Treasure hunters toured Maresfield on Saturday, enjoyed a barbecue, played games and helped raise more than £350 for the village school.
A treasure hunt was organised by the Friends of Bonners, the school parent teacher association, and the Maresfield Conservation Group, writes Vanessa Thomas who also took the pictures.
There was additional support from the Maresfield Historical Society, St Bartholomew’s Church and the Maresfield Millennium Players.
There were clues on houses, on roads, in the village shop window, in the church and church yard, and in the words of Millennium Players who put on a performance to bring history to life.
Refreshments were provided at the church while the rector, the Rev Nick Cornell, and the youth minister Brendan Martin were on hand to motivate participants, and even provided historical information to children about the unique baptismal fonts that the church houses.
Once all the thinking and clue searching was concluded there was time for socialising and fun at the school. The winning team, the ‘Number Crunchers’ were thrilled with the outcome.
Beckie Stonebanks, vice chair of Friends of Bonners said: “We loved that people came along and got involved and had fun finding out more about the village and its history, while having the opportunity to meet some of the hard working groups that are making a difference in our community.”