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W.M.#198 We will remember them ~ Co-op - Newcastle

A cache by mike.armstrong Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/08/2016
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This multi cache will take you to a little known War Memorial inside a former Grade II listed Art Deco department store which has now been converted to restaurants and a hotel. The memorial (which used to be on the second floor of the shop) is now in the stairwell of the hotel.

This cache has been placed with permission of the hotel's management - many thanks to them.


The listed coordinates will place you outside the doors of a well known chain hotel. Obviously there is limited GPS signal inside.
First you need to go in and turn left, up the ramp, and look at the information boards immediately inside the entrance.
Then continue into reception. Turn right past the lift and right again, through the double doors, and into the stairwell. The War Memorial is on your right. There is no need to go up any stairs!

The memorial is a plaque, carved to look like an open book, set in a pedimented frame. It lists the names of the workers of Newcastle Cooperative Society who were killed in both World Wars under the heading of the department in which they worked. Those from the 1914-18 war are on the left hand page and those from 1939-45 on the right hand page.

To find the cache you will need to gather the following numbers:
A = The number of men named "Bell" on the memorial.
B = The number of men from the Bakery Department.
C = The 4th digit of the year where the incident with the sheep happened (on the information boards by the entrance).
D = The number of steps directly opposite the memorial (just until the stairs turn) MINUS 4.
E = The number of men from the Cafe Department.
F = The number of letters in the surname of the man from the Readymades Department.

The cache is hidden next to another building formerly owned by the Cooperative Society at: N54 58.ABC W001 37.DEF.

The checksum is 14

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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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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.

*****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)

Uvtu ba gur yrsg, onpx bs terra

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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