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Lactodorum: Rather than keep this cache temporarily disabled (which should only be used for shortish periods) I'm archiving it. If/when the cache is ever replaced I'll gladly unarchive it.

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Tomb Raider - Mission I

A cache by Scotty Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/15/2001
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Fancy yourself as an Indiana Jones / Lara Croft, then find the treasure map that leads to the Tomb Raider - Mission I cache, and your adventure begins...

TombRaider I

By the mid-nineteenth century the volume of London's dead was causing considerable public concern. In 1850, the idea of a great metropolitan cemetery, situated in the suburbs and large enough to contain all of London's dead for ever, was promoted. In 1850 an interested group formed "The London Necropolis & National Mausoleum Company", established by Act of Parliament in June 1852. 2,000 acres of Woking's common land was purchased from Lord Onslow. Some 500 acres were initially planted out for the Cemetery at the western end of this estate. As Brookwood could be reached cheaply and conveniently only by railway, the London & South Western Railway was engaged to convey coffins and mourners from a private station adjacent to Waterloo down into the Cemetery. At Brookwood there were two stations, one for the Nonconformist sections, the other for the Anglican areas. Brookwood Cemetery was consecrated by the Bishop of Winchester on 7 November 1854 and opened to the public on 13 November 1854. In 1854, Brookwood was the largest Cemetery in the world. Today this is no longer true, but it remains the largest Cemetery in the UK, and is probably the biggest in Western Europe. Since 1854, some 240,000 people have been buried there.

Recently a map was discovered, possibly showing the location of a geocache hidden in the cemetery, but this map has disappeared, rumour has it, that it is hidden in the trunk of a tree next to the grave of a Mr Brown. To find the Geocache you will have to find the map, locate the correct tombs to gain the information to find the final prize.

This cache will take you a couple of hours to complete, and requires a walk around the oldest part of the cemetery, the war graves section, and some other interesting locations.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svaq gur znc... be lbh ner abg tbvat gb pbzcyrgr guvf bar.
Vg vf uvqqra va gur penpx bs n ynetr gerr, whfg bss gur cngu yrnqvat sebz Oebbxjbbq Genva fgngvba. Arkg gb gur Tenir bs n pregnva Ze Oebja.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

  • TombRaider I
  • Brookwood Station30 minutes from London Waterloo (one stop south of Woking) Your quest may start here, as the map is probably no more than 200 meters away.
  • Royal Airforce Shelter.A handy place to stop if the weather turns bad. You may pass close on your way to get all the clues. Look out for the US and Commonwealth sections nearby.
  • Old Tomb.Brookwood opened in 1854, and there are many impressive Victorian tombs. (They don't build 'em like they used to)

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Last Updated: on 3/1/2018 1:04:44 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (9:04 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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