How did you score in our quiz?

We'd really like to say a big thank you to each and every one of you that attended our AGM last Tuesday 9th at The Bradford Hotel. It was a great success, and we're so pleased you could join us.


But now, onto the important bit - the quiz! We've had lots of requests for the answers, everybody is dying to know how old our staff are and how far Muppett walks, so see below for the questions and answers, test your knowledge, check your scores, and share them with a friend or colleague!


Round 1 - the History of Community Action

  1. Community Action has its origins with the formation of the Bradford Guild of Hope (BGOH). In what year was it formed? a) 1903 b) 1914 c) 1921

  2. The BGOH was incorporated into the Bradford Council of Social Service (CSS), in which year did this happen? a) 1906 b) 1915 c) 1922

  3. In which decade did Keighley and Shipley set up their CSS? a) 40s b) 50s c) 60s

  4. In which year did Ilkley set up its Good Neighbours Scheme? a) 1959 b) 1961 c) 1973

  5. The Bingley Welfare Advisory Group was the forerunner to Bingley CVS, what year was it formed? a) 1968 b) 1978 c) 1988

Round 2 - our staff

  1. What is the combined age in years of the Community Action staff (to the nearest 100)? 1700 years

  2. What is the total combined number of years that the staff have worked for Community Action, and it's predecessors? 244 years

  3. Muppett sets off and walks from the Bradford Office, goes to the Bingley Office, and then onto Central Hall in Keighley, keeping to the A650. How many steps will he have walked by the time he gets to Central Hall? 19,260 steps

  4. He then walks to the Ilkley Office from Keighley, going along the A650 to Steeton Crossroads and then through Silsden and Addingham, how many steps will he now walk? 23,540 steps - totalling 42,800 steps so far

  5. Finally, he walks from the Ilkley Office back to the Bradford Office, how many steps will he walk then? 29,960 steps, totalling a whopping 72,760 steps!

Round 3 - trivia

  1. Christopher Ingham, is buried in Utley Cemetery in Keighley. Some local histoians believe Mr Ingham's heroism may have inspired the author Bernard Cornwell's saga about which fictitious 19th Century character? Richard Sharpe

  2. When first built, this building was the largest industrial building in the world, what was this building? Salts Mill

  3. This public building in Bradford cost £20,000 to build and was opened on March 18th 1914, which building was it? The Alhambra Theatre

  4. Which 19th Century English naturalist, geologist and biologist came to take the waters at Wells House in Ilkley? Charles Darwin

  5. Name the event which has taken place every year since 1867 apart from 2012, and is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe? Bingley Show

Round 4 - Who were the celebrities and were they born in Bradford, Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley or Shipley?

  1. Harry Corbett / Bradford

  2. Bob Cryer / Shipley

  3. Rodney Bewes / Bingley

  4. John Cuncliffe / Ilkley

  5. Tim Booth / Bradford

  6. Eric Pickles / Keighley

  7. Fred Hoyle / Bingley

  8. Tony Jeffries / Shipley

  9. Charlotte Bronte / Bradford

  10. Paul Hudson / Keighley

  11. Alan Titchmarsh / Ilkley

  12. Jessica Knappett / Bingley

  13. Kiki Dee / Bradford

  14. Ricky Wilson / Keighley

  15. Molly Sugden / Keighley

Round 5 - Where is this place?

  1. Shipley Glen

  2. Ilkley Moor

  3. Haworth Park

  4. Denholme Mechanics Institute

  5. The Wool Exchange

  6. Victoria Hall

  7. Cliffe Castle

  8. Cottingley Cornerstone

  9. Ravenscliffe Community Association

  10. Dalton Mills

We had a really fun time, and we hope you did too!

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