I remember when I was working for the bank organising a treasure hunt for my colleagues on a Sunday. Entrance was £5 per vehicle, and the prize money was £20 first place, £10 second, and £5 for third.
It was a fun afternoon us having plotted the route over a few months. We used local landmarks and other things by the roadside so didn’t have to ‘plant’ anything or trespass on private property, just provide a list of clues and watch the fun.
One of the clues was to get Sooty’s autograph (there were a couple of stop places, ie. pubs) and another to look out for Sweep at the end of the run.
Sooty happened to be Hubby’s handle on the CB years ago and it was also a reminder of entertaining some kids with our Benny Hats as Sooty on the coach to Euro Disney when it first opened. He wore a badge saying ‘Sooty’ and waited at one of the pubs with a pint of orange squash and a packet of crisps.
Of the seven vehicles that took part, only 4 twigged and got his autograph, and the best was one of the directors had been chatting to him for about ten minutes saying he was stuck on the Sooty clue. He went away with no signature.
Sweep on the other hand was my Dad waiting in the park at the end of the run. He was running a chimney lining business at the time and had the brushes etc on board. Six got that, but Mr Director missed out on that one too.
It was a fun day and everyone enjoyed it.
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So the director got nil points! 🤣🤣👍
He got a few clues right but he did come bottom. One team managed to clock up over 30 miles before answering the first clue, which was 2 miles away! It was a fun afternoon though, meeting at a pub, with a water hole half way and everyone was given an envelope with the end destination in case things really went belly up. We had a car each and knew the route so could position ourselves to help out. No mobile phones then, we had CB sets!
I remember the original Sooty and Sweep show with (human) Harry H. Corbett. I think it was his son; Mathew that took over from Harry?
Yep. And they introduced Sue, who got pregnant!!!
Lol, but who was the Daddy?
You know, I can’t remember if they ever said. I’ve looked it up on WIKI (Soo, not Sue) and she is Sooty’s girlfriend, but no mention a baby. Maybe it was only rumoured or some comedian’s joke.
I remember you mentioning this before and it sounds like fun 💜💜
It was, and we used all the entrance fees for prize money. It took us weeks to plan the route, but we always went out for a Sunday drive anyway.
Sounds like so much fun 😁
We did a couple of scavenger hunts when kids were teens. It was a lot of fun.
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We thought we’d get people in the office out into the countryside at the weekend.
That would have been so much fun. Great idea
We actually did 2 and they were both well supported.
Haha what a brilliant adventure. How fun! I once did an Alice in wonderland style riddle game around our town with friends. The first clue was “I am at the beginning and at the end and you are in the middle what am I?” The answer was church, ch-u-r-ch. I was so pleased with myself when I got it. 😁 KL ❤️
Good clue!! Glad you liked my tale.
Sounds like a fun time, Di. Sooty and Sweep, huh? Funny.
We had some fun setting the routes.
Missing the obvious sounds like the director! LOL
Sometimes we wondered…………… lol