Upon being informed by Jack that a pile of books kept inside an old chest in one of the rooms in the theater, might contain clues as to the whereabouts of a stashed hoard of pirate treasure, Zoe commenced her frantic search. A sudden strum of a guitar chord stopped her in her tracks, turning around Zoe saw the shadow of the busker responsible for the music appear on the theater wall. 'Never mind whistling while you work' thought Zoe, 'I will chill and listen to the entertainment.' And this is exactly what she did.
Some of The Shellies' songs contain references to pirates or smugglers. 'Songs from a Shell,' mentions 'Tab Holes.'
Mother Redcap's Inn in Wallasey, Merseyside is a virtual history or mystery tour of smuggling, sailors, press gangs, lost and hidden treasures. The features of this haunt included, a substantial reinforced entrance door which also operated a trap door (just inside the entrance) to surprise any visiting excise man. The downstairs rooms were adorned by a multitude of tab holes (hiding places) some even large enough to conceal a person.
The basement lead to darkened tunnels which supposedly connected to other parts of New Brighton.