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War Memorial #142 ~ Jesmond

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Hidden : 02/10/2016
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

War Memorial cache #142 We will remember them ~ Jesmond.


The war memorial in St Andrews Cemetery is located next to the tombs of servicemen who died during the first and second world wars. It is a fine example of the ‘sacrifice style’, a stone cross of sacrifice of octagonal design stands tall upon a stepped octagonal plinth. There is an iron sword inlaid in the centre of the cross. An inscription is carved into the plinth commemorating those from the area who died in the wars.

To visit the memorial you need to enter St Andrew's Cemetery though the cache is not within. Please note that the cemetery is open to the public as follows :
April - October
Monday to Friday 9am till 6.45pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am till 4.45pm

November - March
Monday to Friday 9am till 3.45pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 10am till 3.45pm

This is a multi-cache and can be found a shortish distance away at N 54 59.ABC W 001 36.DEF by working out the coordinates from the clues below.

A = Number of letters in the 10th word, on the 9th line of the memorial
B = Number of letters in the 8th word, on the 9th line of the memorial
C = Second digit on the 3rd line of the memorial
D =Number of letters in the 8th word, on the 7th line of the memorial
E = From the nearby sign, the cemetery contains 18? military burials
F = From the nearby sign, there were air raids that took place in 1940 - Number of month minus number of air raids

Checksum for numbers is 37

There are literally thousands of War memorials around the country. Memorials were usually raised through public subscription to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of our country. The year 2014 was the centenary of the start of the First World War, so it was about time there was a series dedicated to War Memorials. There is an un-numbered series in Scotland called Lest-we-forget and another called Poppies on Parade. Any of these will happily be added to the War Memorial Series, just ask for a number. The name of this series “We will 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)

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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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