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VS #121 - Melbourn

A cache by ryo62 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/20/2014
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).

This cache is a 5ml tube

The geocache is not at the published coordinates. You will need to visit it, though, to gather the information required to discover the real GZ

The date at the top of the Best Kept Village sign is ABCD

The cache can be found at N52 05.(A+D)(A+A+D)(A+D) E000 00.(C-A-D)(A+D)B

Melbourn is a large village in the far south west of Cambridgeshire. It is located next to the A10 just north of Royston. Melbourn has over 4,400 inhabitants. Melbourn is located in the South Cambridgeshire District, but is served by the Royston, Hertfordshire post town. The Prime Meridian passes to the west of Melbourn.

The parish has a long history of occupation, stemming from the presence of springs at Melbourn Bury and the several ancient trackways that cross the parish; the Icknield Way runs to the south of the parish and Ashwell Street and the Roman Cambridge-Royston road are also believed to follow prehistoric trackways. Pottery and burial finds show evidence of Bronze Age residents, and a Roman settlement has been found at the north-east edge of the village. Excavations in the 1950s discovered 28 graves from a 7th-century Christian burial site close to Ashwell Street.

The cache is a short walk away from the village sign, but be prepared to drive, it's more than a couple of minutes. Please do not go climbing all over the sign!

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.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)