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Teddy Bear's picnic

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Hidden : 08/14/2014
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Geocache Description:

This geocache is hidden along a recently re-opened bridleway in the parish of Little Newcastle. It may be muddy underfoot so strong shoes or boots are recommended.

The cache is a large clip-lock box.  There are a selection of children's toys inside and a "FTF" teddy for the first person to find the cache - I'd love to see a photo of you with him!

I hope you enjoy this, my first hide...

It is placed on the bridleway joining two unoccupied farms, both called Ffynnone.  Access is easiest from the southern end. Please ensure you close all the gates along the bridleway as there may be cattle grazing.

Ffynnone is described as "A farmstead south of Little Newcastle village near Garn Turne."  The first known family there were the Symmons whose ancestors were living at nearby Colston in 1670.  They continued at Ffynnone until the first part of the 19th century.  When Anne Symmons of Ffynnone passed away in 1805 the property was passed to her brother Thomas Symmons.  A memorial to Anne and Thomas can be seen in the nearby church of St Peter in Little Newcastle which is worth a visit if you have time.

By 1813 there were two properties - Old Ffynnone, the original house and New Ffynnone.  By 1840 Old Ffynnone was owned by George Williams of Treyarched and in 1843 he went to live there until he died in 1849 when the property was left to his son R.M.G Williams, a surgeon who died at Newport Pembs in 1910.

More recently the two dwellings were commonly referred to as Ffynnone Draw (Old Ffynnone, the most southerly of the two) and Ffynnone Hon (New Ffynnone).  They were both occupied up to probably the 1970s with a Mrs Williams living at Ffynnone Hon and the Norris family at Ffynnone Draw. 

By now both properties are in a ruinous state and MUST NOT be entered.  They are privately owned by two separate local farming families.



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