‘Three Wise Women’ hold answers on first quiz night

St John's Church quiz night
St John's Church quiz night

A TRIO dubbed the ‘Three Wise Women’ had all the answers when it came to organising a first-ever quiz night at ST JOHN’S CHURCH in Hucknall.

Instead of just one quizmaster, Chris Smith, Kathy Wileman and Pauline Matthews took charge and, as well as organising prizes, arranged a raffle.

The evening comprised questions on subjects ranging from spring-flowering plants to the number of sprouts consumed on a famous episode of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’.

The ‘Team Challenge’ was to dress one team member as a wise man or woman using just a pile of old newspapers and some sticky tape. Fish and chips were provided from Zac’s Fish Bar on Portland Road.

“It’s the first time we’ve done something like this, I was quite nervous beforehand,” said Pauline. “But now I can’t wait until the next quiz night. I loved every minute!”

St John’s vicar, the Rev David Ford, said: “We had advertised the event within our congregation and also locally. Linby and Papplewick churches fielded teams, as did King’s Family Church of Hucknall.

“Broomhill Junior School in Hucknall fielded a staff team and Hucknall Parish Church and St Peter and St Paul’s on Ruffs Drive were also represented.”

For those quiz teams who missed out on tickets, they will be contacted by Liz Ford (Rev David’s wife) to offer a ‘first chance’ to sign up for the next quiz night on Saturday March 24 before the tickets go on public sale.

The organisers would like to thank everyone who participated and helped such an enjoyable evening to run so smoothly. Photographs of the event now feature on St John’s new website.

n OUR PHOTO shows the ‘Three Wise Women’ (from left) Kathy, Chris and Pauline