- What does the word ‘Heddon’ mean?
a. Hill of the Heathens b. Heathy Hill c. The Place of Heada
- Where is the great stone cistern known as the ‘Giant’s Grave’?
a. Rudchester b. Eachwick c. Stamfordham
- Where was Bede’s Ad Murum?
a. Walbottle b. Heddon c. Newcastle
- What was the commonest surname in Heddon in mid C16th?
a. Armstrong b. Robson c. Fenwick
- In 1640 before the Battle of Newburn Ford, the Scottish Covenanter army camped on Heddon Laws. Who was their leader?
a. Leslie b. Bruce c. Wallace
- In 1678, Heddon church donated the sum of £1 2/11 towards what?
a. Swan Inn b. St Paul’s Cathedral c. Windsor Palace
- One of the earliest gravestone remaining in St Andrew’s graveyard is that of Ralph Peascod. In what year did he die?
a. 1725 b. 1730 c. 1735
- Storm Desmond caused the worst flood on the River Tyne since 1771. In that year which was the only bridge to survive?
a. Corbridge b. Newcastle c. Hexham
- What was the original name for Stephenson’s Cottage?
a. Wylam Gate b. Tyne View c. Street House
- What was the name of the last coal pit to be worked at Heddon?
a. King b. Margaret c. Thistle
- Where was Sir James Knott born in 1855?
a. Howdon b. Willington c. Wallsend
- In 1911, a cinema was opened in Station Road, Newburn. Designed by Thomas Eltringham of Throckley colliery, it originally had seating for 550. A 131-seat gallery was added later. What was its name?
a. Palace b. Plaza c. Imperial
- Part of its downfall was result of the opening of a cinema in Throckley in 1935. What was it called?
a. Lyric b. Empire c. Odeon
- Which regiment had as second in command, Major James Knott, when he was killed at Battle of Somme in 1916?
a. West Yorkshires b. Northumberland Fusiliers c. Gloucesters
- In what year was the Heddon WI established?
a. 1915 b. 1917 c. 1919
- Heddon House was gifted in 1921 to which Catholic society?
a. St Columba b. St. Vincent de Paul c. St Gregory
- Which record by The Jam featured a photo of Heddon on its cover?
a. Strange Town b. The Eton Rifles c. Town Called Malice
- What is the new location for Wylam Brewery?
a. Newcastle b. Wylam c. Newburn
- Where is this building?
a. West Heddon b. East Heddon c. Whitchester
a. John Clayton b. James Knott c. Cadwallader Bates
Answers are below
2. a. Rudchester
3. a. Walbottle b. Heddon c. Newcastle – all could be correct and get 1 point but get 1 extra point for choosing Heddon.
4. c. Fenwick
5. a. Leslie
6. b. St Paul’s Cathedral
7. b. 1730 (monument 237)
8. a. Corbridge
9. c. Street House (High Street House might have been more correct)
10. b. Margaret
11. a. Howdon on Tyne
12. c. Imperial
13. a. Lyric
14. a. West Yorkshires
15. b. 1917 (the first WI in Northumberland and their centenary this year, 2017)
16. b. St. Vincent de Paul
17. b. The Eton Rifles
18. a. Newcastle
19. a. West Heddon
20. c. Cadwallader Bates (1853-1902) historian and owner of Heddon Colliery who wrote a history of Heddon on the Wall in 1886.