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Simply Paul: Very sorry to say this has vanished yet again. After replacing it so many times it's clear it's not going to survive in its current format and rather than rework it, I'm archiving. Thanks to those who found it and sorry to those who looked and didn't. I hope people had fun with the hunt, either way.



Plaque Buildup II (Geolympix Legacy)

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Hidden : 10/11/2015
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Geocache Description:

A follow on from the 2012 Oxford Geolympix Plaque Buildup FTFrenzy Letterbox cache, this Puzzle cache takes you on a hunt around Aylebury town centre (never more than 0.1 miles/161m from the posted co-ords) in search of round, brown plaques, erected by the Aylesbury Society. The given co-ords are for Market Square, with a view of the court where the Great Train Robbers were tried, to the south.

It's a hunt! Locals may know where to find these plaques, but they're all in public places, available 24/7 and shouldn't be too hard to locate. In no special order, you're looking for (some of the harder-to-find plaques have alternatives to make life easier for you):

  • A Franciscan or Grey Friars Friarage stood here from 13A6 to 1536. It was founded by James Botelier third Earl of Ormonde.
  • Site of Aylesbury Cattle Market 192X-198Y (X+Y=A)
  • This Water Pump... ...Environmental Week May 19B0
  • Site of Aylesbury Gaol 1740-1849 Designed by Thomas Hill the building cost £B000 to construct. The entrance was in Market Square through what is now a window in the Court building.
  • The Bulls Head Coaching Inn stood here from 14C0 to 1968
  • Site of the Renowmed coaching inn The White Heart 1870-18D4
  • Ronnie Barker OBE first trod the boards on 15 Nov 194E at The Market Theatre, which once stood at the top of this passage.  
  • In 19F3 demolition of a Tudor building on this site exposed an infilled ditch 9 feet deep which once formed part of the towns defences.
  • 13-19 Buckingham Street - An archaeological excavation here in 19F9 revealed a small Romano-British settlement of the first/second century AD/ The Roman road Akeman Street passed nearby.
  • On this site once stood Dell's brewery, suppliers to the town of water and beer. It was demolished to make way for Public Swimming and Private Slipper Baths which stood here between 1895 and 196G.
  • Bourbon Street formerly known as Waterhouse Street. It was renamed in 1H14 in honour of Louis XVIII of France who spent his exhiled years at nearby Hartwell House.

Other (non-circular) plaques if you're struggling:

  • The King's Head Given in 192C by the family of the Hon-Charles Rothschild (may not be available 24/7 but usually)
  • July 197D This Trough was placed here to commemorate the centenary of...
  • The Falklands Campaign 1982 [E letters]. J. Lcpl.


Final Co-ords: N51 4A.BCD W000 4E.FGH

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Npg nf vs lbh'er haqre pbire.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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