Opening Page
Puzzle
Book Intro
Pages 8-9
Pages 10-11
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Pages 24-25
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Pages 38-39
Conclusion
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Pages 24 - 25

General:
"This way to Latin amusements" refers to Weston super Mare (latin for Weston on Sea). The notice urging you to visit Poldhu is not just there to recommend a lovely place but is a link with Marconi who made one of his initial experiments from Brean Down (near Weston) across to Wales. Later there was a Marconi station at Poldhu and the first letter to be transmitted from there to Newfoundland was the letter 'S'. The cinema poster advertises two films in which John Clease featured - he comes from Weston. The train is the "Great Western" (7007) and the news board tells you that Big O gives ER the elbow - knock out the ER in Western and substitute O - gives you Weston again. The morse code spells 'Brunel' who built the ship "The Great Western". The plant here is Sea Lavender and, with the donkey should tell you that you are the seaside. The Odeon links with the advertisement in the main picture. The lock and key refer to the village of Locking and the Locking Road in Weston and the toy boat again tells you that you are at the seaside. (The other reason Steve wanted this included is that he could remember being bought a similar one at Weston as a child. It apparently caused quite an argument between his parents, one saying that he should have it and the other saying that he was spoilt!"
Key:
The roman numeral here is VIII (8) and the time is shown on the front of the train - it actually shows 4 o'clock but there are other things to be taken into account - the fact that cream teas are available and the Evening News is already out (and the last initial has been left off the signature in this picture) point to PM - or afternoon. Therefore the time is 16.00 hours. The 16th word on this page is "old" which should be put into position 8 in the "key" message.
Boy's Name:
Before burning in the fire comes the frying pan (out of the frying pan and into the fire). You pan for gold and Pan played the pipes. To be told you are wrong is to get panned which, without the end (or the letters 'end') becomes pan again The answer to this clue is PAN
Article:
One of the things for which Birmingham is known is Bourneville Chocolate. This chocolate was named for the place in which it is made. Another chocolate which has it name put together with the place where it is made is Terry's of YORK.

 

Key Message
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2 FIND
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4 GHOST
5 TRAINS
6 AT
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8 OLD
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10 EVEN
11 TRAIN
12 SPOTTERS
13 NOSTALGIC
14 MEMORIES
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16 IMAGINATION
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