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Announcing “A Right Royal Quiz”

Yes, it’s finally here – 2023’s Peterborough Lions Quiz is now available to buy!

Marking the coronation of our new King, “A Right Royal Quiz” brings 100 questions, where each of the answers has some connection to royalty.

As always there are cash prizes to be won – with a new top prize of £200. Entries close on 14th January 2024 so you have plenty of time!

Available now to buy online at £2/ea (plus £1.25 per order for UK shipping), with stock going out to local stockists over the coming days and weeks.

If you would like to help Peterborough Lions Club raise money for “Light Project Peterborough” (supporting Peterborough’s homeless get off the streets) amongst other local projects please get in touch. And if you have a good cause of your own that you’d like to raise money for, we can support you by supplying quiz sheets to sell on a 50:50 basis.

Finally, the time has come to release the answers to the Peterborough Lions Club 2022/23 “Altered Images” quiz, and to tell you who won the cash prizes. Which of those is most important to you may well depend on whether you’re one of the ten named below!

We had over 1000 sheets returned, so huge thanks are due to the team of markers who whittled them down to just 49 100% correct sheets in time for the draw last night.

The winners were:

  • 1st Prize (£100): G. Utting (London)
  • 2nd Prize (£75): D. Prisk (Newborough, Peterborough)
  • 3rd Prize (£50): C. Pairman (Tillicoultry)
  • 4th Prize (£25): B. Canham (Stamford)
  • Runners up (£10 winners):
    • D. Nash (Gloucestershire)
    • H. Burrow (Longthorpe, Peterborough)
    • J. Watkins (Stamford)
    • B. Hoffmann (Orton Wistow, Peterborough)
    • P. Utting (Bretton, Peterborough)
    • C. Brown (Castor, Peterborough)

Were you one of the lucky ten? If not, were you one of the unlucky 39 who got 100% but missed out in the final draw, or did you get one or two wrong? You can now download the answers and check for yourself. While you’re at it, you can pre-order the 2023-24 quiz so that you’re amongst the first to receive it in September, giving you the best chance of making the winner’s list next year!

Here Comes Santa!

Yes it’s December, and ready or not Christmas will soon be upon us!

As always, Santa will be playing his not-insignificant role in proceedings, and amongst his very many duties – while he’s delegated the toy making and present wrapping to his elves – he’ll be making a few trips to Peterborough to say hello.

Peterborough Lions Club will be helping Santa to get out and meet people – he’ll be travelling on our new float, to the following locations:

  • Peterborough Museum (Sat 3rd Dec)
  • East of England Showground – Inflatable 5k obstacle fun run (Sat 10th Dec)
  • Morrisons (Cardea, Stanground) (Sun 10th Dec)
  • Morrisons (Lincoln Road) (Sat/Sun 17th/18th Dec)
  • Sainsbury’s (Bretton) (Sat 24th Dec – Christmas Eve, so a big night for Santa!)

In addition to the above Santa will be touring the following areas of Peterborough

  • Netherton (Fri 16th Dec)
  • Orton Wistow (Mon 19th Dec)
  • Stanground (Wed 21st Dec)
  • Orton Waterville (Fri 23rd Dec)

We – and in particular Santa – look forward to seeing you soon!

Full details of routes and additional information can be found on Santa’s own page

It’s been 9 months in the making but our latest quiz sheet has landed!

Something a little bit different this year: “Altered Images” gives you 100 cropped images, can you tell us who, what or where they are? There should be something for everyone, but can you get every one? We look forward to seeing your answers as they come in between now and January when the quiz closes.

You can buy them straight away in our online store, and they’ll be finding their way to our local stockists over the coming days – we’ll share our stockists map in due course.

Happy quizzing!

Easter is almost upon us….

Giant Thornton's Easter Egg
Win an egg like this!

… and our instantly recognisable giant Easter Eggs are present in pubs across Peterborough – if you hunt one down you stand the chance of winning it in its raffle!

But if you’re not local to Peterborough, what to do? Carrying on from our enforced move online last year when the pubs were shut, we also now have a separate online raffle. The giant chocolatey prizes are delivered directly by Thorntons so you don’t need to come to Peterborough to buy a ticket or to collect your prize. And each completed raffle raises over £50 for good causes!

Buy your ticket in our store, or find out more information here.

It’s About Time!

It’s good to get back to some semblance of normality after 2020! Our “It’s About Time” quiz sales are heading back in the right direction – raising over £4000 so far – and we had over 500 returned to us for marking of which 60 were 100% correct. We managed to avoid any errata – so not quite back to normal there – and have now completed marking and can share both the answers and the list of winners.

First things first, then: the prize draw took place at the Club’s February business meeting (Tuesday 8th), and the winners are:

  • First Prize (£100): S Hicks (Gunthorpe, Peterborough)
  • Second Prize (£75): R Martin (Orton Wistow, Peterborough)
  • Third Prize (£50): J Smith (Hoddesdon, Herts)
  • Fourth Prize (£25): C Roper (Alnwick, Northumberland)
  • Runners up (£10 winners):
    • C Twydell (Ashford, Kent)
    • C Harrop (Oundle)
    • A Wade (Folkestone, Kent)
    • N Griffiths (Grantham, Lincs)
    • C Chinnery (Peterborough)
    • S Blenkhorn (Hanslope, Bucks)

Well done to all the winners, commiserations to everyone else – especially the other 50 who returned 100% correct sheets! Prizes are on their way to you – check your email (if you gave us an address) for more info.

Answer sheets are heading out to those who requested them by post, or you can download the answers below.

Once again, thank you to everyone who took part, for the feedback we received, and for the advance orders for the 2022/23 quiz (to be released in September).

We’re already busy working on the new quiz, and if you haven’t already you can pre-order a copy using the form on the answer sheet, or save money by pre-ordering via our store. In the meantime you will find lots of past copies to keep you entertained until September!

Here Comes Santa!

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again already! And after having to mostly hide away last year until the big night, Father Christmas is back with us to see you!

If you have a few pennies to drop in a collection bucket we’ll of course be very grateful, but what Santa really wants to see is smiling and waving, so don’t let him down!

We’ll be starting this weekend (4/5th December) at Sainsbury’s Oxney Road store, with other sightings guaranteed throughout the month – follow our Facebook page for more details!

Here Comes Santa!

This year the Royal British Legion marks its centenary – that’s 100 years supporting service men and women, ex-serving personnel and their families.

Pictured: Lions Shelter at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire

Today, as the 2021 Poppy Appeal launches, we are proud to announce that, as last year, we will be donating 50% of all “It’s About Time” quiz sheet sales via this website to the appeal. That’s 75p from each sheet sold between now and Sunday 14th November (Remembrance Sunday).

If you’ve not yet got around to picking up a copy of this year’s quiz, this is the perfect time to do so. (If you already have a copy, why not treat friends and family?)

We’re also extending this to sales of any past issues of our quiz sheets, so if you missed Sweet Tooth or any other sheet from the past few years now is a great time to rectify that!

You can buy copies here – £1 is charged for postage and card fees no matter how many you order (£3 for international orders).

Thank you in advance for your support.

What a long Quiz Sheet season it’s been! Launched in September as always, we extended the closing date to March to allow a longer selling window due to the pandemic, and after weeks of marking and verifying alternative answers we finally reached the point you’ve all been waiting for – and the draw for winners was carried out at last night’s business meeting.

The winners are:

  • First Prize (£100): P Guscott (Tiverton)
  • Second Prize (£75): C Pairman (Tillicoultry)
  • Third Prize (£50): B Stone (Crawley)
  • Fourth Prize (£25): K Whitehouse (Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • Runners up (£10 winners):
    • R Ainscough (Pickering, N Yorks)
    • A Granville (Orton Wistow)
    • N Houston Davies (Deeping St James)
    • D Prisk (Newborough)
    • D Hedison (Mansfield)
    • J Pugh (Cardiff)

Well done to all the winners, commiserations to everyone else – especially the rest of the 36 who returned 100% correct sheets!

Answer sheets are heading out to those who requested them by post, or you can download the answers below.

Once again, thank you to everyone who took part. We’ve had some lovely feedback – it seems to have been the ideal topic* to keep you busy during the Christmas lockdown away from friend and family.

We’re off to put our efforts into the 2021/22 quiz – you can pre-order a copy using the form on the answer sheet and it’ll be available for pre-order via our store shortly. In the meantime you will find lots of past copies to keep you entertained until September!

* Pun intended!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Sweet Tooth Quiz!

The closing date for entries has now passed, although we will continue selling it – and other past issues – in our store for fun and fundraising. You can also – if you’re quick – enter our Easter Egg draw!

If you still want a chance to win a cash prize, we also have a limited number of Clacton-On-Sea Lions quiz sheets available – you have a few weeks left to find the names of 100 Transport for London station names from their fun and cryptic clues!

See our store for more details!

Marking of the Sweet Tooth quiz is progressing well. The answer sheet won’t be finalised until that process completes (so we can add any alternative answers you’ve sent us that we’ve researched and deemed correct). The prize draw is planned to take place at our next club Business Meeting on 13th April, shortly after which the winners list and answers will be released and shared here and on our Facebook page.

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