Street Hunt is a kind of visual crossword puzzle, a treasure hunt where the riches are road names, a story emerging from the page: and the chance to win up to £10,000!
A poem is written with words from road names in a designated area.
A book of photographs shows the street signs and their surroundings but with the names removed.
Participants have to work out what the streets are, using the emerging story of the poem to help them.
The first person to submit a correctly completed book with all the right answers wins. The prize is the total cash fund of the amalgamated book sales with a guaranteed minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £10,000 if all the books printed sold.
Street Hunt is about the topography of place and the wonders of its street names. It is about getting out into the streets, traveling around the county and talking to people.
Street Hunt Norfolk and Norwich:
frost, snow –
brasier: chestnuts, marsh mallow.
ploughboy Adam, pretty plump Eva
Valentine lovers’ diamond ring.
strawberry cheese cake.
Hawaii beach honeymoon.
blue sky, golden sunset.
excelsior Hilton –
silkfields: little snoring.
back home. strayground.
love drift. lonely. hollow pit.
utopia worlds end.
cider pump. ten mile drunken drove. police pullover.
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Street Hunt Colchester:
Colchester Five Ways
Tall Tara Talbot,
Colchester badminton challenge.
Pioneer coach Margaret Maidenburgh.
Triumph. Victory. Podium.
Sargeant Robin Flagstaff,
Great regimental cohort.
Crooked Christopher Speedwell.
Hunting Daimler, Fiat, Ford, Vauxhall Cavalier.
Drive burns hunters chase.
Sweet old singleton Enid Peppercorn,
Elton John fan.
Salmon, chanterelle, cabbage, chestnut.
Belle fairhead singer Bethany,
Silver fox builder Ewan, pleasant guy.
Spring blossom garland: hawthorn, rowan.
Bride: sunny point island holiday tangerine tan.
Groom: bright blue cap.