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In the last edition of the Parish Magazine I wrote a short piece to advertise the then upcoming Quiz in the Village Hall. I suggested it would be very well supported. As it turned out we almost ran out of tables, it was packed. People had all brought their nibbles and drinks. This ranged from those who were enjoying delicious-looking salads to others who were happily tucking into sausage rolls and scotch eggs. All this was being accompanied by bottles of wine or water or cans of beer and coke The fun atmosphere was fantastic. The questions, once again compiled and presented by Rev. Atalie, were from a very broad spectrum ranging from old films to football players. She and Father Ayoob checked the answers and kept the scores, although who won or lost wasn’t being taken seriously. It was all about the fun of taking part.

As always we had our very popular raffle with Peter making sure that everyone had the opportunity to get their tickets. The prizes included a meal for four at the Black Horse – breakfast for two at the Old Guinea – a family ticket for a visit to Willows farm – tickets for the Southampton Boat Show plus many more. Our sincere thanks to the kind people who generously donated those tempting prizes.

The money raised from the ticket sales and the raffle provided a very useful £560.00 for St. Margaret’s.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Ridge Quiz and special thanks to the many people who stayed behind to put away the chairs and tables. I sincerely hope you all enjoyed the evening as much as I did.

Doug Ryan


If you want a number in the Village Draw please contact Gill Wass on 01707 662930. It is a monthly draw held every 3rd Monday night. Total prize money paid out is £1,460 per year: £50.00 and £30.00 every month plus £150.00 and £100.00 in January and July. Any surplus money raised is used for Village events.

June 2021 £50 No 127 L Berryman                             £30 No 137 Pam Rowell

July 2023: £150 No71 Jackie Colin Burke;                £100 No 82 C Moore;

      £50  No 113 Chris Cameron;   £30  No 110   C Poolman