Paul Stacey locked out of the studio by Lewis Allsopp

Local radio station Erewash Sound celebrated Paul Stacey’s 10th year of presenting The Erewash Sound Breakfast Show this week by sending him on a treasure hunt around Erewash.


The hunt started in Dale Abbey, on Monday morning where he was met by his parents who gave him his first clue which led him to Treetops Hospice in Risley where he had to complete a challenge to win prizes for his party at the end of the week.

(L-R) Paul Stacey’s Dad, Mum, Paul Stacey

At Treetops he was quizzed on Erewash Sound and Treetops, once finished he was handed some party hats and another clue to where he would be the next morning.

The next day he ventured over to Derby College to plant some bulbs with fellow, green-fingered presenters Tanya Prime and Gardener Steve.

Bulbs planted and prizes won he then set off to The Wonky Teapot to ice cakes wearing a fetching apron, hat and gloves.

The mid-week challenge was the most gruelling as the previous clue had sent him to Sandiacre Football club and ended with him doing an intensive training course with the team’s physiotherapist.

But the workout did not end there as he then arrived at Curves gym in sweatbands and leg warmers to do a circuit with Coach Danni and Coach Sally.

Paul Stacey and Sally from Curves Gym

Paul became a Sheep wrangler at Hooks Dairy Farm in Borrowash the following day as he had to retrieve his clue off the back of a sheep and chase it around its pen.

From the farm he headed back into Ilkeston to meet David Stacey in Stacey’s Bakery to be shown how to make industry standard mice pies and of course do a taste test.

Paul Stacey and David Stacey at Stacey’s Bakery

This was the final stage of the treasure hunt before his last day where he has his party at The Draycott Tap where he was surprised with a brass band, The Mayor of Erewash and his very own beer named after one of his features on the show “Windy Pops”, is now “Windy Hopps”.

Lewis Allsopp and Paul Stacey

Paul was overwhelmed with the thought and planning that went into the week:

The treasure hunt was organised and executed by Lewis Allsopp and Beth Derbyshire, the drive show presenter and producer.

“I just can’t believe how smooth it all went”, said Lewis Allsop, who hosts the drive show.

They have been planning the event since July and had been worried about something going wrong, but it all went to plan on the day.