Ashfield U3A Murder Mystery Night
The second venture of Ashfield U3A took place on Friday, 12th October, 2007 in the form of a Murder Mystery evening. With over 100 tickets sold, this turned out to be very popular and was held at Annesley Miners' Welfare, next to the Badger Box public house, where members grouped around tables of eight per team.
The evening began at seven o' clock when members arrived, followed at seven thirty by a tasty chicken salad with hot buttered potatoes and an assorted pastry dessert. Around eight fifteen,The Southwell Players put on a performance of one of their murder mystery plays, set in 1930s Britain. The play lasted for approximately 45 minutes, after which the teams were given the opportunity to ask questions of individual characters in order to assess, in their estimation, who had 'dunnit', why and how. Two teams came up with the correct solution to the mystery but both failed on a tie-breaker question, so a simple toss of a coin decided the winners, who shared a cash prize.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Barrie Jackson with Maxine Rose on the door. Various committee members helped with the preparation of the food and the organisation of the evening, but special mention was given to Jill Pullan who had given much of her time towards the event and who was presented with a bouquet by Lynne Jackson.
At the interval, a 'heads and tails' raffle took place with two chances to win a cash prize.
The Southwell Players expressed their thanks at the end of the evening for the hospitality shown to them by Ashfield U3A and for the buffet which had been provided for them.