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!).
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!
Haynes is a Bedfordshire village, about 7 miles south of Bedford. It has a population of about 1100. It was previously known as Hawnes. The name 'Haynes' is derived from an Old English word meaning "enclosures". It was mentioned in Domesday Book. There is a pub, a shop, a post office, a village hall and a Lower School.
The sign (Published coordinates) is a traditional sign, and like many the two sides are different.
On the sign are a total of AB living creatures, C buildings with a roof and D vehicles.
Nearby (Waypoint 1) is something that was erected in 19E5. The word given to it on the plaque has F letters.
You can now find the final cache (a 2ml 'pen cap' tube) at:
North 52° 04.(A-D)EF West 000° 23.F(B-C)(C+1)
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.
Congratulations to Barney Wol on being First To Find.