Sidetracked Sidcup (For Samuel) Traditional Geocache
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Sidetracked Sidcup (for Samuel)
This is placed in loving memory of our son Samuel who was stillborn at nearby Queen Mary's Hospital on September 25th 2006. If he was anything like his brother then he would have been mad about trains so it seemed a suitable place. When I walked past the other day and spotted this location I knew it was ideal for a more reasonable size sidetracked cache. Most are micro.
This is a small clip lock box hidden outside the station. It is large enough for small toys. Initally deployed with a notepad, pen, Womo WN travel bug, action figure, blue water pistol, small bouncy ball, sky blue VW new beetle, yellow yo yo, purple bubble blower, orange puzzle and multicolour braclet.
Be warned however, it is in a area with a lot of muggle activity so super discretion will need to be deployed. Probably best avoided during rush hour, unless you can look suitably official! Please take care to avoid drawing attention to it. This is why I have rated it a 3 for difficulty.
Sidcup Railway Station
Sidcup railway station is in Sidcup in the London Borough of Bexley in south-east London, in Travelcard Zone 5. The station, and all trains serving it, is operated by Southeastern.
Trains from the station run eastbound to Dartford, Gravesend and to London Cannon Street via Slade Green, and westbound to Cannon Street and London Charing Cross via Lewisham, London Bridge and Waterloo East.
The station is equipped with a siding, in clear conditions the lighting/siding itself can be seen from Albany Park station, which houses a few terminating trains from London each day
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