THE BCH ARCHIVE

LOCAL HISTORY FOR

BIRTSMORTON

CASTLEMORTON

HOLLYBUSH

And The Surrounding District

2020 BCH QUIZ

ANSWERS

Answers

1.     1773-1784

2.     Sarah C Barnes

3.     Charles Voysey

4.     Joyfield, Lodge Inn, Plough, The Vaults

5.     Malvern Hills Trust 13%, Worcestershire County Council 7% , Hill End Court, 7%, Gloucester Municipal Charities, 6%     (Mill Farm), Bunn, 4%, Fairoaks Estate, 3%, Weaver, 2%

6.     Mouchers Corner

7.     22-29 May 1992

8.     250

9.     Major Arthur Roger Rowden

10.     1964

11.     St Peter & St Paul

12.     The right to fish in streams and ponds

13.     Mill Farm

14.     Bill Howells

15.     The town on the moor

16.     Death

17.     11

18.     By The Mill Pond

19.     1241

20.     1959

21.     1956

22.     Opposite Castlemorton School alongside Severn Tent's works

23.     Home Farm, Birts Street.

24.     Dales Hall

25.     The owners of Birtsmorton Court

True or False

1.     False

2.     False

3.     True

4.     False

5.     False

6.     False

7.     True

8.     True

9.     True

10.     False

11.     False

12.     True

13.     False

14.     True

15.     True

16.     True

17.     False

18.     False

19.     True

20.     False


QUIZ 2

Answers in Bold - What did it cost?

It is always interesting to reflect on what thing used to cost, so here is a multiple choice quiz for you to have a guess at. All are based on local history records

1.     What did the Conservators (Malvern Hills trust) pay for Castlemorton Common in 1964?

£150     £1500     £5000     £25,000


2.     What was the fine for riding a bicycle without lights in 1914?

5d     5s     15s     £1


3.     How much did a pair of hand made wellington boots cost in 1875?     

£1:6s     £2:14s     £5:5s     £9


4.      What was the fine for allowing a horse to stray in 1932?

4d     1s     2s:6d     5s


5.     What was the weekly award for child maintenance in 1900?

None     2s:6d     5s     7s:6d


6.     What was the fine for using unjust flour scales in 1867?

6d     1s     2s     4s


7.     How much did the Parish Hall pay for 100 bottles of 'pop' in 1947?

10s     £1:5s     £3:5s     £5


8.     For how much was Frisby House (Church Road) offered for sale in 1950?

£2000     £8000     £12,000   £18,000


9.     What was Mill Farm (150 acres) valued at in 1982?

£360,000     £520,000     £760,000     £1 million


10.     How much was Mount Pleasant sold for in 1780?

£40     £160     £370     £600


11.     In Hollybed Street there is a 5 acre field called Stevens. What was it valued at in 1861?

£10     £50     £175     £300


12.     How much did the village fete raise in 1903?

£10     £20     £30     £40


13.     What was the annual rental on a 1 acre allotment in 1901?

5s     15s     £2     £5


14.     In 1960 an estimate was prepared for repairing the dam on the Mill Pond on Golden Valley. How much was it?

£560     £980     £1500     £2310


15.     In World War II, parts of the commons were used for growing crops as part of the war effort. How much new farmland did Worcestershire War Agricultural Committee need in the whole County?

500 acres     9,000 acres     18,000 acres     26,000 acres


16.     In 1895, Hill End Court with 554 acres was offered to rent. What was the annual rent?

£550     £1640     £2230      £3100


17.     In 1911 there was a local subscription collection for the Coronation Festival Fund. How much did it raise?

£3:1:8d       £7:9:9d  £18:11:9d  £31:7:2d


18.     How much did Malvern Hill Trust raise from its car parking charges in 2019?

£70,000     £170,000     £225,000     £270,000


19.     How much did Malvern Hill Trust pay to buy the Mill Pond on Golden Valley in 1995?

Nothing          £2500          £5000          £7500


20.      In 1879, what was the fine for being drunk in charge of a horse and cart?

1s     5s     10s     £1:10s


Answers Anagrams

Can you unravel these anagrams into well known houses in the local area.


1.     Fiddle barms

2.     Plat steam noun

3.     Potting cake

4.     Fake might soar

5.     Bead miles

6.     Names of arms

7.     Mend lag folly rave

8.     Adore light crave

9.     Nut or chilled

10.     I'd seek much follie


Answers - Anagrams

1.     Biddles Farm

2.     Mount Pleasant

3.     Pink Cottage

4.     Eight Oaks Farm

5.     Ambleside

6.     Sansome Farm

7.     Golden Valley Farm

8.     The Old Vicarage

9.     Hill End Court

10.     Micklefield House