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Sidetracked - Kidsgrove Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 01/26/2008
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About SideTracked

We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy (cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!). But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.

It is hoped this idea will spread across the country in the same way as the MMs….but if hiding one PLEASE BE SENSIBLE and remember that in this day and age, public transport is under greater scrutiny than ever before, so, although these caches should be quick and easy grabs, PLEASE don’t place a Cache where it could cause alarm!!!

For more information on SideTracked Caches, please visit SideTracked

The History of Kidsgrove Station From the eighteenth century, it grew around coal mining, although the mines have now closed. Clough Hall Mansion is in the town, now demolished, was a local theme park. Modern Kidsgrove is very much a commuter town and many people now work in the larger cities such as Manchester and Birmingham – only an hour’s drive away. Thomas Telford designed the Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal near the town. Kidsgrove also marks the southern extremity of the Macclesfield Canal. There is an urban legend regarding a headless ghost that is said to haunt the Harecastle tunnel. The ghost is said to be that of a young woman who was once murdered by a canal worker and is referred to as the Kidsgrove Boggart. Kidsgrove is served by Kidsgrove railway station which was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on October 9th, 1848 as “Harecastle”. This station is still open as a junction. However there were two other stations on the closed “loop” line namely “Kidsgrove”, opened November 15, 1875 and “Kidsgrove Market Street Halt” opened 1905

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