THE man who ran a quiz league for York's working men's clubs for many years has received recognition for his efforts.
Retired quizmaster Ken Needham was presented with a number of items when the Tramways club in Mill Street, off Piccadilly, hosted the annual union knockout final and presentation evening.
The gifts included a framed copy of a Guinness Book of Records acknowledgement that the York CIU Quiz League was the oldest in Britain, having been formed in 1946, a limited edition print of a painting of Mallard and six bottles of his favourite red wine. A bouquet was also presented to his wife Sharyn.
A spokesman said the league currently had two divisions of eight teams in each division, with 86 people having taken part in the 2013/14 season, not including the quizmaster and questionmasters who gave their time up every week to officiate at each of the matches.