The Gateshead war memorial was opened on the 14th May 1922 on the corner of Prince Consort Road and Durham Road, the published coordinates will take you to this impressive Grade II listed memorial. This was one of the most ambitious memorials in the region and combines a tall, free standing cenotaph set in paving and backed by a curved and inscribed stone wall which forms the boundary of a small park.
The memorial cost £5,283 13s 11d and is a Cenotaph design. Based on Greek or Roman precedents this sandstone ashlar structure comprises a rusticated ground floor chamber forming a plinth to the pedimented main part of the monument on the south east face of which a heroic-sized bronze relief of a Homeric warrior is framed by columns of an Ionic Order.
The chamber originally housed the Roll of Honour of those Gateshead men who were killed in the Great War but was subsequently moved to the nearby public library for safe-keeping. It is usually made available once a year on Armistice Day though this roll of honour can be viewed online here
This is a multi-cache and can be found by working out the coordinates from the clues below. The actual cache can be found at N54 57.ABC W001°35.DEF. This is a very busy area so please be careful with kids and pets and try to use stealth to retrieve the cache, i would advise not going for it during evening rush hour due to the queue of traffic that will be nearby.
A = On the door to the memorial there are some dates, A is the first number of the last date
B = On the door there are some dates. Add all of the right numbers together (for example 2014 will be 7) then subtract the sum of all the left numbers
C = What is the very first number on the door?
D = Number of letters of the Seventh word in the text above the lintel of the door and below the figure.
E = Along the back of the memorial there are hooks/brackets for the poppy wreaths, count them then subtract 3
F = The number of swords on the memorial
Checksum for numbers is 24
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