FantasticCat has started this series which is a continuation of the series that Dorsetgal has started in Dorset (GC1K6MX) , after hearing about it how it got established in the US on the Podcacher Podcast. Hopefully in time it will become established nationwide!
The guidelines, as set out by FantasticCat, for this series are copied below from the first in this series (GC1N994) Curse of the FTF Greater London #1- New River Head:
1. FTF'er should place the next cache in the series (in this case, The Curse of the FTF #7) within 1 month... Otherwise the curse will prevent you from ever getting another FTF again!!! Muhahahahahahahaha!
2. You can only be a FTF for this series once. This spreads the FTF love around, and gives others a chance to play along.
3. Cache can be any type of cache (Puzzle, Multi, etc.), but I do ask that: You set it in Greater London (there are 33 London boroughs making up Greater London; Enfield in the North down to Croydon and Bromley in the South, Hillingdon in the West through to Havering in the East)
4. You must include this set of guidelines in your listing for the series I will be happy to answer any questions concerning the guidelines or about the placing of caches to those who have not placed a cache before.
By way of clarification, there is no requirement besides the standard signing of the cache log to prevent you from logging this cache when found. Everyone should log their find, and hopefully the FTF person will play along and place another cache, but it is in no way a requirement for logging your find.
- New River Head (GC1N994) - Loony Londo
- Barnet Church (GC1NA65) -Rastan
- The Mill Field (GC1QC5M) - Ducktagnan
- Winchmore Hill (GC1QVVV) - Renatopivano
- Abney Park (GC1RMNK) - james and sadie
And now onto Number 6 - Frieze!
This is a micro-cache in a magnetic key case, located in a quiet corner of Islington near to the Almeida Theatre.
Battishill Gardens were opened by Sir John Betjeman in 1975 to provide a new home for an impressive stone frieze which had adorned a building in the City from 1842 to 1922. It was carved by Musgrave Lewthwaite Watson whose most notable other work was a panel at the base of Nelson's Column.
The photos below show the frieze and further information about its history and the significance of the various figures it contains.
The most direct way into the Gardens is from Napier Terrace but there are alternative entrances in Waterloo Terrace and Battishill Street which avoid the steps, although the paving stones are a little uneven. On one occasion I found the Napier Terrace entrance locked at 8.30pm (it was mid-summer), although the other two gates were still open.
The cache contains a log only, so please bring a pen and replace the cache carefully.