Treasure Hunt (7th of June 2012)

By Barry Lindsay

This year’s event started from Surrone House, Hotel in Gretna run by our organisers and last year’s winners John & Christine Ross. Nine crews turned out on another wet summers night. (Must be a record… nine crews not a wet summer’s night!) Crews headed off at there own pace with 49 questions to answer and no time limit (other than darkness)

Out of Gretna passed the Gretna Green anvil and the Courtship Maze then past Corries Mill then into Longtown for the hairdressers for the gossip. Round by Netherby, Easton, Blackrigg then back to the finish at Skitby via Broomhills little red tractor.

 With my nephews on school holiday they were permitted to do their first SMC treasure hunt… It may not be their main aim in life but let’s say they are as driven to win as I am!! There’s no place for second.. Up to the night they were both going together with Geoffrey & Yvonne. But then Graham decided his Grandad & Uncle might be a better option. Now we had a problem…. That’s when it got serious as we left Gretna. Things were going well (or we thought) have answers in all of the boxes. However leaving Blackrigg there was two clues and we got neither.

 Graham & Martyn had both been out of the cars looking, even pretending to find it. Some people even phoning home for their Roman numerals or to find out how old Caroline was!! However even Caroline got this one wrong, she is a lot older than she says she is!!!

 Thanks to John & Christine for a well thought out devious treasure hunt, great fun.


1st    Michael & Barry Lindsay & Graham Petry           40pts

2nd   Geoffrey Harkness, Yvonne & Martyn Petry       38.5pts

3rd    Bob Harrison & Family                                           37pts

4th    Neil Thomlinson & Paul Scott                               34.5pts

5th    Chris & Sue Titley                                                    31pts

6th    Dave Love & Mark Taylor                                     29pts

7th    Neil & Zach Varah                                                 28.5pts

8th    Joe, Heather & Sharon Thomlinson                  27.5pts

9th     Caroline & Jonathan Lodge                                25pts