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War Memorial #58 ~ Silksworth

A cache by 1TheCat and G4Shallow Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/22/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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War Memorial cache #58 We will remember them ~ Silksworth.


This memorial, is a 16ft high pedestal style memorial on which a six foot high soldier with rifle and bayonet in white marble sits on the top. It was unveiled on the 25th November 1922 in the presence of thousands and is to honour the 125 men of Silksworth and Tunstall who had died on the battlefields.

It was originally sited on Tunstall Village green but after the Second World War, it was decided to move the whole to a more central site and the Welfare Ground was chosen. A further 64 names needed to be added, including those who died as a result of enemy bombing. A further name was added in memory of a soldier who died in Bosnia in 1996

This is a multi-cache and can be found by working out the coordinates from the clues below.
Due to it's location this memorial is only accessible until dusk as the park is padlocked. Therefore you will need to visit the memorial during the day, the cache is accessible 24/7 though.

The cache is a small magnetic nano and is located nearby at N54 52.ABC W 001 24.DEF.

A =Number of letters in the last word on the smaller stone of the pedestal
B = Number of letters in the tenth word of the inscription at the top of the memorial
C = Number of letters in the surname of the second hero on the second column on the right hand side of the memorial
D = The first number on the rear of the memorial MINUS the 5th number
E = Number of letters in the surname of the first hero in the first column on the left hand side
F = Number of heroes who's surname start with a P listed on the left side of the memorial

Checksum is 32

There are literally thousands of War memorials around the country. WW1 Memorials were usually raised through public subscription to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. This year 2014 is also the centenary of the start of the First World War it's about time there was a series dedicated to War Memorials. There is an un-numbered series in Scotland called Lest we forget. The name of this series We Shall remember them, was chosen from the very moving poem “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon. It is well worth searching out and reading.”

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The War Memorial Series is a series by Just-Us-Two

If anyone would like to place a War Memorial Cache of your own then please do so. We would ask if you do so please contact Just-us-Two through their profile page or justustwo1013@gmail.com so they can keep track of the numbers

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*****PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT *****

*****PHYSICAL CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON THE ACTUAL MEMORIAL OR WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF SUCH MEMORIALS. AT ALL TIMES PLEASE TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT. *****

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jbbqra cbyr, nobir urnq urvtug

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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