The village history is quite recent due to the fact of the Horton Kirby paper mill originally built in 1820 by Henry Hall. Before the mills there were only a few farms and some small cottages for workers including a forge. The mill was first a flour mill less than half of the size of the mill today and employed a handful of local people. Some years later the mill was converted into a paper making mill which took up a much larger area, and also gave way to a small tunnel which gave a diverted route for the river darent which runs through the site. The paper produced was said to be a good quality, used for magazines an copying plans. Towards the end of the 19th century the mill was expanding with a boiler house and the iconic chimney built in 1881. The chimney is Grade 2 listed, as well as 2 other listed buildings (workhouses) in the site, one now the local co-operative Food. In 1918 an extra 70ft of circular Stock was added to the chimney made of mostly red brick to ensure that emissions escaped from the valley. Houses were needed for the workers, so small terraced houses were built (mill cottages and the bottom half of new road.) The mill later closed fully in February 2003.
The co-ordinates above are for the question stage and not the location of the cache.
To find the cache a 35mm film canister in a clip lid box containing a log book only, please bring your own writing implement..
At N51.24.204 E000.14.806 you will find the village sign and the information to the questions below.
Number of arches = A
Total panels in the middle window = B
How many birds flying to the right of the chimney = C
How many consonants in the first name of the designer = D
How many vowels in the surname of the designer = E
How many ducks in the water = F
N51.24 (A-C) (B/E(+D) (D-F)
E000.14. (E+A) (E x E) (B/C)
Please hide the cache as you found it.
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