2023 Wine & Wisdom Quiz raised over £1,000

Quiz Evening

The 29th Annual Wimborne in Bloom Wine & Wisdom Quiz Evening took place on Friday 3rd March in the Allendale Centre. Twenty seven teams pitted their wits against each other with eight rounds of questions including such subjects as "Rivers and Canals", "Recent British Royal Family Trivia" and "Notable Occasions". It was a closely fought contest with Phoenix Dorset, a Team which has supported the event for many years coming out on top and winning the Eco Composting Trophy. Each member of the Team also received a bottle of red wine. In second place, as last year, a Team from the Museum of East Dorset with third place going to the Oakdale Oaks Team. Propping up the rest of the Teams was a Team from Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors, each member receiving a packet of mini chocolate eggs.

Quiz Evening

The Winning Team: Phoenix Dorset each member holding their prize of a bottle of red wine (from the left) Ken Sexton, Barbara Walker, Gail Jones, Richard Nunn, Chairman Wimborne in Bloom, Jane Whitlock, holding the Eco Composting Trophy, Rosemary Chinchen, Julia Glassborow and Terry Wheeler, Committee Member Wimborne in Bloom.

Quiz Evening

The Team propping up the rest: Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors receive their prize from Wimborne in Bloom Chairman Richard Nunn with from the left: Ian Smith, Anna Jackson, Jon Austin, Jon Rust, Ian Hobson and Lee Burton.

Although the final total raised from the evening is not available at the time of writing the Raffle which had some good prizes including Vouchers to be spent at Renoufs, donated by O'Haras Funeral Service, raised £pound;431 and thanks to Barclays Matching Programme well over £1,000 will have been raised which will be used towards filling up the Flower Towers and Planters around Town this summer.

Judging by the amount of comments from people as they left the Allendale Centre and also received since the evening it was obvious that those present had enjoyed the evening and that there had been a good atmosphere throughout the event.

Wimborne in Bloom thanks all who supported the event by participating, helping with the running, providing the refreshments or who generously donated prizes for the raffle. The funds raised make an excellent contribution to the cost of providing the floral displays in the Town for all to enjoy.

And all being well next year’s Quiz Evening will take place on Friday 1st March 2024 so book the date in your diaries now!

The results:

Rank Team Score

1   Phoenix Dorset                         83
2   Museum of East Dorset                  81
3   Oakdale Oaks                           80
4   Wimborne Drama Productions             79
5   Avenue Road Geniuses                   78
6   The Quizzical Whimsicals               77
7   Allendale Bridge Club                  76
7   Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association 76
9   Does Grey Matter                       75
10   Julian's Jokers                       74
11   Brownsea Islanders                    73
11   Wimborne U 3 A                        73
11   The Trusty Six                        73
11   Wimborne Civic Society                73
11   The Golden Girls                      73
11   Thoughts Aloud                        73
17   Snapdragons                           71
17   The Legionnaires                      71
19   Flower Power                          70
20   Recycled Teenagers                    69
20   Dorset Strollers                      69
22   Loose Screws                          67
22   Wimborne Minster Town Council         67
22   Wimborne Minster WI                   67
25   Early Birds                           65
26   Wimborne Community Garden             64
27   Nicholas O'Hara, Funeral Directors    49