Christine Szmyt - Christine, like David Marsh of the Junction, was one of what we in the Five Towns
Quiz League like to call our day one'ers. She was Captain of the Golden Lion/Cartners Arms/Hope & Anchor team
who along with the Station Hotel were so dominant in the league in the early and mid-period days. Christine was a very
strong-willed and independent person, who didn't take kindly to being told that, as I recall from one incident recited
to me by Keith "the Cardigan Man" King, "Szmyty's wife has won the quiz", and she was apparently heard
to counter with "I'm a person in my own right you know!".
passed on, another victim to cancer, not too long after Peter McVeigh, in 2002, several of us went to her funeral and attended
a very moving service at All-Saints' Church and also at Pontefract Cemetery. Another one of nature's nice-guys
(girls), Christine Szmyt is keenly remembered and sorely missed by the Five Towns Quiz League.
Christine Szmyt - died 2002.
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