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2018 Treasure Hunt and BBQ


1st July Report by Sheila Mason


It was a wonderful feeling to wake up Sunday morning and know the weather was going to be brilliant for the Treasure Hunt and BBQ. Eight cars arrived at Middleton Tyas Primary School car park at 11am. We were greeted by Richard and Martin organizing parking positions and Jean and Sue serving homemade tea bread [Mary Berry's Recipe] and coffee. There was much chatter while Richard gave out the route and the dreaded Treasure Hunt Questions. Tony and I were the first to leave with great expectations of coming first in the Treasure Hunt! Apparently three cars left the car park and turned in the wrong direction, probably the navigators reading the clues rather than the directions -- it's very hard being a navigator plus working out clues, unless you have a very patient driver.



We headed to Richmond, onto Marske, across The Feldon Ranges, through glorious country side and onto Barningham. We were now in The Prince of Bishops County and onto signs for Cotherstone and Battle Hill Ranges. It was nearly time to take a comfort break in Middleton, and then through Staindrop village, we then passed Stanwick Camp with only 5 miles left to drive and 1 more clue before arriving at Martin and Sue's house in Middleton Tyas. The whole trip was 67 miles long with 22 challenging questions.




On arrival the garden was laid out, garden party style with lace and hand embroidered tablecloths, Sue’s Grandma with Sue's help embroidered the tablecloths, hope all the drivers noticed the delicate stitching? The food was delicious and the drinks flowed.



Now for the dreaded results, Richard marked all the papers very carefully and we waited with fingers crossed to see who had won. I am pleased Tony and I improved our usual bottom position by one place.


Richard with his red pen, serious stuff!


Here are the results:-

Wooden Spoon to Bill & Isabel 11.5

Tony & Sheila 14.5

Dennis & Lucy 16

Dave & Kate 16.5

Ian & Julie 16.5

Jim & Carol 17

Stuart & Lucy 18


The winners Martin and Jackie 18.5 --WELL DONE--of course it's the taking part that counts!




Thank you to Richard, Jean, Martin and Sue from every one that was there for organizing an excellent and enjoyable event.