The Lutterworth Town Treasure Hunt will be open to residents and people visiting Lutterworth throughout August.
So, how well do you know Lutterworth or think you know Lutterworth? This is the challenge being ‘thrown down’ by the Mayor of Lutterworth, Cllr Tony Hirons, to the residents.
Not only is the idea to raise funds for The Mayor’s Appeal, but, stresses Cllr Hirons “I really want people, particularly those who may have moved to Lutterworth relatively recently, to get to know their town and understand it’s rich and vibrant history”.
The ‘clues’ have been concentrated around the centre of Lutterworth and will take in such significant landmarks as The Wycliffe memorial, the Town Hall (designed by Joseph Hansom, who also designed the hansom cab) and, of course, the wonderful church of St Mary’s where John Wycliffe, as Rector of Lutterworth from 1374 to 1384 completed the first translation of the bible into English.
To help them with their ‘quest’ they will have ‘The Lutterworth Historic Town Trail’ – a leaflet provided by Lutterworth Town Council which highlights the many interesting buildings in the centre of the town.
Prizes: And it won’t just be the enjoyment of taking part – there are prizes on offer. The winning entry will receive a £50 voucher to be spent at one of the retailers in Lutterworth, with second and third prizes of £30 and £20.
To Enter: Entry forms and clues will be available from the 1st August from the Lutterworth Town Council office and other shops in the town centre and people will have the whole of August to complete the Treasure Hunt, closing date being 30th August.
“I hope as many people as possible will take part” said Cllr Hirons “not only do I think it will be great fun, but it will also showcase all the great places and variety of shops that Lutterworth, an historic market town, has to offer”.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Cllr Hirons on 01455-556616 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org