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War Memorial #413 ~ Chinley

A cache by backinblack1 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/26/2018
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Chinley, Bugsworth (Buxworth) and Brownside War Memorial


The War Memorial series started in the North East and I've noticed that it has recently spread to the North West. I wanted to place this cache here as I think this is a lovely memorial, which is in a picturesque setting with Cracken Edge behind it. I think this may be the first in the series in the High Peak area, although there is a nice 'Lest we Forget' (GC2VXD7) cache by Young Thropp in High Lane not too far away.

The memorial is a large sandstone monolith with a decorative arched top, whilst the centre is divided into three with additional bronze panels. The lower part of the memorial is decorated with a carved wreath and shield with Pro Patria ('for one's country') carved on to it. The memorial is unusual in that on the left, centre and most of the third panels it lists all who served from the area in World War I (noting those who were killed in action or who died on active service) rather than just listing the names of the fallen. It is similar in this respect to the larger war memorial in nearby Chapel en le Frith, which also commemorates those who served rather than just those who died.

The names of those who died in World War II are listed at the end of the third bronze panel.

Interestingly, the memorial also refers to Bugsworth, the former name of nearby Buxworth. The original name of Bugsworth comes from the Old English Bucga's Worth ("Bucga's Enclosure") after Ralph Bugge who became Bailiff of the Forest in the Peak in 1250. In the early 20th Century a number of residents objected to the name's reference to 'bugs' (despite the historical links), and the village name was changed to Buxworth in 1930. A referendum was held in 1999 by the local council to decide whether to return the village to its previous name of Bugsworth, but a majority voted to keep Buxworth. Confusingly, many locals call the village Buggy!

The cache is not located on the war memorial itself but nearby. It is not on private property, and stealth will be needed as it's quite a busy area. I have been very specific on the hint, please do use it so you can retrieve and replace without compromising the hide.

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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 gur "U"

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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