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War Memorial #113 ~ Newcastle

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Hidden : 11/04/2015
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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War Memorial Cache #113 We will remember them ~ Newcastle.

War memorial as shown from the side


A monument for the centre of Eldon Square had been proposed at the time the square was planned. A statue of Lord Eldon was considered but nothing was ever erected. Photographs of the square at the turn of the century show a central stone pedestal topped with an ornate lamp.
At the end of the First World War a number of ideas for a war memorial were considered before Chancellor Sir Arthur Sutherland started the ‘Shilling Fund’ with a donation of 20,000 shillings. This public subscription eventually raised over 300,000 shillings (£15k) and funded the erection of the war memorial that now proudly stands in the centre of the square.
Designed by Charles Hartwell the memorial, which depicts St. George slaying a dragon, was unveiled by Field Marshall Earl Haig on 26th September 1923 in front of over one thousand people who had taken part of the official ‘pilgrimage of homage’.

As this is a multi cache you need to look at the memorial in order to answer these questions. You can then find the cache a short walk away at N 54° 58.ABC W 001° 37.DEF

A = What is the 15th digit on the front of the memorial?
B = Number of letters of the word on the upper left side of the memorial
C = Number of letters of the last word of the inscription on the rear of the memorial

D = Number of heroes mentioned on the memorial
E = Number of lions on the front of the memorial
F = Number of letters in the last word above the wreath on the rear of the memorial divided by 2

To help check your answers the total of A+B+C+D+E+F should come to 20

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)

Ynaqfpncrq nern, pbeare, gb gur evtug bs gur fvta. Zntargvp

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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