Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green). Chatterton Village is a relatively new sign, placed around 2009.
Until the 1860s, Bromley Common consisted mainly of farmland and the estates of a few large landowners. Chatterton Village grew up on the grounds of Bromley Villa (later renamed Walpole Lodge), a large house owned by gentryman landowner Henry Hebbert. He died in 1864 and Bromley Villa was auctioned, allowing the development of the area now known as Chatterton Village. Development of the area happened largely between 1864 and 1914. The area was originally named Shooting Common, but was changed to Chatterton after the 18th-century poet, Thomas Chatterton.
The Village Sign has three main elements, a feather (quill) to represent Thomas Chatterton, St Luke's Church and a Victorian school.
The cache, a nano tube, is located a short walk from the sign. There is a road sign on the corner by the Village Sign on which each element is labelled with a letter and 4 digit number. You need to find the one on the lamp which is L ABCD. The cache can be found at:
N51 23. D (D+A) (D-A) E0 02. (C+C) (A+B) C
***** Congratulations to 2oldpeoples on the FTF *****
If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.