Opening Page
Puzzle
Book Intro
Pages 8-9
Pages 10-11
Pages 12-13
Pages 14-15
Pages 16-17
Pages 18-19
Pages 20-21
Pages 22-23
Pages 24-25
Pages 26-27
Pages 28-29
Pages 30-31
Pages 32-33
Pages 34-35
Pages 36-37
Pages 38-39
Conclusion
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Pages 22 - 23

General:
"Teddy needs more than a trifle". This teddy is the train Edward II which is (or was) being restored at Bristol. Much of the sponsorship of this venture came from Harveys of Bristol, the sherry makes, thus the trifle. The name Robin is for Robin Cousins, the ice skater, who comes from Bristol. The plant in this picture is Nipplewort - well think about another use for the word Bristol! The shop is for "Ship-shape and Bristol fashion" and the Christmas tree is for Christmas Steps, famous in the city. BBC Wildlife is Headquartered in Bristol, thus the frogs but the gorilla is Alfred, a very well known past occupant of Bristol Zoo. The plimsoll (known locally as a 'dap') is included because Samuel Plimsoll was once MP for Bristol. He was the man who invented the Plimsoll Line - a safety measure for ships, placing a line on the side of a vessel to mark the maximum loading level.
Key:
There are three roman numerals in this picture - we will deal with V (5) first. We have several references to time in this picture. One of them is on the church poster. It advertises an Epiphany Service - Epiphany being on the twelfth day of Christmas. Confirmers to the number we are in the Zodiac Tavern (12 signs of the zodiac - Pisces, the one shown being the 12th) and Shakespeare, author of Twelfth Night also gets a mention. Therefore put the twelfth word "trains" into position 5 in the "key" message.

Now to the other two roman numerals, XI and XII (11 and 12). The only other points in time mentioned in this picture are dates, the 21st and 22nd of March Put the 21st and 22nd words "train" and "spotters" into positions 11 and 12 of the "key" message.

Boy's Name:
Johnny and Timmy are the town and country mice in the Beatrix Potter story and she also wrote "A Tale of Two Bad Mice" (therefore one of these is a mouse). The answer to this clue is MOUSE.
Article:
One of the varieties of pottery made in Stoke on Trent is Jasperware. The root is, in fact, a carrot. If you put 'some' of Jasperware with the root you end up with Jasper Carrot - the funny man. His place is BIRMINGHAM

 

Key Message
1 I
2 FIND
3   
4 GHOST
5 TRAINS
6 AT
7   
8   
9   
10 EVEN
11 TRAIN
12 SPOTTERS
13 NOSTALGIC
14 MEMORIES
15   
16 IMAGINATION
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18   
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