By Martyn Petry
The night had arrived for the Spadeadam’s treasure hunt 2013, with coming second place last year and my brother Graham and Uncle (Barry Lindsay) winning, I was eager to go one step better and win this time.
I teamed up with My Mam (Yvonne Petry) and my Granddad (Mike Lindsay). Granddad was driving so I knew we had a good chance of winning. Graham was with Gran and Geoffrey Harkness, so competition was good, there was quite a few cars out to compete.
Start was at Rickerby Park, through Linstock with clues all the way then onto Crosby and Newby no clues were allowed on Main roads, then onto the Airport these were hard clues and all the Lindsay family should all have known them but they took some finding at least we know now!! Onto Irthington then scaleby eventually meeting back with all other competitors at Skitby.
It was a fun night driving around different places, looking for clues and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
At Skitby we had to wait until Uncle Barry had counted the results this was a nerve wracking time !! I thought we had done ok but we did have a few blanks that we couldn’t find or my Mam had just put silly answers in!!
The results were finally ready to be told so Uncle Barry started in reverse order
7th Clive & Charlotte Alcock 26 Clues
6th Neil Henderson 28 Clues
5th Caroline Lodge & Trudy 29 Clues
4th Nigel Harkness & Helen Gibbon 37 Clues
3rd John & Christine Ross 39 Clues
2nd Geoffrey Harkness, Kay Lindsay & Graham Petry 40 Clues
1st Michael Lindsay, Yvonne & Martyn Petry 42 Clues
In first place it was US! Wow, we had won I was chuffed we had a staggering 42 points! Only problem next year we have to set it up I’m dreading that !!! May need Uncle Barry’s help.