In Search of Hope – an Easter Treasure hunt
Some things to look out for on the way round:
1) Count how many palm-like trees you see. (we found 12 – 25, 19 Causeway; 9 on the school drive 26 Silver St. Any more?). Did you know that the crowds used palm tree branches to wave and celebrate when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday? (the clue’s in the name!)
2) There are enough shoes on the trail for the Donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem – can you find them? (You might even find a spare?) (33 Causeway x2, 20 Buntings Path, 58 Silver St)
3) TOUGHIE ALERT! There used to be a Police House in Burwell and there is still evidence of where it is – this is a tricky one but if you keep your eyes open as you walk you might just find it – can you find which house it was? (23 Causeway – name on light outside the house)
4) Please keep on the lookout for things that give you hope on the trail – we would love you to share them with us – take a photo, share it on our facebook page and help bring some hope into the community.
Begin at the Trinity Church, High Street (near the chemist) and you will find your first QR code – please watch the video.
- What year was the church building built? (1907) What is Colin’s phone number? (01353 720347)
Walk past the chemist towards Pound Hill carefully socially distancing from the queue!
- What was happening when a large fire broke out and when? (Puppet Show 8th Sept 1727)
Please cross the road carefully onto Pound Hill
- Name 3 of the famous landmarks on the Burwell village sign. (Brick factory, castle, windmill, St.Mary’s church) (NB village sign may be missing)
At the Post Office find your second QR code, watch the video and collect the first clue.
- When was the Post Office built? (1939)
- What name is above that date? (St.Omers)
- The same name is above the next door cottages. What is the date? (1903)
Keep walking towards The Causeway
- How many wooden crosses can you count? (30) Do you know why the cross is a symbol of sacrifice and hope? (Easter is when we remember that Jesus gave up His life on the cross so that we could be forgiven and saved – so the sacrifice of Jesus gives us hope of a future with God.)
- Look up at the big cross, how many rows of brick high is it? (We counted 60??)
Turn left down The Causeway
- What tree is on the house name at number 31 The Causeway? (Elm)
- What is the date of Jubilee Cottages? (1897) Do you know where the idea of jubilee came from and the connection with hope? (The Bible tells us that God instituted Jubilee on the 50th Year when all people would be set free and land returned to its owners – a year when debts were cancelled or forgiven)
- What is the date of Ebenezer Cottages? (1898) Do you know what Ebenezer means and what it has to do with hope? (The Bible tells us that is means “The Lord has helped us to this place” – it gives us hope that God is always for us and will help us if we trust in Him for the future)
- Which Dickens character had the Christian name Ebenezer? (Scrooge in Christmas Carol)
- Which 3 colours are on the Barbers sign? (Red, white, blue)
You should find the third QR code – watch the video and collect the clue.
- Which tree are the cottages named after? (Elm)
- Where will you find a Wandering Dragon? Add a pineapple fritter and how much would it cost? (Chinese £8.40)
- In which 2 years did Burwell receive The Best Kept Village award for East Cambs? (97, 98)
- Where can you find 3 crosses round here? – we need them for our heart! (The defib on the Reading rooms)
Cross over the crossing carefully and walk towards the school. Remember to keep looking for the palm like trees.
- What is the website address for Burwell Print? (www.burwellprint.co.uk)
- What date is on the British School plaque? (1846)
Cross over the crossing and turn left towards the library
- What mythical bird has a room? (Phoenix) It is a symbol of hope – What connection might the bird have to what Christians celebrate at Easter (note the big difference is the bird is mythical whereas Jesus was and is a real person)! The mythical phoenix was an imaginary bird that set fire to itself every 500 years and was born again, rising from its own ashes. To rise like a phoenix from the ashes means to emerge from a catastrophe stronger, and more powerful. Jesus was a real person who lived in history and died and rose again on Easter day over 2000 years ago, conquering death and sin forever and still lives for evermore and who gives his followers hope in living today and for the future.
You should find the fourth QR code around – watch the video and collect the clue.
- Which phone number would you use to contact The Burwell Detachment regarding Army Cadets? (01223 862949)
Keeping to the path, walk past the sports hall –
- Can you find the name of the Alarm system? (AZTEC)
Turn left into Buntings Path
- Which nursery rhyme has the word ‘bunting’ in it? (Baby, baby, bunting, daddy’s gone a-hunting. He’s gone to get a rabbit skin to put his baby bunting in!)
- Do you know how many disciples Jesus had? (12) The disciples were also called “Fishers of men” – at this number on Buntings Path can you find another fisher? (Kingfisher on the weather vane)
Cross Silver Street carefully and turn right keeping on the left hand side of the road.
- How many insects can you see on the wall of The Bungalow? (3 butterflies, 1 Dragon fly, 3 ladybirds)
- What bird is standing proudly at the front door? (Peacock)
Are you still counting palm-like trees?
- Number 31 has a prickly name. What is it? (The Hollie)
- Where could you get a “short back and sides”? (Katherine Paul)
Keep walking along Silver Street
- Name some fruit that may have grown down the road to your right? (Orchard Road – apples, pears, plums etc)
Cross New Road carefully continuing down Silver St.
- Look across the road, how many tall Pine trees can you count? (4)
- Who owns Burwell House? (Cambridge County Council)
- Down the road, what other tree name is in a house name? (Ash tree 71)
Continue along the road and as you reach the Church you will find your 5th QR code. Watch the video and note the last letter of the password code.
Walk down the Church path to the back door and the last QR code! Have you cracked it? Select the link ”Crack the Code?” and enter the password to see the last video.
WELL DONE – You have completed the HOPE trail.
Let us know how you did on the “In Search of Hope – Easter Treasure Trail” Facebook page @BurwellBCTrail and remember to add your pictures of HOPE in Burwell.
Please take a booklet (one per child) for your children to continue their hunt for hope!
Contact us at Email or on Facebook @BurwellBaptistChurch or phone 01638 735502
Please join us for our on-line Easter services on our YouTube channel, Facebook BurwellBaptistChurch or through our website www.burwellbaptistchurch.org.uk
If you enjoyed this treasure hunt then why not try St Mary’s easter trail which you can find in their church-yard at the other end of the village. HAPPY EASTER