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VS#1201 Good Easter

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Hidden : 04/16/2017
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This cache is located in Good Easter, Essex.

Sorry to disappoint, but the place name has nothing to do with well-behaved protein snacks. It's an interesting case of Anglo-Saxon words becoming modern English words simply because they look similar. The name 'Good Easter' means 'Godgyth's sheepfold'. The 'Easter' part comes from 'eowestre', which is a sheepfold - a type of ancient (traditionally stone-built) sheep pen, and Godgyth is a Saxon woman's name.

In medieval times the village became known as Gods Estre (or God's Estate) because the majority of the land in the area belonged to the Church - (another case of a word becoming another word through coincidence.) However, in 1492, Henry VIII transferred the property of Good Easter to Westminster Abbey. By 1620 the land was privately owned. 

More recently, Good Easter earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for making the world’s longest daisy chain. It measured 1.32 miles and was made in 7 hours by villagers of Good Easter in May 1985.


This cache is not designed to be difficult in the slightest. You could even work it out at home. The coordinates take you to the village sign. Count the amount of daisies around the edge. This gives you the value of Z. There is a small parking spot available at the final coordinates, or you can walk there as it's only 200m away. There is a magnet inside, which is not a swapable, so please do not remove it. However, there is a £1 coin inside for the FTF. Lastly, this cache was rather appropriately placed on Easter Sunday 2017. So a belated Happy Chocolate Egg Day to you all.

 A = Z - 7

B = Z - 8

C = Z - 1

D = Z - 7

E = Z - 5

F = Z - 5

The cache can be found at North 51° 47.ABC East 000° 21.DEF

If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do. I would ask that you let Smokeypugs know first at so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Naq fgergpu...

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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