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VS #508 Cranleigh

A cache by lamoutarde Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 02/04/2016
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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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 (normally on the village green!).

Cranleigh is situated in the county of Surrey and is reputed to be the largest village in England.  Originally spelt Cranley the name was changed in 1867 by the Post Office to avoid confusion with Crawley in Sussex.  There is a 12th century church at one end of the High Street and a cricket ground at the other.  The village boasts a wide variety of local independent shops together with four churches, four banks, three supermarkets, a post office, several estate agents and charity shops and a good choice of cafes for breakfast, lunch or tea. 

This village sign was erected outside the Village Hall to celebrate the Millennium.  The photo was taken on a rather dull day which does not do the sign justice or make the village look very inviting so I will replace as soon as possible.

First find the initials of the sculptor from Forest Green Forge. 

Using the standard A = 1, B = 2 etc convert these letters to A and B. 

Then similarly using the month that a capsule was buried here convert the second letter of the month and call this C and call the fifth letter D.

Finally the year that the capsule was buried becomes EFGH.

You will then find the cache by solving the following formula:

N 51 F (A - E) .  H B (D - B)

W 000 E (B + C) . E H B

Congratulations to hofficoffi on FTF!

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)

Onfr bs gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)