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Love Where You Live: MISSION THREE!


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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… artwork!

From strange street art and marvellous murals to stunning sculptures and statues, we want to know what curious creations can be stumbled upon around your way! We’ll pick our favourites to feature in our Amazing Art blog post.


Up For Grabs


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

All submissions featured on our Amazing Art blog will receive a Treasure Trails voucher. PLUS, our top pick will be awarded the MISSION THREE Star Prize: This fab Derwent Academy Sketching Starter Set – perfect for any aspiring artist out there!


Mission 3 Prize




Your third MISSION is to go art-spotting! Whether it’s strange statues, surprising street art, stunning sculptures, magical murals, barmy bollards, or any other curious creation, your assignment is to seek it out down your way!

And remember, art is in the eye of the beholder, so if something jumps out to you as a creative masterpiece, or an everyday item looked at from a different perspective makes the cut, then it’s fair game! Next time you’re out and about grabbing some local fresh air, keep those eyes peeled for sneaky artworks and take a photo of your best entry.

Submit your photo of what you’ve spotted, along with its details and yours, via the form below. 

Can’t get outside at the moment? If you’ve snapped something super creative in your local area recently, submit that instead; we’d still love to see it! Show us what your local area has to offer in the way of fab art, and you could be picked as one of our ‘favourites to feature’! 


MISSION THREE Art-Spotting Inspiration | Love Where You Live




All submissions need to be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday 18th November. So, don’t delay – comb around for those marvellous masterpieces today!  

We’ll announce our favourites and share our Amazing Art blog post on Thursday 19th November, and we’ll contact all winners directly. We’ll brief you on the details of MISSION FOUR then as well, so keep your eyes peeled!




Sorry! The MISSION THREE deadline has now passed, so we can’t accept any more brilliant and bizarre art finds – you can see the winners here. Don’t worry; there’s plenty more you can get involved with! Take a peek below to see what’s coming up…


Want to Get Ahead of the Game?


If you’re out and about searching for art and spot something cool or quirky, it might fit a later mission, so take a look at what’s coming up too: 

MISSION #04: Only down my way… events, eats and traditions that only happen in your neck of the woods! 

MISSION #05: Signs that make you go ‘ha’ or ‘huh?’ 

MISSION #06: Not a lot of people know this but… tucked away treasures or facts.


Love Where You Live Mission Examples | Love Where You Live


Is It Too Early to Talk About Christmas?


We all know that Christmas will look a little different this year, so why not give a gift that’s a little different too?

Treasure Trails make great gifts that can be enjoyed with the family. So, whether you’re looking for an activity to enjoy over the festive period, or fancy treating your loved ones to an experience, pick up a Treasure Trail to give the gift of adventure.

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!



Enjoy an Autumnal Adventure | Love Where You Live


Get Social


You can even post your marvellous murals and strange statues to the Treasure Trails Facebook page, or tag us on Twitter and Instagram too! Be sure to use the hashtag #LoveWhereYouLiveMission3 for your submissions, and follow us for MISSION UPDATES, weekly puzzles and lots of exploration inspiration! 


19th November 2020

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Your Strange Sayings


‘Ey Up! Or, should we say ‘Ow Do?

Despite (mostly) sharing the same language, the dialect across the UK ranges massively from place to place. Whether it’s an alley, ginnel, snicket or twitten, we all have different words and phrases that make sense to us… even if they baffle those on the other side of the country!

This week, we sent you, our local agents, out on a mission to seek out the weird and wonderful turns of phrase from your local area. Here are our top picks for the Strange Sayings across the UK! 


Our No. 1 Strange Saying




Location: Hastings

Submitted by: Louise Eaton

Saying Notes: This is a challenge to another member of the Winkle Club, a charitable organisation set up by fishermen to help less well off Old Town families, to produce their winkle shell which they should carry with them at  all times. If they fail to produce the winkle, they have to pay a fine which goes to the charity. The photo is of winkle island where money can also be donated.

Congratulations to Louise – you’ve won an annual subscription to BRITAIN Magazine!


The Best of the Rest



LEFTLocation: Cumbria Submitted by: Rosie Fielder Details: Where’s the nearest cash machine! Lowie means ‘cash’, Cowie means ‘thing’.

RIGHTLocation: Burbage / Leicestershire Submitted by: Phil Harding Details: Keep on the pavement while you eat your ice-cream!



LEFTLocation: Reading Submitted by: Laura Ellis Details: The local name for a woodlouse!

RIGHTLocation: Norfolk Submitted by: Stephanie Downes Details: THe local name for a ladybird!



LEFTLocation: Rochdale Submitted by: Diane Davies Details: Be careful you don’t fall over on your ankle. (Our local Trail Writer Stuart adds: It’s something you should avoid when doing a Trail! It’s only used in Rochdale, Lancs and nowhere else in the world. People in neighbouring towns such as Bury and Oldham, just 5 miles away, have never heard of it and when Rochdalians use it in front of non-Rochdalians they are met with bafflement and bewilderment. It amazes me that this local word has never spread beyond the town’s boundaries.

RIGHTLocation: Essex Submitted by: Mark Priest Details: …all behind! Meaning: I’m running late or I’ve got too much to do.



LEFTLocation: Consett Submitted by: Helen Anderson Details: To have stopped mid job or to be going really slowly through a task. It comes from a famous local clock that was used in the town made by Pott’s. However the clock broke mid chime and despite being fixed didn’t work properly again.

RIGHTLocation: Durham Submitted by: Bec Reid Details: Stop being so naughty/mischievous!



LEFTLocation: North East Submitted by: Derick Lawson Details: We are going to paddle in the sea!

RIGHTLocation: Dorset Submitted by: Samantha Hubbard Details: That’s massive! (very large / gigantic).



Our Trail Writer’s Favourites



TOP L-R: Don’t forget your lunch dear (North East), a neighbour (South Staffs), the two teams of the Shrove Tuesday football game (the Upwards and the downwards sides – Ashbourne, Derbyshire).

BOTTOM L-R: another name for a woodlouse (similar to Cheese Log above but the Surrey version), really good! (Cannock / Wolverhampton / Midlands), I’ll do it directly BUT, directly in this instance doesn’t mean ‘right away’, it means it could take ages or there’s no set time limit. (commonly used in TT Towers and across Cornwall).

NB – thanks to everyone who submitted ‘dreckly’ from Cornwall – it was our most common entry!


Your Next Assignment!


Your third MISSION is now live! You have until 11:59pm on Wednesday 18th November to shout loud and proud about your local… artwork!

From strange street art and marvellous murals to stunning sculptures and statues, we want to know what curious creations can be stumbled upon around your way! 



MISSION THREE Art-Spotting Inspiration | Love Where You Live


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! 


12th November 2020

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