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Battle of the High Street II

Published on 20 May 2022 01:44 PM

On Wednesday 30th March, teams from Medway's local high streets converged upon the Bridgewood Manor Hotel to take part in the second Battle of the High Street quiz evening.

With our CEO once again taking to the mic as our charismatic quizmaster, topics ranged from 'Bingo Calls' and 'Animal Trivia', to 'Record Breakers' and 'What’s Your Tipple', providing plenty of head-scratching moments for the local teams from Boots, Akina Beauty Clinic, and Specsavers.

As had been the case at the inaugural Battle of the High Street contest in September 2021, the occasion wasn’t all serious, with drinks flowing, much laughter, and a good time had by all. In the end though, competition was intense, as 'Muckin’ Fuddles', 'Team Iris', 'Bossy Boots', and 'Specstacular' battled it out for the grand prize of eight tickets for a treasure-hunt in the city of the winners’ choice, courtesy of The Secret City.

The outcome was a victory for the Specsavers 'Team Iris', who fought-off stiff competition from the 'Bossy Boots' to win first place and the winners’ trophy. Meanwhile, the unlucky losers and recipients of the coveted wooden spoon were the 'Muckin Fuddles' team from Akina Beauty Clinic, who 'won' last place by the narrowest of margins, just half-a-point, from the Specsavers 'Specstacular' team!

It shouldn’t be forgotten that, on top of providing the chance for staff teams to enjoy a night off together, the quiz evenings are also an opportunity to do something rewarding, by supporting Age UK Medway. The total of £316 raised from Battle of the High Street II will go towards the services provided by the charity as they help hundreds of Medway’s older people to Achieve Life’s Fullness.

So, thank you to Bridgewood Manor for providing a great space and facilities for the event, and to our amazing events team who put in so much effort to plan and run the fundraising evening.

Thank you also to all those who provided prizes for the evening, especially The Secret City for a wonderful 1st prize, and Akina Beauty Clinic, who took us by surprise and very kindly donated a prize to the raffle on the evening.

And lastly, a huge thanks to each of the teams for taking part and making the evening so enjoyable.  We hope to welcome you back to future events.

So, on to Round 3 of Battle of the High Street, which will take place at Bridgewood Manor once more, on Thursday 15th September. Any local shops interested in taking part can express their interest by emailing, or by calling 01634 572616 and asking for Nick.