Back in February, I went on a three-day trip to London and released the first jars outside Bristol. At the time, my friend Colin Beveridge said ‘ooh, I’m going to be in London in March, I shall take my friend jar-hunting’ and I thought ‘hmm, good luck with that – there’s no way those jars will still be there’.
However, I was wrong because Colin did go jar-hunting and he did indeed find a jar!
Number on lid of jar*: 56
I’ve seen or collected a jar*: Collected a jar
Your name (optional): Colin Beveridge
Date jar found (optional): 9 March
If you collected a jar, what motivated you to pick it up? (optional): I’d gone looking for it!
Where is the jar now? (optional): In my bag. This will change… )
This is the first time that someone I know has found a jar and I was so excited and thrilled. Colin had no extra help from me but he did rope in LaVonne Ellis to do some long-distance jar hunting. Apparently they spent about an hour and a half on Google Maps working it out and then dragged in several of our mutual Twitter gang to confirm that they had the right location. Now there’s some jar dedication.
Of course, there was still no guarantee that the jar would still be there but fortunately he was in luck. Colin went jar-hunting with a friend and a cuddly Koala called Impala – you can see their jar adventure photographs here.
Colin on jar-hunting: “It was like a very geeky Sherlock Holmes adventure”