Bramcote Hills Park Community Café CIC is a community interest company set up and owned by local residents with the intention of developing a cafe and toilet facilities in Bramcote Park, Nottingham. Dr Rachel Ward and husband Dave Nettleton (1974-84) are two of the many active members of this community. Rachel kindly invited the Old Nottinghamians' Society to bring its all-conquering team to Bramcote Memorial Hall on Saturday 21st April to take part in a quiz in support of the Community Café project. The ONs were delighted to accept the invitation to visit somewhere new and take on ten teams of eight drawn from Bramcote, Beeston and Wollaton.
As well as Dave Nettleton the ONs team featured the President, Phil Turton (1973-83); Ian Tyler (1959-64) with Mrs Tyler; the Captain, Andy Murdy (1976-83); and the Secretary, Julian Bower (1971-81) with Ms Angeline Harrison.
Bramcote Memorial Hall is a charming venue, built for fellow villagers by the industrious and philanthropic Pearson family, who lived around the corner in the White House at the top of Town Street. A blue plaque was placed on this house in 2013.
The evening revealed that Mr and Mrs Tyler had recently returned from visiting family near Melbourne, Australia; the vegetarian couple did quite like ratatouille after all; and Mr Nettleton did not mind beating his wife and son, who were competing on different tables. Messrs Turton and Murdy knew so much that the ONs scored 60 out of 65 - one point more than the team in second place - and won eight boxes of Quality Street and Celebrations chocolates. Please do not expect to see these items in the Society end of year accounts.
The ONs thank all those involved in organising this delightful event for such a worthwhile cause. More details about the Bramcote Hills Park Community Café project can be found here.