1 - Friend or Foes
- Adam Ant
2 - Committee Lace
- The Big
3 - Leaders Of The Pack
4 - Ventures In
- Mark Wunter
Scout, Scout, Knock Yourself Out
- Rocky Sharpe and
6 - Right By Your
- The Eurythmics
7 - Cub
- Mike Sarne
8 - In The
- Billy Connolly
9 - Beavers
- The Spice Girls
- The Love Affair
you have any new entries for our chart, e-mail us now!
This is our fun and
feedback page. Here you'll find our version of the TV quiz "Who wants to
be a Millionaire", our FOES top ten singles chart and a copy of the last
committee meeting minutes.
If you would like to add some
other fun items, competitions, teasers, jokes, etc. send us an e-mail and
we'll add it in.
You can also e-mail any comments you have for the committee on any
subject by clicking on FEEDBACK below, or if you would like to start a
discussion or post a message to all FOES members on line, click FOES Forum
below and start the ball rolling!
Have you sat at home watching "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and
shouting at the TV "I could do better than that," well now is your chance
to prove it. We asked our e-foes (FOES members on e-mail) to come up with
some multiple choice questions for Beaver Camp so we could put together a
quiz for the parents in the evening. We had a great response with far more
than we needed on the night, so we've put together some of the questions
we didn't use in a Millionaire style quiz, but without the smug Chris
Tarrant teasing contestants with cheques.
So take the challenge.
If you don't know the answer, ask a friend, or take the money and run. We
don’t have 50/50, but you can ask your family or take a chance on the
reserve question printed at the bottom. To find out how you did, can
e-mail your answers to email@example.com and I'll e-mail your
result. If you come across a question that you set, use the reserve
The tension mounts, the lights go blue, the
music starts, you're in the spotlight and just 15 questions away from
£1,000,000! Good Luck.
1. For £100, From the Eynsham Directory,
Which lane links High Street to Queens Lane?
a) Conduit Lane, b)
Tanners Lane, c) Pug Lane, d) Wasties Lane.
2. For £200, Helen
Batts asks, Which is the shorter ferry crossing from Britain and mainland
a) Dover - Calais, b) Dover - Ostend, c) Harwich - Hook of
Holland, d) Plymouth - Santander.
3. For £300, Suzanne Watson
asks, Geri Halliwel's single released in September was called?
Dolche Vita, b) My Sweet Lavina, c) Mi Chico Latino, d) My Latino Bambino.
4. For £500, From the Eynsham Directory, Who is Eynsham's M.P?
a) Harry Wyatt, b) Shaun Woodward, c) Evan Harris, d) Andrew Smith.
5. For £1,000, Mark Watson asks, Where did the civil unrest start
in East Timor?
a) Timor, b) Dili, c) Kormin, d) Jakarta.
CONGRATULATIONS. YOU ARE NOW GUARENTEED TO WIN £1,000
For £2,000, Carol Barker asks, Who was the captain of the England 1966
World Cup winning team?
a) Bobby Moore, b) Jack Charlton, c) Bobby
Charlton, d) Alan Ball.
7. For £4,000Dave Batts asks, What is the
overall stopping distance when travelling at 50 mph?
a) 53 metres. b)
73 metres. c) 36 metres. d) 96 metres.
8. For £8,000, Josie Smith
asks, Which is the nearest hospital to Eynsham to have a minor injuries
a) Oxford, b) Burford, c) Abingdon, d) Witney.
£16,000, Caroline Watson asks, How much does a 500g box of Kellogg's
Cornflakes cost at the Co-op in Eynsham?
a) £1.09 b) £1.19, c) £1.15,
10. For £32,000, Clifford Ward asks, How many bones are
there in a Giraffes Neck?
a) 5 b) 7 c) 9 d) 11
WELL DONE. YOU
CAN'T LOOSE £32,000 SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL PLAY ON!
11. For £64,000,
Mark Watson asks, What is the name of the replacement for cassette
a) Micro Disc, b) Digi Disc, c) Data Disc, d) Mini Disc.
12. For £125,000, Carol Barker asks, Which flower does the spice
Saffron come from?
a) Daffodil, b) Crocus, c) Tulip, d) Geranium.
13. For £250,000, Trevor Winstone asks, In the 1998 Smarties Book
Prize Gold Award winning Harry Potter series of books by J K Rowling, What
do Witches and Wizards call those who know nothing of the world of witches
a) Squibs, b) Dongles, c) Muggles, d)Nomages.
For £500,000, From the Eynsham Directory, What building was founded on
a) Benedictine Abbey, b) St Leonard's Church, c) Bartholomew
Room, d) Grange Mill.
15. For £1000000, Anthony Batts asks, When
Scuba Diving, how many times do you have to equalise the pressure in your
ears whilst descending underwater?
a) once when you reach the required
depth, b) every five metres, c) every metre, d) never.
So how did
you do? E-mail your answers now to firstname.lastname@example.org
16. For Part 1. When do the Eagle Cub
a) Mondays, b) Tuesdays, c) Wednesdays, d) Thursdays.
17. For Part 2. What is the name of the Parish Council Newsletter?
a) Eynsham Echo, b) Eynsham News, c) Eynsham Roundabout, d) Eynsham
18. For Part 3. Who lost tax money when the
ferry capsized at Swinford crossing (before the bridge) in 1636?
Henry VIII b) Charles I c) Charles II d) Henry V
We welcome your input, comments, corrections, and suggestions. Also we
would like to hear from any ex-scouts and guides from Eynsham. Please
e-mail us your name and address so we can put you on our mailing list and
keep you in touch. Write to FOES Secretary Mark Watson at
email@example.com by clicking on the FEEDBACK title above.
If you have any news or info for this site or the Newsletter, or
you would like to post a message in our new FOES FORUM e-mail mark NOW by
clicking on the title below.
What did you think of the barn dance? Do you have any comments about
the last Newsletter? Would you like to start an e-mail discussion about
the future of FOES? What do you think about the development of the Scout
H.Q. and The Village Hall project? Well this will be the place to talk
We hope that The Foes Forum will become a discussion
area on any subject you like. If you want to give personal feedback to the
committee, click FEEDBACK above, but if you would like your comments issed
to a wider audience or start a discussion, click FOES FORUM and e-mail us
FOES DINNER DANCE JANUARY 2001
The committee would like
to know what type of event you would like for next years annual get
together. From the response last year, we will probably hold it again in
Eynsham and will try to keep the cost as low as possible. One idea we have
had is to run it along side a FOES Grand Draw with prizes similar to those
donated to the Race Night. If every memeber were able to sell or buy 3
books of tickets at £1 each, this would raise over £1000 to help us to
support the group, plus what ever we make on the door. Whatever happens to
the head-quarters, the group are going to need our support to refurbish
the existing hall, or help fit out a new one, so next years event must be
a profitable one open to as many people as possible. What do you think
about he draw? What type of entertainment would you like? Would you prefer
a family do or have it just for adults? The next committee meeting is on
July 25th so please let us know your thoughts in advance.
Watson, FOES Secretary. 15/7/2000
HISTORY OF SCOUTING IN
The Group have asked FOES to investigate the origins
of Scouting in Eynsham to see if we are due for an anniversary soon. So
far we have found out that we could be about 90 years old but are still
researching memories to get some more details. Further to this request, we
thought it would be a good idea to put together a booklet on the history
of the Scout and Guide Groups of Eynsham, packed full of memories and old
photographs, right from its beginnings up to the present day. So, can you
help. No matter when you were involved in the group as a child, parent,
leader or however, put down your memories on paper or e-mail and send them
to me with a photo or two if possible. All will be returned and credits
given for your help.
Mark Watson, FOES Secretary. 20/02/2000
Friends Of Eynsham Scouting - Committee meeting Tuesday 9th May 2000
Present: Pat Bustin, Steve Batts, Dave Batts, Chris Batts, Mark
Watson, Paul Berry.
1. Minutes of AGM
The minutes of the
AGM were accepted as correct.
2. Matters arising
Camp Activities - Saturday 27th May
Welly Darts Mark to construct
a ‘spiders web’ for use as a target. Rope to be purchased from funds.
Chris to check the Batts’ store of wellingtons - 3 x adult and 3 x
Chris to supply badminton net for wellingtons to be thrown
Caroline Watson to purchase sweet supply for prizes out of
Blind Trail Steve to confirm with Trevor Winstone that he
is still willing to organise this activity.
Watson requires help for Friday 26th and Saturday 27th. Paul to ask Jim
and Jan Hanks. All to seek help from others.
Cassington Fete -
Saturday 24th June 2000
Mark was approached by one of the
organisers to see whether or not FOES would run an activity during the
fete. Mark is willing to run ‘Welly Darts’ as being used at the District
Camp - Steve will help. The entry fee and prizes will be:
50p a go
£10 for the highest adult score of the day
£10 for the highest
child score of the day
‘spot’ prize - can of drink for certain number
Caroline Watson to purchase a case of soft drinks out of
funds. 50% of the profits will go to Cassington Fete.
Carnival - Saturday 1st July 2000
Decorated float No interest has
been shown from the Scout Group or the newsletter, therefore is was agreed
that FOES would not enter a float. All FOES committee members will be
occupied with other Carnival activities.
Welly Darts To be run as
Cassington Fete - prizes to be the same. Caroline to purchase prizes out
Blind Trail To be run similar to District Camp - Steve
to confirm with Trevor Winstone that he is still willing to organise this
Flower Festival Jan Hanks is willing to create a FOES
display. The theme being ‘Past, Present and Future’. Details to be
provided to Jan when known.
Following the FOES AGM, the leaders requested the following equipment map
cases, compasses, safety whistles, pens and pencils. It was felt that
equipment like this should be funded by the individual sections as part of
their general running costs, and in any case should be requested via the
agreed request procedure:
Leaders request the Scout Group
Executive for assistance and if felt appropriate then the Group Executive
should approach FOES.
Marquee Mike Green has requested help on the
Saturday afternoon 13th May - no FOES help available
Sunday evening 14th May - Mark, Paul & Trevor
evening 24th May - Steve, Dave & Paul
3. FOES Summer and
Sun 21st July Treasure Hunt by Paul Tweney. 12.00
noon at the Buttercross, Witney.
Sat 10th June Aunt Sally, 7.30pm
White Hart, Eynsham. Not an official FOES event but open to everyone. Paul
to ask Jim Hanks if he would run the event. Paul/Mark to book the White
Sun 30th July Summer walk. Chris and Steve to organise.
Sat 14th Oct Quiz night, White Hart, Eynsham. Kirstie McKenzie and
Nick Hutton to be asked if they could organise this event. Paul/Mark to
book the White Hart.
W/E in Oct Paul, Andy Wotherspoon and Jim
Hanks to organise a walk with Trevor Winstone for the Ventures.
Mark is making good progress on obtaining
information on the history of Eynsham Scouts. He will require assistance
with library searches. The eventual aim is to publish two books, one for
the first 50 years and another to complete the centenary.
Mark has become concerned about the lack of response
that the newsletter produces which is disheartening considering the amount
of time and effort that is required to produce it. Mark proposed that the
newsletter should be reduced to a single ‘what’s on’ information sheet
instead. All agreed.
Next meeting - Tuesday 25th July, 7.30pm,
Chris Batts house