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Birthday Boy !
Imagine Peter Goodwin's delight when he discovered that not only had his family arranged for him to celebrate his 70th Birthday at the Ship - but that he got to eat the pub too !
Louise Goodwin (nearer 20 than 70), sent in two photos of this amazing cake.
Seems the event was a great success - and the photos of the Cake will go on to remind them of the day for many years to come.
The Cake was made by Joanne Hollock of Beaumont-Cum-Moze
For details on ordering your own cake call Joanne on 07990 587443 or 01255 862156
Or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cakes for all occasions is also on Facebook.
Ship Inn Quiz Nights :
June 27th 2010
On a evening when many were in mourning, following England's world cup 4:1 defeat by Germany - there was nonetheless a fantastic turn out at the Ship Inn Pub Quiz.
1st Kirby Crowd (83.5)
A packed Ship Inn saw thirteen teams jostling for position at May's Pub quiz.
The £2 per head entrances fee and proceeds of the raffle raised a total of £216 for the charity St Helena's Hospice (for which Liz Fairbrother was taking part in the Midnight Walk later in the year.)
Elaine took control of April's pub quiz and with Mick's picture round, ensured it was both entertaining and stretching.
The scores remained level pegged for the majority of the evening. Although an exceedingly rare sound was heard when the half time scores revealed that in first place were The Monarchs.
After a delicious food break (courtesy of Elaine and Mick), the second half commenced and clearly over fed, The Monarchs lost their hunger for winning.
A sprint finish (and in one case some over generous marking) allowed some of the teams to nose ahead of the pack - final results below.
The seven rounds this month included the popular food and drink category together with General Knowledge, TV & Film, Music, History, Science & Nature, and Sport.
Proceeds from the raffle and £2 entry all went to this month’s good cause, the charity Lupus and raised £125.
With Elaine's un-amplified voice holding up (but getting huskier by the minute) the final scores of the evening were :
1st Kirby Crowd (88.5)
A fantastic turn out at the Ship Inn for the March 2010 Pub Quiz - saw teams relocating into the 2nd Bar.
1st - Tawny Owls
A moist February evening saw a slightly reduced number of Quizzers coming out to play at the Ship Sunday evening Pub Quiz.
A cosy evening was held at the Ship Inn on Sunday 31st Jan 2010, - where the well attended pub quiz raised over £200 for the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID).
The rounds were slightly different this month - with the introduction of an Audio music section.
A 'no show' of some team members on the team "The Ones to Watch" meant that the GH Monarchs had offered a free Transfer of two of their players (Paul and Liz).
After the event Nigel O. was thought to have said "It was the best evening-out I have had in years.
Full time team members of "the Ones to Watch" Linda and Maggie thanked the monarchs for the Free Transfer, but felt that following the result, it was only fair that the two be swiftly repatriated ( ! )
Once again - Well done to Elaine and Mick for their hospitality.
Full table of results :
(One of) The Social Events of the Year took place on November 29th,
As regular web site readers will know, this event was billed as an extra special affair as the proceeds were dedicated to the Great Holland Church Tower Restoration fund.
Mick and Elaine excelled themselves with a level of hospitality which made all feel exceedingly welcome and the catering logistics of feeding the masses at half time were expertly handled and very well received.
The quiz master Jim Hawthorn fielded a set of questions which he had classified as fair to easy (. . . emmmm) and supported by a Norman Collier sound alike microphone, he set off to rattle through the ten rounds of the evening.
The 16 teams were made up of the usual reprobates together with a range of very welcome new faces - many of whom commenting on what a fantastic Country pub The Ship Inn is.
Indeed one young couple Maxine and Dominic, who live in Victoria, London are self confessed addicts of the Great Holland Web site and almost certainly only knew of the event from the web site advertising (aside from the fact that Dominic's parents are Judith & Brian Little).
The increased number of runners saw The Great Holland Monarchs slip into an uncomfortable 11th position - whilst appropriately named Tower of Strength held their heads high and took Pole Position (full details available in the table below).
Alan Large was particularly proud of the fact that on the Sports Round, his team didn't trouble the score keeper !
The evening raised an impressive total of £338 all of which will go directly towards reducing the likelihood of the Church Tower collapsing ( See the All Saints Page for more details on how you can further avoid such a calamity )
All in all an outrageously fun evening.
Quiz Night - Sunday 25th October 2009
Another evening of entertainment took place at the Ship Inn on Sunday when Elaine and Mick hosted the October Sunday Night Quiz.
Quiz Night - Sunday 27th September 2009
Another fantastic quiz evening was held at The Ship Inn on Sunday, when the village gathered to battle their general knowledge skills - safe in the hands of the Quiz Mistress (and Ship Landlady) Elaine.
Anthea Coffey decided to think 'out-side of the box' and proceeded to write down the names of all the films titles she knew, in the hope that her viewing habits might have been the same as the person who set the quiz.
First : The Flying Piglets holding on to their early lead.
Charity Quiz Night - Held Sunday April 26th
There's Nothing Like a Great Night Out - In Great Holland !
Sunday 26th April 8pm saw yet another successful quiz at the Ship Inn.
The evening included an offer of psycho analysis by the Ship's Landlady, Elaine to one of the Monarch's team member - when Karen's doodles seemed to be revealing far more of her 'inner self' than she intended !