Answers to the Shropshire Quiz

Q1: Which is the highest peak in Shropshire?
Brown Clee Hill at 540m (1,772 ft)

Q2: Which Welsh prince captured Shrewsbury Castle in 1215?
Llywelyn the Great (c.1173-1240)

Q3: Where is the only major met office weather station in Shropshire?
Shawbury

Q4: In which year was Shrewsbury prison closed?
2013

Q5: Of which abbey was St Milburga once abbess?
Wenlock Abbey

Q6: Lime sentry is an anagram of which place in Shropshire?
The answer is Minsterley

Q7: How many park and ride car-parks are there in Shrewsbury?
Three – at Harlescott, Meole Brace and Oxon

Q8: Which Shropshire brewery was once based in Mytton Oak Road before moving to Hadnall?
The Salopian brewery

Q9: Which is the smallest settlement in Shropshire that is officially categorised as a town?
Clun (with 680 people according to the 2011 census)

Q10: Which former captain of England’s men’s football team was born in Ironbridge?
Billy Wright