A Fine Pair #1233 - Marlow High Street (Resurrected)
This cache replaces GC811YM, as the final location was compromised far too many times which led to that one being archived and this has been published in its place. At the given coordinates, you will be standing n front of 'A Fine Pair' - a red telephone box and a golden post box. Both are still operational and are both iconic British artefacts and slowly disappearing from British streets. You will notice, however, that there are in fact 2 telephone boxes and also a twin post box.
To commemorate British and Irish gold medal winners at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics, various post boxes in the home towns of the medal winners around the United Kingdom, plus one each on Sark and the Isle of Man, were repainted gold. It marked the first occasion in modern times that the colour of post boxes in the United Kingdom had been changed from their traditional red. Originally intended to be a temporary measure, due to the positive public response it was later decided the colour change would become a permanent tribute, with boxes additionally receiving their own special plaques. Olympians who were born in Marlow include Sir Stephen Redgrave (rowing), Frank Saunders (athletics) and Nick Shackell (swimming). Katherine Grainger trained at Marlow Rowing Club as well as Naomi Riches, who won gold in rowing during the 2012 Paralympic Games. The Gold Postbox is dedicated to Naomi Riches.
Naomi Riches was part of the Great Britain Para-Rowing team for a decade, where she competed in the Mixed Coxed Fours, until she retired in 2013. Her legacy includes winning medals at national, world and Paralympic level during her time in the sport, including a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games and a gold at the London 2012 Paralympics. Naomi was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List for her ‘Services to Rowing’. During her rowing career, Naomi had the opportunity to use psychometric profiling to aid her performance. Inspired by this, she joined Thomas Sport as an associate in March 2014, working with the team to bring the Thomas tools to life in sports clubs, sporting organisations and with individual athletes. Naomi has been a motivational speaker in schools since 2008, using her story to inspire and empower young people to achieve their goals and dreams. As a result of this, Naomi progressed to work with Thomas Education as well as Thomas Sport and in August 2015, became a Thomas Sport and Education Development Consultant. This role gives her the opportunity to work very closely with clients to help them achieve results using the Thomas tools. Naomi lives in Buckinghamshire and still rows with Marlow Rowing Club. Alongside Thomas, she works for Sky Academy and the Youth Sport Trust. Not many people know that Naomi is actually a trained Silversmith and makes jewellery in her spare time.
The cache is a now a multi and is therefore not hidden at the listed coordinates. The difficulty is set due to the choice of which postbox and which telephone box to use. The information could be from either telephone box and either of the post boxes. The terrain rating is fairly straightforward and there should be no need to climb. Please just be aware that at the final location, you will be close to a road junction, so please be careful with children and pets. The cache is hidden at:
N51 AA.BCC W000 DC.ADC
At the posted coordinates, you will need to gather the following information:
Telephone Number: (01628) D771BC
Post Box Telephone Number: 0AD57 7D0 7D0
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