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War Memorial #451 ~ Ainderby Steeple

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Hidden : 06/14/2018
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Ainderby is 3 miles south-west of Northallerton on the A684. It is recorded in the Domesday Book. Ainderby War Memorial stands in the grounds of St Helen’s Church which is adjacent to the first of two sharp bends of the road as you approach from the east, i.e. from Northallerton direction. The memorial is visible from the church lych-gate, but the inscriptions cannot be read from there. The Memorial is a square stone pillar topped by a Celtic Cross, with interlace Celtic knots carved in each arm. The lower part of the pillar stands in a circular base inscribed with the Dedication

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF

(9 named Heroes of the First World War)

OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

In addition to the Memorial Cross outside the Church, there is a framed Illuminated Scroll inside the Church which records those who fell. This Scroll, strangely, refers to the "European War 1914 - 1916", and lists one hero, Benjamin Langton, who is not named on the Memorial Cross. In the Gallery of this cache is a photo of the Scroll which is inscribed;-

European War 1914 – 1916

The Roll of Honour

(ten names)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.


The co-ordinates bring you to the Memorial and by using the names of those commemorated here and with the following information you can work out new co-ordinates for the final cache.
The cache can be found at N54° 19.CDE W001° 29.FGH where –
C = half the number of letters in Cyril’s surname
D = number of letters in Ernest H’s surname
E = same as D
F = number of first initials shown for James Smith
G = number of letters in the fifth word of the bottom line of the inscription
H = Number of letters R William’s surname
Checksum = 31
Please ensure after signing that the cache is returned as you find it and, as always, give appropriate respect to the memorial, its surrounds and all else that you pass on your short walk to the final.

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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</font>
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. ****

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq 3

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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