Number 1267 in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity to a post box.
The only rules are that they have to be able to be photographed together, be not more than 100’ apart and the phone boxes have to be red.
A Fine Pair # 1267 ~ Poltimore
Upon beholding this fine pair, search out these numbers:
Post Box No. (EX) A BCC
Telephone Box No. (01392) ADEFAF
Cache is a short walk away at:
N 50° 45 . (D + B) (D) (C + A)
W 03° 27 . (3 * F) (D + E) (A * F)
A 'fun' fact about Poltimore to entertain you whilst you're there.
The name of the village itself most likely comes from Old Welsh, Pwlltymawr, which is difficult to pronounce without covering everyone else with phlegm, translates to "The Pool by the Great House" (Pwyll: pool; Ty: house; Mawr: great/big). The de Pultymor family, who owned the Manor of Poltimore in the 13th century, also had a residence called Poltymore in Glamorgan, South Wales. The Devon village was also spelled Poltymore, and the family's name subsequently evolved to de Poltymore, de Poltimore and of Poltimore.
Isn't etymology fun!
Now the town is home to 'a fine pair'. Things are looking up...
If anyone has a more interesting fact about this place please post in your log. I might even add it to the page!
The Fine Pair series was originally started by wizardsmum but is now managed by mattd2k
If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own please do. I would just ask that you first visit www.afinepair.co.uk to request a number to avoid any duplication
mattd2k also keeps a public Bookmark List of this series. Once your cache is published please contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org to have yours added