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VS#852 Mevagissey

A cache by Angelaobscura Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/13/2016
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is a short multi show-casing this lovely traditional village sign. It is part of the village signs series. At the headline coordinates you will find the sign as well as the necessary information to complete the formula and find out the read coordinates for this cache, all information can be found within the small village green area. 


The Village Sign
Proud to be the first village sign published in Cornwall.


The village of Mevagissey was first recorded in 1313 with the name of Porthhilly although there is evidence of earlier settlement. Towards the end of the 17th century the village merged with Lammorick to make a new village which was given the name 'Meva hag Ysi' after the Irish saints St Meva and St. Issey (Hag is the Cornish for 'and') you can see these names on one side of the sign with the name Mevagissey on the other. The sign features the local fishing industry which has largely given way to tourism as the dominant industry. For more info on the sign itself you will have to read the plaque on the sign.

The Cache


At the headline coordinates you will be at the lovely village sign, here you will need to look on the Mevagissey side (not pictured) and count the number of birds , this will give you A 

While you are here, read the dedication plaque. The number of letters in the 'perpetrator's' surname gives you B 

As you have probably noticed there are a few benches in the nearby area... 

Find Bert Day, his birth year will give you 19CD and the year he passed away is 200E
Find William John Solomon, his year of passing will give you 19FG  and his wife's gives you 199H 

The cache is at :- 

N50 16.(F/E)(C+H)(A-D) 
W004 47.(B-E)(G-C)((A/E)+C) 

Good luck


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.

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