Quiz night for Canal Trust 

Sadly due to coronavirus the quiz night has been cancelled. We hope to be able to run the next one on October 16th.

The restoration of a local waterway will receive a welcome boost from a charity’s annual quiz night next month.

The Melksham, Chippenham & Calne branch of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is holding the popular event at the Neeld in Chippenham town centre on the evening of Friday 17 April.

Entry is £15 per team of up to four people, with refreshments and a licensed bar available. 

The event starts at 7.30 pm with doors opening at 7 pm.

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Branch chairman Dave Maloney said: “The quiz night has outgrown previous locations in Melksham and Derry Hill due to its increasing popularity.

“In the early years, it was mainly a social occasion for our volunteers but now attracts lots of interest from the wider community too.

“It’s a fun night for friends, families, neighbours or work colleagues to come together and put their minds to the test. 

“There’s always plenty of friendly competition, and it’s all in aid of a very worthy cause!”

The general knowledge quiz will feature ten rounds, covering lots of different subjects, with tea, coffee and cake available. The licensed bar will also be open.

Displays will feature Canal Trust activities with a focus on the local restoration between Chippenham and Melksham.

Membership leaflets for potential new volunteers will also be available.

Teams must register by Friday 10 April. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The aim of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is to restore the waterway from the Kennet & Avon Canal near Melksham to the Thames & Severn Canal near Cricklade and the River Thames near Abingdon, connecting Calne, Royal Wootton Bassett and Swindon.