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VS#21 Haddenham

A cache by Alibags Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/10/2013
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The Village Signs series is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).


The signs can be made of different materials from fibreglass to  wood, from forged steel to stone. They can depict anything from local industry to historical events. The tradition probably stated in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so cachers Smokeypugs thought they would base a series on them!

The village name is Anglo-Saxon Hǣdanhām, "Hǣda's Homestead" or, perhaps "the home of the Hadding tribe" and the village sign includes a depiction of a Saxon. It was listed in the Domesday Book" as Hedreham, but by 1142 had taken on its more modern form and was called Hedenham. Haddenham is known nationally as one of only three Wychert villages. Wychert describes a method of construction using a white clay mixed with straw to make walls and buildings, which are then thatched or topped with red clay tiles. Haddenham is also renowned for its ponds which were used to breed Aylesbury ducks

The village has been used as the backdrop for a number of television programmes including Jeeves and Wooster and eight episodes of Midsomer Murders.  The village also appears in the second Muppet film, The Great Muppet Caper. Having been forced to fly in the airplane's baggage hold, Kermit, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo are thrown out of the plane and land in Haddenham's Church End pond.

The co-ordinates take you to the village sign.  From here, walk North up Church Way to a somewhere you will find a phone number.  Go inside.  The number you require is inside the red label.

0184A BCD2E2

The cache can be found at 

N51 46.D(E+D)(C-D)  W000 55.EA(B+E)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs gerr va n ohmml cynpr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)