What makes this puzzle so interesting over similar ones available is a number of things. Firstly, the river is not the river Nudd, but in fact, the river Nidd. A gross spelling mistake not corrected. Perhaps had Falcon (UK) rather than Jumbo (NL) published the puzzle, they probably would have picked up the error before publishing.
Another interesting fact is that the picture shows a red-roofed house on the right near the river. This house was in existence in the 1920s, but they re-roofed it in grey in the 2000s. Modern versions of this puzzle show the house with a grey roof which is not as attractive nor as stand out local feature as its previous colour.
Some interesting facts about Knaresborough
Knaresborough is a market town on the River Nidd in North Yorkshire about 3 miles from the spa town of Harrogate. It is famous for the railway viaduct linking one side of the river to the other. Thomas Grainger built this castellated viaduct in 1851 for the Leeds & Thirsk Railway, influenced by the medieval character of the town.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, Knaresborough was the home to the Medieval English seer, Mother Shipton (1488-1561) who lived in a cave on the left hand side of the river. Nearby is one of only two Petrifying Wells in England. Guy Fawkes (The Gunpowder Plot, 1605) also lived in the town for a period of time.
The picture is taken from the ruins of Knaresborough Castle.
Due to the mis-spelling of the title and being one of the last to show the house with the red roof before they re-roofed it in grey, this puzzle is definitely one for the collector.
Other versions and sizes of this puzzle are available but not with spelling mistakes! (or perhaps the red roofed house).
A very rare example of this lovely puzzle in pristine condition and never seen another copy like it.
The puzzle is BRAND NEW, with its original FACTORY SEAL.
More information about Knaresborough, River Nudd, North Yorkshire:
- Puzzle size: 19″ x 26 3/4″, 48.5 x 68 cm.
- Box size: 37 x 27 x 5 cm
- Reference number: 10465.
- EAN number: 8710126153284.