The winning entry is…

5063459-largeThere were some excellent entries for the caption competition.  I thought it was a challenging competition, but readers showed their usual ingenuity.  Some raised aspects I had not considered, not least barry winetrobe identifying a particular type of lodge.  (Mind you, we do have the Hull mafia.)  There were several rather good late entries, including tizres with ‘Keep smiling and hope no-one notices we’ve just unveiled the Bishop’s washing line’ – a strong contender.  Ken batty clearly decided he wanted to go one better than Tony Sands when it comes to multiple entries.  His ‘It’s curtains for Norton’ was a leading contender.  Tony Sands was a contender with his second caption, but I decided I did not want to upset the headmaster.

At the end of the day I went with my ‘laugh out loud’ test and opted for the entry that caused me to laugh the loudest when I first read it.  The winning entry is therefore Neil M with:

Is the other chap saying “I don’t know who he is. We didn’t invite him. He simply turned up with his own set of net curtains on wheels and demanded to be allowed to open something. Anything. I managed to get him outside until Security arrived”.

A recent publication will shortly be on its way to the winner.

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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2 Responses to The winning entry is…

  1. Jonathan says:

    Lord Norton, thanks for a particularly challenging caption competition. Out of interest, why was the plaque mounted on a trolley in that fashion?

    • Lord Norton says:

      If I remember correctly, it was so that it could be seen for the purpose of the opening. It is now a fixture in the foyer, which is limited in terms of the space available.

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