9 January 1986
||Val and Eira Harrison, husband and wife, originally from Newport
and living in Solihull. After retiring as a veterinary surgeon, Val became a
financial consultant. Eira was a retired nursing sister.
|Hint to the Treasure
||Day’s Lock and Weir on the River Thames
||Before you come to power, halt for a run on historic lines.
A coach for the track event has chocolate and cream waiting.
||Didcot Railway Centre – on a waiter’s tray in one of the GWR
‘chocolate and cream’ dining cars
||To Peter Cook’s alma mater’s bank, where you’ll need to shell
out for the wet bobs’ Hero.
||Radley College Regatta – Annie has to take to the water (shell
out) with a rowing four to retrieve the clue from the umpire’s launch (‘Hero’)
||Look in on the bibliopolist opposite the Encaenia location
and ask for a note on Dodgson’s Liddell account. 1
||Oxford – in an ‘Alice In Wonderland’ display in the window
of Blackwell’s Bookshop
||Fair Rosamund’s tomb and a Schubert quintet bring you to a
branch of cuprous fagus.
||The Trout Inn, Godstow – hanging from the branch of a large
copper beech tree in the riverside pub’s grounds
||Connect Southey’s old Kaspar and a proposal to Miss Hozier,
then use a communications room to come face to face with Mrs Freeman’s father-in-law.
||Blenheim Palace – a toy soldier on top of a painting of the
first Sir Winston Churchill in the Green Writing Room
||The contestants ran out of time on the final clue
||This clue led to one of the best Treasure Hunt chases. After
landing in the grounds of St Hilda’s College, Annie, Graham and Frankie borrow
three bikes and head across Magdalen Bridge, up Longwall Street and along
Holywell Street to Blackwell’s bookshop, with Graham and Frankie having to
maintain a very precise distance between them because they were tethered by the
umbilical cord from the camera to the video recorder. Graham had to ride one-handed
while balancing the camera on his shoulder.
Information © David Hodges, 2003, with corrections by Martin Underwood, 2011
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