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VS#1518 Mendham

A cache by rustyhammer Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/13/2018
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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!).

The following information was taken from Wikipedia. Mendham is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk in eastern England. Located on the east bank of the River Waveney around a mile east of Harleston, in 2005 its population was 440.[1] The parish includes the hamlets of Withersdale Street. The Mendham Marshes are also within the parish boundaries. Until the 19th century, around 25% of the parish fell in Norfolk and 75% in Suffolk.[3]  Mendham's most famous son, born to a local miller, went on to become Sir Alfred James Munnings KCVO, PRA (8 October 1878 – 17 July 1959), known as one of England's finest painters of horses, and as an outspoken enemy of Modernism. An extract of one of his paintings, featuring gypsy Charlotte Gray leading a pony, has been incorporated into the Mendham village sign. Her husband Frederick or 'Nobby' Gray was one of Alfred's closest friends and a model in some of his paintings. Both Nobby and Charlotte are buried in All Saints churchyard in Mendham.

This cache is a simple 2 stage multi as I was unable to place a traditional because of existing caches. Find the information required at stage 1 to obtain the co-ordinates a for the final. At the posted co-ordinates you will see an item with all the information you will require. The cache is located a short walk away. Tweezers will be required and you may encounter livestock on route this however depends which way you decide to go.

The cache can be found at

N52 23. (Halesworth - Homersfield)(Withersdale)(Halesworth - Homersfield - Withersdale - Harleston - St Cross).    

E001 20. (Withersdale)(Harleston)(Homersfield)

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.

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