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Over the last three years residents in Hartshill and Harpfields have been going down the pub on a regular basis – but all in a good cause! Since 2012 there have been a series of four pub quizzes in May and June, all with a broad range of themes.
In the last three years all the local pubs have hosted at least one quiz - the Greyhound Inn, George Street, Newcastle; The Jolly Potter, Hartshill Road; The Red Lion, Stoke Old Road, just off Hartshill Road; The Old House at Home, on Hartshill Road; and The Robin Hood on the Hartshill Road.
These quizzes are a must for all quiz fans! The questions are a nice mix to suit all tastes, some pretty easy, some more challenging. The great thing is that everyone has a real fun evening – and everyone receives a very smart commemorative certificate, to say nothing of the chance of winning specially designed gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as special prizes from the pubs.
There will be two pub quizzes in 2015:
On 1 April, at The Greyhound, 67 George Street, ‘Kick-off’ at 8.00 pm.
How many books can you put on an empty shelf?
What was the American President's name in 1990?
How do you walk on water?
A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet and comes back to her. How is this possible?
Two men play 7 games of chess. Each wins an equal number of games and yet, there are no ties. How is this possible?
Imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive?
What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?
In Hartshill, Stoke on Trent you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
Some months have thirty days while others have thirty-one days? Which month has twenty-eight days?
Given the date, expect some tricksy questions!
The second will be on 23 April, also at 8.00 pm, at the Old House at Home, Hartshill Road.
Again, to chime in with the date, there will be specialist rounds on St George and on Shakespeare.
Apart from these themed rounds, both quizzes will be on general knowledge, grouped into categories
à la Eggheads.
St. George's Day April 23rd
26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616