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Alsume’s 19th cache is a simple multi that takes you to a location involving some local history in Coburg. You will be required to get some facts from an information board and then use it to find the cache, which is not far away.
At the headline coordinates you will be in front of an information sign for the Lincoln Mills, the chimney of which still stands near the sign at this location. Lincoln Mills was a substantial textile mill which opened on this site in 1919, carrying out all stages of textile manufacture, and also supplying yarn to other factories.
Following the purchase of the company by Cleckheaton in the 1950s, part of the Lincoln Mills factory was sold off or leased for other uses including carpet weaving and cigarette paper manufacture. Cleckheaton closed down the remainder of the operations at Lincoln Mills in 1980.
In 2006 the site was sold for retail development, and is now home to the Lincoln Mills Homemaker Centre, and includes a Bunnings, Clive Peeters, Officeworks, Fenix Fitness Centre, Amway, a pet supplies shop, storage shop, and more. Parts of the original significant heritage buildings were retained to record the history of the site.
You need the following information to find the cache:
In the year 19AB the original 5 hectares of land was purchased for $CDEF
G = Number of letters in the third item listed in the variety of clothing items manufactured here
The cache is located close by at S 37 43.(B+C)(D+A)(G-A) E 144 57.(D+E)(G+C)(A+F)
The cache is a 200ml Sistema. You will need to bring your own pen. There is an FTF badge as a prize for the first finder.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum