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VS#651 Woodhall Spa. #1

A cache by corporal cactus Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/18/2016
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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About Village Sign Caches

This cache belongs to the Village Sign Series, a series of caches based on ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (generally on the village green!).

The signs can be made of different materials from fibreglass to wood, from forged steel to stone. They can depict anything from local industry to historical events. The tradition probably stated in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!

More information and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website

Woodhall Spa Village Sign

The sign depicts the fact it was here in 1821 that John Parkinson, a land agent for Sir Joseph Banks of Revesby, sank a shaft to find coal, but instead hit a spring of salt water. The shaft was abandoned in 1822 and the water overflowed into a stream where it cured sick cattle who drank it. People then started to drink the water as a cure. The spa was born.

The sign was repainted in V / W X Y Z

N53 09. (Y+Y) (W+Z) (V+W)

W000 13. Y (Y+Z) (V+Z-Y)

If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first at so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

200 zgef

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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