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War Memorial #623 ~ Fulbeck

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Hidden : 01/29/2019
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Fulbeck

 

The aftermath of the First World War saw the biggest single wave of public commemoration ever with tens of thousands of memorials erected across England. This was the result of both the huge impact on communities of the loss of three quarters of a million British lives, and also the official policy of not repatriating the dead: therefore the memorials provided the main focus of the grief felt at this great loss. One such memorial was raised in St Nicholas churchyard in Fulbeck as a permanent testament to the sacrifice made by the 19 members of the local community who lost their lives. The memorial, which takes the form of a medieval lantern cross, was unveiled on 31 March 1921 by the Bishop of Lincoln and dedicated by the Rev C Bingham. It was designed by William Samuel Weatherley (1850-1922), a former pupil and assistant to Sir George Gilbert Scott, and executed by Messrs Earp and Hobbs Ltd of London and Manchester. Following the Second World War an additional dedication was added to commemorate the four local men who fell in that conflict.

The memorial stands at the east end of the churchyard, adjacent to the boundary wall and railings to Cliff Road, and takes the form of a medieval lantern cross in a Gothic Revival style. It comprises a two-stepped base on which stands a square plinth with incised inscriptions on all four sides. The dedicatory inscription on the east face reads “TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE / FROM THIS PARISH WHO / GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR / THEIR COUNTRY IN / THE GREAT WAR OF / 1914 – 1919 / AND ALSO IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939 – 1945”. The names of those who died are inscribed on the other three faces. Placed on top of the plinth is the octagonal base of a C13th churchyard cross, from which rises a tall shaft which tapers in octagonal section to a lantern cross head. Each face of the head is divided into four traceried niches containing relief carvings of the Crucified Christ (east side), St George and the Dragon (west side), a running vine (south side) and the Rose of Sharon (north side).

 

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THE CACHE

 

Near to the memorial, you will find a male who shares his surname with a Royal ruler. He died Feb AB 1910. Aged CD years.

The cache can be found at:

N 53 02. C D (A+B)

W 000 34. ((A+B+D)-C) ((A+B+D)-C) (D-C)

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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
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. ****

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

O B G

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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