The Mayor of the City of Derby presided over an evening of trivia this weekend, as more than 160 people flocked to the Silk Mill Museum on Saturday night.

The packed event saw 30 teams take on a challenging series of questions set by Derby’s First Citizen, with topics ranging from history and geography to music, film and literature.

There were puns a plenty as the ‘Night-Mayor before Christmas’ competed against the likes of ‘Quiz Akabusi on Tour’ and ‘For the Many Not the Clue’, before ‘Team Ay’Up’ took victory with a score that left those in the room astonished.

During the interval, guests enjoyed fish and chips, supplied by the Town Street Fish Bar in Duffield and also took the chance to win raffle prizes donated by Marketing Derby bondholders.

The Mayor, Councillor John Whitby, said:

“It was a terrific evening and I’m overwhelmed by the number of people who came along to show their support. We’ve raised more than £2,250 for my charities and everyone seemed to have a great time.

“The Silk Mill is an incredible venue and I can’t thank our partners and sponsors enough for their help in making the night a success.

“We’ve got more events to come, including a charity meal at the Slice of India on Thursday 7 December. I’m also looking for people to run the Derby 10km with me in April, so if you’re interested please get in touch.”

Sponsorship from Derby Homes’ contractors Arcus Consulting, Prism Medical UK, SPS Envirowall, Stannah Lift Services, Vaillant Group and Matthews & Tannert have meant that all the money raised from ticket sales for the Quiz Night will go straight to the Mayor’s charity fund.

The Mayor’s chosen charities for 2017/18 are Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, Safe and Sound, Children First Derby, the British Red Cross and the Derby Museums Trust.