It's that time of year again. The Questmaster has girded his loins and produced his many facetted, Two Part Special for the Easter weekend. The usual twisted overnight clue was there again. The Quest also involved Sophie in tasks and trials she should be used to after last years antics. Yes Sophie Little was our Easter Bunny today racing around the countryside and towns trying to extract the clues from their holders with as little effort as possible. Navigation was courtesy of Driver Debs. David Whiteley was otherwise engaged for the weekend. So a worthy standin, in the everpresent Graham Barnard, took on the mantle. Questmaster relaxed after all of his hard work to get the clues done and dusted. Glams Anna Perrott and Anna Morton were on duty. We commenced this leviathon of trickery at Burston in the south of the county. We overnighted at the Forum in Norwich and wound up 27 hours later at to earn the treasure at Barton House miniature railway in Wroxham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clue One

 

 

The sound of a piece of cutlery,
And, er, how you see.
Do this to Reveille, for instance,
Opposite, follow The Hollies’ advice.

 

 

Answer

 

 

The sound of a piece of cutlery, Spoon
And, er, how you see. Er Eyes (how you see) = Spoonerise
Do this to Reveille, for instance, Revellie is a Horn Call = Corn Hall diss
Opposite, follow The Hollies’ advice. Lookthrough any window ( Hollies Hit) clue in the window opposite the Corn Hall

 

 

Clue By 09:49

Mileage 3.1 miles

 

 

 

Clue Two

 

 

Capitally, she has something sharp for the pickle,
But here, you say she should bring them towards her,
And perhaps you BLANK those things in the first place?
Inside, you have to look behind the history.

 

 

Answer

 

 

Capitally, she has something sharp for the pickle, The Gerkin in London has the address, 30 St Mary acts
But here, you say she should bring them towards her, Bring them towards her, Pull em,  = Pulham St Mary
And perhaps you BLANK those things in the first place? Maybe you Sent Her = Centre
Inside, you have to look behind the history. Clue was behind the history of the Guild Chapel

 

 

Clue By 10:20

Mileage 11.2 miles

 

 

 

 Clue Three




A form of failure,
In which you might find water?
Richard’s famous adversary,
Is the one you should seek.




Answer

 

 

A form of failure, To fail you may Tank
In which you might find water? You also find water in a Tank
Richard’s famous adversary, Richard The Lionheart's Adversary was Saladin
Is the one you should seek. Saladin is also the name of military Troop carrier

 

 

Clue By 10:53

Mileage 7.4 miles

 

 

Clue Four

 

 

The fruit tree connection gives it so completely,
That you don’t even need the second part.
On the road to the place which is mostly a floor,
Look for the most traditional of markers.

 

 

Answer

 

 

The fruit tree connection gives it so completely, Think of apple tree and the usual connection is with Newton
That you don’t even need the second part. The Second part is Flotman = Newton Flotman
On the road to the place which is mostly a floor, On the Flordon road
Look for the most traditional of markers. Clue at Kirsteen Thorne's house in the sandpit marked with an X clue in a treasure chest

 

 

Clue By 11:21

Mileage 5.2 miles

 

 

 

Clue Five

 

 

Television had a bus for the children,
Which had replaced the famous school.
Here, it’s neither of these,
But instead somewhere for a dance, perhaps?

 

 

Answer

 

 

Television had a bus for the children, Television had Playbus
Which had replaced the famous school. Which replaced Playschool
Here, it’s neither of these, The Playbarn at Poringland
But instead somewhere for a dance, perhaps? You could also have a Barn dance

 

 

Clue By 11:46

Mileage 5.1 miles

 

 

 

Clue Six

 

 

Sophies Description of the Jigsaw puzzle she had been collecting across the mornings clues.

Square puzzle

Top left Square, Robbie Williams 

Top right Square, with 1st in letters

Across the bottom. Aeroplane with red Cross through it



Answer



 

Sophies Description of the Jigsaw puzzle she had been collecting across the mornings clues.

 

Square puzzle

 

Top left Square Robbie Williams  Robbie Williams had a hit with Millenium

 

Top right Square with 1st in letters It was his first number one hit in 1998

 

Aeroplane with red Cross through it Plane sounds like Plain Millenium Plain in Norwich


On the steps of the Forum there was a boom box with a tape from QM

Sophies instructions


Sophie had to read the monologue fron Monty Python's The Holy Grail and then sing the Fish Slapping Song, led by the cast of Spamalot from Threshold Theatre Company



Clue By 12:27

Mileage 6.8 miles


Total Day one Mileage 39.6 miles



Clue Seven The Over Night Clue


 

https://goo.gl/TcbNsj  Original


It was quickly worked out that the words were backwards

 

https://goo.gl/NwxghE  Words Reversed


https://goo.gl/j7sRBr Music



Answer


"This is a clue in two ways. When looking at the letters consider the ones you could see from where you stopped

The front of the Forum the Letters BBC are ever present in the window


The Music notation spelt out BBC CABBAGE CABBAGE BBC backwards


This Led us to the Cubed letters in the window of the Forum



Day Two restart at Millenium Plain


Clue By 09:48

Mileage 0 miles




Clue Eight




If you doubled one of the letters,
You could make a famous Dane a prophet.
Where they’re launching later,
Try a task of your own.



Answer



If you doubled one of the letters,
You could make a famous Dane a prophet. Most Famous dane is Hamlet. Prophet has two P's remove one Jumble and you get Thorpe = Thorpe Hamlet
Where they’re launching later, St Matthews Church are launching a roof appeal with the launch of a rocket
Try a task of your own. Sophie had to launch a pressurised bottle rocket



Clue By 10:12

Mileage 1.4 miles




Clue Nine



Find a fiery name,
Of a type associated,
With a story sometimes said,
To involve Swaffham Market.



Answer



Find a fiery name, The Fiery name is Vulcan
Of a type associated,
With a story sometimes said, The Vulcan Bomber at Horsham St Faiths
To involve Swaffham Market. The Fuel for the Vulcans during the Falklands war was Calculated with a £3.99 calculator bought from Swaffham market.



Clue By 10:50

Mileage 6.5 miles




Clue Ten



A venue which sounds like a papery noise.
Do not stay, stay – in fact, the opposite.
Could this be the best friend,
Of one from an earlier clue?



Answer



A venue which sounds like a papery noise. A venue = Avenue. Rustle Could sound like Russell
Do not stay, stay – in fact, the opposite. Do not Stay Go Go. Go Go Dragon
Could this be the best friend, Horatio  (Freind of Hamlet) Nelson The Dragon is on Russell Avenue Spixworth
Of one from an earlier clue?



Clue By 11:17

Mileage 2.9 miles



Clue Eleven




Even if this clue cannot be solved,
Regular listeners may suggest the right place!
Don’t get the wrong idea and start to feed,
One of our local members!



Answer



Even if this clue cannot be solved,
Regular listeners may suggest the right place! The fallback suggestion is always Wroxham Barns
Don’t get the wrong idea and start to feed,
One of our local members! Sophie had to head to the junior farm and feed the Lambs (Norman lamb local Member of Parliament)



Clue By 11:38

Mileage 7.7 miles




Clue Twelve




OBJECT




Answer




OBJECT Graham was blindfolded and passed an object

            It was Bart Sipmpson on a house

            Led us to Barton house in Wroxham

            with the Miniature railway in the signal box Sophie had to pull on of the levers to activate           

            a signal upon which was the Treasure.


Clue By 11:53

Mileage 2.5 miles

Total Miles day two 21.4 miles

Total miles for quest 61.0 miles


A WIN



2017 : Quests 16. Wins 9. Lost 7. :Draw 0

 

Sophie 13 . Wins 7.  Lost 6. :Draw 0

 

Stand In's 3. Wins 2 . Lost 1 .

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