Reach, or as it was previously known Reche, has been inhabited for over 2,000 years. It derived its name and effectively its existence as a settlement from that strip (rece) of land, used by the 12th century for loading merchandise.
The village sign shows the arch of the ruins of the Chapel of Saint Etheldreda, which you will see while completing the cache. The sign also shows a carousel horse to represent the Reach Fair. Near to the village sign, on a building, is a plaque to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Royal Charter being granted by King John to hold the annual fair.
To get the coordinates you will need to visit the Church, village centre, war memorial and village sign and answer the following questions:
Church - At the back of the church near to the ruins of the Chapel of St Etheldreda is a bench = A???
Village centre - At the front of the centre is a small plaque with details of a time capsule = Buried 21 April ???D
War memorial - Cpl C R Creek was killed in action on May B 1917 and Pte F Long was killed in action August 7 ???C
Village Sign - How many hands receiving coins on the side of the sign = E and at the bottom of the Reche side of the sign there is a shield. Number of crowns + number of keys = F
The cache can be found at N52 16.ABC E000 17.DEF
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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.