It is with great sadness that we announce that Margaret Ashby, aged 80, passed away on Monday afternoon 8th March 2021. She died unexpectedly at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, after a short illness, although she had been battling cancer for a number of years. Margaret, together with Revd. Mervyn Terrett were the founding members of the Betty Game Opportunities Trust which is named after Margaret’s good friend and companion Betty who died in 2009.

Margaret was a local historian who wrote many books about Stevenage. She was also the co-founder of the Friends of Forster Country, and helped start the Friends of Holy Trinity in Stevenage Old Town. Margaret will be much missed by her many friends and especially the Betty Game Opportunities Trust. It was her dearest wish that the Trust would continue after her death and carry on its support for learners who, like Betty, decide to return to education later on in life. A private funeral is to be held and a memorial service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, later this year, when bigger gatherings are allowed.

‘ARDLEY A DIFFICULT QUIZ – WINNER

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Paper Quiz is Gillian Waldock.  Ten people scored 60/60 and the winner’s name was drawn by Margaret Ashby with Rebecca Warwick present.  Thanks to all who took part.  To date we have raised over £160 and we will advise the actual total when bank statements received.

A reminder about the AGM.  If you wish to attend please contact bgot2015@gmail.com for Zoom login details.

The winner will be announced at the AGM on Saturday 30 January at 2.30 pm.  You can find the answers here. Thank you to all who made donations to the Trust and sent in your completed answers.  We have raised well over £100 but the final figure will be advised later.  Also thanks to Pauline Maryan for setting the Quiz for us again.

Pauline Maryan has kindly produced another paper quiz for us.

‘ARDLEY A DIFFICULT QUIZ!’  Click this link to download it.


Donations can be made via Bank Transfer, details at foot of Quiz, or can be passed to a Trustee.

It is with great sadness that we announce that Margaret Ashby, aged 80, passed away on Monday afternoon 8th March 2021. She died unexpectedly at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, after a short illness, although she had been battling cancer for a number of years. Margaret, together with Revd. Mervyn Terrett were the founding members of […]
‘ARDLEY A DIFFICULT QUIZ – WINNER We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Paper Quiz is Gillian Waldock.  Ten people scored 60/60 and the winner’s name was drawn by Margaret Ashby with Rebecca Warwick present.  Thanks to all who took part.  To date we have raised over £160 and we will advise […]
The winner will be announced at the AGM on Saturday 30 January at 2.30 pm.  You can find the answers here. Thank you to all who made donations to the Trust and sent in your completed answers.  We have raised well over £100 but the final figure will be advised later.  Also thanks to Pauline […]
Pauline Maryan has kindly produced another paper quiz for us. ‘ARDLEY A DIFFICULT QUIZ!’  Click this link to download it. Donations can be made via Bank Transfer, details at foot of Quiz, or can be passed to a Trustee.