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VS #282a - Madingley

A cache by ryo62 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/25/2019
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Village signs is a series of caches based on the ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (normally on the village green!).

This cache is a 30ml tube but is NOT at the published coordinates so please don't go climbing all over the sign.

Visit the listed coordinates which is at a postbox close to the village sign and answer a question to find the coordinates of the cache.

Madingley is a village near Coton and Dry Drayton on the western outskirts of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Known as Madingelei in the Domesday Book, the village's name means "Woodland clearing of the family or followers of a man called Mada".

The village is home to Madingley Hall, which was built by Sir John Hynde in 1543 and occupied as a residence by his descendants until the 1860s. It is surrounded by parkland. Queen Victoria rented the Hall in 1860 for her son Edward (the future King Edward VII) to live in while he was an undergraduate at Cambridge University. The family sold the Hall in 1871.

The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial is a cemetery and chapel dedicated to American servicemen opened in 1956, on the southern edge of the village beside the road from Cambridge to St Neots.

3812 American military dead are buried in the cemetery. In addition, the names of 5127 are inscribed on the Wall of the Missing, Americans who lost their lives but whose remains were never recovered or identified. Most of these died in the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) or in the strategic air bombardment of Northwest Europe during World War II.

On the postbox is a postbox number which is CBA BCDD
E = B-D

The cache can be found at N52 (B-C)D.B(B+B)(A+E+E) E 000 (B-C-E)(A-E).(B+E)(A+C)(B+B)

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let SmokeyPugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

onfr bs evtug unaq tngr cbfg. haqre oevpx

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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