Welcome to Gloucestershire's First Village Sign (VS) cache
Village Signs (VS) 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!).
The village of Andoversford is located about 6 mile east of Cheltenham. The village runs parallel to the A40 which before the construction of the curved bypass ran through the village.
The village was once the home of two railway stations, Andoversford Junction and Andoversford & Dowdeswell
Andoversford's village sign is housed on the old pub and hotel sign for the long since demolished Andoversford Hotel the site of which is now the Huntsmans Meet housing that you see behind the sign.
PLEASE BEWARE OF BARBED WIRE NEAR GZ
There maybe sheep and horses near GZ at certain times of the year please be aware of this and cache responsibly near animals. There is a sign warning of a Bull please bare this in mind it should be with other cows . I ADVISE NOT TO TAKE DOGS WITH YOU FOR THIS CACHE.
After heavy rainfall the area leading to the cache and around the cache can be quite waterlogged
To find this cache
At the headline co-ordinates you will find two objects a bench and a stone drinking trough now used as a flower bed.
How many times does the letters D and O appear in the bench? A
Total number of letters in the text? B
At the end of the text is a date, what is the last number of the date? C
How many times does the letter E appear in the first word on the stone trough? D
How many times does the letter P appear in the first word on the stone trough? E
Total number of letters in the first word? F
The cache can be found at N 51° 52.A(B-3)C W 001° 58.D(E-1)(F/2)
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.