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2017 Wine and Wisdom

Friday 3rd March saw the 24th year of the Wimborne in Bloom Wine and Wisdom Quiz evening in the Allendale Centre. A wide variety of questions did not deter the thirty one teams that took part battling each other and the questions! That did not deter 'Wimborne Civic Society' from winning their way through, beating off the opposition, to win a bottle of red wine each and be presented with the Eco-Composting Shield for 2017. They were closely followed by runners-up 'The Minster Churchmice' and third-placed 'Allendale Bridge Club'. The strongest team proved to be 'Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions' who propped all the others up and were rewarded with a box of creme eggs each!

The most challenging round was found to be 'Royalty in Literature' whilst the abilities of the teams shone through in the 'General Knowledge' round. In case any of the teams had spare time during the evening a fun picture quiz challenged teams to identify up to 50 movie titles depicted.

A raffle was held which magnificently raised £460. The final result of the evening, including the raffle, raised over £2,000 the total again being boosted by Barclays Bank Matched Fundraising scheme within their work in the community programme.

Richard Nunn, Chairman, Wimborne in Bloom said, "This is a great start to the Wimborne in Bloom Silver Jubilee year and we thank all who have supported the event, also our faithful helpers and those who generously donated prizes for the raffle. Such support enables us to ensure the floral displays in the Town continue to please both our residents and visitors alike."

Next year's Wine and Wisdom Evening has already been booked for Friday 2nd March 2018.

Winning Team

The Winning Team, Wimborne Civic Society with the Eco-Composting Shield presented by Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn.... rear from the left: Richard Nunn, Ian Willis, John Worth, Stanley Jackson, front from the left Elizabeth Bloxham, Pam Shrubb, Kathy Allen.

Losing Team

Propping up all other teams - 'Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions'.

The scores ...

Rank   Team Name                   Total Score
1      06 Wimborne Civic Society            76
2      28 The Minster Churchmice            73
3      15 Allendale Bridge Club             71
4      23 Snapdragons                       69
5      07 The Trusty Six                    65
5      31 Priests House Museum              65
7      08 Rotary Club of Wimborne           64
7      29 Saga Louts                        64
9      03 Wimborne Evening WI               63
9      17 The Quizzical Whimsicals          63
11     12 Wimborne U3A                      62
11     14 Phoenix Dorset                    62
13     21 The Songbirds                     61
13     24 The Order of the Silent Dog       61
15     18 Wimborne Rotary Wives             60
15     19 Does Grey Matter                  60
17     20 Wimb/Valognes Twinning Assoc      59
17     22 Seven Shades of Grey              59
19     26 Wimborne Horticultural Society    58
19     27 Miranda's Marauders               58
21     30 Early Birds                       57
22     25 Oakdale Oaks                      56
23     05 Wimborne NADFAS                   55
24     02 Brownsea Islanders                54
24     04 St James Place Partnership        54
26     09 The Golden Girls                  52
27     13 Dementia Friends                  50
28     16 Barclays Bank PLC                 47
29     01 Town Meets Country                44
30     11 Not Quite the Rugby Seven         38
31     10 Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions  36
Preparing the hall

With two hours to go, preparations start ...

Preparing the food

Many hands make light work of preparing all the food to be served in the interval.

a raffle was held

A raffle was held during the evening, raising over £400 towards this year's planting.

The 31 teams in action

The 31 teams 'in action'.