Welcome to the trial QR Code Treasure Hunt, which various organisations from West Howe have worked together to form. This is a short version of what we hope to produce on a larger scale around the area. The vision is that we can slowly introduce various QR Code Treasure Hunts like this. Some may take an afternoon to complete, others might be short walks around the area and have simple clues for families with younger children. There are many possibilities.

To take part in this activity you will need a phone with:
• A relevant barcode scanner app installed
• Access to the internet

As you go from place to place you will notice that there are either letters or numbers underneath each QR Code. You will need to make a note of these as you find them, because at the end you will receive a link to let us know what they are in order. Don’t be tempted to click on any random code you come across, because you will most probably miss out on more than one clue.

As you scan the QR code, clues will come up as either a web page (as in this instance), a photograph, a YouTube clip, etc. These will give you ideas as to where to go next.. For instance, if you saw a photograph of two or three chocolate bars (which you won’t!), it might mean that you need to visit Mace on Cunningham Crescent. Be careful though, they may not all be as straight forward as that! For instance, even if a venue seems easy to find, the QR code may not be so easy to locate when you get there!

We welcome any useful feedback after you have completed this trial course for us – particularly places you think would be good locally to visit as we plan other courses, and also how easily the technology worked with the various clues you will receive.

Thank you.

YOUR FIRST CLUE: There’s more to this place than the old saying, “It’s all swings and roundabouts”.

Lead sheet for “Here I Am (I’ll Come to You)”

Grateful thanks go to Owen Ralph for his time in laying down a really good looking Lead sheet for the first of these songs. He’s working on the others over the next few days for me, so keep coming back, they should be here fairly soon! I used to be his youth worker back in my days in Caerphilly, don’t you know!

Here I Am

My Songs

As you may have noticed, I have recently added a songs page to this site. I don’t write songs very often, but when I do I shall upload them onto SoundCloud, and they should (if all works as it should) appear on the Songs page.

I will also add links to lead sheet files, too.



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Why not consider your own website? Get your domain name from here:

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Based on a true story, this is the emotive journey of a slave girl caught up in an unfulfilled promise.

Pain, sadness, rage, jealousy, regret & abandonment all follow.
Could things ever have been different for Hagar?

Download the Hagar monologue here

Download the Holywood poster for Hagar here



This is the currently very non-eventful website of Mark Burgess.

I currently live in Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, working for The Scargill Movement

I do hope to get round to doing something with this at some point, so until then, apologies that it is so boring!

Until then, I’ve decided to try to start “Tweeting” a bit!