Opening Page
Puzzle
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Pages 26 - 27

General:
"KO for Nancy" = "KO" is a way of saying 'knock out' or, to put it another way, a big hit. A big hit for Nancy Sinatra was "These Boots are Made for Walking". This place is Wellington. The boys are also wearing wellingtons. The train is number 70014 - The Iron Duke - or Duke of Wellington. The plant is Ladies Slipper - the only plant I could find that referred to footwear. The whistle simply illustrates a reference in the text to hearing a steam whistle. The iron is again an illustration for the Iron Duke and the knitting wood and scarf refer to the fact that Wellington was a major wool town. The bats are there just because they are there but the fox refers to a family called Fox who paternally ran the town's main business. One of the houses in the town used to be the Squirrel Pub.
Key:
The roman numeral here is XVII (17). The time is shown on the front of the train and is 3 o'clock (the newspaper here is the morning one). The 3rd word on the page is "at" which should be put into position 17 in the "key" message.
Boy's Name:
A bell is struck dumb without its tongue - or clapper - and "clapper" is the name for an old stone bridge. To ring a bell is to remind one. The answer to this clue is BELL.
Article:
The most obvious iron bird in York is the train called "Mallard" whose home is York Railway Museum. However, the bird we are looking for here is a goose (a tailor's flat iron is known as a goose). Another meaning of the word 'lovely' is 'fair' to fly to the Goose Fair at NOTTINGHAM

 

Key Message
1 I
2 FIND
3   
4 GHOST
5 TRAINS
6 AT
7   
8 OLD
9   
10 EVEN
11 TRAIN
12 SPOTTERS
13 NOSTALGIC
14 MEMORIES
15   
16 IMAGINATION
17 AT
18   
19   

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