Probus Club holds quiz after guest speaker calls off


Ellon Probus Club president David Crosley welcomed members and regrettably informed them that due to an accident blocking the road at Balmedie, the guest speaker Neil Cooney was unable to attend the meeting.

He had been due to give a talk on A Ferm Town.

Mr Crosley also stated that as this was the 35th year since the first meeting of the club, it was intended to celebrate the occasion with an event in October yet to be decided.

Due to there being no speaker, two of the club members, Colin Grant and Alan Barker, who was jokingly called (Debbie), stepped into the breach with a hastily-prepared quiz.

The members were split into teams of four and had to choose a team name.

Questions were on subjects such as James Bond actors, Irish cities both north and south of the border, cities beginning with the letter M who had hosted the Olympics and other brain teasers.

After seven rounds of questions, the winning team with a score of 29 out of 35 was the Famous Four consisting of the not-so-famous Bill Reed, Charles Reid, Charles Fox and Jim Gauld.

After a very exciting and closely-fought competition, a vote of thanks was given by Les Milne to the quizmaster and his assistant for a very enjoyable quiz.

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