Lindfield first appeared as Lindefeldia, ‘open land with lime trees’, in a Saxon charter of 765 AD, in which King Ealdwulf granted lands for the building of a Minster church. By Domesday the lands were held by the Archbishop of Canterbury..
King Edward III recognised the importance of medieval Lindfield and in 1343 granted the town a royal charter to hold a market every Thursday and two annual eight day fairs. For centuries the fairs continued each April and August with the summer fair becoming one of the largest sheep sales in Sussex.
Picture the High Street full of sheep as shepherds arrived for the sales, traders came from far and wide and horse dealers gathered at the White Horse Inn before they galloped their horses to the Common. The ale houses soon filled to overflowing with many a deal being struck noisily amongst much merriment
Look away!’, as the villagers must have done, when the smugglers journeyed through Lindfield - there are tales of 300 horses carrying contraband being led up the High Street on a dark night in 1782. It is said that there are smugglers’ tunnels near All Saints’ Church but if they do exist, they remain hidden to this day!
At the above co-ordinates find Captain William Preston RN.
You wil need the following information.
Day of his Death, call this AB.
Year of his death, call this CDEF.
Age when died, call this GH.
To find the cache N51.00.(D+A)(G+F)(H+B+F)
If any body would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication