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A Fine Pair #121 - Mudeford

A cache by Steveky4 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/24/2014
In Southern England, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The original concept for Fine Pairs was started by WizardsMum and the series list is maintained by Mattd2K. Anyone can add to the series. Cache must be near to, or involve, a red phone box that is within sight of a post box. If you want to add to the series then please take a picture with both boxes in it for your cache page and advise Mattd2K to add it to the series list. Any type of cache can be set, the more variety the better.

(We first saw one of the Fine Pair series while on holiday in Shrewsbury).

The red telephone box, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, is a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom. Despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years, the traditional British red telephone box can still be seen in many places throughout the UK, and in current or former British colonies around the world. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot. The red phone box is often seen as an iconic British symbol throughout the world

In 1935 the K6 (kiosk number six) was designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. It went into production in 1936.  K6 was the first red telephone kiosk to be extensively used outside London, and many thousands were deployed in virtually every town and city, replacing most of the existing kiosks and establishing thousands of new sites. The Mudeford one is looking a bit sorry for itself these days

The nearby Post Box is a very rare early fluted post box from the Victorian era 1856-57. Note the vertical letter slot and covering flap. This is one of the oldest in the county, but still in active use.

Parking:

Have given waypoints for two sets of shops with free parking which are nearby. You can also park directly on the main road near the cache out of season between Oct-April. There is also a big Pay and Display car park at Mudeford Quay behind the cache site

The cache:

You are looking for a small black container, similar to a 35mm film pot. The cache is not where the phone box and post box are but very close by.

Here are the instructions to take you to the cache.

Go into the phone box and lift the receiver - the screen will display a telephone number which is 01425 ABCDEF.

Cache location is at 50 43.(D+E) (D+D) (E+F), W001 DD. C (A-E) E

Checksum for all numbers given and calculated is 45

The hint should make it an easy find. We like well hidden caches but urban environments can make searching uncomfortable so we kept this straightforward

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gnxr n frng - evtug unaq raq.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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