Several members of Pewsham Belles spent a delightfully sunny afternoon in Calne yesterday, taking part in the latest treasure trail organised by Wiltshire Federation. The streets in and around the library and town hall were explored thoroughly in the pursuit of the answers to 27 clues cleverly wrapped up in cryptic rhymes.
The photo shows the answer to one of the more tricky clues. The sunshine made it difficult to read the date of the Landsdown Hotel's firemark and the manager there didn't know the answer either. Little did we know we had the solution all along... if only Michelle knew how to zoom in on her camera's photos! (Psst! the answer is 1695)
A favourite moment was along the town's former canal wharf when our pondering over a clue was met by the house's owner opening her front door and pointing to the answer! Luckily we'd already spotted it for ourselves.
We certainly know more now about Calne's history and the important scientific discoveries made there. Most important for us was the discovery of a lovely cafe for coffee and squishy cake afterwards. All the Belles who tried it thoroughly recommend Kay's Bistro!
Thanks to Wiltshire Federation for organising a fun afternoon.