Number 1043 in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity to a post box.
The only rules are that they have to be able to be photographed together, be not more than 100’ apart and the phone boxes have to be red.
A Fine Pair # 1043 - Brixham
Get up close with both and collect:
Post Box No. (TQ) A BC
Phone No. (01803) DDEAFE
Cache is a short walk up Fore Street and up some steps at:
N 50 2(F-B) . (D-E) C (A+E)
W 3 3(D-C-B) . D (F+B-A) F
A 'fun' fact about Brixham to entertain you whilst you're there.
The very first reference to Brixham was in the Domesday book. It appeared as Briseham. From the Middle Ages this town was vitally important in the fishing industry not just locally, but of the nation. It was the biggest fishing port in the South-West and at one point it was the biggest in England. Its boats and captains capitalised on this success and helped establish fishing ports such Lowestoft, Hull and Grimsby – now famous fishing spots in their own right. Brixham eventually became known as the “Mother of All Deep-Sea Fisheries.”
On January 10th, 1866, catastrophe fell. A huge storm blew up at sea with no warning and almost all of Brixham’s fleet was out fishing. It was such a severe storm that most of the boats never came back, and nearly all the fisherman died. It is said that the fisherwives gathered everything they had: clothes, furniture, bedding and went down to the harbour to set it all alight in a huge bonfire, in the hope that it would guide their menfolk home.
Sadly the fire failed to help those at sea. In the aftermath of this terrible tragedy, the worst to ever hit Brixham, the town was given what eventually became the RNLI lifeboat for Torbay. Since then, this lifeboat, its successors and those who crew them have saved hundreds of lives.
Now the town is home to 'a fine pair'. Things are looking up...
If anyone has a more interesting fact about this place please post in your log. I might even add it to the page!
The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum but is now managed by mattd2k
If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own please do. I would just ask that you first visit www.afinepair.co.uk to request a number to avoid any duplication
mattd2k also keeps a public Bookmark List of this series. Once your cache is published please contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org to have yours added