After years of tracing this promoter you have been led here. To the Town hall. As you were following him you see him quickly dash off, leaving behind his bag on the floor, alongside a crumpled-up piece of paper. His bag has a lock attached to it, but you think the paper must be a clue to help.
To open your first clue you will have to find four numbers that you can see as you look out from the Town Hall? Can you spot them written on a wall to get your started.
HintFacing directly in front of the town hall, a year with four numbers can be found on a wall, on the corner of Brazennose St
Did you know?
The Town Hall bells were cast by John Taylor & Co, a renowned firm responsible for most of the UK's heaviest bells, including the one hung at St Paul's Cathedral. Experts consider the Town Hall's bells to be among the very best sets of English-hung bells in the world.
Manchester Evening News readers chose the Town Hall as their favourite building in Greater Manchester in 2012. Around 1,000 voters awarded the Town Hall an average rating of 9/10.
Plans to demolish the Town Hall were floated in the 1940s, as planners felt that the 'sooty' building was no longer 'fit for purpose'. They proposed replacing it with a new Town Hall in the Art Deco style. Fortunately, the idea was eventually scrapped.
Did you know?The World Pie Eating Championships are held in Wigan every year and contestants from all over compete to eat a meat and potato pie in the fastest possible time. The current record is 38 seconds.
Excellent, you enter the code into the briefcase, and it pings open. On the top are a set of directions which say:
Follow the path anti-clockwise (to the right as you look at the Town Hall) until your reach Mount Street on your right-hand side. Continue onto Mount Street and follow the circular building on your left until you find a Statue on the corner.
You see the producer gazing at the statue and etching a date into it…..Can you find the number he has just written?
HintThe statue is created by John Cassidy
Yes, 1907, that surely has to mean something? Keep it safe for now and remember it for later.
You see him dash round the library, so follow him round to the left and around to the main Entrance. You are looking at the pictures you found in the briefcase, but they do not match up somehow? Can you put the images in a “New Order” to make them right?
HintMatch up the images on the library with the picture. When put in the order of left to right you will find the correct order.
Did you know?Manchester (Salford) was the birthplace of vegetarianism over 200 years ago. Reverend William Cowherd preached about the moral virtues of a vegetarian diet in a small chapel and his followers went on to form the Vegetarian Society.
Did you know?The sculpture in front of the Theatre is that of the World Famous Bard William Shakespeare.
Can you solve the puzzle to progress?
Hintadd or take away the band numbers one by one. You will end up with a three digit code, the last number being 5
You tracked his movements, so you now know which room he is being kept in. Pretending to be his solicitor you follow the corridor to his room. Testing your luck, you open the door however he has been moved on. You do however find a set of keys on the floor…. Had he left them behind? There is also a scribbled note on the desk. Opera. You immediately know where to go.
You head back the way you came to Peter Street and turn right onto it. Heading down Peter Street you pass the Great Northern Railway Warehouse on your left. You continue and cross Deansgate, following the road straight onto Quay Street. Keep walking until you find the Manchester Opera house on your right.
However something appears different? What is it?
HintCan you spot the writing that is not on the picture you have?
Did you know?Opening in 1912, The Opera House hosted the 1958 European premiere of West Side Story and the British regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera with a production that opened in 1993 and ran to 1995, an exceptional run for a regional production.
Did you know?In 1948 Manchester University professors developed the first computer to have a stored programme and memory. They even nicknamed it ‘baby’.
You see the man again there. He stops, turns around and stares at you, you can see he does not yet trust you. “If you really have been sent, then you will easily know this question. In which order did these bands play at the Haçienda?” You rack your brains, trying to recall the memories from your head, can you place them correctly? (use the letters before then to denote the order e.g ABCD or DCBA
A - ERASURE
B - GRANDMASTER FLASH
C - THE SMITHS
D - TAKE THAT
HintGrandmaster Flash played first and Gary Barlow’s lot were last
“Well done, you certainly know your stuff, I didn’t think you would get that one. Ok then, so you aren’t a fools gold. I’ll give you the address…well part of it. You will have to find the first street of Manchester, and turn away from it….good luck” And with that he quickly walks away.
You continue forward onto Liverpool Road. In a daze you turn left, your mind racing through what that could mean. When you reach Deansgate you turn right again….you have a sense this is the right direction. You walk down until you can see Deansgate Station….left or right? But which way.
Type in the name of the original station that you can see above Deansgate to progress.
HintYou only need the first two words….. K and M
Did you know?The Train Station changed its name to its current title on the 3rd May 1971. It hosts nearly half a million passengers each year through its terminal
Left. Lets go for it. When you reach the station, you turn left onto Whitworth Street West. You keep walking down until it comes to you, you smile as you see the archway that reads “First Street” and turn left onto the canal, making sure to stay safe and away from the waters edge.
You can hear a bit of noise now….and your excitement builds. You turn left towards the noise and start to see the gated artwork that are fixed to the wall, telling a story through the ages of this wonderful club.
You see a keypad on the wall…. but what to put in? You remember the code you found before. You enter it.
HintWhat was the year scribbled on the statue? 19...?
Did you know?Manchester is the only place in the world where you can study Mummy Studies. The University of Manchester even has its very own Mummy Tissue Bank!