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On 20 May this year Winton House in Pencaitland was the scene of a murder ...... but whodunnit? That was the burning question posed at this year's Springfords staff outing. Jane Carmichael and Anne Turner from our Admin Group staged The Red Rose Murders - Rick Toad, a cigar chomping agent to the stars, is found floating face down in the swimming pool of his mansion in 1950's Hollywood. Each of the eight colourful suspects had a motive and our four teams of detectives had to work out whodunnit. No ...... it wasn't the butler this time, it was young rebel Marlon Mean who wanted Mr Toad to croak!
As is tradition for Springfords outings the sun was shining and our four teams of detectives enjoyed a treasure hunt through the beautiful grounds at Winton House to find the murder weapon.
Hazel Mackay, Lorraine Paul and Kerrie Jones were in charge of the after dinner entertainment and came up trumps with their versions of Countdown and Flog It. On sale at the imaginary auction were items ranging from Lee Harvey Oswald's casket to a dead fairy and from Winston Churchill's false teeth to Queen Victoria's bloomers. But the winning team stormed to victory when they correctly valued a 1988 Michael Jackson With Bubbles sculpture by Jeff Koons at a staggering $5m.