Thank you everyone for entering this year’s Treasure Hunt. We had lots of interest and nine completely correct entries!
We had to draw the winner out of a hat, and can announce the winners as Pat and Jim Boyd. Congratulations!
Please find Treasure Hunt clues and answers below:
1 Wyvern or dragon? It may give you pause,
But what are the dates beneath its fierce claws?
1889-1989. Location: Frome Library
2 Where Napoleon lost, oh what a clamour,
But tell me the name that’s stamped on the hammer.
Pilkington. Location: Waterloo
3 The stones by this window, of many a family,
Will give you the surname of Alfred and Emily.
Gilbert-White. Location: Sun Street Chapel
4 What is this old house? It’s a free one, I think
And this would be a fine place for a drink.
The Lamb and Fountain. Location: Castle Street
5 The name of the man on the plaque here is sought
To the left of this structure through which you might walk.
Councillor Stephen Harrison. Location:Trinity Walk
6 The words of Beethoven are striking a chord,
But what was this building in days of yore?
The (old fire station). Location: Christchurch Street West.
7 The first three words on the sign near here?
It’s yellow and warns of peril, that’s clear.
Beware falling masonry. Location: Catherine Street (car park).
8 More dates, please, and I hope you get them right,
Which are found in stone underneath this light.
1810-1893. Location: Catherine Hill.
9 Below this sign – well, not too far at all,
What’s the animal carved low down on the wall?
Cat. Location: Paul Street.
10 The name of the firm on the plaque we do need
To shed a light that we may see.
Edward Cockey and Son. Location: Palmer Street.
11 This pillar – it is one of four to view-
Is guarding the entrance to which arts venue?
Rook Lane. Location: Bath Street/ Rook Lane.
12 A path into town down which you might glide
But what is the school you will find alongside?
St Johns C of E school. Location: Christchurch Street East (Blind House Lane).
13. Below this dial a stone cross will yield
The name of this widow (or is it a field?
Mary (S) Baily. Location: St Johns Church.
14. A community space that rings a bell,
The name of this venue is yours to tell.
The Bennett Centre: Location: Vicarage Street
15 A beautiful cow, providing much bounty,
It’s not from Somerset, so tell me which county.
Devon: Location: Bath Street
16 So where might you find this thin metal label?
The shop name we need, if you are able.
Amica. Location: Cheap Street.
17 We hope that this clue will help if you’ve read it,
To name the business, it may do you credit.
TSB. Location: Cheap Street.
18 The name of this way, please, you’ll like it I’m sure,
A part of the town that is old to the core?
19 No singers here, well that’s a surprise,
But who works above the tester of eyes?
Frome Festival. Location: Market Place (the old Singers office).
20 A building for building? No pray do not mock,
But write down the letters found upon the clock.
Frome Selwood. Location: Market Place.
21 In a street which might just rhyme with fork,
Who pitched up here, or so goes the talk?
James Scott, Duke of Monmouth. Location: Cork Street.
22 She watches over the town, so old,
But in her right hand what does she hold?
A cane/walking stick. Location: The Bridge (Blue House).
23 You might need a wander to find this span,
And you need to find its name if you can.
Pilly Vale Underbridge. Location: Willow Vale.
24 .Back to the Future, you can see where the rust is,
I hope you may win, if there’s any ——-?