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2022: Just for fun - some random questions on Cuckfield History (1)

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

Answers tomorrow with the article!


Cuckfield Recreation Ground c1950 (colourised)

1. In what year did Mrs Worsley of Broxmead officially hand over the deeds for her land ‘behind the Queen’s Hall’ to become ‘a playground for the young and a quiet retreat for the old’?

A. 1910

B. 1920

C. 1930

D. 1940


2. What year did Cuckfield declare independence from the rest of the UK?

A. 1966

B. 1976

C. 1986

D. 1996


3. Name three former mayors of The Independent State of Cuckfield


4. In the 1950s what was the celebrated annual sporting event held on the fields at Whiteman’s Green?(edited after consultation!)


5. What previously stood on the site of the stone water trough in South Road?


 

Answers to Cuckfield Quiz (1)

1. In what year did Mrs Worsley of Broxmead officially hand over the deeds for her land ‘behind the Queen’s Hall’ to become ‘a playground for the young and a quiet retreat for the old’?

A. 1910

B. 1920

C. 1930

D. 1940


2. What year did Cuckfield declare independence from the rest of the UK?

A. 1966

B. 1976

C. 1986

D. 1996


3. Name three former mayors of The Independent State of Cuckfield

Any three from board below

Mayors of Cuckfield


1966 Joe Mitchell

1967 Mike Bowring

1968 Edgar Dudley

1969 George Hall*

1970 George Stevenson

1971 George Stevenson

1972 Jack Swain

1973 Phyl Bowring

1974 Ted Murphy

1975 Ted Murphy

1976 Frank Christophers

1977 "Cocky" Farr

1978 Diane Goodchild

1979 Keith Randall

1980 Bridget Baird-Murray

1981 Martin Lindley

1982 Leslie Fleming

1983 Jim Swain

1984 Kate Fleming

1985 Ron Knight

1986 Martin Ingebretson

1987 Pam Edgerton

1988 Jackie Young

1989 Christine Murphy

1990 Andrew Heasman

1991 Jim Ayling

1992 Ken Gregory

1993 Bob Sutton

1994 "Babs" Talman

1995 Ken Gregory

1996 Miles Golding

1997 "Babs" Talman

1998 Richard Woods

1999 Richard Fry

2000 Tina Blackburn

2001 Katie Stewart

2002 Michele Ward

2003 Lesley Seabrook

2004 Harriet Sheldon

2005 Liz Woods

2006 Henry O'Donohue

2007 Nick Rowe

2008 Sheila Chasser

2009 Ken Gregory

2010 Paul Ruse

2011 Vicky Parke

2012 Lindy Elphick

2013 Mike Schlupp

2014 Rob Helliwell

2015 Ken Gregory

2016 Wilf Knighton

2017 Evelyn Stenning

2018 Leanne Knapman

2019 Claire Bellamy

2020 Iain Pringle

2021 Andrew Leask

2022 Jem Lee


4. In the 1950s what was the celebrated annual sporting event held on the fields at Whiteman’s Green?(edited after consultation!)

Donkey Derby


5. What previously stood on the site of the stone water trough in South Road?

Stocks

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