To celebrate Basildon New Town's 70th Anniversary, Pitsea Leisure Centre hosted a special Basildon at 70 Birthday Quiz on Friday 21 June 2019.

Image showing photo of the winning team at the 70th anniversary quiz at Pitsea Leisure CentreImage showing photo of 70 anniversary quiz winners of booby prizeThe sell-out event was attended by 19 teams including the Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Burton-Sampson and Deputy Mayor of Basildon, Councillor Derrick Fellowes.

Quiz goers took part in 11 entertaining rounds, including musical hits from Essex-born musicians and anagrams of Basildon's iconic locations.

Congratulations to the winning team, Mental Block, who received a special Basildon 70 trophy as well as £100 cash prize. A wooden spoon with the 70th logo was the 'booby prize' for the team, Golden Oldies, that secured last place.

There was a charity raffle on the night which raised £387 which will go towards Cancer Research UK, St Luke's Hospice, The Jo Cox Foundation and The Mayor's Community Foundation.

The Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Burton-Sampson, said: "I would like to thank everyone who came along to not only show off their Basildon knowledge for the 70th anniversary, but to also raise money for charity.

"It really was a fun night with an atmosphere of friendly competition. My team will definitely be doing a bit more revising before the next one!"

Fancy testing your knowledge at Pitsea Leisure Centre's next quiz? Save the date for the next Quiz Night on Friday 20 September 2019 and keep an eye on our web page at 

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Published on Wednesday 26 June 2019