It’s Easter and it’s the time of year when many of us, sated from chocolate eggs and lamb roasts, like to take a bit of time out.

But it’s also the time of year when the weather can easily let us down.

So with Easter being early this year making inclement weather even more of a likelihood, here’s a little something to test the grey matter and determine just how well you know Dorset.

Test your knowledge of our small but perfectly formed county with these 15 questions.

The answers to each question are at the bottom of the article.

1.) Who is buried at Winterborne Came?

Dorset Echo: St Peter's Church, Winterborne CameSt Peter's Church, Winterborne Came (Image: Google Maps)


2.) Which much loved building used to be on the site of what is now Asda in Weymouth?



Dorset Echo: Asda, WeymouthAsda, Weymouth


3.) Which sculptor created the Dorset Martyrs in South Walks, Dorchester?

Dorset Echo: The Dorset MartyrsThe Dorset Martyrs


4.) Who attended school in Weymouth (briefly) and went on to win The X Factor?

Dorset Echo: X Factor judge Simon CowellX Factor judge Simon Cowell


5.) John Meade Faulkner was brought up in Weymouth and Dorchester. What is the name of his classic 1898 tale based on a local family of smugglers?

Dorset Echo: Smugglers in Poole, DorsetSmugglers in Poole, Dorset (Image: From the book Smuggling on the South Coast)


6.) Where can you find a statue of Queen Victoria in Weymouth?

Dorset Echo: Queen VictoriaQueen Victoria (Image: PA)


7.) The Christopher Nolan Second World War movie Dunkirk was part-filmed in Weymouth but there was a major historical error in these scenes. What was it?

Dorset Echo: A scene from the film DunkirkA scene from the film Dunkirk


8.) In which three years did Weymouth host the ever-popular Tall Ships event?

Dorset Echo: Tall Ships in WeymouthTall Ships in Weymouth

9.) Where would you find Rushy Pond?

Dorset Echo: Rushy PondRushy Pond

10.) How many windmills are there on Portland?

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Now scroll down for the answers. How many did you get right?

  1. William Barnes
  2. The Sidney Hall
  3. Dame Elisabeth Frink
  4. Perrie Edwards as a member of Little Mix
  5. Moonfleet
  6. Outside St John’s Church between Dorchester Road and the Esplanade
  7. The Weymouth Sea Life Tower also known as the Jurassic Skyline and built in 2012, is visible in the background of the film, which was set in 1940.
  8. 1983, 1987 and 1994
  9. In Thorncombe Woods, Higher Bockhampton. Rushy Pond is famous from Thomas Hardy works.
  10. Two