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July, 2022:

Hilly Fields Quiz 2022

Thanks to everyone who visited the Friends of Hilly Fields stall at the Midsummer Fayre on 25 June and attempted our quiz. One person got all ten questions right, three others got nine questions right. They win vouchers to be used at the HF cafe and will be contacted. If you didn’t do the quiz on the day but would like to have a go just for fun, the questions are below and the answers are at the end.

1. Hilly Fields is located within which conservation area?
(a) Brockley; (b) Crofton Park; (c) Ladywell; (d) St Mary’s.

2. Which Brockley born poet played on Hilly Fields as a boy?
(a) David Jones; (b) Ebenezer Jones; (c) James Jones; (d) Tom Jones.

3. Which of these hills is not visible from Hilly Fields?
(a) Blythe Hill; (b) One Tree Hill; (c) Richmond Hill; (d) Shooter’s Hill.

4. The author Henry Williamson lived across the road from Hilly Fields as a boy. What is his best known novel?
(a) The Maltese Falcon; (b) Reynard the Fox; (c) Tarka the Otter; (d) Watership Down.

5. Open air political meetings were once held on Hilly Fields under which tree?
(a) The Anarchist Ash; (b) The Liberal Lime; (c) The Socialist Oak; (d) The Tory Thorn.

6. Which of these birds has not been seen on Hilly Fields (as far as we know).
(a) Red Grouse; (b) Red Kite; (c) Redstart; (d) Redwing.

7. Which Premier League and England star once played football on Hilly Fields?
(a) Ian Ormondroyd; (b) Ian Rush; (c) Ian St John; (d) Ian Wright.

8. What kind of tree was planted on Hilly Fields to mark the Queen’s 2012 jubilee?
(a) Elm; (b) English Oak; (c) Golden Willow: (d) Silver Birch.

9. What unusual buildings appeared on Hilly Fields after World War 2?
(a) Geodesic domes; (b) Hobbit houses; (c) prefabs; (d) shepherd’s huts.

10. Who wrote a 1978 number one hit from her flat in Wickham Road, Brockley?
(a) Kate St John; (b) Mica Paris; (c) Kate Bush; (d) Gabrielle.

1. (a) Brockley, of course! 2. (a) David Jones; 3. (c) Richmond Hill. 4. (d) Tarka the Otter. 5. (c) The Socialist Oak, of course! 6. (a) Red Grouse; 7. (d) Ian Wright. 8. (a) Elm – a ‘disease resistant’ elm, to be precise. 9. (c) prefabs; 10. (c) Kate Bush, of course!