During the various Lockdowns and Tier restrictions, we introduced online activities to bring the community together. We started with online bingo and then introduced a quiz. Live music followed along with themed nights too. Please see below and also check out our Events Diary for more information. All these were run online over the Internet using the likes of Zoom and Facebook Live.
Lockdown 3.0 (19/12/20 - 11/04/21)
Online Quiz #17 (7/Apr/21)
With grateful thanks to question master Martin Payne for setting the questions we offer congratulations to all who took part and in particular the worthy winners:
- Team - Spring Swans;
- Household - Oh Dear (aka The Baileys);
- Individual - Ann Payne.
Online Bingo #17 (31/Mar/21)
The final online bingo saw the fun continue to the very last number. Richard Allen, again in the hot seat, checked his records and confirmed that the first winner on the night, Rene Lowe, was our first winner in our first online game.
Lightning did strike twice as Louise Winch claimed a full house win in both the first and last online games. Congratulations to our other winners on the night; Bas Williams, Debbie Hodkin, Tony Cross, Daniel Drake and Jayne Hosmer.
Online Quiz #16 (24/Mar/21)
With grateful thanks to the Scott & Bailey quiz masters the final on-line quiz saw a competitive evening with Easter Eggs to play for. Congratulations to our winners:
- Team - Muddy Boots;
- Household - SMike;
- Individual - Anne Tebbatt.
Online Bingo #16 (17/Mar/21)
A Paddy's Day spectacular where the attire and banter was more important than the bingo. Only joking!. Who could forget our caller's fantastic Irish accent?
Winners on the night were:
- Game 1, line: Paul Drake
- Game 1, house: Debbie Hodkin & Cath Scott
- Game 2, line: Martin Payne
- Game 2, house: Debbie Hodkin
- Game 3, line: Shiela Allen
- Game 3, house: Martyn Payne
Online Quiz #15 (10/Mar/21)
Thanks to Rachel of The Friends and also the Windsor Homeless Project for setting a quiz that didn't mention Harry &Meghan once. Thanks to all who made donations on the night to The Project, appreciated.
Well done to the winners:
- Individual - Johnny No Mates
- Household - Oh Dear
- Team - The WilliWests
Race Night and Beer Tasting (6/Mar/21)
An excellent evening of horse racing with themed beers to match! The 'Clewer Gold Cup' was a noisy event as our "punters" cheered on their horses. More pictures can be found on our Race Night page.
Online Bingo #15 (3/Mar/21)
Another exciting evening of Bingo saw Trudy Lowe sweep the board with a hattrick of wins. Success also for Paul Drake (a worthy first time winner), Syd Allen and Anne Tebbatt.
Online Quiz #14 (24/Feb/21)
Many thanks to quizmasters RubyQ (Fiona, Andrew & Caitlin) for a challenging evening. Congratulations to our worthy winners:
- Household - Anne Mograby & Mick Hill
- Team - Spring Swans & Muddy Boots
Online Bingo #14 (17/Feb/21)
Bingo dabbers were in action again online on Wednesday evening. With Richard Douglas finally able to shout BINGO the list of those not eligible for the virtual cruise is shrinking. The other winners this week, who had already booked their place at the Captain's table, were Martin Payne, Peter Clifford, Jayne Hosmer, Sophie Drake and Debbie Hodkin.
Online Quiz #13 (10/Feb/21)
Another guest quiz master this week - Paul Drake took over the reigns and set a jolly good quiz. Some found it a wee bit hard but the grey cells were definitely working. The quiz will be back on Wed 24 Feb when it will be set by the RubyQ team. BTW can you spot the erroneous 'tache in the screenshots below?
- Individual - Anne Tebbatt & Ann Payne
- Household - Sid and Sheila Allen
- Team - The Snowy Swans
Book Club (8/Feb/21)
It's not often we get a picture from the Book Club, but we are pleased that they shared this one with us. As usual they were discussing their favourite books or a recent read, and they were also choosing their Spring choice (to be announced shortly).
Beer and Cheese Tasting (6/Feb/21)
A very popular online event to help get us through Lockdown 3. Seems people like beer and cheese with a little entertainment thrown in too. AND it was Rene's 99th birthday too! See our Photo Diary for that evening.
Online Bingo #13 (3/Feb/21)
Another evening of pure escapism under the watchful eye of 'resident caller' Richard Allen saw many more bingo winners. Congratulations to Sophie Drake (a double winner), Martin and Trudy Payne, Sue Rigby, Louise Winch, Joanne Decoutho and Faye Fulton. The same exciting fun will be back on Wed 17 Feb.
Online Quiz #12 (27/Jan/21)
Thanks to Colin Armfield and Sue Rigby (of Hettie's Heroes) for setting a challenging and quite different quiz this week. Winners were:
- Individual - Anne Tebbatt
- Household - The Cliffords
- Team - The Snowy Swans and Willie Wests
Online Bingo #12 (20/Jan/21)
Another entertaining bingo event saw a phenomenal result as Sue Rigby scored a hat trick of wins. She was first to get a line in each of the 3 rounds plaid. What are the odds on that happening? We understand she is available for advice on how to choose lottery numbers!
Congratulations also to our other winners: Jayne Hosmer, Claire Clifford, Sophie Drake and Anne Tebbatt.
Online Quiz #11 (13/Jan/21)
Thanks to Anne Tebbatt for another challenging quiz and congratulations to our worthy winners:
- Individual - Ann Payne
- Household - Sheila & Sid Allen
- Team - Hettie's Heroes
The next quiz will be on Wed 27 Jan when the questions will be set by Hettie's Heroes leaving every opportunity for a new winning team!
Online Bingo #11 (6/Jan/21)
Another fun night of Swan Bingo welcomed both new and regular players to the game. The first joke was on Richard Allen our resident caller when '39 more steps' was interpreted by most as number 39! The confusion didn't deter our worthy winners, who were:
- Game 1: John Decoutho (line) & Iain Morgan (house)
- Game 2: Colin Armfield (line) & Debbie Hodkin (house)
- Game 3: Joanne Decoutho and Anne Tebbatt (line) & Claire Clifford (house)
Online Quiz and Bingo #10 (30/Dec/20)
As part of Our Swan Song to 2020, we also had a Quiz. This was well attended and by the time we started, we had also tasted three different Brewery beers. Anne was quizmaster. Our winners were:
- Individual: Richard Douglas
- Household: Smike
- Team: The Snowy Swans
Online Quiz #9 (16/Dec/20)
This was a mixture of online and also actually in The Pub. The Tier 2 restrictions meant it was difficult for regular players to be there physically, so we went for both media. Our winners on the night were:
- Hettie's Heroes
- The Willie Wests
- Santa’s Sexy Swans
At the pub we also had burgers and chips available from the new food van. It was just prior to the quiz that we learned that we were to enter Tier 3 from COP Friday, essentially closing the pub again.
Lockdown 2.0 (05/11/20 - 03/12/20)
Online Quiz #8 (2/Dec/20)
What we hoped was the last fully online quiz saw regulars attend to try out their little grey cells. Our winners on the night were:
- Team: Hettie's Heroes
- Individual: Anne Tebbatt
- Household: Matt & Bev
This was the guys before the quiz started .. confidence oozing out of every pore. Later on ... well that's another story! What happens at the Quiz, stays at the Quiz!
Online Bingo #9 (25/Nov/20)
Perhaps our last of 2020, or will we enter tier 2 next week and in that case we will see you in a fortnight. Richard Allen was our Bingo Caller for the night and we were joined by both regulars and some newbies. Winners were:
- Game 1: Peter Clifford (line) & Sarah Drake (house)
- Game 2: Tony Cross (line) & Daniel Drake (house)
- Game 3: Sheila Allen (line) & Sarah Drake (house)
Online Quiz #7 (19/Nov/20)
Another tricky set of questions didn't deter our quizzers this evening. Rachel was our Quiz Master with questions coming from some of The Friends. Congratulations to all those who took part and especially our winners:
- Team: Shivering Swans
- Individual: Anne Tebbatt
- Household: Yoghurt Pots
Hug in A Mug (13/Nov/20)
Our coffee mornings for Macmillan and then the Royal British Legion proved very popular. The place was very busy, with everyone socially distanced as per the rules. We decided to keep the coffee club going but move online using Zoom which we invested in as it is so important. It was good to see regulars at the first 'Hug in a Mug'. Thanks to all who came along.
Online Bingo #8 (11/Nov/20)
A return to online bingo proved very popular and provided lively entertainment on a wet lockdown Wednesday. We were delighted to see both established regulars and many new faces. The winners, set to join our virtual luxury cruise, were Debbie Hodkin, Sheila Allen, Colin Armfield, Sue Rigby, Louise Winch and Mary Feyerham. Eyes down again on 25 Nov.
Lockdown 1.0 (21/03/20 - 03/07/20)
Online Quiz #6 (20/Jun/20)
Our last online quiz for now. A really 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 & Lego Warriors
- Best Individual: Anne Tebbatt
Online Bingo #6 (23/Jun/20)
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) & Helen Crick (house)
- 2nd Game: Martin Payne (line) & Louise Johnson (house)
- 3rd Game: Sheila Allen (line) & Ann Payne, Sid Allen and Rene Lowe (house)
Online Quiz #5 (16/Jun/20)
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
Online Bingo #5 (9/Jun/20)
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)
Mark & Sherridan - Disco Music (7/Jun/20)
This was the last of the series of gigs by the duo and it was a cracker - they went out in style. They plaid 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.
Online Quiz #4 (2/Jun/20)
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
Mark & Sherridan - 90s Music (31/May/20)
This week the musical duo plaid 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 #4 (26/May/20)
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. In the process, we raised £160 in donations towards the current running of The Swan. A huge thank you to one and all. Our winners on the night were:
- 1st Game: Sheila Allen (line) & Emma Falconer (house)
- 2nd Game: Rob Bishop (line) & Martyn Payne (house)
- 3rd Game: Peter Clifford (line) & Helen Crick (house)
Mark & Sherridan - 80s Music (24/May/20)
Mark & Sherridan moved to an evening slot from 7.30pm. They plaid an excellent mixture of hits from the 80s. The gig is available on YouTube as normal.
Online Quiz #3 (19/May/20)
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. 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). 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
Mark & Sherridan - Motown Music (17/May/20)
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 #3 (12/May/20)
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. In the process, we raised £173 in donations towards the current running of The Swan. A huge thank you to one and all. Our winners on the night were:
- 1st Game: Bas Williams (line) & Fleur Morgan (house)
- 2nd Game: Rachel Cross (line) & Martyn Payne (house)
- 3rd Game: Colin Armfield (line) & Kate Bennett (house)
Mark & Sherridan - Wartime Music (10/May/20)
We were delighted to host this fantastic and versatile musical duo for another Sunday session. This time they plaid 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 #2 (5/May/20)
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. 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? They were:
- Best Team: Datchet Morris Dancers
- Best Household: The Mad House
- Best Individual: Anne Tebbat
Mark & Sherridan - Live Music (3/May/20)
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.
We like to thank them both as we raised £65 through donations made by those viewing the gig. It was a bit unclear how to do make a donation (we've sort that). FYI this goes towards the running costs of The Swan during the lockdown.
Online Bingo #2 (28/May/20)
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) & Amy Allison (house)
- 2nd Game: Trudy Lowe (line) & Louise Winch, Kate Bennett and Sue Rigby (house)
- 3rd Game: Sue Rigby (line) & Trudy Lowe (house)
Next week it will be Quiz Night hosted by Ken Sutherland.
Online Quiz #1 (21/Apr/20)
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!
Online Bingo #1 (14/Apr/20)
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!