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A Wokingham Pub Quiz

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Hidden : 10/24/2011
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A quiz about pubs in Wokingham


This is, as it says, a Wokingham Pub Quiz. However, to make it more interesting it's actually a quiz about pubs in Wokingham ..... in 1901. Non-Wokinghamburghers, especially, may need to do a little research.

[The coordinates given are not for the cache - they are for St Crispins School - with no relevance to the cache at all !]

Each question has 4 possible answers; the correct one will assign a number to letters A, B, C etc and these in turn will be used at the end to calculate the coordinates of GZ.

Off we go ....

  1. 400 yards from the 'Old Leathern Bottel' on Barkham road was, in 1901, another pub (with a not surprisingly short life).
    This was called:
    1. The Old Glass Bottel (A = 1)
    2. Not the Old Leathern Bottel (A = 2)
    3. The New Leathern Bottel (A = 3)
    4. The Ten Green Bottels (A = 4)
  2. The Molly Millar (until very recently, now The Station Tap) is a large pub by the station, but used to be a hotel - built when the railway came to town.
    It was called:
    1. The Molly Millar Hotel (B = 2)
    2. The Molly Mogg Hotel (B = 4)
    3. The Railway Hotel (B = 6)
    4. The Navvies Hotel (B = 8)
  3. Round the back of The Station Tap (as is now) was a separate establishment for the less well-off, to stop them annoying the hotel's more up-market clientele.
    It was called:
    1. The Railway Inn (C = 4)
    2. The Station Inn (C = 3)
    3. The Railway Tap (C = 2)
    4. The Spinal Tap (C = 1)
  4. Where Easthampstead Road meets Peach Street there was a pub in 1901.
    It was called:
    1. The Peach Inn (D = 2)
    2. The Easthampstead Inn (D = 3)
    3. The Star Inn (D = 4)
    4. Up the Junction (D = 5)
  5. The Queen's Head pub still flourishes on the Terrace, but in 1901 there was a rival pub just 5 doors away (again short-lived, surprise - surprise).
    It was called:
    1. The Terrace (E = 9)
    2. The Anchor (E = 8)
    3. The King's Head (E = 7)
    4. The Old Queen's Head (E = 6)
  6. The Emmbrook pub (named after the nearby stream) was originally a thatched cottage.
    It was a tied house, the first owned by Simonds Brewery and was until very recently known as:
    1. The Emmbrook Arms (F = 3)
    2. The Thatched Cottage (F = 4)
    3. The First House (F = 5)
    4. The Simonds Arms (F = 6)
  7. The Wokingham Brewery (now no more, sigh) was in Denmark Street. It was just set back off the main road but had it's own pub on the road itself.
    This was obviously a dingy little den, since it was called:
    1. The Shadows (G = 9)
    2. The Darkness ( G = 7)
    3. The Shades ( G = 5)
    4. The Gloom ( G = 3)
  8. The Three Frogs on the London Road is so called because, in 1901 ....
    1. It was run by 3 Frenchmen (H = 0)
    2. The publican tried spicing up his menus by adding frogs' legs, as a speciality of the house (H = 0)
    3. It's across the road from Frog Hall, at the end of Froghall Drive (H = 0)
    4. It used to have a sign depicting 3 sheaves of corn, but the artist was so incompetent that the locals took the mickey and renamed it (H = 0)

Now with these numbers worked out we can reveal that the cache has coordinates:

N 51 ab.cde W 0 fg.hij

Where:

  • a = E - B
  • b = B - C
  • c = G
  • d = B
  • e = C + G
  • f = E/2
  • g = A + G
  • h = F + G
  • i = A + C
  • j = H

The cache has ben replaced by a smaller one than the original - in my favourite cover.

Finally, PLEASE NOTE: the cache is part way down a quiet little street. Take care not to inconvenience the locals by obstructing their driveways if you park there. And note that the Neighbourhood Watch have given their blessing but you still might be stopped and asked what you're up to!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Guvax bhgfvqr gur obk

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)



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