In contrast to the recent emotion sapping matches, 1874 fans enjoyed a more relaxing evening on Thursday at the Wheatsheaf in Weaverham by taking part in a Sports Quiz. The event was organised by Mark Riding and comprised five rounds of very testing questions and a ‘football ground’ themed picture round which created a lot of debate within teams.
Club Treasurer John Coats, in his usual organised manner, had secured the services of the 1874 ‘Sports Egghead’ Stephen Treasure to ensure that he ended up on the winning team along with Maggie Nixon and Alan Webb.
There was also a separate prize winning question that required guessing the total attendance of a number of recent sporting events – the Ashley family team supplied the closest answer whilst many were hundreds of thousands adrift.
Chairman Paul Stockton was happy to have a night off for once and just enjoy the quiz – his knowledge of sports involving snow and ice was certainly more extensive than that of recognising football grounds! Paul also contributed to the buffet by donating some of the Birties pies won in a recent photo competition and a special mention is due to Alan Riding for preparing the Coronation chicken sandwiches!
Thanks to Mark for a good night all round and hopefully there will be another one organised next season.
if anyone else would like to take the initiative to arrange a social event then please speak to Toddy Barlow.