Online Events During Lockdown

During the Covid-19 lockdown, The Swan started to run a series of online events. These were aimed to bring the community together for a little bit of fun either as a Online Bingo Events or as Online Quiz Events. We all introduced live music. Run online over the Internet.

Starting in mid-April, we introduced online activities to bring the community together. We've started online bingo and then introduced a quiz too. These will alternate on a Tuesday night at 8pm. Please watch out on our regular emails and social media for further information. Please check out our Events page.

We will endeavour to keep this up-to-date. If you see an error or omission, do please get in contact with the webmaster. Also if you have any pictures or stories we can add. Thanks in advance.

Online Quiz - 30th June 2020

Our last online quiz for now. A realy good mix of people enjoyed the quiz set by Hettie's Heroes, one of our regular qui teams. We had three winners on the night, one for each of the categories:

  • Best Team: Bacon Bappers
  • Best Household: SMike and Lego Warriors
  • Best Individual: Anne Tebbatt
One of our quiz masters
Justr before starting the quiz
Some puzzled faces

Online Bingo - 23rd June 2020

Potentially our last truly online Bingo event, we had our regulars and a lady all the way from Falmouth who had found us on the Internet. We raised £65 towards the upkeep of The Swan during shutdown. We are looking into ways of continuing the Bingo in the future.

It was perhaps fitting that our very first online winner, Rene Lowe, was also our very last one. She was also first served when we re-opened back on July 20th, 2019.

Our winners on the night were:

  • 1st Game: Anne Tebbatt (line) and Helen Crick (house)
  • 2nd Game: Martin Payne (line) and Louise Johnson (house)
  • 3rd Game: Sheila Allen (line) and Ann Payne & Sid Allen & Rene Lowe (house)
Eyes down
Bingo Startup
First line achieved

Online Quiz - 16th June 2020

Another quiz night this time with Ken holding the reigns and with a special round from the Datchet Border Morris. As usual we had a good mixture of individuals, households and teams. At time of writing, we had raised £50 towards the running of the pub during the lockdown. Winners were:

  • Best Team: Hettie's Heroes
  • Best Household: The Totnes 2
  • Best Individual: Trevor Harvey
Quiz is full flow
Rachel our Quiz Master
Rachel our Quiz Master

Online Bingo - 9th June 2020

Although there were less players this week, we still raised an amazing £165 towards the upkeep of The Swan during the COVID-19 shutdown. The players still had a lot of fun and still want more! Richard Allen was our caller.

Our winners on the night were:

  • 1st Game: Lexie Sparks (line) and Jonathan Day (house)
  • 2nd Game: Jayne Hosmer (line) and Mike Fulton (house)
  • 3rd Game: Louise Winch (line) and Ann Payne & Claire Clifford (house)
Renee and family (our oldest player)
The bingo players
First timers at the Bingo

Mark & Sherridan - Live Music from The Swan - 7th June

This was the last of the series of gis by the duo and it was a cracker - they went out in style. They played a fabulous mix of disco hits from across the ages. And how they hit some of the high notes, who knows? The thoroughly enjoyable gig is available on YouTube as normal.

Disco Night
Mark and Sherridan

Online Quiz - 2nd June 2020

A busy night at the Quiz with Rachel leading as Quiz Master. There was a good mixture of individuals, households and teams. Our chosen local charity Family Friends provided one of the rounds (all donations went to their worthy cause).

  • Best Team: Bacon Bappers
  • Best Household: Claire and Tim Allison
  • Best Individual: Anne Tebbat
Quiz is full flow
Rachel our Quiz Master

Mark & Sherridan - Live Music from The Swan - 31st May

This week the musical duo played a fabulous mixture of hits from the 90s. They also had a prize of a Windsor & Eton brewery presentaion pack for one of the lucky viewers. The gig is available on YouTube as normal.

A huge thanks from all those associated with The Swan for their Sunday gigs and keeping us sane.

Online Bingo - 26th May 2020

Another night of bingo with over 20 households and 50+ cards. There were quite a few regulars returning to see if they could do as well as the winners last time. We did miss some regulars and hope they will return in a fortnight. Richard Allen was our caller.

Our winners on the night were:

  • 1st Game: Sheila Allen (line) and Emma Falconer (house)
  • 2nd Game: Rob Bishop (line) and Martyn Payne (house)
  • 3rd Game: Peter Clifford (line) and Helen Crick (house)
Online bingo starting up
Congratulations to Shiela Allen for the first line

In the process, we raised £160 in donations towards the current running of The Swan. A huge thank you to one and all.

Mark & Sherridan - Live Music from The Swan - 24th May

Mark & Sherridan moved to an evening slot from 7.30pm. They played an excellent mixture of hits from the 80s. The gig is available on YouTube as normal.

Online Quiz - 19th May 2020

We were not put off by the small inconvenience caused by being Zoom-Bombed early on in the quiz. We continued and enjoyed the evening. As before, we had three winners on the night:

  • Best Team: Bacon Bappers
  • Best Household: Hodkin
  • Best Individual: tie between Louise Winch and Anne Tebbat

Six rounds on the evening including one from Plastic Free Windsor which was very informative. Who can forget questions about the most tyres produced in 2011 (Lego) and what is the nine of diamonds (the curse of Scotland).

Online quiz starting up
Online quiz celebrating the winners

Mark & Sherridan - Live Music from The Swan - 17th May

Another superb Sunday session from Mark & Sherridan. This time theme was Motown classics. It was live streamed on our Facebook Group to a very appreciative audience. The gig is available on our YouTube channel.

Online Bingo - 12th May 2020

Another night of bingo with nearly 30 households and 50+ cards. There were quite a few regulars returning to see if they could do as well as the winners last time. Richard Allen was our caller.

Our winners on the night were:

  • 1st Game: Bas Williams (line) and Fleur Morgan (house)
  • 2nd Game: Rachel Cross (line) and Martyn Payne (house)
  • 3rd Game: Colin Armfield (line) and Kate Bennett (house)
Online bingo starting up
Oneline bingo close up
Oneline bingo celebrating the winners

In the process, we raised £173 in donations towards the current running of The Swan. A huge thank you to one and all. See you ina fortnight!.

Mark & Sherridan - Live Music from The Swan - 10th May

We were delighted to host this fantastic and versatile musical duo for another Sunday session. This time they played songs based on a VE75 theme. It was live streamed on our Facebook Group to a very appreciative audience. The gig is available on our YouTube channel.

Online Quiz - 5th May 2020

We had three winners on the night, one for each of the newly introduced categories. We believe that this is a fairer way to play the game. They were:

  • Best Team: Datchet Morris Dancers
  • Best Household: The Mad House
  • Best Individual: Anne Tebbat

Five rounds this evening with sport, geography, history, general knowledge and of course VE Day. Of all the rounds, it was the latter that people did the best on - perhaps the knowledge fo the round coming up spurred some swotting. And who could forget about the world champions of elephant polo in 2005?

Online quiz starting up
Online quiz celebrating the winners

Apologies, not everyone is in the screenshots.

Mark & Sherridan - 3rd May 2020

Mark & Sherridan were live last night singing an excellent mixture of well-known tracks. It was an excellent evening which we hope they will do again.

If you missed it, you can see the full 45 mins on our YouTube channel.

OMark and Sherridan
Mark and Sherridan

They raised £65 through donations made by those viewing the gig. A huge thanks to them. It was a bit unclear how to do make a donation and that it was towards the running costs of The Swan during the lockdown.

Online Bingo - 28th April 2020

Another night of online Bingo via Zoom. There were about 35 connections with about fifty people. Unfortunately some couldn't join us. Fingers crossed for them in a fortnight.

On the night, we raised £305 towards the funds of The Swan. This is really appreciated as we still have outgoings with no income. This will help pay some of the bills. So a big thank you to one and all.

Our winners on the night were:

  • 1st Game: John Decoutho (line) and Amy Allison (house)
  • 2nd Game: Trudy Lowe (line) and Louise Winch, Kate Bennett & Sue Rigby (house)
  • 3rd Game: Sue Rigby (line) and Trudy Lowe (house)
Online bingo with 35 odd connections
Online bingo with 35 odd connections

Next week it will be Quiz Night hosted by Ken Sutherland.

Online Quiz - 21st April 2020

Our Quiz Master was Rachel Cross, who took us through five rounds of questions and an additional one of ditloids. Yes, ditloids ... you need to look it up.

We had 40 households with over 50 participants, with some being teams either in the house or virtually the likes of the Datchet Morris Dancers.

We had joint winners on the night with 29 our of 38. Well done guys!

  • The Armitages
  • Bacon Bappers

And also a birthday too - congratulations to Sue - apologies for the singing, we were slightly out of tune!

Our online quiz with over 40 households
Quiz Night in full flow on Zoom

Online Bingo - 14th April 2020

Eyes Down from our Bingo Caller, Richard Allen. Our first foray into online Bingo proved very popular and raised over £320 for our chosen local charity, Family Friends. Congratulations to all our winners - no prizes but their names recorded for posterity:

  • 1st Game: Rene Lowe (age 99) & James Bennett
  • 2nd Game: Morgan Weller (age 9) & Martin Payne
  • 3rd Game: Kate Bennett & Louise Winch

Due to popular demand we will play again on Tuesday 28 April. More details in next weeks email!


Some of the players online
Bingo Caller - Richard Allen
We used Zoom so people could see each other