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.
About Village Sign Caches
This cache belongs to the Village Sign Series, a series of caches based on ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (generally 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 started in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!
More information, bookmarks and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do.
I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at www.villagesignseries.co.uk
so we can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.