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A Fine Pair # 306 ~ Sherborne

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Hidden : 6/13/2015
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


The 306th in a series of caches where a red telephone box
is in close proximity to a post box

You could be forgiven for thinking you are seeing a mirror image outside of Sherborne Post Office in Cheap Street – a double post box and a red iconic phone box either side of it - a Final Pair double! But wait… yes, the pillar box is painted gold…

Royal Mail decided to paint some of its iconic red post boxes gold to celebrate every Team GB and Paralympics GB gold medal winner during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. This is the first occasion in modern times when Royal Mail has changed the colour of its post boxes. Red has been the standard colour for UK boxes from 1874, with few exceptions.

The Cheap Street box was painted gold the day after Sherborne shooter Peter Wilson, of Glanvilles Wootton, shot into the history books. He claimed his gold Olympic medal for winning the men’s double trap shooting final in August 2012. Scoring an impressive 188 out of 200 in the final, Peter became the newly crowned king of British shooting in his debut Olympics.

To find the cache…

What is the telephone number in the northerly phone box?
01935 ABCDEF

What is the telephone number in the southerly phone box?
01935 GHJKLM

Final co-ordinates:
N 50° 56. (M-B) (E+H) (F+L)
W 002° 30. (D+G) (C+J+K) (A-G)

Checksum for all co-ordinates = 63

The final location is a short walk from the Fine Pair

The cache is a small magnetic container

The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum

If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own, just contact mattd2k at to be given a number and name to avoid duplication

A public Bookmark List is available for this series

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N fvk qnl erfgevpgvba

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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