Mellis is a small village in Suffolk, England. It has the largest area of unfenced common land in England. Oliver Cromwell exercised his troops in Mellis. It once had a railway station on the main line between London and Norwich, and a small branch line that ran to nearby Eye.
Mellis Common is a 59 hectare nature reserve. In summer rare plants such as green-winged orchid, sulphur clover and adder's tongue fern flourish. The abundance of small mammals also makes the site a favourite hunting ground for barn owl and tawny owl.
The 14th-century parish church of St Mary, restored in 1859 and 1900, is a Grade II* listed building.
The cache is not hidden on the village sign.
As I'm celebrating my 50th birthday this year, I said that I would put out 50 caches/events to mark the occasion. This is 50 4 50 #13
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do. I would ask that you let Smokeypugs know first by filling in the contact form on the Village Sign Series website villagesignseries.co.uk https://villagesignseries.co.uk so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.