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VS#535 Wye

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Hidden : 02/20/2016
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Another in the popular series of Village Signs. The Village of Wye.

Wye became an important ancient communications centre because of the ford across the River Great Stour connecting the parts of the ancient trackway across the North Downs at this point. The Romans constructed their road between Canterbury and Hastings using the gap through the North Downs; remains of a Roman camp and villa have been found. By medieval times the town was a market, but in the later 18th century the new turnpike had bypassed the village on the opposite bank of the river; the main A28 road does the same today. Wye railway station was built when the line from Ashford to Margate was opened on 1 December 1846 by the South Eastern Railway, and to this day still boasts one of a handful of manual level crossings still in use on the national rail network.

During the First World War, an aerodrome was established at Wye by the Royal Flying Corps, the station becoming RAF Wye in 1918 and closing the following year.

The Wye Campus of the Imperial College of London (initially as "Wye College") was founded in 1447 as a Latin school and seminary by John Cardinal Kempe, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor. It has been part of London University since 1900. Until 2005 it was an agricultural college

Wye once had a racecourse, the first race was run on 29 May 1849, the last 2 May 1974 and closed permanently in June 1975 after being unable to improve the course which the Jockey Club had insisted upon in August 1974.

Wye is on the Pilgrims' Way (or North Downs Way and lower Stour Valley Walk/East Kent Downs Walk combined): from Farnham in Surrey to Dover or Canterbury.

In Wye is its crossroads with the upper part of the Stour Valley Walk. Above in the valley are Lenham (along the upper part of the west tributary) and Ashford. Further down the valley are Canterbury and Sandwich Bay where the route ends at the junction with the Saxon Shore Way.

You are looking for a small clip lock container.

At the given coordinates you will find all the information you require to find the cache.

The number of crowns on the top of the village sign = A

The number of aircraft depicted on the stone inscription = B

The number of the World War associated with Wye Aerodrome = C

The number of lines of text on the stone inscription (between the aircraft) = D

The final cache can be found at:

N 51 (A+C+D) . (B+D) (A+B) (D+B)

E 000 (A+C) (D+C) . (D-A-C) (D+C) (D-C)

Happy Hunting!

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)

Ynfg gerr ba gur evtug

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)