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Hidden : 01/22/2008
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2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

These starting co-ordinates are for The Barley Mow pub in Tilford, a good pub and a beautiful spot. This pub was chosen as it is one the locals I used to drink in and because it is within a few miles of where I lived, trained, ran a business and died. If you cannot solve this problem at home, why not come here for a drink – if you sit at the right table, you might get some inspiration!

I was involved in a certain sport, as was my father. We worked together both in and away from the sport. My father died locally when I was in my twenties, so I then had to run our business on my own. In sport, I was lucky enough to win a world championship. Sadly I too died early, again locally and actually within a few miles of this pub. I was still World Champion when I died and was about to marry a beautiful model. For those who enjoy that type of thing, remove an “n” from my surname and you have an anagram of hers. Had my life not ended the way it did, I may not have made it to old age as I had other health problems. As if my life needed a final twist, I have a son.

How many letters are there in my first, middle and last names?    A, B, C
On what date did I die?    DE/FG/HJ (dd/mm/yy)
How old was I when I died?    KL

To find the cache you will need to gather the following local information. This should involve a drive of around 15 miles and the roads you will probably take are all of some significance in my life story. Please drive carefully on your travels. With consideration, safe short-term parking is available at all waypoints.

1. Go to N51 1[C-H].G02 W00 4B.H02.

This restaurant used to be a pub in which I spent many happy hours in good company. Both etchings on the door and the name on the bus stop outside give a clue to its previous life. Possible parking is available at the commercial buildings 100yrds to the East of here which were once our renowned business, but very little of the structure remains. I see a new office building nearby has been given a pleasing name. On the sign outside the restaurant are two rows of numbers, the top line ending with an “18”.
What’s the second number on the second row?
Answer = NP

2. Go to N51 1D.H48 W00 4C.B32.

Visit my grave. My father’s grave is on my right, although on the other side of the path from mine.
When did the lady on my left die?
Answer = QR/ST/UV (dd/mm/yy)

3. Go to N51 1V.U51 W00 4C.V54.

Green Fields. My mother and I moved here after my father died.
There are some numbers following the letters “SDF” on the utilities box outside.
Answer = WXYZ.

4. Go to N51 1V.[W+R]57 W00 V[W+Z].X89.

Here there is an information board. This should give you the final co-ordinates to go hunting.

5. The final cache is at
      N51 Common Walnut.LNP   W00 Antarctic Beech.RWC

I hope you will find some interest in my story, there is an excellent tribute site which will be very useful to you. If any of you have a copy of the biography of myself and a colleague, then this Brambler fellow would be keen to buy you a beer or two in The Barley Mow!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre fbzr ovgf bs jbbq. ABG ba gur fgrrc fybcr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)