The Diggers - St Georges Hill
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A cache and dash close to a noticeboard commemorating 'The Diggers' at St Georges Hill, Weybridge
The Diggers movement began in Surrey in April 1649, two months after the execution of King Charles I. The name comes from the practice of digging and manuring the 'waste' and common land, which was what they did both to grow food and to show that everybody had a right to enjoy the Earth and its fruits.
Diggers believed that freedom from poverty, hunger and oppression could be won if the Earth were made a 'Common Treasury for all'. They set up communal settlements and encouraged everybody to come and join them. The brutality of their opponents meant they did not survive for long, but their writings and ideas continue to inspire people throughout the world today.
The Diggers first broke the ground on St George's Hill on 1st April 1649 as they set out to make the earth a 'common treasury for all'. The Hill is the place usually associated with their project and ideas, and it is from here that their influence, and the practice of Digging, spread to many parts of England.
Following a court case against the Diggers, at which they were forbidden to speak in their own defence, and further attacks, they abandoned St George's Hill in August 1649. They established a new settlement at Little Heath, near Cobham, where they were active until finally evicted at Easter 1650.
You are looking for a small (nano) camouflaged cache. Please bring your own pen / pencil
Please note ....
The cache is not in or on the noticeboard do not search there.
Parking is normally available close to the cache although on a few occasions there may be parking restrictions due to use of the road by the nearby Cobham Bus Museum.
Qba'g frnepu gur fvta, be gur srapr, vg'f abg gurer.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum