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This cache has been archived.

cannonedwards: We have decided to archive this series.
It has been completed by the majority of the local cachers already.
We went to check on it and it had gone.
Thanks to everybody who looked for it.
If you found any of the caches in this series and would like the coords for the Kiln, then please email us. We are archiving that in the next couple of weeks.
Mark & Annie


Master Potter - Josiah Spode

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Hidden : 5/18/2008
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Master Potter – Josiah Spode

This cache is a multi, it shouldn’t take long, but to solve it you need to visit an important location to the pottery industry in Stoke on Trent. By completing Master Potter – Josiah Spode you will find (in the cache) a number which you will need to obtain the bonus cache, Master Potter – The Kiln.

There are four Master Potters you will need to obtain the co ordinates for the bonus cache.

Master Potter – Henry Doulton
Master Potter – Thomas Minton
Master Potter – Josiah Wedgwood
Master Potter – Josiah Spode

Leading to Master Potter – The Kiln

Josiah Spode (23 March 1733 – 1797) was an English potter born in a village that is now part of Stoke-on-Trent. Spode was a pauper's son and also a pauper's orphan at the age of six. He earned renown in the pottery business by his only fortunate circumstance of being born in Staffordshire. It was here that he perfected the blue underglaze printing process in 1784 and developing the formula for fine bone china, also known as porcelain.
Spode was a former apprentice of potter Thomas Whieldon, but left when Whieldon took in Josiah Wedgwood as a business partner.

Spode opened a factory in Stoke-on-Trent in 1767. In 1776, he became owner of the current Spode factory, still in operation today. His business in creamware (a fine cream-coloured earthenware) and in pearlware (a fine white-glazed earthenware) was very successful.

Josiah Spode had a son, Josiah Spode II (b. 1755), who carried on the business. He was magnificently prepared for the role, an experienced salesman as well as a potter, having gained an invaluable knowledge of marketing in fashionable London.
The Spode factory remains in operation in Stoke-on-Trent

The co ordinates listed are for the Spode family grave
The question you need to solve to find the cache is:

T = Josiah Spode was married to Ellen, but what year did she die? 18T2

You will find the micro at:

53° 00.3(8-T)5 002° 11.T34

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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