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The Victoria Clocktower

A cache by Lilla22 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/13/2014
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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The Victoria Clocktower is one of the main attraction in Victoria. It is an elegant replica of the clock that was first erected in London in 1897 at the junction of Victoria Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road, near Victoria Station. Seychelles' governor Sir Ernest Sweet-Escott, who had admired it during a visit to London, ordered a similar clock for Seychelles as a memorial to Queen Victoria, who died in 1901 after a reign stretching over 63 years. Made by Messrs Gillet and Johnson of Croydon, and paid for partly by public subscription, the clock was eventually erected in Victoria in 1903, the same year that Seychelles celebrated its new status as a Crown colony, administered directly by a governor appointed by London instead of from Mauritius.

The clock had its mechanism completely replaced in 1999 by a modern, quartz masterclock. The work was carried out by the original manufacturer, Gillett and Johnson, with the cost again being met in Seychelles partly by public donation.

The Clocktower is one of Seychelles' national monuments.

The cache is a small black micro.

A note on cache maintenance: If the log needs changing, please do so and posting a pic of the old log would be great. aml will help with maintenance.




Please write your log in English if at all possible.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf n svyz fvmr pbagnvare ng gur obggbz bs gur “Tvir jnl” fvta (ng gur fcbvyre cvp). Nobhg ½ zrgre nobir tebhaq.

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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