Here’s a little brain-teaser for you: Test your knowledge of your local town & try to find all 24 street names hidden in the story below. We’ve taken a little artistic licence here & there, some are easy to spot, some appear across several words. Best of luck!
In a small shack, on a corner plot of a cul-de-sac, lived a tabby named Bigsby. One morning he woke to find his food bowl completely empty!
“Mew” he said hopefully, but it was no use, Bigsby’s corner was devoid of humans. He wandered next door to visit old man Fitzgerald.
“Mew” Said Bigsby but it was no use, the old man didn’t understand.
He set off to find his owner, through the south wood & along the brook. Farmer Warren was in the meadow opposite, getting ready for the lamb sale.
He followed the little brook until it met the river Alde. Close to the limes along the bank, he watched a kingfisher rise up, prize in its beak and briefly wondered if he should catch his own breakfast. Even the nearby curlew court insects in the sandbanks along the river.
He decided, instead to keep looking. He walked the high street, all the way along….avenue after avenue but no owner to be found. He searched the market place, the sawmill, the old bell yard. No luck.
He strode up to the playground, through the fair field where daisies may flower in summer if the children don’t turn them into necklaces first. Today there was no-one in the park. End of the line, thought Bigsby.
As a last resort he went to the station, approached the desk his human sometimes sat behind. He saw sadly that she was not there but watched his owner’s colleague Felsham rise from his desk & come over. “Bigsby what are you doing here? Your owner is at home. She left an hour ago from us, walked straight home. Off you go!”
Bigsby raced back to his little corner house & found his owner with a fresh bag of cat food. She’d bought it especially for him, new. Cutting open the top, she was surprise to see Bigsby racing through the catflap & leaping onto the counter.
“Did you miss me?” She said.
“Hardly,” he thought “But I’m glad I don’t have to catch my own food…”
I wonder if you can find all 24 Saxmundham street names in my poorly written tale – I’m no Worsdworth…..Close though.
Answers revealed below….only scroll down if you’re ready to see them!
- Bigsby’s corner
- Fitzgerald Mews
- South Wood
- Brook Farm
- Warren Avenue
- Lambsale Meadow
- Alde Close
- The Limes
- Kingfisher Rise
- Curlew Court
- High Street
- Long Avenue
- Market Place
- Old Bell Yard
- Fairfield Road
- Mayflower Avenue
- Park End
- Station Approach
- Felsham Rise
- Fromus Walk
- New Cut
- Wordsworth Close