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Famous Hampshire Residents No. 4

A cache by mellers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/08/2014
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This puzzle cache is the fourth of a series of themed puzzles in the area and has been created after having fun solving some of the Famous Berkshire Residents series. The cache is not at the posted co-ordinates, so it's not necessary to go there - but it might help... Solve the puzzle below to find out the location of the cache container; a black bison tube hanging from a piece of wire.

  • Person X was born in Kent but by the time of their death, had close enough connections with one of Hampshire's major cities, for it to be known as their home town.
  • Indeed person X is buried in the county (less than 150m from a mellers multicache start co-ords).
    (I know ONE local cacher will have got the answer already, by this point)
  • Person X was a fruit merchant by trade; something other than that which made them famous.
  • Person X's most famous achievement was one of endurance, skill and bravery for which they were honoured by the reigning Monarch.
  • Person X did something famous on their own, although they weren't the first to do so. Their companion in this particular endeavour currently resides in the county (as at the time of the cache publication).
  • Yes, you did read the above bullet point correctly.
  • No, really, you did (and if you didn't notice anything odd about it, why not read it again).

Once you've identified who this is, check the usual sources for their dates of birth and death in the following format:
D.O.B. dd/mm/yyyy = AB/CD/EFGH
D.O.D. dd/mm/yyyy = JK/LM/NPQR

You'll find the cache at N 50° 5J.BKC W 001° 0(A+B).(D-E)(M+N)(Q-R)

There is a very small amount of barbed wire above GZ, so for this reason this cache is not suitable to be retrieved by children or at night (when you may not see it). The attaching wire wire should be just visible without finders having to put their hands anywhere they cannot see.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Unatvat oruvaq gur Fbhgurea cbfg, nobhg 4-5sg hc. Gurer vf n irel fznyy nzbhag bs oneorq jver whfg nobir TM. Gnxr pner naq ybbx sbe gur jver guernqrq guebhtu gur ubyr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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