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War Memorial #226 ~ Great Ayton - High Green

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Hidden : 11/01/2016
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A short displaced multi-cache due to the high incidence of other final hides in the vicinity.

Please bring your own writing implement and, perhaps, tweezers.


The Memorial

THE time of death of every one of a village’s soldiers who died during the First World War is to be marked by residents 100 years on.

Great Ayton has pledged to honour the deaths of all its 48 residents who served between 1914 and 1918. Those who died of their wounds shortly after the end of the war will also be remembered.

The parish council came up with the idea as part of its four year programme to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War. It is urging residents to “adopt” a soldier for whom they will observe a minute’s silence at the village war memorial at the exact centenary of their death, between now and the end of 2018.

Each of the 2,300 homes in the village will receive a list of the names of everyone who died. The list will be included in a programme containing details of commemorative events taking place over the next four years in Great Ayton.

A willow sculpture of a soldier on the village green will also be awarded a posthumous, knitted medal for each soldier, created by the Great Ayton Knit and Knatter group.

Great Ayton Parish Councillor Simon Jackson said: “For the next four and a bit years, when we come to a day that there was a fatality there will be one minute’s silence at the war memorial.

The Cache

The stone supporting the willow soldier bears a brass plaque which will enable you to derive the final co-odinates.

The cache can be found at the following location:-

N 54 29.ABC W 001 07.DEF

Where:-

  • A = The sum of the digits in the number of returnees;
  • B = The sum of the letters in the first two words on the plaque;
  • C = The number of letters in the 2nd word on the second row;
  • D = The sum of the digits in the number who left the village;
  • E = The number of letters in the 1st word of the last line;
  • F = Number of returnees / 30.

Check sum (for the above 6 digits) = 35.

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The War Memorial Series is a series by Just-Us-Two

This series is dedicated to those who fought for their country. "We will remember them!"

If anyone would like to place a War Memorial Cache of their 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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*****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)

Zntargvp. Ybj.

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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