We held our second Treasure Trail on Tuesday 1st May. Originally planned for Monday 30th April, the weather forecast was absolutely dreadful so executive decisions had to be made, well it wouldn’t have been very enjoyable in the cold and wet, indeed if anyone had shown up at all.
However, 25 willing souls braved the slightly chilly but dry and bright evening air to complete the course. There was no time limit but thirty questions needed to be solved.
The trail itself was put together by Martyn Taylor, a well known local historian who has been to HC3 on a number of occasions to give presentations about BSE.
Although the trail started on Angel Hill, the teams assembled at The Fox in Eastgate Street for a short briefing and to collect the route and questions. The trail wound through the town to the Market Square then into St Andrews Street returning to the centre via Guildhall Street eventually finishing at The Fox. David Young and I followed our sleuths into the centre of town just to provide a little encouragement and/or guidance if required, making our way back to The Fox to await their return.
Answer sheets were duly scrutinised and out of the seven teams that participated the winners were declared. They were Janet and Martin Goold and Rosemary Butterworth. Solving most of the questions, some of which were a little obscure, scored them a commendable 27 points out of a possible 38, winning by a mere point. They were presented with books on the History of Bury St Edmunds which were written and signed by Martyn.
– David Brereton