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W.M.#66 We shall remember them ~ High Spen.

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Hidden : 02/18/2015
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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War Memorial cache #66 We shall remember them ~ High Spen, Gateshead.

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. 2014 was the centenary of the start of the First World War, so it was about time there was a series dedicated to War Memorials. There is an un-numbered series in Scotland called, “Lest we forget” and another we have learned about called “Poppies on Parade”. We will gladly add any of these to the War Memorial Series, just ask for a number. 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.”

ABOUT THE MEMORIAL

St. Patrick's Church, Lintzford Lane. In churchyard.

Wheel cross made from granite with marble panel inserts ,set on two section tapering plinth with inset panels, approximately 15ft tall. A sword carved in half relief hangs by its strap around the top of the cross. The upper section shows WW1 dedication names with the lower section showing WW2 names Memorial stands in graveyard type plot with a low stone edge in front of the church.The inscriptions are engraved on darker grey granite panels each 2 feet 4 inches high x 1 foot 4 inches wide set into each face of the pedestal, the upper panels for the 1914-18 war and the lower panels for the 1939-45 war. In front of the kerb, a low extension has been created to take the name of a man killed in Afghanistan.

The above coordinates are for the War Memorial, the cache is placed a short walk away at N 54 55._ _ _ W001 46._ _ _

Some of those who lost their lives are:

Cpl. R S Lockey

Cpl. Ed Browell

Pte. Walter Laing

Pte. Ed Bolton

Pte. Geo Forbes

Pte. I E Walton

Checksum = 35

With hindsight this should have been a field puzzle because it's not as straightforward as it seems hence the D3

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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)

Vg'f nyy nobhg cbfvgvba naq gura vg'f bire gurer

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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