrait painter was born in Plympton, set up his first studio in Devonport and later became the first president of the Royal Academy?
  1. Which famous explorer was born in Stoke Damerel in 1868?
  1. Who stayed in Plymouth for two weeks in 1501 on her journey to become married to Arthur Prince of Wales (clue – she later married Henry VIII)?
  1. Which famous military officer and writer was stationed at RAF Mountbatten in the early 1930s?
  1. What is the collective name for the series of forts that surround Plymouth that were built during the 1860s, such as Crownhill Fort?
  1. In what year did the three towns of Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse unite to become one?


  1. In what year were the mighty Greens, Plymouth Argyle first formed?
  1. Which Plymouth born footballer became the country’s first Million Pound Player?
  1. What year did Plymouth Argyle beat the mighty Brazilian side Santos (including Pele) 3-2?
  1. Which tennis player, born in Plymouth in 1932 won the Wimbledon Ladies championship in 1961?
  1. Which Plymouth based cricketer became the England Captain in 2016?
  1. Which Tavistock-born, former England International played for and coached Plymouth Albion to their highest ever league position in 2005?
  1. Which Plymouth boxer lost to Barry McGuigan in a 1983 British Featherweight title fight?


  1. Which band played at Woods in 1976 two nights running (after being banned from Torquay)?
  1. What was the name of the legendary venue in Exmouth Road, Devonport that hosted bands such as Pink Floyd, Manfred Mann and Roxy Music?
  1. What year did the Beatles first play in Plymouth?
  1. Which St Budeaux born singer/song writer was the first artist to be signed to Ed Sheeran’s record label?
  1. Where in Plymouth did David Bowie play in April 1972?
  1. Which Plymouth born composer has a street named after him in North Prospect?


  1. What was Devonport formerly known as?
  1. Who were the co-authors of ‘A Plan for Plymouth’ – the 1943 plan to rebuild the city?
  1. Walls & Pearn, a local architect practice, designed the Pannier Market but which other iconic city centre building did they design?
  1. What area in Plymouth was previously known as Knackersknowle?
  1. Phoenix Way was the planned name of a post-war city centre street, what was it eventually named?

Answers will be published tomorrow morning – let us know how you did on Twitter and Facebook! We’ll be sharing more about the Plymouth After Dark project mentioned in Tony’s video on 20 May.

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