Friends of St Augustine’s enjoy a quiz night

AS we get back to some kind of normality, we were pleased to resurrect the annual Quiz Night at the Parish Hall.

As in previous years, this consisted of a series of sections each with 10 questions, which were mainly based around the theme of Penarth. These sections had a diversity of titles:

  • Know your Penarth;
  • Nature in Penarth;
  • Anagrams of Pubs, Cafes etc. in Penarth to solve.

In the “Figure it out” one, there were eight numerical questions, (one was ‘do you know how many flagpoles there are outside the Town Council Offices in West House?’ No, me neither) which helped solve the last question.

A final and rather novel section featured 10 maps of various dates from 1878 to 1947 showing small areas of Penarth, a fiendish round set by the map expert on the committee. The teams had to identify a current building and the blanked out name on each map.

On the night, five teams, of varying sizes (4-6) took part. Despite what looked like a rather challenging set of questions, many were answered correctly.

At the end, four of the teams scored between 30 and 39 points out of the possible total of 60 but the clear winners were the team with an outstanding score of 53.

Congratulations to them, thanks for all who took part, to the three question setters and a big thank you to all for creating such an amusing and enjoyable event!

Our next event will be a talk by the local historian, Alan Thorne, on ‘Notable Penarthians’. It will be held in the Parish Hall at 7pm on November 3 and promises to be an interesting and enlightening occasion.

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