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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Pitlochry Christmas Quiz 2020

Below are 25 questions with a loose connection to the festive season. Answer them, and you could win a book token for £20. All profits from the quiz will be used by the Rotary Club of Pitlochry to support local, national and international projects, much needed in these difficult times.

  1. Who was Mr Blobby’s Christmas-named ‘friend’? ……………….

  2. How many presents feature in the song, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’? ……………….

  3. What is Father Christmas’ postcode in Canada? ……………….

  4. Who wrote the song, which became ‘Jingle Bells’? ……………….

  5. When did Norway first gift a Christmas Tree to be put up in Trafalgar Square? ……………….

  6. Who banned Christmas for 13 years in England? ……………….

  7. What was depicted on the first Christmas Card in 1843? ……………….

  8. What was the first ‘artificial’ Christmas Tree made from? ……………….

  9. Before Turkeys became the norm, what did the ‘royals’ eat at Christmas? ……………….

  10. How old was Brenda Lee, when she first recorded ‘Rocking around the Christmas Tree’? ……………….

  11. In 1950, where was the tallest ‘cut’ Christmas Tree displayed? ……………….

  12. In the 1982 film ‘The Snowman’, who sang ‘Walking in the Air’? ……………….

  13. What was the name of the first British Nuclear Bomb test in 1952? ……………….

  14. Who first recorded ‘Here comes Santa Claus’? ……………….

  15. Who invented the first ‘Christmas Cracker’? ……………….

  16. Christmas Day 1950 saw the cheekiest theft in Britain carried out. What was stolen? ……………….

  17. What is a ‘Smoking Bishop’? ……………….

  18. Who first introduced the red and white costume for Father Christmas? ……………….

  19. Which English Football Club has held the F A Cup longest? ……………….

  20. What non-edible item was, traditionally, put into a Christmas Pudding? ……………….

  21. Which of Santa’s reindeer is named after another animal? ……………….

  22. What fairy tale inspired Gingerbread Houses? ……………….

  23. When did Tunnock’s Snowballs first appear in the shops? ……………….

  24. What is the original name of the 150 year old race, which moved to Musselburgh 

    Racecourse in 1999? ……………….

  1. Mr Creamy Shirts (anag.) ……………….

When you have found the 25 answers, enter your name and address/telephone number at the bottom of the sheet and post it to W J Bright, Craig Dubh, Manse Road, Moulin, Pitlochry, PH16 5EP, with any donation due. If you would like a copy of the correct answers, please enclose a s. a. e. or enter your e-mail address, and I will send a copy that way.

Entries must be received by 8th January 2021, and the winner will be the first all correct entry drawn at the Rotary Club meeting after that date. The winner will be notified as soon as possible, and details published in the next issue of Pitlochry Life.


Name………………………………….             


Address…………………………………………………………………..


Tel. No. ………………………………                                            E-mail …………………………….

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Because of the situation with Covid-19, Club Meetings have been suspended for the time being. 

The Rotary Club of Pitlochry was inaugurated in 1953

Our Club is part of Rotary District 1010 which stretches from Fife in the South up to the Shetland Islands. The Rotary Organisation is active in over 200 countries and had approx. 1.2 million Members.

Our Club is based in the lovely Victorian town of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire.

We meet in Fisher's Hotel on Tuesdays  -  12.30pm  for 1pm. except the first Tuesday of the month which is 6.30 for 7.00 p.m.

Rotary aims to make A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.

We are involved in a wide range of community projects. These include development support for schools and sponsorship of pupils at youth camps. We organise outings for our senior citizens and support a number of major humanitarian projects.

Our Members enjoy the fellowship of our regular meetings and also through participation in our various fundraising activities. These include a major charity golf day, concerts at the Pitlochry Festival theatre and a number of other activities.

If you would like to learn more about our Club please feel free to contact our secretary (secretary@pitlochry.rotary1010.org)

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We meet on Tuesdays at 12.30 for 13.00
(6.30 for 7.00pm on the first Tuesday of each month (not lunchtime).)
Fishers Hotel
75-79 Atholl Road
Pitlochry

PH16 5BN  01796 472000

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