For the first time in nearly 3 years the Suffolk East Federation of WI's organised a quiz. It was so good to be quizzing again after all the covid stuff .I think there were only about 20 WI's out of the 90+ in our area represented, which apparently was only just enough to break even (hire of Needham Market Community Centre and food etc) but they really didn't want to cancel after all the previous cancellations of so many events (luckily on a very muggy evening it meant that we weren't so squashed in the hall like we have been in the past!)
Teams of 4 and all the questions were around the Jubilee, the Commonwealth, Royal Residences and the Queen. We were OK with some and hadn't a clue on many.
For instance - do you know who gave the Queen a Play House for her 6th Birthday?? No we didn't either -(It was the Welsh people) and we knew we'd heard how many Prime Ministers had served the Queen during her 70 years several times over the Jubilee weekend but couldn't remember - and I've forgotten again already!
We did really well with Flags of Commonwealth Countries thanks to one of our team being a Brownie Leader (that's the sort of thing Brownies find out about) and had a couple of lucky guesses.
Both Stonham Aspal WI who I used be a member of and quiz with, and Bacton - my other WI had teams entered. I knew we wouldn't beat Stonham Aspal as they have a lady called Ruth who is a whizz for all sorts of general knowledge......... which is why I liked being in her team!
But we ended up, much to our surprise, coming 6th and only 2½ points behind Stonham Aspal.
There was coffee, sandwiches and cake in the half time interval of course - delicious.
Here are 2 flags from Commonwealth Countries that we didn't know! Can you guess?
And here's a LINK to all the rest of the Commonwealth Flags if you want to see the answers.
I'm already looking forward to the Spring Quiz next year.
(I used the handy search function and found that at the last WI summer quiz in 2019 there were 44 teams taking part - no wonder it was hot and squashed that time!)