The village sign is found on Great Green and depicts the art of straw-plaiting, a key occupation in the village in times gone by, which supplied the Luton hat-making industry. Behind you is the village maypole – erected in 2008 to replace the original which was removed in 1921. The village is famous for its annual pumpkin show and you may see some of the giant vegetables growing in gardens and allotments as you wander round.
To find the cache, you will need to answer the following questions:
How many red stripes circle the maypole?
Answer is A
On which date was the village sign erected?
Answer B June CDEF
The cache can be found at:
North 51 . (B-A-A) (B+A) . C (E-A-A) C
West 000 (C+C) (A-C) . C (A+A) F
The village of Pirton is rich in history – do take some time to wander round if you are able. A short stroll away is the castle mound (bill&ben’s Church Micro cache) will enable you to take a closer look.
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first at www.villagesignseries.co.uk so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.