TWENTY SIX teams took part in the Hedon Treasure Hunt organised by Hedon Town Council on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday on 26th May 2014.
Twenty five clues took participants on a tour of Hedon’s main historic town centre streets. The clues were set by town councillor David Thompson and they really tested the observation skills of those taking part.
The treasure hunt was due to last an hour and half – but some competitors did a second circuit after missing clues on their first trek.
Some of the clues were quite easy to decipher and discover the answers to; but others led to lots of head-scratching and puzzled looks as teams tried to crack the Councillor Thompson Code!!
The answer to the Market Hill clue ‘When were children first bored at school?’ was quickly discovered by most.
Rob and Hayley Kingswood were taking their son Evan around the route. They were wondering if a Mr Fletcher might have been the ‘person who lived down the street in the middle ages’. This was a bonus question testing local knowledge.
Hayley said of the Treasure Hunt: “We’re quite new to Hedon, so this has been a really good way to get to know the place.”
Mollie Roberts, was on the hunt with her Mum, and was convinced she’d discovered one of the ‘crouching demons’ on New Road.
The ‘Treasure’ being hunted by those attempting to solve the clues was a gift voucher. We’ll let you know later who won, and whether anyone became the ‘Treasure Hunt Mastermind’ and answered all the questions!?
The Treasure Hunt had been planned by Councillors David Thompson and Di Storr, but others (Councillors Neil Black, Sarah Rommell and Terry West) also helped out on the day acting as safety marshalls to ensure safe crossing of Hedon’s busy roads. The Hedon Mayor and Mayoress were present at Alexandra Hall to add their support to the event and greet family team members.
Other comments have been received via the Blog:
Louise said: “What a wonderful day. Many thanks to councillor Rommell who went to the shop to provide drinks for the children.”
Jim Uney congratulated the Events Committee of Hedon Town Council “Congratulations in organising this entertaining event, and took note of the provision of Safety Marshalls at strategic points on the route. We hope that it was a successful fund raiser and is repeated next year.”
The Treasure Hunt is one in a series of community events organised by Hedon Town Council’s events committee. A ‘Hedon History Walk’ takes place on Sunday 22nd June and two events take place in July, Hedon in Bloom is judged on Saturday 5th and a Fun Run on Sunday 20th.
The proceeds from each community event helps subsidise the next one.