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Church Micro # 481 - Purbrook Hants.

A cache by AllJan and Yaldea Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/23/2009
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is a nano cache, number 481 in the Church Micro series, located at St John the Baptist Church, Purbrook, Hants This cache is placed with the kind permission of the PCC.

St John the Baptist is in the centre of Purbrook, ‘over the Hill’, on the A3, to the north of Portsmouth. Purbrook is a Parish of approximately 10,000 people shortly to be enlarged by the southern part of the 'West of Waterlooville Major Development Area' (a development of eventually 4,500 houses). The church is located in the extreme South Western corner of the Parish and has a 150 year old Victorian Church building, a Church Hall which has recently been renovated, and, in the shopping parade 500 yards south, a Coffee Shop, Broadways Coffee Shop. The tower at St John’s has six bells. They were installed in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium with the aid of the Millennium Bell Fund. They regularly ring for the 10.00 a.m. Sunday service and also for Weddings and other Special Services. This cache has been hidden by the bellringing Tower Captain and Steeple-keeper geocachers. The Church clock is also 150 years old, manufactured by Gillett and Johnston but given an upgrade at the time of the bells installation. Automated winding mechanics were installed,which removed the need to manually wind the weights weekly/weakly back to the top of the tower and gave room for the ringing chamber on the first floor of the tower. The Lych-gate to the church yard is a war memorial to those locals who gave their lives during WW1 or WW2 and one of the more unusual graves in the churchyard is Commonwealth War Graves Commission stone dedicated to a RN Wren who died in 1943. The cache is a magnetic nano and a pen/pencil will be needed to log your visit -------------------------------------------------------------------------- If anybody 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Found it 440     Didn't find it 16     Write note 11     Temporarily Disable Listing 4     Enable Listing 4     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 5     Owner Maintenance 5     Update Coordinates 2     

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