This cache is a small themed bison. It is in an area that may become busy with Port of Liverpool traffic, but there are plenty of places to pull in for a quick drive-by.
Francis Glynn was born in 1892 at Whitwick. They lived at 119 North Street, Whitwick. On the 1911 census he was boarding at 41, Brook Road Bootle, Liverpool working as an apprentice engineer. His father had a drapers shop 'Glynns' on vicarage Street, Whitwick. He was a miner at Stableford Wagon works and he survived the war dying in 1968 in Sutton Colefield. He was created by All Saints Primary School for the Famous 50 Exhibition.
The cache itself is about 300 yards from the site of his lodgings, but it is placed at what was almost certainly his workplace. This striking building was once the engineering workshop of the ship refurbishment arm of Harland & Wollff.
50 First Heroes
The Coalville Heroes series celebrates the first fifty volunteers from the Coalville area to take part in the Great War of 1914-18. Most enrolled in August 1914 and left for training on October 30th 1914. They trained at High Tor in Charnwood and Loughborough, then travelled to Southampton to take the steamer to France. Of the 50 volunteer soldiers, 22 returned. Each geocache commemorating a true volunteer soldier.
This series is being coordinated by the GAGB.
For more information on the 50 First Heroes, please follow this link.