A quiz night was arranged by the members of the Liverpool Branch Entertainments sub Committee, Bobby Taylor and Colin Svenson. The venue for the event was the Sgt’s Club 59 Sig Sqn, 33 Sig Regt. Aintree Barracks. Long Lane. Liverpool.
The arrival of the bar staff was made all the more welcoming because the weather; for once, was sunny and hot with a little cool breeze now and again. This had without doubt, whetted our appetite for long, cool refreshing drinks. Not all the downed drinks were alcohol based.
Bobby Taylor had put his mind to work to compile a list of 50 questions that were both taxing and entertaining for all parties. One or two of the guests were even seen to be looking up at the ceiling for a prompt. Or might that have been up to a higher level for a little flash of inspiration.
After the first 25 questions it was time for the eagerly awaited intermission, and a chance to replenish our brain cells with the exceptional chicken or beef curries which were accompanied by a mouth watering cold finger buffet. Well done the Chefs and apprentice chefs Ann and Lin. Some guests where even spotted getting seconds. They must have needed a lot more brain replenishment.
At one point during the second phase, a subject not readily known by the guests, “who lived in number 1 London”. Steve Brisk was heard to ask if he could phone a friend; however the friend failed to deliver on time. Another vexing question was readily and correctly answered by the youngest guest at only 22 Mike Reader correctly answered a question about Thomas the Tank Engine. Is this a sign of a misspent youth?
All Branch members, their guests and members of the Sgt’s Club had a truly educational and entertaining evening. A new buzz word springs to mind “EDUTAINMENT”. During the course of the quiz and subsequent raffle we had raised £170 in aid of our “Jimmy” for the National Memorial Arboretum.
Our thanks must go to all who contributed their help and support in making the Quiz night a truly enjoyable event. A special thank you must go to, Capt Geoff Downey for allowing us the use of the Barracks; the two curry Chefs and SSgt Mossman and last but by no means least SSM Brian Gillbanks.
Yet another good time was had by all.