BBC treasure quest strikes gold at Wisbech’s historic courthouse

Wisbech Court House

Wisbech Court House - Credit: Archant

A RADIO treasure quest struck gold in Wisbech on Sunday at the town’s empty courthouse.

BBC Radio Norfolk’s Treasure Quest programme, presented by Becky Betts and David Clayton, enlists the help of listeners to unravel clues and find a hidden treasure envelope.

This weekend’s programme finished at Wisbech Courthouse, where the envelope had been hidden by Arbind Ray, a member of the Octavia Hill Society and the Friends of the Courthouse.

Mr Ray, a director, writer and producer with film company First Impact Pictures, spoke of his plans to turn the empty courthouse into a film studio earlier this year.

He was interviewed by the BBC at the nearby Rose & Crown Hotel.

Businesses, groups and organisations have been invited to contribute ideas for future use of the courthouse. Anyone interested can contact Mr Ray on 07966 502248 or e-mail: