This cache forms part of my Village Signs series around Chelmsford. Other caches in the series are:
VS#861 Great Baddow
VS#866 Little Waltham
VS#867 Little Baddow
Collect information in these caches to locate the final cache in the series: VS#869 Chelmsford
Sandon village sign was placed on the green to commemorate the centenary of the Sandon Oak which was planted to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887.
Sadly, after many years of suffering from an incurable tree fungus, the tree collapsed under its own weight in 2001.
Footage of the aftermath from the collapse can be found here.
In 2002 a rare Spanish Oak was planted to replace the grand old oak and this remains in situ today.
In order to find this cache, you will need to locate the village sign and take note of the plaque on the pole.
A= How many words are in the first line of the inscription?
B= How many letters are in the larger sized line (the sixth) of the inscription?
C= How many screws hold the plaque in place?
D= How many times is 'AND' used?
The cache can be found at: N 51 4A.D(A+1)(B-1) E 0 31.A(D+2)(C+1)
In the cache you will find a number which will help you find VS#869 Chelmsford. Make sure you note this down!
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 started 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, bookmarks and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do.
I would ask that you request a number for your cache first at www.villagesignseries.co.uk
so we can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.