Skip to content

This cache has been archived.

4789steve: Due to a change of circumcises and maintenance becoming too regular I have had made the decision to archive these caches as I cannot justify the cost of traveling here to sort the constant problems that caches keep going missing and or damaged.
Where the cache was still in place this has now been removed but there were several locations where the cache seemed to be missing.

More
<

VS#644 Witchford

Hidden : 09/13/2015
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

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.


Witchford is notable for several things. It is the location for the secondary school, Witchford Village College which serves both the local community and many other nearby villages.

Since 1991 the village has hosted the Grunty Fen Half Marathon road race which starts and finishes at the Village College. The race comprises two laps that take competitors into the nearby Grunty Fen.

The village was once the home of RAF Witchford, an RAF Bomber Command station. It was built in 1942, closing four years later when it was broken up. It was occupied first by 196 Squadron RAF (Vickers Wellingtons) and latterly by 115 Squadron RAF (Avro Lancasters). A museum dedicated to RAF Witchford is to be found at Grovemere Building, Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely CB6 3NW.

To locate the final cache you need to go to the coordinates shown above, read the plaque at the base of the sign and answer the following simple question.

When was the presentation made by the Witchford WI?

The answer will give you ABCD.

The cache can be found at N52 23.ADB E0 12.CD(A + D)

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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

OBC

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.