27 January 1983
||Julie Haywood, wine bar worker from Fulham, and her husband
Martin, a carpenter
||General Tam Dalyell left his boots where his eponymous descendent
now lives, under the royal plasterwork. The clue is in the right leg.
||House of The Binns – in boot in King’s Bedroom
||An inch below a bridge that spans the Forth will yield mugshots
of the appropriate Queen. 2
||Forth Railway Bridge – old coin on Inch Garvie
||The founder of the Rothschild Rosebery Stud is visible from
the air in the obvious place. He’s got no shoes so look for another boot.
||Dalmeny House – tiny boot on statue of horse in grounds
||There’s an ancient monument embedded in the south-eastern
suburbs, and embedded in the fireplace in Queen Mary’s room is a crown.
||Craigmillar Castle – coin in fireplace of Queen Mary’s Room
||Uther Pendragon’s son must have had a peculiar backside if
this last site is any indication. What you seek was once very difficult to get
hold of. 5
||Arthur’s Seat – sword in monument at top of hill
||Look for the principal character in The Wind in the Willows
and make him speak. 6
||Arthur’s Seat – toy toad under rock near monument
||The contestants won the treasure and the bonus prize, a bottle
of champagne, with 55 seconds to spare.
||General Thomas ‘Tam’ Dalyell was a 17th century ancestor of
Tam Dalyell, Labour MP and current occupier of The Binns. ‘Royal Plasterwork’
refers to the King’s Bedroom.
||‘Inch’ refers to Inch Garvie, the small island adjacent to
the Forth Railway Bridge.
||Dalmeny House is the family home of the Earls of Rosebery
and contains the Rothschild Collection, a set of 18th century paintings and
tapestries. King Tom, whose statue stands next to Dalmeny House, was the stallion
which founded Rothschild’s Mentmore stud.
||Mary Queen Of Scots lived at Craigmillar Castle.
||According to legend, Uther Pendragon was the father of King
Arthur, who pulled the sword Excalibur from the stone. The helicopter deposits
Annie part-way up Arthur’s Seat, a high rocky hill next to Edinburgh, and she
has to run to the top.
||Toad was the principal character in Kenneth Grahame’s book,
‘The Wind in the Willows’.
Information © David Hodges, 2003, with corrections by Martin Underwood, 2010
Page design © Martin Underwood,
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