Summer Quiz 2014

Quiz nights have been a major social event and fundraiser for many years now. And for  at least a decade we’ve relied on the Ye Olde George in the centre of Christchurch for our spring quiz – despite their function room being somewhat gloomy (and grubby) and their charging for the privilege.

quiz at starre

ye olde starre inn proved a pleasant venue

But with the George converting their function room into a restaurant we were left without a venue. Having energies focussed on the Art Exhibition it took a while before we managed to find “ye Olde Starre Inn”, not far up the road from the George. What was great is we had their restaurant area for free and it appeared ideal for our purposes.

David Brown again proved an excellent host, and more than a match for Uruguay v Costa Rica in the adjoining bar! With England starting their campaign later in the evening – that moment of soon to be dashed hope and expectation – it was perhaps unsurprising numbers were a bit lower. We had also raised prices, and of course were in a new venue on the  edge of our “catchment” area.  But we managed to raise £157, much welcome after some of the expenses for the Art Exhibition.

Thanks again to David (and May for the raffle) and to all who turned out.