Telephone Treasure Trail
This very popular annual telephone quiz has been running since 1995. The quiz usually runs over four nights one week in November from Monday to Thursday. Well over 350 groups usually take part, meaning that approximately 100 groups take part each night.
Each year one NWR group volunteers to set the 23 questions and the NWR Office administers the actual organisation, which is complex and time consuming. Of the 23 questions each group will answer only 20 sequentially, starting with the number appointed to them. Each year has a theme and in the past these have included seasons, colours, famous battles, towns with similar names and plants.
The quiz also involves volunteer clue holders who stand by their phones from 8pm to 10pm on their allotted nights to accept answers and provide groups with the next question. This complicated sequence is all worked out by the Office beforehand. Clue holders are alloted a different night to their group's quiz night. There is also a list of emergency clue holders to stand by for last minute changes or emergencies.
All of the Groups taking part are sent a quiz pack containing an instruction sheet, answer sheet and list of clue holders for the night they are taking part. Answers are written on the sheet provided and returned to the group organising the TTT for marking. Prizes are allocated to winning groups per night and also one overall winning group. Only after the marking do the questions (and answers of course) appear on this website. Clueholders names are also drawn out of a hat for two nightly prizes.
Monday 9th to Thursday 12th November
•Join in with NWR groups all over the country
•£100 1st prize
•£50 nightly prize
•2 x £20 nightly clue holders' draw
•Loads of fun
•Complete the TTT Entry Form and return to Head Office
•Include a minimum donation of £5
•Include an e-mail contact or stamped addressed postcard for confirmation of your entry
Closing date for entries
The closing date for entries is 7th September 2020.
No late entries can be accepted
What happens next?
•In early November your group will receive an envelope containing an instruction sheet, an answer sheet containing your 1st clue and a list of clue holders with phone numbers.
•On the evening of your choosing, you need to start your meeting promptly so that you can start phoning as soon as the lines open at 8pm. Allow time to read through the instructions before you begin. Remember the phone lines close at 10pm.
•Have plenty of reference books and internet access available and of course wine and nibbles to keep you going!
•When you have finished, return your answer sheet to the address on your answer sheet.
To be a clue holder
•All you need is a telephone and a free evening.
•If possible you will need to disable your Call Minder Service/Answer phone service for the evening.
•All volunteers will get a letter in early October asking them to confirm their details and availability
•Nearer the time you will receive your instructions, your answer and clue and a list of Emergency Clue Holders
Thank you to all groups who participated in this years quiz and a big thank you to the Battle & District group for hosting. Group Scores
Past Telephone Treasure Trail – Clues, answers and winners