Opening Page
Puzzle
Book Intro
Pages 8-9
Pages 10-11
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Pages 10-11

General:
"Free Henry Marten" in the picture relates to Chepstow. Henry Marten was one of the men who signed the death warrant of King Charles I. He was imprisoned at Chepstow Castle (later named the Marten Tower after him) until his death in 1680. He did however, have private rooms on the first floor which give the impression that he was not kept too badly!
The flower here is lilly of the valley - the only flower I could find that had any relationship to a valley (Chepstow being at the southern entrance to the famous Wye Valley). The birthday cake with ten candles illustrates the text and the rats are from the tunnel in the picture. The only other pictures are of a group of crystals and a horseshoe. Stuart Crystal, manufacturers of fine lead crystal-ware have a well known workshop in Chepstow and there is a race-course in the town.
Key:
The roman numeral is IV (4) and the only other number in the picture is the number 44. This is the excursion number which told the railway staff where the train was going and at what time. Word number 44 in the text is "ghost" - put this in position 4 in the "key" message.
Article:
The thorn at Glastonbury is known as the holy thorn and at BANGOR in North Wales there is a Biblical Garden where all the plants mentioned in the bible - at least, those which will stand the climate - (the "holy plants" in the clue) are planted.

 

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