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War Memorial #340 ~ St Oswalds - Durham

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Hidden : 11/01/2017
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This war memorial is a Calvary cross standing in St Oswald's churchyard. The memorial honours the 79 parishioners who gave their lives in the Great War and the 11 in the Second World War.

It was agreed to create the memorial at a Parish meeting in 1919 and it was designed by the Diocesan Architect W. H. Wood. As the quotes for the work were too expensive the design had to be simplified. The memorial cost £300 raised by public subscription and was dedicated on Saturday 19th March 1921 by Bishop Henson of Durham and unveiled by Mrs Roberts of Hollingside Hall; a large donor to the memorial and also lost two sons in the War (there is a window in the Church dedicated to them). A number of the men are buried in the churchyard.
There is also a parish World War II war memorial, designed by Durham architects Cordingley & McIntyre, inset in the interior west wall of the church tower.

To locate this cache find the required information from the memorial and it is then a short walk away at
N54 46.ABC W1 34.DEF

From the front enscription
A = number of letters in the 2nd word - number of letters in the 1st word
From the plaques on the right handside
B = number of heroes whose surname begins with A
C = number of letters in the last hero's surname in the top plaque
From the plaque on the rear
D = number of heroes whose surname begins with J
E = number of letters in Sylvester's surname
From the plaques on the left handside
F = number of heroes whose surname is Stephenson PLUS number of heroes whose surname begins with V

Checksum of these digits = 24

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The 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 your 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 TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT. ****

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq.

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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