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27 January, 2020


Wistaston Memorial Hall annual quiz 2018


Article and images by Jonathan White


On the evening of Tuesday 23rd October 2018 sixteen teams participated in six rounds of ten questions at Wistaston Memorial Hall’s annual quiz for the Fred Lorimer Trophy.

The quiz setters were Peter and Christina Wainwright, who’ve now organised their sixth quiz at the hall on Church Lane in Wistaston.

The raffle was organised by Glenys White, Jonathan White and Meurig Jones for prizes which were all kindly donated. The raffle made £90.50.

The half-time refreshments were provided by Audrey and John Astbury, Eileen Bamber, Diane Edge-Robinson and Helen Heath.

There was also an information stall, staffed by George Edge-Robinson, for advice about the numerous groups and societies that use Wistaston Memorial Hall throughout the year.

The winning team was ‘The Hall Stars’ (John Lomax, Jennifer and Vince Vyse, John White) with 52 points.

The ‘Pumpkins’ and ‘Scandalous’ came joint second, with 51 points apiece.

The Fred Lorimer Trophy was presented to the winning team by quizmasters Peter and Christina.

Event organiser John White commented: “We had another enjoyable and successful community event, which raised over £250 for hall funds.

“We thank everybody who supported and contributed towards this annual event for the Fred Lorimer Trophy.”


Forthcoming events at Wistaston Memorial Hall include:

Thursday 8th November (7:30pm) ‘Autumn Concert’ by the Crewe Concert Band with Musical Director Adam Stilton. The concert will include ‘Last Night of the Proms’ (flags provided). Tickets cost £6 (including light refreshments) and will be on sale on the door.

Sunday 11th November (3pm) ‘Service of Remembrance’ remembering the sixteen men from Wistaston who perished in the First World War.