Where’s Watty?

Little Watty, star of BSEE’s regular competition, continues to travel the UK, exploring interesting places, admiring the built environment and considering how he can reduce his carbon pawprint. Watty does like to have his picture taken as a memento of his travels and BSEE readers are given the chance each month to guess where he has been photographed. The lucky winners each receive a cuddly badger for correctly naming the places or landmarks that Watty has visited!

For those who have not yet made his acquaintance, Little Watty Baxter is the name chosen for the badger featured in the Baxi-SenerTec UK logo. The name Little Watty, short for Little Walter, is an apt choice because it alludes to the unit of output generated by combined heat and power technology. What some may not know is that Dachs, the name of the mini-CHP unit that is marketed in the UK by Baxi-SenerTec UK, is the German word for badger.


With his latest port of call being home to a visitor attraction that cost some £97 million, Little Watty expected something special – and he was not disappointed!  Viewed from above, the building resembles a white star and below the four projecting segments are each shaped like a ships prow, the facade being covered by faceted plates that reflect light so that the effect is reminiscent of a great liner ploughing through ocean waves.   This made Watty feel quite nautical, which was not surprising as this attraction is in an area with a legacy of ship building and commemorates a hugely iconic liner that launched from there a century ago and is still talked about today.

To be in with a chance of winning your very own cuddly Little Watty Baxter, simply look at the photograph and tell us the name of the building, which it has to be said left Watty with what he later described as “A Sinking Feeling”.

Please email your answers to: trushtonthorpe@datateam.co.uk

The winner will be chosen at random and will receive a cuddly badger. The closing date for this competition is 01 February 2013.

You can also follow Little Watty on his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/littlewattybaxter