Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Armchair Treasure Hunt 1991

Title: Armchair Treasure Hunt 1991
Setter: Steve Hames
Themes: Sherlock Holmes

Hunters' Tales

In searching through the treasure hunt there are several connections to The Wind in the Willows, which is set around Cookham Dean. There are lots of other references to Cookham, including Stanley Spencer and National Trust properties including Winter Hill (hillside with valley below?), Cock Marsh and Cookham Moor (marshy tract across a moor?); this was all too much, we had to go and investigate. You can imagine our excitement when we found a house called "Sherlocks" with an identical silhouette of Sherlock Holmes to that on the back page. We also passed a pub called "The Chequers" with a blue and white chess board as the pub sign. We were not at all surprised to be told by the local post office that there was a house (just down the road) called Rivendell near a National Trust car park. Well from there it was just plain sailing!

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