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The Gaddesden Society Village Produce Association


The Christmas planning will be in full swing and we wish all our supporters a happy, peaceful and special time with family and friends. It is a quieter time for the VPA when the year-end comes around but once we reach 2019 please give some attention to the winter show (February 2nd) and the entries you will be able to submit, so we have plenty to fill the hall.


The Harvest Supper and Quiz was well supported again this year despite competing attention from a chorale at the Church. Happily, both events did well! At the Supper & Quiz, 102 sat down to dinner in 12 teams with supper by Rumbles. Trevor Fernandes took over from Richard Abraham as Quizmaster, fronting a quiz prepared by Jonty Irving, and managed the competitors with excellent touch and tone. There was a close struggle for first place with the Fraser-Kelly team being edged out by the Platt team, with just one and a half points separated the two teams!


Feedback after the event suggested the quiz might have been a tad tougher than usual. However, the table below shows that Little Gaddesden’s literary knowledge was well up to the challenge set and that local commuters clearly pay attention to their setting when going to work. The village’s capacity to recall current events across 2018 was below par though! Overall, teams got an average of just under 60% of items correct – a solid 2:2 in academic circles! Only one question (geographical) defeated everyone.


Quiz Theme

Average score out of 10 for all teams





Around the World


That’s Science


Occupational Hazards 1840-1911


The Commuter


Table Quiz (average percent of items correct)




Rob Irving

How to get in touch…

Gaddesden Society President
Trevor Fernandes 01442 843498

Gaddesden Society Honorary Secretary
Mandy Haynes 01442 842496

Gaddesden Society Treasurer
Phil Heaphy 01442 842283

Diary Editorial Team

Phil and Rachael Heaphy 01442 842 283

Matt Laver

Genny Snowdon 01442 843834

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