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Lammas goes hi-tech with web quiz

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:16 13 July 2010

Alan Driscoll and his

Alan Driscoll and his "scam" quiz boosting Lammas village hall funds. Photo: submitted

A small village whose community hall is undergoing a big facelift is widening the net for one of its annual money-spinning “scams”.

A fiendish quiz is a traditional part of the Christmas fair at Lammas near Aylsham as the hall raises funds for its £1,400 running costs.

A small village whose community hall is undergoing a big facelift is widening the net for one of its annual money-spinning “scams”.

A fiendish quiz is a traditional part of the Christmas fair at Lammas near Aylsham as the hall raises funds for its £1,400 running costs.

But the hall is currently getting a revamp thank to a £13,000 grant from the Landfill Community Fund which ploughs cash from refuse tip taxes into local projects - and organisers need to up their game on fund-raising ventures which they call “scams and wheezes.”.

So this year the quiz, which is a test of people's knowledge of village signs, is being put on-line so more people can have a go.

It is the brainchild of village webmaster and “scam-meister” Alan Driscoll, who said: “I know internet scams have a bad reputation, but ours is all above board and most definitely a good one.”

The historic village hall was once part of maltings fed by waterborne sailing wherries, but has been a community building for more than 80 years.

Repairs and improvements include redecorating, new windows, repairs to the roof and brickwork along with re plastering new toilets and hot water system.

Village hall chairman Carole Osborne added: “The renovations mean we need to raise more money than ever this year with Alan's latest scam and the rest of our Christmas fair.”

The quiz can be found at www.lammasscam.co.uk, and the fair, which also sells gifts and kitchenware, is on Sunday December 7 from 2pm at the hall.


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