Number 1044 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 # 1044 - Budlake
Park up and search out these numbers:
Budlake Post Office Registered Charity No. = ABCDEF
Fire Hydrant No.s Top = G Bottom = F
Post Box No. = (EX) C HED
N 50 E (F+H) . F (A-H+B) B
W 003 A (D-H) . (C+E-A) (G-H) (G+B+A)
The cache is just over a km away, though the walk is pleasant and the views are even pleasanterer!
A 'fun' fact about Budlake to entertain you whilst you're there.
Sir Thomas Acland, 10th Baronet of the Estate at Killerton was a liberal-minded man and was keen on creating better living conditions and opportunities for those who worked for him and who lived on his Estate. He bought and built cottages for his workers to live in. This included post offices and their workers. Around 1870 the first Budlake Post Office opened, complete with one bicycle for the postman.
This first Post Office closed in 1900 and an old gatehouse was converted into the Post Office where it stands today. It quickly became the hub of early 20th Century Budlake Village. The branch grew until it had a shop, could frank parcels, was made a Telegraph Office and eventually a Money Order and Savings Bank Office. But due to decreasing importance it closed as a branch in 1976.
Now the village 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
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