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September Quiz to Draw on the Success of Recent History

Following on from the massive success of its Easter quiz, Cumbria’s Living Heritage – a dynamic group of Cumbrian visitor attractions all connected to history or heritage in some way – has created another quiz, this time to suit those with more time on their hands since children returned to school.

The group has based this quiz on the members that sit on the Gardens Line on its unique and virtual ‘Heritage Cumberground’ map and is asking quiz participants to visit the websites of each of the venues on the line, in order to get the answers.

All answers can be found somewhere on each garden’s website and exploring, finding out more whilst seeking out the answer, and then finally spotting it, is half the fun.

The 18 venues involved are:  Mirehouse & Gardens, Dalemain, Muncaster, Acorn Bank, Allan Bank, Sizergh, Hill Top, Holehird Gardens, Blackwell, Holker Hall & Gardens, Levens Hall & Gardens, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Askham Hall, Brantwood, Brockhole, Rydal Mount, Wordsworth Grasmere and Wordsworth House and Garden.  All offer idyllic garden experiences and all are open to the public right now, with the necessary precautions and booking protocols in place.

Questions will ask you anything from which headmistress took refuge at Blackwell to escape Second World War bombings, to how many birds inhabited Hutton-in-the-Forest’s dovecote.

Some intriguing facts form the answers, so something can be learned along the way and the quiz is a perfect rainy day or social isolation pastime, keeping people connected with Cumbrian heritage, even if the weather is bad or they cannot get out.

The winner of the quiz will win a pair of tickets to the garden venue of their choice and the closing date is September 17, giving the winner a chance to do that this year, if they wish to do so, whilst the venue remains open.  If not, it will be something to look forward to in 2021.

All you need do is head to for the entry form and get cracking.  You can then email in your answers to [email protected] before 5pm on the day of closing.

Have fun this September, by either visiting a Cumbria’s Living Heritage venue in person, or virtually, remembering to check what you need to do as a visitor, before travelling, if you wish to visit in person.

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