The quiz team from the Samuel Pepys Diary Rooms, Huntingdon have been crowned Charity Pub Quiz champions in last Thursday’s quiz, organised by the Rotary Club of St. Ives.

The quiz, organised by the Rotary Club of St Ives, attracted 44 pubs and clubs from all over Huntingdonshire and raised in excess of £2,200 towards Rotary charities.

Six hundred people took part in what was the 19th running of the bi-annual event.

The Samuel Pepys team won a prize cheque for £250, to be divided between their chosen charities, Disability Huntingdonshire and the Ladybird Trust. The team also received a trophy and a case of 12 bottles of wine, sponsored by Peter Lane and Partners estate agents.

In second place were the team from The Axe and Compass, in Hemingford Abbots, winning a cheque for £125 for their charity, Riding for the Disabled, and six bottles of wine.

Third place went to the King of the Belgians, in Hartford, and win a charity cheque of £75 divided between Huntingdon Community Centre and the Ladybird Trust. The £100 prize for the team with the most number of members, 33, went to The Prince of Wales, in Hilton, and their chosen charity, Wood Green Animal Shelter.

Quiz organiser, Adrian Acton said he was delighted with the number of teams taking part. He said: “We wish to thank the Rotary clubs of Huntingdon, Huntingdon Cromwell, Rushden Chichele, St Ives and St Ives Inner Wheel Club, plus everyone who performed as quizmasters.”

Anyone wishing to join in the next quiz, scheduled for March 28 can get more details from Adrian on 07850 898684 or by e-mailing him at