Haddenham.net

BBC Local Radio Chases Through

Home » News » BBC Local Radio Chases Through
IMG_0008
Treasure Quest in Haddenham

Regular listeners to BBC Three Counties Radio may be familiar with its 'Treasure Quest' programme.

The idea is that two teams — one representing BBC 3CR listeners and the other BBC Northampton's — compete in a 'treasure hunt' style race, solving a number of geographically specific clues as they chase around the countryside within their respective broadcast areas.

It's usually an entertaining listen, and your website editor frequently tunes into the show — that is, until the lead presenter, Jonathan Vernon-Smith, resorts to what he amusingly refers to as "singing".

Sadly this is worse than hearing the teacher's nails scrape down a blackboard. So, at that point and without fail, your editor's wife immediately intervenes and re-tunes our radio to BBC Radio 4.

A shame really, as your editor has not heard the last hour or two of 'Treasure Quest' for several weeks!

On Saturday morning, 5th March, Tim Wheeler (who is presenter Jonathan Vernon-Smith's sidekick and occasional stand-in) arrived in Haddenham looking for a clue relating to a fermented bacterial product.

After a brief pause outside St Mary's at Church End, the 3CR duo found their way to Banks Park and on to the Vale Harvest Food Market, where they found a local yogurt producer and gained their next clue.

Then it was on to Ford ... 'there be dragons' ... and beyond the scope of this website.

BBC 3CR broadcasts on FM 103.8 — the very best local listen after our own 'Summerfest Radio'!

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

New Highway Code 02
Alan Thawley: Mon 02 Aug 11:36am

Good news for Pedestrians and Cyclists?We will be safer walking and cycling in Haddenham, when we have all learnt the new Highway Code. National press reports say that 'Changes to the Highway Code, including putting pedestrians at the top of a new "road user hierarchy", have been proposed by the UK transport secretary.The proposed changes, which are due to receive...

Happy to receive Covid vaccination 05
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 01 Aug 6:30pm

The walk-in vaccination clinics at the Guttmann Centre in Stoke Mandeville Stadium have been extended once again — rather than conclude at the end of July they will now continue until 16th August.This means anyone who needs a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine (people aged 18+) can simply turn up to the centre without booking.Vaccines are available every day from 9.30am to 7pm. Please...

Martin Andrew Book Cover
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 21 Jul 12:00pm

Haddenham resident and prolific author, Martin Andrew, has just published another book. Read all about it here.Fans of CS Forester's novels — especially Flying Colours — and Ioan Gruffudd's portrayal of Horatio Hornblower will be in their element with this engaging true-life tale of a jaunt down the rivers Severn and Loire, the first a trial run and the latter a re-enactment of...