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Love Where You Live: MISSION SIX!

 

MISSION 06 Banner | Love Where You Live

 

We’re on the search for the UK’s coolest and quirkiest curiosities and want to hear why you Love Where You Live! This week, we’re asking you to shout loud and proud about your local… tucked away treasures!

We want to know all about the hidden gems that can be stumbled upon around your way and the fabulous facts that you want the world to know about! We’ll pick our favourites to feature in our Tucked Away Treasures blog post.

 


Up For Grabs

 

As well as the kudos of being a TT #LoveWhereYouLive Ambassador, and the chance to have your local curiosities featured for all to see, you may be rewarded with a prize!

All submissions featured on our Tucked Away Treasures blog will receive a Treasure Trails voucher. PLUS, our top pick will be awarded the MISSION SIX Star Prize:

A Christmas adventure, some amazing feats and facts, and a treasure hunt – something for all ages to enjoy at home this Christmas! One lucky winner will receive a Deluxe Personalised Christmas Package, including two Christmas Adventures from our friends at Enchantica’s! Normal orders for this close on 6th December, but we’ve reserved one for our winner! 

PLUS you’ll receive the 2021 Guinness World Records book to get inspired for next year’s challenges AND the Ordnance Survey Treasure Hunt book!

 

The Top Prize - Festive Adventures, Amazing Facts and a Treasure Hunt | Love Where You Live

 


MISSION SIX Details

 

Your sixth MISSION is to go off and track down anything special, unusual or amazing about your local area – anything that hasn’t been covered by previous MISSIONS is fair game!

So whether it’s an object, a legend, a story, an unusual fact, a claim to fame – something that only a local would know about – then we want to know too! Your assignment is to share the fabulous features you already know about or delve into some recon and research to uncover new discoveries. Let us in on the secret; we promise we won’t tell… much!

Even the things that you may think are little or silly, or maybe don’t even notice if you see it every day, could be fascinating to someone on the other side of the country, so share it anyway! Next time you’re out and about grabbing some local fresh air, keep those eyes peeled for your tucked away treasures and take a photo of your best entry if you can!

Submit the details of your local hidden gem, and a photo if you have one, along with its location and your information, via the form below. 

Can’t get outside at the moment? Take a well-deserved break you’re your daily routine and dive into some research – you never know what you might unearth about your home town! Even if you don’t have a picture, you can still tell us why you Love Where You Live and could still be picked as one of our ‘favourites to feature’! 

 

MISSION SIX Tucked Away Treasures Inspiration | Love Where You Live

 


MISSION SIX Deadline

 

Submit the details of your tucked away treasures or fantastic facts, along with your details and a photo (if you have one), via the form below. 

All submissions need to be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday 9th December. So, don’t delay – search around for those quirky curiosities today!  

We’ll announce our favourites and share our Tucked Away Treasures blog post on Thursday 10th December, and we’ll contact all winners directly.

 

THIS MISSION IS NOW COMPLETE!

 

Sorry! The MISSION SIX deadline has now passed, so we can’t accept any more tucked away treasures – you can see the winners here. Don’t worry; there’s plenty more you can get involved with! Keep your eyes peeled for some festive cheer and more fun and games in the new year.

 


This is Your Last MISSION!

 

You’ve worked really hard on your assignments over the last six weeks, local Agents; you’ve done an amazing job of showing us why you Love Where You Live!

If you want to take another peek at your brilliant progress, click here to look back on all of our featured favourites!

 

Love Where You Live Mission Examples | Love Where You Live

 


There’s Still Time to Give the Gift of Adventure!

 

If you’re looking for a gift for your favourite explorer or are just trying to nail a brilliant present for those tricky-to-buy-for loved ones, then look no further!

Give the gift of a festive adventure with a Treasure Trail – the perfect way to brighten up the grey wintery days with fresh air and entertainment! You’ve shown us why you Love Where You Live – now, give your lucky-recipients the chance to discover the amazing tucked away treasures in their local area.

Not sure what Trail they’d like to explore with? No problem! A Treasure Trails voucher will give your lucky-recipient the chance to choose their Trail. Plus, the vouchers feature a festive ‘Make Them Earn It’ game to keep them entertained!

 

 

 


Get Social

 

You can even post your tucked away treasures and fabulous facts to the Treasure Trails Facebook page, or tag us on Twitter and Instagram too! Be sure to use the hashtag #LoveWhereYouLiveMission6 for your submissions, and follow us for MISSION UPDATES, weekly puzzles and lots of exploration inspiration! 

 


10th December 2020

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Your Silly Signs

 

We see signs everywhere – from the roads to the shops, they surround us every time we leave the house. While some pass us by, other curious creations draw our immediate attention and make us go “ha!” or “huh?”. 

This week, we sent you, our local agents, out on a strange sign spotting mission to seek out the weird and wonderful signs and plaques from around your neck of the woods. Here are our top picks for your Silly Signs across the UK!  

 


Our No. 1 Silly Sign

 

Silly Sign Winner MISSION SIX

 

Location: Rye Harbour

Submitted by: Mike Stoner

Notes: I saw this sign close to Rye Harbour.  I guess it is a warning that you must not take your pet fish with you when you are out jogging!

Congratulations to Mike – A year’s subscription (print or digital) to a Warner Group magazine of your choice, as well as a 3 x Treasure Trail bundle to enjoy on your next staycation! 

 


The Best of the Rest

 

Silly Sign 1 Aberdeen MISSION SIX

 

Location: Aberdeen

Submitted by: Susan Middler

Notes: I think this sign, spotted above a door in North Square, Aberdeen, is spooktacular! 👻

 


Silly Sign 2 nr Lock Carron MISSION SIX

Location: nr Lock Carron

Submitted by: Jeff Jacobs

Notes: A890 near Loch Carron in the Scottish Highlands. It’s the No ferry addition to the place name which implies many people have tried to find it but definitely put a smile on our faces.

 


Silly Sign 3 Hyde MISSION SIX

Location: Hyde

Submitted by: Jennifer Bolan

Notes: The sign is above the phone box at the junction of Joel Lane/Higham Lan and Werneth Low Road in Gee Cross, Hyde. Nobody at all can explain how the sign got there or what it means! (Editor – we did some digging and this really is a bit of a mystery it seems! The meaning of TEIRIWNE or TEJRJWNE is much talked about but no one knows for sure. Theories put forward have it as an old word meaning ‘yarn spinner or ‘gossip monger’, Welsh for Tyrone, or just a local practical joke to confuse people!)

 


Silly Sign 4 Swindon MISSION SIX

Location: Swindon

Submitted by: Gareth Jenkins

Notes: Swindon town centre – someone was asleep when they painted this marking.

 


Silly Sign 5 nr Hexham MISSION SIX

Location: Wall, nr Hexham

Submitted by: Mrs Tish Easby

Notes: Entrance to Wall Village near Hexham NE46
This really is stating the obvious.
“Really! So where’s Hadrian?

 


Silly Sign 6 Herm MISSION SIX

Location: Herm

Submitted by: Sonia Field

Notes: A friend and I had just landed on the island of Herm and were beginning our clockwise walk around the coastal path when we came upon this sign. Neither of us decided to take up the challenge…We did laugh for quite a while though!

 


Silly Sign 7 Halesworth, Suffolk MISSION SIX

Location: Halesworth, Suffolk

Submitted by: Chris Wilkinson

Notes: They must have some odd-looking ducks there! Editor – or some rat-eating ducks perhaps?!

 


Silly Sign 8 Connahs Quay Wales Coastal Walk MISSION SIX

Location: Connah’s Quay, Wales Coastal Walk

Submitted by: Jean Brewerton

Notes: The confusion was that the sign is in mph and does not correspond to anything in the locality. Why 29 and not 30?

 


Silly Sign 9 Bricket Wood MISSION SIX

Location: Bricket Wood

Submitted by: Wendy Gill

Notes: At the Picture House, School Lane, Bricket Wood.
A historic listed building designed by architect Frederick Wallen c.1890.  The building depicts many sporting activities out of plaster panels on three sides of the upper floors.
This sign in the garden always makes me laugh and scares the children a little bit. 😂

 


Silly Sign 10 Island of Erraid, nr Mull MISSION SIX

Location: Island of Erraid, nr Mull

Submitted by: Alex Tomlinson

Notes: I guess I had better shut the gate properly then as 40 shillings will be hard to find in 2020!

 


Our Trail Writers’ Top Picks

 

Scratchy-Bottom Silly Sign

Location: Dorset

Notes: You’ll need to visit to see if the name fits!

 

Free Range Children nr Tenby Silly Sign

Location: nr Tenby

Notes: Sounds like a great place for kids!

 

Silly Toilet Sign Male and Female

Location: Somewhere in Wales!

Notes: Takes our obsession with the weather to a whole new level!

 


Your Next Assignment

 

Your sixth and final MISSION is now live! You have until 11:59pm on Wednesday 9th December to shout loud and proud about your local… tucked away treasures! 

We want to know all about the hidden gems that can be stumbled upon around your way and the fabulous facts that you want the world to know about! If you’ve found a tucked-away treasure in your local area, let us know! 

 

 


Get Social

 

Don’t forget to check out the Treasure Trails Facebook page, or find us on Twitter and Instagram! Follow us for MISSION UPDATES, weekly puzzles and lots of exploration inspiration! 

 


3rd December 2020

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