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How much do you know about Wharton Park? Below are ten questions to test your knowledge.

1. Who created Wharton Park?

Choice 1 Thomas Lloyd Wharton
Choice 2 Frances Lloyd Wharton
Choice 3 William Lloyd Wharton
Choice 4 Sir William Walton.
Your score so far is out of 1.

2. Which one or more of the following was the creator of Wharton Park also noted for? (Click one or more of the boxes and then press 'Done'.)

Choice 1The High Sheriff of Durham
Choice 2A mine owner
Choice 4A famous sailor
Choice 3A keen astronomer.


Your score so far is out of 2.

3. When was Wharton Park created?

Choice 1 1857
Choice 2 1867
Choice 3 1877
Choice 4 1887.
Your score so far is out of 3.

4. Which one or more of these activities have taken place in Wharton Park?

Choice 1Athletics meetings
Choice 2Shooting competitions
Choice 3The first Durham Miners' Gala
Choice 4Rowing regattas.


Your score so far is out of 4.

5. The battery in Wharton Park was used for what purpose?

Choice 3 To house a collection of captured Russian cannons
Choice 1 To house a collection of captured Russian uniforms
Choice 2 To house a collection of captured Russian rifles
Choice 4 To house a collection of captured Russians.
Your score so far is out of 5.

6. Which one or more of these sculptures have been displayed in Wharton Park?

Choice 1 The sculpture of Lord Londonderry now in Durham's Market Place
Choice 2 The sculpture of King Neptune now in Durham's Market Place
Choice 3 The sculpture called 'The Way' by the artist Hamish Horsley
Choice 4 The sculpture of Horatio Nelson now in London's Trafalgar Square.


Your score so far is out of 6.

7. Who might the statue of 'Albert the Good' in the Park represent?

Choice 1 Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Victoria
Choice 2 Albert the Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria
Choice 3 William Lloyd Wharton
Choice 4 Nobody really knows.
Your score so far is out of 7.

8. Which one or more of the following contributed funds for the regeneration of Wharton Park?

Choice 1The Heritage Lottery Fund
Choice 2The Big Lottery Fund
Choice 3Durham County Council
Choice 4Durham Area Action Partnership.


Your score so far is out of 8.

9. Who were the landscape architects responsible for the project to regenerate Wharton Park?

Choice 1 Northern Green Ltd
Choice 2 Western Green Ltd
Choice 3 Southern Green Ltd
Choice 4 Eastern Green Ltd.
Your score so far is out of 9.

10. Which one or more of the these features has been included in the regenerated Park?

Choice 2A new boating lake
Choice 3A new community garden
Choice 4A much improved amphitheatre
Choice 1A new heritage centre with a cafe, toilets and an education space.


Your final score is out of 10.