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The Victoria Clocktower

A cache by Lilla22 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/13/2014
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

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.

August 2019: New hidding place a bit away from the clock tower: It is not as busy a at the old spot, so hopefully it will survive some months. 1,9 m high behind the advertisement table, behind the letters: CO. See spoiler photo (marked Aug 2019).

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

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq gur gbc yrsg pbpbahg.
1.9 z uvtu oruvaq gur nqiregvfrzrag gnoyr.
Frr fcbvyre cubgb (znexrq Nht 2019)

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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