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 we thought we would base a series on them!
Toddington is a large village in Bedfordshire, situated 5 miles NNW of Luton. It is half a mile from Junction 12 of the M1 motorway and lends its name to the nearby motorway service station. It is built around a large village green, on which sits the village sign. Toddington reputedly had the most pubs per head of population of any village in the UK, although numbers have declined in recent years. Toddington also has its own theatre on Conger Lane. Another well known entertainment feature of Toddington is the brass band. The Toddington Town Band has existed in one form or another since 1856.
On the post, is a brass plaque. The sign was provided by..... in ABCD with the seating funded by ........ EFGH
Simply take the numbers and calculate the final coordinates.
N51° 56.(A+D+3)(E+H+4)(B+6) W000° 31.(8-G)(11-F-H)(A+C+3)
The cache is a small tube in green tape. The final approach to the cache must be made from the south. It is not accessible from the road immediately to the north - despite what it may appear on your map. Please take care - especially of children - if you are near water. Happy caching!
For Dave's Piglings and Smokeypugs who made me do it!
If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.