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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Welcome to Warwick!

A cache by fitzsimons
Hidden : 5/3/2010
In West Midlands, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A fairly quick cache-and-dash. It's on a particularly busy road, extreme stealth will be required. The cache is a clip-lock box.

BEWARE
The cache is on a busy road, make sure you are being careful if you are with children or Geodogs. There are also some nettles near the cache hiding place; don't look for this one in shorts and sandals!


Warwick is, not surprisingly, the county town of Warwickshire.
It lies on the River Avon and is next to Leamington Spa. It holds an annual range of festivals including Warwick Words and the Folk Festival, which attracts many Morris dancing groups. As of 2001, the population was 25,434.


Early History

Warwick was supposedly founded on the banks of the river Avon in 914AD. The word Warwick means dwellings by the weir.


Fire

A huge fire damaged the town in 1694. It began at around 2:00pm on September 5 when a stray spark from a kindling torch set fire to the houses. Because the summer was hot and the houses were wooden, the flames spread very quickly and destroyed a lot of the town.
As a result, there are fewer medieval buildings than you would expect and most of the buildings are from the 17th and 18th centuries.


Town twinning

The town is twinned with:



  • France: Samur, Pays de la Loire
  • Germany: Verden, Lower Saxony

Extra Cache info
There is free parking in a layby a few metres away. A nearby pub has parking for customers, too. Please hide the cache again carefully, as dog-walkers often walk up this side of the road. The coordinates may not be right; it is near several trees!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Tebhaq yriry va gur pbeare gb evtug bs qbbe

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 7/30/2014 12:47:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time (7:47 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum