A photographic treasure hunt by Dave Buxton
How well do you know Devizes and its buildings? ‘Devizes Details’ has been a DOCA fundraiser, presenting you with an intriguing challenge that could keep you busy for months. A treasure hunt of Devizes beautiful doorways, rooftops, windows, datestones, and other features of its buildings — It’s a competition.
With 75* features photographed in ‘Devizes Details’, residents entered their answers by the end of May 2021 and had the chance to win £500!
Proceeds from sales of the book go to support DOCA’s program of events for this year including Devizes Carnival, Devizes International Street Festival, Confetti Battle, and Lantern Parade.
We are grateful to our sponsors, Hunter French estate agents who are providing the first prize of £500, and Wansbroughs Solicitors who will provide the second prize of £250.
Dave Buxton, who is a DOCA Trustee, photographed Devizes and compiled the book for DOCA, with support from Ida McConnell of Jackson McConnell.
The DOCA treasure hunt competition book, Devizes Details, was launched in February 2020 and has a closing date for entries of 30th October 2020. It was selling well until the inevitable shut down has made it difficult to buy copies and therefore take part in the contest to locate all the intriguing architectural details around town featured in the book.
*Is there one missing?
There has been a treasure hunt nightmare! One of the photographed items mysteriously disappeared after the book went to print, we don’t when or where it went but it has certainly gone! Competitors, please note, picture no. 62 is no longer part of the competition so don’t waste time looking for it!
We had a great audience at our prize-giving on the 27th of July.
We were very pleased to announce the winners who were:
Annette Howard 1st prize
Judith Caldwell 2nd Prize
And here are the answers…
We will be announcing the winners of the prizes at the upcoming DOCA’s AGM. Check the answers below to see how many you got right. Click view in full-screen.
Special thanks to our key sponsors
…and to our key supporters