Pages 30 - 31
The "Hand in Glove" is a reference to
the glove trade of Yeovil. The train 70030 is
"William Wordsworth" (thus the daffodils)
and RB L EB refers to Robert and Elizabeth Browning.
These are illustrations of poetry mentioned in
the text. The foxglove is again about the glove
trade. One of the main industries of Yeovil is
Westland Helicopters - the wasps refer to these
as does the Scout badge (one of their models is
the Scout). There is a main plant in Yeovil for
Unigate (later Horlicks) - thus the milk. The
pile of books will be understood by those who
look up the address of the publisher. They are
at Sparkford, just north of Yeovil. In the text,
the part about having a one track mind when it
comes to books refers to the single track part
of the railway which passes beneath the publishers'
There is NO roman numeral in this picture. Therefore
there is no word to find on this page. The "red
herring/fishy" nature of this page is emphasised
by the references to trout, herons and fishing.
The original measure of a yard was from a king
deciding that the measure was equal to the length
from his nose to the end of his outstretched hand.
A yard is less than a metre and a yard is where
trains are kept. The answer to this clue is YARD.
Liverpool's most famous insects were, of course,
The Beatles. Their residential vessel was a submarine
(we all live in a yellow submarine). In GOSPORT
was once a Royal Railway Station, where Queen
Victoria embarked for her holiday home on the
Isle of Wight. Also at GOSPORT is the Royal Navy