The Paviors’ Luncheon Club ran a quiz for its members using the ‘Zoom’ conference facility on Monday 20 April. The event provided a welcome social occasion for Paviors and their families during the period of lock-down over Covid-19. Seventeen families participated and tried to answer the four sets of questions asked by the Company’s Clerk, John Freestone. Most of the participants were fortified by a glass or two of wine which, even if it did not aid their responses, helped to facilitate a very convivial atmosphere. There were perhaps surprisingly few problems with the technology and the evening ran smoothly.
The first set of questions was on ‘engineering’ or, as one of the participants quipped: ‘tunnels and bridges I have known and loved’. These proved a real challenge, despite the engineering background of many of the participants. Scores were low, so participants looked forward with some trepidation to the remaining questions. Fortunately, it did get easier, with question rounds on ‘history’, ‘the letter S’ and ‘general knowledge’.
The evening’s winner was Liveryman Charles Mills, who will receive a bottle of champagne when people-movement is generally allowed again and the virus lock-down is over.
The event proved very enjoyable and its success has encouraged the planning of a second event on Wednesday 6 May On this occasion, the Master, Hugh MacDougald, will set the questions. Many thanks are due to Chairman Tom Barton and Quizmaster John Freestone for hosting a fun evening.