This Virtual is for cachers who enjoy finding War Memorial series caches and Sidetracked series caches.
Manchester Victoria Station was opened in 1844 by the Manchester & Leeds Railway (N&LR) which amalgamated in 1946 becoming Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (L&YR). Manchester Victoria Station is now served by Northern and Transpennine Express and is also the interchange for Manchester's Metrolink Light Railway since 1992.
Victoria Station was granted Grade 2 listed building status in 1988, there are historical features within the concourse. The Cafe with its glass dome which was originally the First Class Dining Room, the 1909 wooden paneled Booking Hall and Book Stall.
At the given coordinates is the entrance is a large white glazed tiled map showing the former network of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, under the map is a bronze WW1 War Memorial with effigies of St George and St Micheal at each end which was installed in 1923.
At the Southern end of the concourse is a 'Soldiers Gate' where thousands of soldiers departed for WW1 and a bronze plague was erected to commentate them.
To Log this Virtual:
1. When was the Soldiers Gate refurbished?
2. How many outlines of buildings can you see above the side of the concourse?
3. Please take and upload a photo of yourself or your caching name on a piece of paper if your camera shy at the tiled map of the L&YR network.
***** PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT *****
CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON ACTUAL MEMORIALS OR WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF SUCH
AT ALL TIMES PLEASE TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT
About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website
Virtual Rewards 2.0 - 2019/2020
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.