25 April 2016

We were delighted to host a bumper turn-out of more than 55 guests at Duddenhoe End Village Hall for our quiz evening to mark St George’s Day and the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

This was the first time that we all had a chance to come together since completion of work to re-clad the outside of the building. Rotting and fragile timber planks have now been replaced with hard wearing materials thanks to grant funding from Uttlesford District Council, Elmdon & Wenden Lofts Parish Council and Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund.

Bob Reich, Chairman of the Duddenhoe End Village Hall’s management committee thanked the funders for their generous support. “This has enabled us to continue the good work started in 2010 when we refurbished the inside of the hall and now we have a fully weather-proofed building that will stand firm against the elements for, at least, another generation.”

Quizzers also paid tribute to the Queen’s 90th birthday before turning their attentions to some testing questions themed around England, past and present.
Teams were invited to choose a Shakespeare-themed name and the winners were the ‘Bottom Feeders’ largely comprising representatives from Lower Pond Street. It was also pleasing to welcome a full team from Elmdon who pushed the rest of us hard for points.

Proceeds from the evening go towards the hall’s running costs.