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2018 Wine and Wisdom Quiz - A Bloomin' Good Quiz Evening

The 25th annual Wimborne in Bloom Wine & Wisdom Quiz took place in the Allendale Centre on Friday 23rd March rescheduled from three weeks earlier when the snow necessitated postponement. This didn't deter the thirty teams who took part and told us that they had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Wimborne Civic Society narrowly beat The Minster Churchmice - amazingly the same first and second as last year - to win a bottle of wine each and retain the Eco-Composting Shield whilst Does Grey Matter achieved third place. Sharing the weight of propping the other teams up were Wimborne Horticultural Society and the Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association who had a second team which finished 10th.

Surprisingly the questions in the Sport round proved the most challenging with The Life and Works of Thomas Hardy and Dorset Country Houses, the two 'local' rounds, only slightly less so!

The raffle raised a staggering amount of over £500 to contribute to the total raised for the evening of approx. £1500 - again boosted by the Barclays Bank Matched Fundraising within their work in the community programme.

Wimborne in Bloom thanks all who supported the event by participating, helping with the running, or who generously donated prizes for the raffle. The funds raised make an excellent contribution to the costs of providing the floral displays in the Town for all to enjoy in a year when Wimborne will be representing the South and South East Region in the Town Category in the RHS National Britain in Bloom competition.

And next year's Quiz Evening will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 so book the date in your diaries now!

Winning Team

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

Propping up all other teams - 'Wimborne Horticultural Society' and 'Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association A'.

The scores ...

Rank  Team Name                              Total Score
1     Wimborne Civic Society                      68
2     The Minster Churchmice                      67
3     Does Grey Matter                            65
4     Saga Louts                                  63
5     Phoenix                                     60
5     Town Meets Country                          60
7     Allendale Bridge Club                       59
8     The Order of the Silent Dog                 57
8     Brownsea Islanders                          57
10    The Witless Six                             56
10    Redcotts Road                               56
10    Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association B    56
13    Scrambled Eggheads                          55
13    Oakdale Oaks                                55
13    Wimborne Evening Fine Arts Society          55
16    The Quizzical Whimsicals                    54
16    Wimborne Evening WI                         54
18    The Songbirds                               53
18    Wimborne Rotary Wives                       53
20    Kort of Hibblesvanians in Exile             52
20    Priests House Museum                        52
22    Snapdragons                                 51
22    Wimborne U 3 A                              51
24    Early Birds                                 50
25    Wimborne Rotary Club                        46
25    Miranda's Marauders                         46
27    The Golden Girls                            45
28    Wimborne Horticultural Society              40
28    Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association A    40

Preparing the hall

Preparing the hall ....

Preparing the food

Preparing the food ....

Preparing the food

Preparing the food ....

Preparing the food

Preparing the food ....

First arrivals

First arrivals ....

Ready to start

Ready to start ....

Heads down

Heads down ....

Wooden Spoon

Joint Wooden Spoon but still smiling - Wimborne/Valognes Team A ....

Wooden Spoon

Joint Wooden Spoon but still smiling - Wimborne Horticultural Society.