VS #487 Frittenden
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 (often on the village green!).
Frittenden is a small village in a very quiet part of the Weald of Kent and the name is derived from the Anglo Saxon Fridda ing dene (The woodland pasture of Fridda's family).
The village lay on an old Jutish track along which pigs were driven into the forest of Andreadsweald and some Roman remains have been found nearby.
An amusing anecdote about Frittenden comes from the 1930's when many visitors from London came down to the area in their new fangled motor cars. One local wag decided that these 'Tourists' should visit the 'Treacle Mines' at Frittenden which were reported to produce much of the worlds treacle supply. So many Londoners were sent into the country lanes of Kent on a wild goose chase. Look for the tall chimney stack on the village sign!
The co-ordinates listed above are for the village sign question stage and not the location of the cache.
To find the cache, a bison tube containing a log book only, (please bring your own writing implement), you will have to find the answers to the following:-
A = number of owls depicted on one face of the village sign
B = number of sheep depicted on one face of the village sign
C = number of oasts depicted on one face of the village sign
Co-ordinates for VS #487 Frittenden
N 51 08.(A+B) (B-A) (B-C) E 000 35.(C+C+A) (B+C-A) (A+B+C)
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.