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Paper Cut #1

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Hidden : 1/29/2012
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Geocache Description:

The first of a short series of puzzles remembering the papermaking industry of the Wey Valley. The cache is hidden near the site of a paper mill - it is not at the above co-ordinates.


The first record of a paper mill in Surrey was in Godalming during the reign of King James I (1603-1625). At its height, the River Wey and its tributaries together supported 22 paper mills. A consistent source of power, a ready supply of rags as raw materials, a skilled workforce and the proximity of London all contributed to the longevity of this industry.

In the latter half of the 19th Century new processes were developed that used wood pulp and esparto grass to make paper. As these were imported this benefited mills closer to the coast, and production in the Wey Valley gradually reduced.

When the last of the paper mills closed at Catteshall in 1928 three hundred years of local history came to an end.

Series hint: see link.

You may assume N51 and W000

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pb-beqvangr qrpbqr: Ybbx gbjneqf

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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