Telephone Treasure Trail clues and answers now available!
This year the Telephone Treasure Trail celebrates its 20th anniversary! It was initially organised by Abbots Langley member Caroline Bloomer with 231 groups taking part. Because of its great success, it turned into an annual event and now – 20 years on – almost 400 groups took part. This year was organised by Crewe & District NWR.
Each year there is a hidden ‘theme’ for the quiz, which becomes apparent as clues are solved. Groups are sent their first clue, then they have to ring volunteer ‘clue holders’ to be given their next one. This aspect of the quiz gives groups an opportunity to speak to other members all over the country, enhancing the fun. It can also add to the frustration, as groups only have two hours to get all the clues, and with up to 100 groups taking part in any one evening, it can take time to get through to the busy clue holder volunteers. It is also a hectic time for the staff at the NWR office who have to allocate clues to clue holders and groups by hand. But the end result is always worth it!
For the full list of clues and answers and the winners for the 2015 Quiz, visit the Telephone Treasure Trail page on the website.
Illustration by Francesco 'Architetto' Rollandin
Our group thought the quiz was extremely difficult although seveal of us are very interested in art- in fact we gave up altogether. Presumably many groups managed to finsh it!
The Deepings Group really enjoyed this quiz, some really good teasers. We had two new members, for whom this was their first TTQ, and I am sure they will be eager and ready for next year's. Thanks to the organisers and Head Office for all the work that goes into this enjoyable event.
Our group undertook the quiz on Thursday last week. I thought the theme was too nebulous and that some of the clues and answers were very poor. I'd be interested to know how many groups participated and out of those groups, how many correctly completed it. I'd also like to know how head office "vet" the quizes that are sent in.
Sorry your group found the quiz too difficult Margaret. We had loads of groups who got 16 and more answers correct. We tried to challenge the lively minded women this year.!
TTT compiler 2015
Having now read the list of questions and answers some of our group are trying to understand ' theme' of Virtual Art - paintings sculpture artists and installations .......our group found it difficult to find the link and felt some of the questions were over complicated, particularly now that we have seen the list. Also, what is covered by 'installations'? It was a very frustrating evening.