North Yorkshire – North York Moors
14 May 1987
||Peggy Young, retired housewife, and her daughter Sue Lewis,
|Hint to the Treasure
||It could be the glory of a Yorkshire garden
||Near a bottomless lake, look for a mixture of wing and fin
and find a Dokter who uses thermals. 2
||Sutton Bank – in cockpit of Henry Dokter’s motorised glider,
which flies Anneka to clue 2
||Use a horse to find a mouse
In a public type of house.
Shandy is a best-seller, seek out
Thompson’s from the wood.
||Kilburn – under oak bar stool carved by Thompson of Kilburn in
||Where Harold of Huyton took a title, look south-east of the
quire for another pillar of the establishment. 4
||Rievaulx Abbey – in a crevice in a stone pillar
||In the home town of Bobby Shafto’s bride, look out for Juvenal’s
rare bird and try your luck with a cornet. 5
||Helmsley – on a sheet of a cornet player’s music in a brass band
outside the Black Swan pub
||North-east to a reminder of a cricketing knight of the shire,
where a collection of crucks holds a springtime feature Robert Herrick sang
||Hutton-le-Hole – white rose on maypole in Ryedale open air
folk museum 7
||The contestants won the treasure with 34 seconds to spare
||At the start, Anneka announces that the crew are rather “worse
for wear” due to social drinking the previous night [She keeps referring to
this throughout the programme].
||Goremire Lake, near Sutton Bank, is reputed to be bottomless.
On the ridge at the top of Sutton Bank is a gliding school.
||After the motorised glider lands in a field about a mile from
the village of Coxwold, Keith picks up Anneka and the crew again. They land
near the church and then ride on the back of a tractor and trailer which races
(!) the short distance to the Fauconberg public house. Robert Thompson, “The
Mouseman of Kilburn”, was a woodcarver who became famous for his oak furniture
which was usually trademarked with a carved mouse in a discreet place.
||Harold Wilson, who was MP for Huyton in Liverpool, took the
title Baron Wilson of Rievaulx when he entered the House of Lords after being
created a life peer.
||“Bonny Bobby Shafto” (Robert Shafto, a former MP of Durham)
married Anne Duncombe of Helmsley. The Roman poet Juvenal wrote of “a rare bird
upon the earth, and exceedingly like a black swan”.
||The cricketing knight was Sir Len Hutton. Crucks are the beams
which support the roof of a large barn alongside the field in which the maypole
stands. Robert Herrick, a 17th century poet, wrote a song “The Maypole”.
||When Anneka lands at Hutton-le-Hole and asks for directions
to the Ryedale Folk Museum, she is shown a shortcut... through someone’s house
and garden. At that point she is asked to pose for photos! Since she is still
frantically searching for the treasure, she politely but firmly refuses!
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