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VS#288 - Eaton Ford

A cache by MarcusMaximi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/06/2015
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:


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!).

This cache is a nano container.


Eaton Ford is a district of St Neots and is in Cambridgeshire, England. Until 1965 it was a separate village in the county of Bedfordshire, when it was absorbed through boundary changes. Eaton Ford lies on the west bank of the River Great Ouse, on the western side of St Neots. The old village centre is still identifiable with a triangular village green and several old farmhouses remaining amongst the newer houses.

In Anglo-Saxon times Eaton Ford was known as Sudbury but became known as Eaton Ford as it was next to the village of Eatun (now Eaton Socon) and was sited at the ford across the River Great Ouse, the main route from the south to the town of St Neots.

In recent decades Eaton Ford expanded quickly, but generally beginning later than other parts of St Neots which were included in the London overspill programme. As Eaton Ford grew, it absorbed the ancient hamlets of Crosshall Ford and Maltmans Green. The name 'Crosshall' remains in the name of a local school, a road, and some recently erected roundabout signs. Maltmans Green is believed to have been around the area of Milton Avenue.

Remember: No Smiley - No Signey (sic) - Bring a Pencil!


The cache is a short walk from the village sign, there is roadside parking nearby and there is no need to go climbing all over the sign.

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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..

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zntargvp anab - gbc yrsg pbeare

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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