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VS # 953 - Barton Mills

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Hidden : 02/26/2017
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Geocache Description:

Barton Mills sits on the south bank of the River Lark. According to Eilert Ekwall the meaning of the village name is Corn farm by the mill. Another possible meaning is that the village was originally called Little Barton, a village with a water mill, but over time the travellers from London to Norwich used Little Barton as a half way house. Not knowing the real name for the village it affectionately became known as the Barton Mills. Hence the modern name we know now.

The village sign shows the village church, St Mary's, the white building is the old mill and the scarecrow in the middle representing the villages bi-annual scarecrow festival (see below).

The village was once the holiday retreat for Alexander Fleming, and there is a plaque on the wall outside his country home in the main street.

Barton Mills also enjoys celebration of the bi annual Scarecrow Festival, held in July. The main road through the village is closed to traffic (except to residents) and a two day-long festival which includes musical bands, food, dancing, car boot sales at the local playing fields, and of course, the viewing of scarecrows created by any resident who wished to do so. This festival has also been featured in Guinness Book of World Records, boasting the most scarecrows ever built at any one time.

To find the cache you will need to solve the puzzle:

Ch La x 2. Mi Ro - 1

Gr La x 3. Th St, Bu Cr - 11, Be La / 4

N52 and E000 can be assumed

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.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chmmyr - Erfrnepu gur nern
Pnpur - 8sg hc

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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