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Saturday, 10 March
Withiel Village Hall
The Jenny Sharp coffee morning was held last Saturday in order to raise money to buy flowers for the Flower Festival in May. Jenny always hosted a coffee morning for this cause at her house. The event raised £283. Many thanks to all who supported it and all who helped.
A taxing quiz on Notable Women was 50p a go. Congratulations to Margaret Warren who finally won after several tie-breaks with Thelma Wilson. For those of us who struggled with the answers, here they are:
Q1. In which film did Elizabeth Taylor achieve child stardom in 1944?
A. NATIONAL VELVET
Q2. In which country was the late Israeli leader Golda Meir born?
Q3. Which dancer, a soloist with the ballet Russe, formed a London company which became, in 1957, the Royal Ballet?
A. NINETTE DE VALOIS
Q4. Which 19th century English woman campaigned for prison reform?
A. ELIZABETH FRY
Q5. Which young woman famously stabbed Jean Paul Marat, one of the leaders of the French revolution, in his bath?
A. CHARLOTTE CORDAY
Q6. Who portrayed Gladys Aylward in the film Inn of the Sixth Happiness?
A. INGRID BERGMAN
Q7. Who was the first woman MP to sit in the House of Commons?
A. NANCY ASTOR
Q8. By what name was the Yugoslav-born Albanian Agnes Bojaxhiu better known?
A. MOTHER THERESA
Q9 What is the title of Anne Bronte’s first novel?
A AGNES GREY
Q10 Who is the most successful British Paralympic athlete ever?
A TANNI GREY-THOMPSON
Q11 Which woman daily risked her life to help Anne Frank’s family in hiding?
A MIEP GIES
Q12 What is the profession of Zaha Hadid?
Q13 In what year did Queen Victoria die?
Q14 In whose company did Eva Braun die?
A ADOLF HITLER
Q15 About which queen does a character in one of Shakespeare’s plays say: ‘… she makes hungry where most she satisfies’?
Q16 What do Marin Alsop and Jane Glover have in common?
A BOTH ARE FEMALE ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORS
Q17 Who wrote the Christmas carol ‘In the Bleak Mid-winter’?
A CHRISTINA ROSETTI
Q18 Who is generally accepted as the first of Jack the Ripper’s victims?
A MARY ANN NICHOLS
Q19 Who was the first person to be honoured with 2 Nobel Prizes – in Physics and Chemistry?
A MARIE CURIE
Q20 Name as many films as you can in which Meryl Streep acted. (Not TV series)
(This question will only be taken into consideration in the event of a tie!)
A There are over 40! Here are just a few of the better known ones:
Kramer vs Kramer
The Deer Hunter
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Out of Africa
A Cry in the Dark
The Bridges of Madison County
Julie and Julia
The Devil Wears Prada
The Manchurian Candidate
The Iron Lady
The River Wild
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