28th Oct, 2016

Clues all add up to festival prizes

Rob George 28th Aug, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

YOUNG Evesham treasure hunters received their rewards after a successful search around the town centre during the Battle of Evesham Festival.

Super sleuths followed a specially designed map of the town centre, leading them to the clues hidden within a variety of shop window displays.

The Treasure Hunt, sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses, was one of many opportunities for both local businesses and festival visitors to get involved in this action packed weekend.

The Treasure Hunters had to find uniquely numbered Treasure Hunt Trophy Cards in window displays and match them to the Treasure Map.

About 20 businesses participated and dozens of children enjoyed being detectives for a day.

Five-year-old Nathan Russell won the under eight’s category and amazed the judges with his powers of detection and was rewarded with a star gazer telescope for his efforts.

Nathan, who attends St. Andrews CE First School, said: “I really liked trying to spot the special cards and the shiny numbers were quite difficult to read because the sun made them look different. “It was hard work and when I had finished mum took me for lunch at my favourite cafe, Word of Mouth.”

Ten-year-old Jessica Barnett won the over eight’s competition and said: “I really liked the detective work, although it was quite difficult as some shops hid their card very well, but it was something different to do and I enjoyed it.”

Judi Brazkiewicz, Chairman for FSB Worcestershire, said: “The Federation of Small Businesses would like to thank the many shops who participated in the competition and congratulate everyone involved in making an enormous effort in creating some very imaginative window displays for everyone to enjoy.”