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A lovely afternoon spent Treasure Hunting to start Carnival Week

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28 teams (that must be a record) turned up to take part in the challenges set by last year’s winners Ellen Wilson and Alice Baker with dad Mike Baker moderating the clues. With a definite sea side theme reflecting the Carnival theme the clues were fresh and intriguing. There was a main competition and a children’s version to ensure that all ages could enter into the spirit. Competitors of all ages turned up with several multi generation teams.

And off they went… scratching their heads arguing between themselves observing things that hitherto have gone unnoticed, finding new nooks and crannies in Duffield. After an hour of combing the streets for clues the teams meandered back to the Pattenmakers Arms where chips, sandwiches and nibbles waited courtesy of the Pattenmakers hosts namely Megan, Irene and Jordan.

The answer sheets were handed in and marking began. For the first time we had two teams, the Griffals and Top Lion contending for first place. A tie breaker question was used to determine the winner – in the context of the Pattenmaker Arms, what is a Patten? Sorry Ruby Sykes and family but the Griffals’s answer was closest. So the Griffals (Griffiths and Marvals) won the day and the prize of some Croots vouchers donated by Hub and Tub.

The children’s competition was won by Shooting Stars – Well done! The prizes were handed over by Carnival Prince Joe Kelly and attendant Lily Jenkinson.

Well done to the Wilson family for managing the event and to the team setting the challenges. A big Thank you to team Pattenmakers for hosting the event and to our sponsors Hub and Tub. …and thank you for taking part.

And finally, did you vote for your favourite SHOP WINDOW display? If not, there’s still time – voting closes at 6pm on Thursday. Get you voting slip from the Co Op

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