Wacton's village sign stands in a little patch of green next to the bus shelter, close to where Church road and Common road meet Stratton road. The sign was erected by the villagers of Wacton to commemorate the silver jubilee of the reign of H.M Queen Elizabeth II. The sign depicts the postmill which once stood on Wacton Common. It also shows the church tower and Wacton born John Aylmer who escaped arrest by hiding in a wine barrel! The name Wacton may derive from the Old English meaning Wacca's Enclosure.
The coordinates are for the Village sign and not for the final geocache. The cache is about a ten minute walk from the Village sign. You'll find all of the information that you need to obtain the coordinates on the plaques on the Village sign.
Ellis Rivett occupied the Mill from 1836 - 184A
William Betts occupied the Mill from 1B61 - 1862
Robert Butler occupied the Mill from 1868 - 189C
John Aylmer was born at Wacton Hall in DE21
John Aylmer was made bishop of London in 1F76
Final cache location:
The cache is a small, camouflaged micro container with room for a log book only so please bring your own pen, tweezers may also be necessary.
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.